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Mo Ostin, Longtime Warner Bros. Records Chief, Dies at 95

Mo Ostin, who presided as a top executive at Warner Bros.-Reprise Records for more than three decades, during which the artist-friendly company enjoyed a glittering, hit-making run, died…

Museum of the Moving Image Announces 2022 Sloan Student Prize Finalists and Mentors (EXCLUSIVE)

The Museum of the Moving Image and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced finalists for their nationwide Film Program on Wednesday. The Sloan Student Grand Jury awards two…

Tommy Morgan, Harmonica Soloist for ‘Dances With Wolves,’ ‘Roots’ and Hundreds More Film and TV Scores, Dies at 89

Tommy Morgan, a harmonica soloist who contributed to hundreds of movie and TV shows including “Roots” and “Dances With Wolves,” died June 23. He was 89. Morgan played…

UCLA and USC to Join Big Ten Conference in 2024

USC and UCLA will join the Big Ten Conference in 2024, the collegiate sports organization announced on Thursday. The two schools, previously part of the Pac-12 conference, were…

Creem Rises Again: 10 Classic Pieces Written by Cameron Crowe, Patti Smith, Lester Bangs and Others for the Irreverent Rock Mag

Creem magazine started publishing as a regional monthly in Detroit in 1969, but didn’t go national until 1971, with a firmly anti-establishment bias that took aim at the…

Showrunners Behind ‘Ozark,’ ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Bel-Air’ and More Talk Zoom Writers’ Rooms and Inspiration for Adaptations

The conclusions of dramas like “Ozark” and “Better Call Saul” have ruled cultural conversation about TV in 2022, while new shows such as “Bel-Air” and “As We See…

L.A. Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats Series Turns 35, as City’s Key Movie Palaces Persist

Downtown Los Angeles is a very different place than it was when the Los Angeles Conservancy kicked off its  “Last Remaining Seats” film screenings in movie palaces 35…

Gwen Stefani Is Just a Dudamel-Loving Girl, With Cameos From John Williams and USC/UCLA Bands, at Hollywood Bowl’s Opening Night

Not since Kanye and Drake played the Coliseum together six months ago has there been a coming together of forces quite so opposite on a stage in Los…

Innovative Historical Trans Feature ‘Framing Agnes’ Heads to Kino Lorber for Domestic Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

“Framing Agnes,” a hybrid narrative and documentary feature film that explores trans lives and history, has sold North American distribution rights to Kino Lorber. Directed by Chase Joynt,…

DP Stephen H. Burum to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Camerimage

Cinematographer Stephen H. Burum will be honored at EnergaCamerimage with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Set to run in Torun, Poland, on Nov. 12-19, Camerimage, which focuses on…

David Birney, star of ‘St. Elsewhere’ and ‘Bridget Loves Bernie,’ dead at 83

David Birney, star of “Bridget Loves Bernie” and “St. Elsewhere,” died Friday. He was 83.

Timely Refugee and Expat Dramas To Anchor Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

“Smyrna My Beloved,” a tale weaving together tragic refugee stories of the past and present on the island of Lesbos, and “Holy Emi,” portraying the lives of two…