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CalArts highlights female animators in a male-dominated industry


"Animated Woman Symposium on Gender Bias in Animation" aims to highlight the growing amount of female animators at CalArts. It's in its second year of existence.

"Sicario" Photocall - The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Denis Villeneuve: Moving on from "Arrival" to "Blade Runner 2049"


The French-Canadian director talks about the reaction to "Arrival" following the contentious presidential election, and his life as a filmmaker.

"Celebrity Apprentice" Red Carpet Event

Trump won't be firing himself from 'The Celebrity Apprentice'


The President-elect will retain his executive producer credit on the series, and the resulting income, but could this cause eventual conflicts for NBC?

Man with the Klan: Daryl Davis' unorthodox approach to racial reconciliation

Davis is a musician, he's black, and he spends much of his free time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. His story is told in a new documentary.

Earl Carroll Theatre on the road to restoration

You'd drive right past the one-time home of the Emmys — you won't recognize it, as it's now a TV studio. But plans are underway to bring back some of its old look, including an iconic neon sign.

A theatrical holiday tradition gives David Bowie a musical makeover

Every year, the Falcon Theater in Burbank hosts a curious holiday production. But it’s not the usual elves, pregnant virgins and big guys trying to squeeze down chimneys.

SantaCon LA: 5 questions for a very grumpy Christmas elf

It’s traditional when SantaCon rolls around each year to talk with one of the Santa's on their pub crawl. So of course, we talk with an elf.

Common hopes his music can help rewrite the black American story

The rapper/actor talks about his upbringing in Chicago, his mission as an artist and how he got director Ava DuVernay to put his song, "Letter to the Free," in her film, “13th.”

So long, KUSC's Rich Capparela: Classical music, without the 'strategically placed stick'

Classical DJ Rich Capparela has been bringing his "subversive" brand to the afternoon drive on KUSC for ten years; he's cutting back to Friday's only to start his "new chapter."

2016 was a breakthrough year for streaming music

In addition to artist innovations on various platforms, revenue from streaming this year will overtake music downloads and CD sales by a wide margin.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

As you hastily wrap presents or finalize Christmas plans, here are some things to help you slow down a bit, from a live reading of "A Christmas Carol" to an art gallery open house.

Vice's Shane Smith wants his company to be the voice for millennials

The company's founder and CEO says Vice is just like other big media companies, just "weirder" and "younger."

Fortuitous timing for web series, 'The Secret Life of Muslims'

After the presidential campaign in which Donald Trump made controversial comments about Islam and Muslims, a documentary series attempts to set the record straight.

'Walt Disney brand empire genesis document' up for auction

This week, fans celebrated what would have been Walt Disney's 115th birthday — and this Friday, they have the chance to stake a claim to some of the rarest items in Disney history.

'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah! — New short is all male machismo

The short film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic lead.

'La La Land' director taps into the unglamorous side of LA

Filmmaker Damien Chazelle used his personal experience of feeling isolated and alone to make a film that's a love letter to the city.