29 days ago | Film and TV
“We decided to call it Hill Valley, which was kind of an oxymoron that nobody ever really gets,” jokes Back to the Future’s co-writer and producer, Bob Gale. Gale and co-writer/director Robert Zemeckis, both from the Midwest, wanted the film's set...
1 month ago | Film and TV
The great thing about a cult movie is that it can be anything as long as the fans are there. It can be a low-budget horror film, a teen comedy, a nightmarish experimental movie, or even a studio film that found a second life on a grainy VHS tape. ...
5 months ago | Film and TV
It’s a cold and cloudy day in Southern California when we arrive a few minutes early at a massive, unassuming warehouse guarded by a chain-link fence at the end of a quiet street. We’ve double- and triple-checked the address (which is kept secret)...
6 months ago | Film and TV
In a city with thousands of restaurants and bars, it can be a daunting task for film or television production to find the perfect location for an eating or drinking scene. Does the film take place in modern-day or 1950s Los Angeles? Does the...
8 months ago | Holidays
Hanukkah, the festival of lights, begins this week. It’s the time of year when Jewish families around the world gather by their menorahs, light the candles, and typically give gifts to each other for eight nights in a row. While multiple nights of...
11 months ago | Film and TV
Whether it’s a central location in a feature film or just an establishing shot on a sitcom, L.A. houses have seen some major Hollywood action. Whether Nancy’s place from A Nightmare on Elm Street in Hollywood or the Cunninghams' Milwaukee home in&...