1 month 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)...
3 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...
4 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...
8 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&...
9 months ago | Film and TV
University students fill a bright corridor waiting for class to begin inside the glorious Armer Theater in Manzanita Hall, the home of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) at California State University Northridge. The kids converse...
10 months ago | Film and TV
Thirty years ago, a wise man from Okinawa taught the world — or at least the children of the 1980s — that waxing a car has significance beyond just making it shine. Mr. Miyagi inspired us to believe that our dreams could be achieved as...