For the second straight year, The Hollywood Reporter ranked Chapman University's film school one of the 10 best in the country. Finishing high on this year's list of "The Top 25 Film Schools in America" is extra special for the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts because, for the first time, voting ... More >>
FoxBehold! The Simpsons' 500th episode is upon us! The show, titled "At Long Last Leave," entails the Simpson family being evicted from Springfield. When Marge and Homer try to sneak back into town, they're shunned by former neighbors and friends. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stars as himself ... More >>
When it comes to hip indie film theaters, OC is no LA—but LA is no NYC. Why not?
So now that Conan O'Brien has decided he will not do the Tonight Show if it means following Jay Leno, we're sort of, kind of, well, livid, that NBC is seriously jeopardizing our nightly dosage of Conan. After almost a week of speculation, it's clear that the network--which has history of not-s ... More >>
Despite Clockwork's attempt to jest while previewing the Council on American-Islamic Relations' "Writing for Hollywood" seminar and pat its own back for getting inserted into the New York Times' coverage of the event for aspiring Muslim screenwriters (as well as some unkind reader comments to our ... More >>
Writing years ago for OC Weekly--so many years ago that it was before online archiving was invented by the Druids--yours truly assumed a new identity to infiltrate the Orange County Republican Party. Part of the ruse--which is referred to online in the LA "By God" Times--involved "Matt Stanfil" s ... More >>
A shy, talented and unlucky Jewish kid from a loud, talented and obscenely prosperous family refuses to follow in his successful parents' and siblings' footsteps because he dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter--and he's even completed what he knows is the script of the century.But, somehow ... More >>