Cinema of the United States

  1. Abe Burns: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Abe Burns Digital Operations, Guy Oseary No two days are alike for Abe Burns, 27, who runs digital operations for the digital ventures and management company of Guy Oseary. For starters, Burns works with the Oseary client roster that includes Mado ...

  2. 'Hunger Games': T Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman Team Up for Score, Soundtrack

    June 28, 2011 8:26 PM EDT The highly anticipated film "The Hunger Games," based on the first title of Suzanne Collins's bestselling book trilogy, has locked in two giants from the music world to handle score and song production. Veteran producer and 12-time ...

  3. Angelo Badalamenti, Alf Clausen Honored at ASCAP Film & TV Music Awards

    June 24, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Filmmaker David Lynch saluted Angelo Badalamenti and Jay Kogen, the producer at "The Simpsons" who hired Alf Clausen, saluted the animated show's composer Thursday at ASCAP's 26th annual Film & Television Music Awards at th ...

  4. Danny Elfman Discusses Musical Approach New L.A. Cirque du Soleil Show

    June 16, 2011 9:10 PM EDT The first Cirque du Soleil to be based permanently in Los Angeles is a tribute to cinema, but score composer Danny Elfman says the music has come together in a way that is not at all like filmmaking. "It was all completely evolutionary as it ...

  5. Webby Awards to Be Streamed Live on Facebook

    June 13, 2011 6:15 AM EDT The 15th annual Webby Awards will be streamed live on Facebook on Monday night. Lisa Kudrow, star of the online series Web Therapy, will host the show from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. She also will be responsible for ensuring the winners ...

  6. Angelo Badalamenti, Alf Clausen To Be Honored at ASCAP Film and TV Music Awards

    June 02, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Composers Angelo Badalamenti and Alf Clausen will be honored at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 26th annual Film and Television Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles June 23. In a statement ASCAP P ...

  7. Led Zeppelin, KISS, Paris Hilton: Licensing International Expo Preview

    June 02, 2011 6:05 AM EDT John Wayne has been dead since 1979 and Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980, yet both hope to find new life in Las Vegas beginning June 14. That's when the actor and the legendary band will be packaged and promoted with new product offerings, fres ...

  8. Colin Hanks Uses Kickstarter to Help Fund His Tower Records Documentary

    June 01, 2011 12:04 PM EDT Nearly every weekday on my way to work, I walk past the vacant space that used to be Tower Records' international store on Lafayette Street. Just this morning I was marveling (for the hundredth or so time) that the record-retail business was ...

  9. Biopic Report Card: The Status of Films on Tupac, Queen, James Brown, Jeff Buckley and 21 More

    May 31, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Biographical films about music icons often go through lengthy development periods. Changes in directors, writers and stars are common - witness projects involving the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson and the Mamas & ...

  10. Bonnaroo Comedy Acts To Be Streamed by Comedy Central

    May 27, 2011 7:32 AM EDT NEW YORK - Comedy Central says it will stream comedy acts from the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival next month. The network announced Thursday that it will webcast a three-hour show June 12 featuring performances from Bonnaroo's Comedy Tent ...

  11. HBO Renews 'Treme' for Third Season

    May 13, 2011 5:15 PM EDT HBO has renewed its New Orleans drama Treme for a third season. The Apr. 24 second season premiere of the David Simonand Eric Overmeyer series chronicling life in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - tumbled nearly 50 percent compar ...

  12. New Jeff Bridges Album To Be Released Aug. 16, Feature Rosanne Cash, Benji Hughes and More

    May 10, 2011 10:54 PM EDT A track from the late Stephen Bruton that was left out of the 2009 film "Crazy Heart" will lead off Jeff Bridges' first solo album in 11 years. EMI's Blue Note will release the set on Aug. 16. Bridges and his producer T-Bone Bu ...

  13. Groupon and Live Nation Partner On GrouponLive, Ticket Discount Site

    May 09, 2011 11:30 AM EDT After a year of mass discounting, some of it maligned as a reactive strategy that devalued the live music experience, Live Nation will come at discounting from a different angle this year with a partnership with Groupon to develop an online ticket ...

  14. Elton John Doc, Performance Opens Tenth Annual Tribeca Film Fest

    April 21, 2011 7:57 AM EDT In a waterfront celebration a stone's throw from where the World Trade Center towers stood, the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened with music and a movie Wednesday. Tribeca has made flashy, populist festivities a central component over ...

  15. Coachella 2011: Seen & Heard Friday

    April 16, 2011 12:44 PM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed that you may have missed ...

  16. Charlie Sheen Gets Cheers, Not Boos In Second Stop On Tour

    April 04, 2011 7:33 AM EDT This time, Charlie Sheen's stage show began and ended with a standing ovation. Sheen changed up the format for his 20-city road show after bombing in Detroit, using a master of ceremonies who asked the former "Two and a Half Men" st ...

  17. Charlie Sheen Show Opens to Boos, Walk-Outs in Detroit

    April 03, 2011 10:34 AM EDT It looks like the end is already near for Charlie Sheen's much-hyped tour . Boos and walk-outs forced the actor to end the first show in Detroit after less than an hour on stage. When Sheen finally took the stage after several tepid attempts ...

  18. Veteran Sound Mixer Dennis Maitland Dies

    April 01, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Dennis L. Maitland -- the veteran production sound mixer whose has worked with filmmakers such as Paul Mazursky and Norman Jewison and performers such as Frank Sinatra and the Beatles -- passed away March 31 in New York. He was 79. A veteran of ov ...

  19. SXSW: 10 Things Seen And Overheard Wednesday

    March 17, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Whether you enjoy Raphael Saadiq's killer sets or Mischa Barton spottings, there was a ton of fun, wacky experiences to soak in yesterday (Mar. 17) at the 2011 SXSW festival. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in Austin yesterday, ...

  20. Janet Jackson Signs Film Production Deal with Lionsgate

    March 16, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Janet Jackson is becoming a movie producer. The performer-actress has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to select, develop and produce a feature film for the independent studio. Jackson has a thriving music career-she's currently on wor ...

  21. David Lynch To Relaunch Website Thursday, Offer Music and Remixes

    March 09, 2011 8:31 PM EST David Lynch has redesigned his website to offer video "experiments," music recordings and remixes from 1976's "Eraserhead" through last year's double-sided single "Good Day Today"/"I Know." Lynch i ...

  22. Sirius XM to Launch Charlie Sheen Radio

    March 04, 2011 6:04 PM EST Sirius XM will on Saturday launch "Tiger Blood Radio," the company announced Friday. The station will be totally devoted to "breaking news, facts, fallout and career implications of the Charlie Sheen controversy," according to ...

  23. Randy Newman Wins Academy Award For Best Song

    February 27, 2011 11:00 PM EST Randy Newman, who performed Saturday in Chicago but flew to Los Angeles in time for Sunday night's Academy Awards, took shots at himself and the Academy when accepting the Oscar for Best Song. He noted his low Oscar batting average -- the tro ...

  24. Sixth Graders Steal Show From Gwyneth, Mandy, Celine, Florence At Oscars Rehearsals

    February 26, 2011 11:30 PM EST The Kodak Theatre was rocking as Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, Celine Dion and other musicians ran through the numbers they'll perform on Sunday's Academy Awards. Moore dueted with Zachary Levi on "I See the Light," the nominat ...

  25. Arcade Fire-Spike Jonze Short Film Influenced by Sci-Fi, Terry Gilliam (Berlin)

    February 16, 2011 6:15 PM EST BERLIN -- The decline of the music video in modern times was the impetus for Arcade Fire's Spike Jonze-directed short film "Scenes from the Suburbs," appearing in the shorts section of the Berlin Film Festival. The band, which is co ...

  26. Prince, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder Represent For Barbra Streisand, 2011 MusiCares Honoree

    February 12, 2011 5:49 PM EST Last night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in a room full of roses, hydrangeas and candles in glass vases, legend after recording artist legend stepped onstage to pay tribute to Barbra Streisand, one of the greatest singers of all time. Barb ...

  27. Gwyneth Paltrow to Perform at the Academy Awards

    February 04, 2011 9:59 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow will perform "Coming Home" from her latest film Country Strong on the 83rd Academy Awards telecast. Original Song nominee A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine, will perform "If I Rise" from ...

  28. Beyonce to Star in Clint Eastwood Remake of 'A Star Is Born'

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Clint Eastwood is in early negotiations to direct the long-gestating remake of A Star Is Born for Warner Bros. Eastwood and his producing partner Rob Lorenzo will likely produce along with Bill Gerber, Jon Peters and Basil Iwanyk. Warners has long ...

  29. David Fincher Reteams With Trent Reznor for 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Movie

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Will lightning strike twice for David Fincher? The director of the critically acclaimed "The Social Network" will reteam with Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor for the screen adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling crime novel ...

  30. Barbra Streisand Eyeing Mama Rose Role in New 'Gypsy' Adaptation

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Barbra Streisand is in talks to star in "Gypsy," a new film adaptation of the 1959 Broadway play. The project is set up at Warner Bros., which made the 1962 adaptation that starred Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood, and is in the early s ...

  31. Mastercard, Online Advertisers Show Support for Department of Justice's Piracy Fight

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Three weeks after Google took a step to cut off advertising funding to web sites that deal with pirated content, two other parties have also signaled their interest in working with the entertainment industry. These developments give momentum to ef ...

  32. Tribute: Hollywood Players Remember Ronni Chasen

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hollywood was sent reeling Tuesday with the news that longtime publicist Ronni Chasen had died in the early morning after being shot five times and crashing her car into a light pole in Beverly Hills. Chasen, who had just attended the Los Angeles ...

  33. Gwyneth Paltrow Talks 'Country Strong' At Premiere

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwyneth Paltrow learned to play guitar and immersed herself in country music to pull off her latest role. Paltrow told the Associated Press at the world premiere of "Country Strong" on Monday (Nov. 8) in Nashville, Tenn., that she wanted ...

  34. Music Exec Murray Deutch Dies

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Murray Deutch, a longtime music industry executive who helped propel Buddy Holly and the Crickets to stardom, died Oct. 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 90. Deutch's survivors include son Howard Deutch, the director of such films as "Pretty ...

  35. @Digital Hollywood: Comedy Veterans Love Online Video

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A panel filled with comedy legends showed how online video is changing the way products are developed and marketed. It's cheap, traditional gatekeepers don't limit it, and it can lead to film and television deals. Their use of digital vi ...

  36. Rare Jimi Hendrix Song Tangled In Dispute

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Jimi Hendrix estate, Martin Scorsese and an old saxophone player named Lonnie Youngblood are among those battling over a 40-year-old song entitled "Georgia Blues" that was recently featured on a Scorsese-directed PBS special on blues ...

  37. Web Trends: Eminem, Weezer, Daft Punk, Ice Cube and more

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Eminem opens up in “60 Minutes” interview 2. Weezer To Release Rarities Album YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. The Big 4 - Enter Sandma ...

  38. Time Warner Cable Launches Talent Contest

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Time Warner Cable has launched Alcanza la Fama (Reach Fame) a music talent contest where the winner will get to appear on Time Warner spots and will also get their own music video, produced by an expert in the field. The contest, a partnership wit ...

  39. Al Pacino To Play Phil Spector In HBO Movie: Report

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Al Pacino will play imprisoned record producer Phil Spector in an upcoming HBO Films production, according to the New York Times . Spector, 70, was convicted of second-degree murder last year and is now serving 19 years to life for murder. David M ...

  40. '50s Pop Singer Eddie Fisher Dies At Age 82

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Eddie Fisher, whose clear voice brought him a devoted following of teenage girls in the early 1950s before marriage scandals overshadowed his fame, has died at age 82. He passed away Wednesday night (Sept. 22) at his home in Berkeley of ...

  41. Spike Lee to Direct John Legend, The Roots Live Webcast

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spike Lee will direct a live webcast of a concert featuring John Legend and the Roots. The concert, to be held in New York on Sept. 23, is the second part of "Unstaged," a live concert series presented by American Express Co. The first w ...

  42. Top 5 Movie Soundtracks/Scores For Fall

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fall is the prestige season for movies, as the studios crank out releases in order to meet the end-of-year deadline for awards consideration. With big-ticket films come big soundtracks and scores-and 2010's offerings will welcome several esta ...

  43. 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' Win Top Emmys

    August 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards began with a song and dance number with host Jimmy Fallon and surprise guests, including Tina Fey, "Glee" cast members, Jon Hamm and Betty White, but the night spotlighted many first-time winners and featur ...

  44. Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah Team On Film

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton is returning to the big screen to duet with Queen Latifah in the feature "Joyful Noise." The film centers around two women who join forces to prevent a small-town gospel choir from shutting down. Todd Graff is writing and di ...

  45. Reese Witherspoon Moving From June Carter to Peggy Lee

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reese Witherspoon is working her way through the classic American songbook. The actress, who won an Oscar in 2005 for portraying June Carter in "Walk the Line," is pulling together an untitled biopic about Peggy Lee with writer-director ...

  46. Vevo, YouTube, Amex To Stream The National Concert

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo will host its first-ever live concert video on YouTube this weekend with the Saturday performance of the National at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The live webcast will be directed by filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker (“Don’t Look Back, ...

  47. Music Lawyer Peter Lopez Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sad news this afternoon: Well-known music lawyer Peter Lopez has been found dead at the Encino home he shares with actress wife Catherine Bach. Police were called to the home today after a gunshot was heard. "LAPD is on the scene," depar ...

  48. @ASCAP Expo: Music History 101 With Quincy Jones, Ludacris

    April 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was music history personified as Quincy Jones shared his career insights with rapper Ludacris during the “I Create Music” interview at the ASCAP Expo (April 23). The audience in the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel’s packed Grand Ballroom remained r ...

  49. 'Summer' Comes Early In Kenny Chesney's 3D Film

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Kenny Chesney first appears in his new 3D concert film, the country star glides above the crowd in a chair attached to cables, singing a song while a few fans throw colored beach balls near him. It's a little strange -- what if someone a ...

  50. Web Trends: Coachella, Natalie Merchant, Insane Clown Posse and More

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends 9. Bret Michaels Daughter Died This morning Bret Michaels made headlines when he was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. This time rumors are circulating that the former Poison singer's daughter has died. These ...

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