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Family: Legendary Horror Director Wes Craven Dead At 76

Craven was known as the Guru of Gore. He directed the “Scream” franchise as well as the mega-popular “Nightmare on Elm Street” series.

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Mariah Carey To Make Directorial Debut On Hallmark Channel

Carey will direct and co-star in “Mariah Carey’s Christmas Project,” the network announced Wednesday.


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Angelina Jolie To Direct War Drama For Netflix

Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Netflix to direct an adaptation of “First they Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.”


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Successful Business Careers In L.A. Are Rooted In Solid Education

Craig Oka, Director of the Career Education & Professional Development Center at CSUN, says Los Angeles’ business community needs educated problem-solvers able to work right away.


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Raimi Looks Forward To Teenage Spider-Man And Middle-Age Ash

Sam Raimi, the director of the original “Spider-Man” movie trilogy, is giving a passing grade to Marvel and Sony for sending the next cinematic rendition of the web-slinger back to high school.



LA Film Fest Movie Minute: It’s About the Process

Writer/Director Ty Hodges describes what he is most proud of when it comes to his new film.



LA Film Fest Movie Minute: “A Girl Like Grace”

Writer/Director Ty Hodges explains the “grace” in his new film premiering at LA Film Fest this year.



LA Film Fest Movie Minute: The Location is a Character

Writer/Director Emily Ting explains how Hong Kong plays a pivotal role in her new film.



LA Film Fest Movie Minute: “It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong”

Writer/Director Emily Ting describes her new film premiering at LA Film Fest this year.


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Information Security Becomes Desirable Career Path In L.A.

UCLA Extension’s Dr. Varaz Shahmirian says earning a certificate in an information technology area helps applicants seek and secure high-end tech jobs in Los Angeles.


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Longtime Oscar Telecast Director Killed In Bizarre Car Accident

Marty Pasetta was nominated for nine Emmy awards.


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DGA Vows To Make Safety Top Priority After Filmmaker Pleads Guilty In On-Set Death

A Hollywood director will serve two years in jail for the death of an assistant camera operator on a George film set.


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Equine-Assisted Therapy Helps At-Risk Teens In L.A.

Cassandra Ogier, owner of The Reflective Horse, says equine-assisted therapy is becoming a widely-accepted form of mental health treatment for at-risk teens in Los Angeles.


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Continuing Education Leads To Worthier Job Opportunities In L.A.

UCLA Extension’s Van Anderson says in order to compete for higher wages and better positions, employees need to beef up their skills by enrolling in a continuing education program.


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Study: White Men Get Most Entry-Level TV Directing Jobs

Women and minority directors are losing out on crucial entry-level jobs, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Friday.