Voters in Nebraska overwhelmingly supported a voting initiative on Tuesday that caps payday loan rates at 36% statewide, even though federal legislation restricting these high-cost loans remains at a standstill. About 83% of voters in Nebraska approved Measure 428, according to the Secretary of State for Nebraska, who provides election
Brian Kite, Acting Dean of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), today announced the appointment of an award-winning lighting designer Chi Chu Tower, and researchers Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli and Amy Villarejo as tenured UCLA TFT professors. “I am very happy to welcome Lap, Kriss and Amy to
The members of the Strawdog Theater ensemble are determined people. They must be, have survived and thrived for over 30 years on the Chicago theater scene. But like so many of their colleagues, they had to reconsider how to continue making art when the COVID-19 pandemic forced theaters to close.
BUDAPEST, Hungary – Thousands of students, professors and supporters of the Hungarian University of Theater and Film Arts formed a human chain between their institution and parliament on Sunday to protest against the measures taken by the government which decrease its autonomy. Those present at the demonstration passed from hand
HARTFORD >> Richard Doyle, a Litchfield resident, a teacher at Taft School, pleaded guilty Monday to receiving and distributing child pornography, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice. Doyle, 64, was a teacher at Taft School in Watertown at the time of his arrest in December 2012.
You enter the gray, unmarked industrial building of the Los Angeles Arts District. A dark library full of diagrams, goblets, and books leads to a Gothic tavern where monochromatic-dressed moviegoers and hipsters sip cocktails before the show. At the appointed time, you are led down a hallway to a dark
Kamasi Washington released a new feature documentary in concert, Kamasi Washington Live at the Apollo Theater. The Amazon Music film, directed by Michael garber, highlights Washington’s headlining show in Harlem, New York’s Apollon Theater February 23, 2019. Kamasi Washington Live at the Apollo Theater now broadcasts exclusively on Amazon Prime
Sam Mendes’ World War I drama beat out tough competitors to gain a major boost in the awards conversation. After wowing first audiences with its technical mastery and a career performance by George MacKay, Sam Mendes’ Illusion of One Hit, the WWI drama entered awards season with a late twist.
A $ 10 million pledge from UCLA alumnus Elizabeth Reiko Kubota Whitney and Kenneth Whitney will support the revitalization of the historic Ralph Freud Playhouse at UCLA School of Drama, Film and Television. Their support will go to building a fascinating 21st century space that will allow students, faculty, staff,
UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television has a new boss. Brian Kite has been appointed interim dean of the school and will take office on January 1. He will take on the new role – succeeding outgoing Dean Teri Schwartz – after serving as Special Academic Senior Associate Dean
Paul Douglas Newman’s love for history not only led him to a successful career as a history teacher, but also propelled him into local theater productions, filmmaking, writing and home renovation. “For me, it all comes from the same kind of place,” said Newman in his Krebs Hall office at
Highlights include “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” and the musical “Hair” The upcoming theater season at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television includes the production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”, the opera “Juana” – a collaboration between Opera UCLA and UCLA’s drama department –
Amanda Seyfried was all smiles as she started production on her new independent drama A Mouthful of Air in New York City. The 33-year-old actress was spotted filming scenes with her co-star Finn Wittrock, as she was holding a newborn baby in her arms. She has also been seen holding
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Class of 2019 is scheduled for a Bond audience this week: Former 007 Pierce Brosnan will deliver his 72nd opening speech Friday at Royce Hall. REX / Shutterstock The university will also award its Distinguished Alumni Award to Star Trek original George
UCLA TFT students in “Steel Pier”, by John Kander and Fred Ebb, in 2018. LOS ANGELES: The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s drama department has announced its 2018-19 main season. Programming will include two works by Paula Vogel, the school’s first distinguished playwright-in-residence of the school’s Hearst Theater
The San Diego Symphony kicks off a new season of its Fox Theater film series Thursday night with Buster Keaton’s classic, “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” Silent films are supposed to be accompanied by music. The San Diego Symphony continues this tradition with its Fox Theater film series. Thursday night, organist Russ
Missulian Staff The season opener of the University of Montana School of Theater and Dance, the classic love story of Tennessee Williams, continues its run at the Masquer Theater. Performance times are October 3-6 and October 10-13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Masquer Theater on campus. Matinees at 2 p.m.
Emily Mortimer slated to star in horror drama Relic Deadline reports that Emily Mortimer (The shuttered island, Hugo), Robyn Nevin (Gods of egypt) and Bella Heathcote (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women) were selected to star in Natalie Erika James’ dementia-centric horror drama Relic which marks her directorial debut. Jake
Dean Teri Schwartz and Nadja Swarovski were producers of “Waterschool” UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television By appearing on Netflix, the film will be available to more than 130 million people around the world. “Waterschool,” the first feature documentary produced by the
Yiddish theater actress Zypora Spaisman and dancer / actor Felix Fibich in a scene from “Yiddish Theater: A Love Story”. (Photo provided / YIDDISHTHEATRE.NET) Contributed photo Linda cook Only a con would not like this movie. “Yiddish Theater: A Love Story” is simply wonderful, the kind of documentary that could
Wheeler, a new character created by Tracy Letts, collapsed at the age of 50. With a marriage broken up and something to be proud of at work, he’s looking for both a lifeboat and a direction to direct him in “Linda Vista,” a play premiering next spring at the Steppenwolf
To a younger generation of fans, he was the black-caped dark arts teacher Snape, who spoke in a perpetual hiss and sneer as he spoke to Harry Potter. But for many others, British actor Alan Rickman was a famous force in theater, film and television for more than 30 years.
UCLA’s School of Drama, Film and Television created the Barbara Boyle Promising Producers Award as part of the school’s Producers Program, the school said on Tuesday. Starting in 2016, the award will be presented to a student from the UCLA TFT Producers program presenting on the annual Producers Marketplace during