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Jim Henson

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  • Krafting a Life After Fox

    A little more than a year ago Robert Kraft, the president of Fox Music, announced he was leaving after 18 years in charge of one of the biggest music operations in Hollywood. He left the studio having supervised the scoring of such films as "Titanic,"...
  • 'A Christmas Carol' director still feels the holiday spirit

    'A Christmas Carol' director still feels the holiday spirit
    Ask any random group of patrons of the Orange County theater world, and they can probably tell you that Hal Landon Jr. has played Ebenezer Scrooge in South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" for the last 34 years. What they may not know is that...
  • Black List 2013: Kubrick, spaceships and 'shovel lists' dominate

    Black List 2013: Kubrick, spaceships and 'shovel lists' dominate
    Over the years, Hollywood’s Black List has developed a reputation for showcasing the bold and the quirky: unproduced scripts that went on to become left-field hits likeĀ  “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Juno” -- or, like the drunk-...
  • 'Muppets Most Wanted' finds Kermit and company in a crime caper

    When Jim Henson's menagerie of talking animals and fish-throwing vaudevillians made their big-screen comeback in 2011's "The Muppets," Kermit the Frog and company faced down a greedy oil tycoon named Tex Richman to save their old theater from demolition....
  • New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'

    What Maisie Knew Millennium, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99 Available on VOD beginning Aug. 13 It's tough enough to have a normal childhood in the cramped bustle of the big city, but even harder when being shuttled back and forth between two parents who...
  • Influential Showbiz Attorney Irwin Russell Dead at 87

    Irwin Russell, the influential entertainment attorney who was a key player in saving the Walt Disney Co. from corporate raiders in 1984, died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell helped orchestrate the installment of Michael Eisner...
  • Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson

    Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson
    Longtime entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included Michael Eisner and Jim Henson, died Aug. 23 of complications from leukemia. He was 87. Russell, a New York native, is best known for working to get Eisner installed as chief executive...
  • Film Review: 'Drew: The Man Behind the Poster'

    From "Back to the Future" to "Star Wars," scour the most iconic hand-painted movie posters of the past half-century, and you're likely to find Drew Struzan's lower-case signature tastefully affixed to the images that set moviegoers' expectations alight...
  • Biographile a must-read for fans of bios, memoirs

    Biographile a must-read for fans of bios, memoirs
    For readers interested in biographies and memoirs, Biographile.com is a must-bookmark website. This publisher-agnostic site, maintained by Random House, includes reviews, roundups, breaking biography news and essays from historians and authors writing...
  • Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil

    Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil
    In the Greystone show house’s children's playroom inspired by “Muppets” creator Jim Henson, furniture designer Eric Brand stenciled “poor man's wood paneling” on the walls, a charming effect created with little more than...
  • Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets

    Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy. Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...