Story | Oct 19, 2014 | 9:30 PM
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Story | Oct 21, 2014What's an unhappy, suicidal, clinically depressed sourpuss like Raymond Chandler doing in sunny Hollywood -- and working with that famously difficult writer-director, Billy Wilder? Legend has it that this odd couple nearly skinned one another alive while collaborating on "Double Indemnity," the 1944 movie that begat the film noir genre. This is the legend that TV editor-turned-scribe Mike Bencivenga and his big name helmer, Garry Marshall, attempt to immortalize in "Billy & Ray." But just as there's no drama in painters painting and philosophers thinking on stage, there's no joy watching hapless thesps -- in a cast at the Vineyard Theater that includes Vincent Kartheiser of "Mad Men" -- struggling to play writers writing.
Story | Oct 14, 2014 | 2:11 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Producer Stanley Chase died Oct. 7 in Santa Monica at the age of 87. A native of New York City, Chase's career spanned theater, television and film, beginning as a script analyst at CBS. Chase went on to produce the Kurt...
Story | Oct 12, 2014 | 5:59 PM
Story | Oct 10, 2014 | 8:58 AM