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  • Michaela Watkins: A supporting player takes the lead

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    September 8, 2015 | 1:49 pm

    If you’re one of those people who pays attention to supporting characters and comedy, you probably already know who Michaela Watkins is. She has been in the cast of “Saturday Night Live” (2008-09), as well as TV’s “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Enlightened” and “Trophy...

  • LACMA Script Reading Reservoir Dogs

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 17, 2012 | 12:37 am

    I went to my second script reading series for Film Independent at LACMA. Jason Reitman directed an all African American cast reading the script for Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.  Terrence Howard was so funny, he almost out-shined Laurence Fishburne in a cast that included Cuba...

  • There will be Jews at Oscar’s 80th

    By Tom Tugend

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    After some relatively lean years, Hollywood's Jewish talent -- as well as Israel's -- made a solid showing as nominations for the 80th Academy Awards were announced at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    The biggest winners were brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, whose thriller "No Country for Old Men"...

  • Reitman follows heart to quirky ‘Juno’

    By Pat Sierchio

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Jason Reitman decided to become a filmmaker, he was not only following the path of his father, producer-director Ivan Reitman, but that of his heritage as well.

    "I think Jewish people are great storytellers," the 30 year-old film director said. "Celebrating our heritage and our...