Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 8:46 am
In this week's episode of "In The Chair," Santa Monica Mirror Editor-In-Chief Brenton Garen interviews Santa Monica filmmaker Steven Barber about his latest documentary called "The Carrier," which premiered earlier this month on Veteran's Day.
Posted Nov. 23, 2013, 7:40 am
“The Lion King” has roared back to the stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood – the first time since 2006 – for a limited run of shows through Jan. 12 next year.
Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 9:39 am
Actor/comedian Patton Oswalt will serve as host for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, which will be held on March 1.
Posted Nov. 13, 2013, 9:13 am
The documentary “Bridegroom” is a touching, tragic love story about a beautiful young gay couple – Shane Bitney Crone, originally from a small, conservative town in Montana, and his partner, Tom Bridegroom, from equally conservative Indiana. They met in Los Angeles and instantly knew they were soul mates and planned to marry as soon as it became legal in California.
Posted Nov. 7, 2013, 8:08 am
Santa Monica this week welcomes more than 8,000 global film industry leaders at the 34th annual American Film Market (AFM) for the world’s largest film market.
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:14 am
The American Film Market returns to Santa Monica this week and the Santa Monica Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is looking for a team of welcome volunteers this Wednesday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Nov. 7.
Posted Oct. 31, 2013, 8:39 am
Halloween 2013 has arrived and there are plenty of Santa Monica happenings tonight. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
Posted Oct. 18, 2013, 9:06 am
The REEL Recovery Film Festival arrives in Santa Monica today through Thursday, offering a unique line-up of films that showcase the drama, emotional honesty, and even the humor found in stories of addiction and recovery.
Posted Oct. 11, 2013, 8:46 am
She was a child star in Europe, obtained a Master’s degree at an early age, and then, just as life was shining brightly before her, everything turned dark. She became a missing person for nearly three years, a victim of human trafficking, a captive slave.
Posted Oct. 10, 2013, 8:23 am
In Part 1, Gregg Oppenheimer talked about his life growing up with the man who created “I Love Lucy,” his life as a lawyer, and changing his career path. The following is Part 2 of the interview with Oppenheimer and has been edited for content and continuity.
Posted Oct. 8, 2013, 10:19 am
The Edgermar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica will host a red carpet premiere this Thursday for the DVD release of a new feature film directed by Michelle Danner, “Hello Herman,” at 7:30 pm.
Posted Oct. 2, 2013, 8:50 am
Gregg Oppenheimer was born six days after his father’s pilot of “I Love Lucy” aired. Creator, producer, and head writer of the iconic show, Jess Oppenheimer’s credits during the Golden Age of Radio are legion and include co-producing “The Danny Kaye Show” with Lucille Ball, “The United States Steel Hour,” “Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre,” “The Debbie Reynolds Show,” and “Get Smart.”
Posted Sep. 27, 2013, 8:58 am
Enjoy free family fun as Front Porch Cinema returns to the Santa Monica Pier tonight for the second year. The series of free Friday screenings will continue for four weeks through Oct. 18.
Posted Sep. 23, 2013, 8:02 am
New Roads School, through a collaboration with the non-profit Live Arts Group, will host a two-part filmmaking master class on Sept. 25 and Oct. 22 at 7 pm. The class will be presented by five industry professionals with credits that include "Grey’s Anatomy," "Sons’ of Anarchy," and "Lord of the Rings," to name a few.
Posted Sep. 20, 2013, 8:16 am
The weekend is always a great time to hit the movie theater. Venture this weekend to a movie theater in Venice and you might find yourself sticking around through Sunday evening, as a film festival dedicated to promoting the works of women directors and writers returns to the beach enclave for an eighth iteration.
Posted Sep. 13, 2013, 9:14 am
My life has been a quest for truth. I have written hundreds of articles about interesting topics always attempting to better understand the world around me. Occasionally I have met people that I knew would change my life forever. Over 12 years ago I began a friendship with the only American ever to serve as a Mexican Federale and the film, “American Federale” was born.
Posted Sep. 12, 2013, 8:18 am
Derek Luke’s life reads like a lovely and sometimes not so lovely fairy tale. Born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, his early years were less than idyllic. Abandoned by his father when he was in the third grade, his mother, a pianist, struggled to support her two sons.
Posted Sep. 4, 2013, 10:10 am
Young Australian star Igor Kreyman is making major inroads in Hollywood, he is set to star in the psychological thriller “One Less God” – a feature film inspired by actual events when terrorists besiege an international hotel, which becomes a 48-hour nightmare for the people trapped inside.
Posted Aug. 30, 2013, 8:58 am
Get ready for another installment of Night Sesh tonight. This time ZJ Boarding House is screening a one of a kind movie, “The Living Curl,” narrated in person by the creator of the film, Jamie Budge.
Posted Aug. 28, 2013, 9:10 am
What can you say about one of the world’s most gifted actresses? We have watched Australian-born Cate Blanchett transform herself on the big screen creating a myriad of distinctly different characters.
Posted Aug. 20, 2013, 9:07 am
Casey Affleck is the kid brother of Ben and like his brother has been racking up a string of films including “The Assassination of Jesse James” for which he garnered an Academy Award nomination.
Posted Aug. 15, 2013, 8:11 am
Rooney Mara was born into sports “royalty.” She is the daughter of Timothy Christopher Mara, executive of the New York Giants football team, and Kathleen McNulty, granddaughter of Art Rooney, Sr., founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Posted Aug. 10, 2013, 9:08 am
Already releasing music with American artists will.i.am and Pit Bull, Priyanka Chopra is aiming for the clouds with a pivotal character in Disney’s latest animated adventure, Planes.
Posted Jul. 30, 2013, 8:38 am
Michelle Danner, Artistic Director at Edgemar Center of the Arts in Santa Monica and one of the most successful Hollywood acting coaches, is now the director of a film that is meant to send a profound message to viewers.
Posted Jul. 27, 2013, 9:05 am
The 4th annual Awareness Film Festival continues today and Sunday in Santa Monica promoting greater awareness of a variety of world issues.