Tag Archives: Academy Awards
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The Hollywood Masters: Season 3

A new season of The Hollywood Masters began last month, moderated again by The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway. First to come to LMU was one of my personal favorite actors, Ethan Hawke, followed by producer Gale Anne Hurd of The Walking Dead and Terminator trilogy, Sir Kenneth Branagh, and this week Sean Penn was our […]

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Interviewing MEL GIBSON at Icon Productions for My New Documentary, PRIEST 2.0

Production on my new documentary, Priest 2.0, is in full swing! For reasons that will become clear soon enough, earlier this month, my crew and I went to Icon Productions in Santa Monica to interview its founder and the director/producer of 2004’s powerful The Passion of the Christ — the one and only, Mel Gibson. Behind-the-scenes tales of the making of The […]

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LMU Monday Night Series: “42” with Writer/Director/LMU alum Brian Helgeland

LMU is a great film school and I always feel fortunate to be a student here, but every now and then the impact of how amazing a school it is becomes more apparent.  That was the case last night when alum Brian Helgeland, the extraordinary director and Academy Award winning writer returned to LMU to […]

Trance Movie

An Evening with Danny Boyle and TRANCE at LACMA

Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle came to LACMA last night to screen his latest film, Trance, which stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Trance tells the story of a young art auction house assistant (McAvoy) who becomes mixed up with a group of criminals (led by Cassel). The screenplay, written by Joe […]

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An Evening with Derek Cianfrance and THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES at LACMA

Last night was another outstanding evening at LACMA.  I attended a screening of The Place Beyond the Pines which opens in theaters on March 29th.  The screening was followed by Q & A with writer/director Derek Cianfrance, who also wrote and directed Blue Valentine which, like The Place Beyond the Pines, also starred Ryan Gosling. […]

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