(L-R) Actor Roy Abramsohn, filmmaker Randy Moore and actress Elena Schuber pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at Village at the Lift on January 21, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Director Secretly Shoots Feature At Disney Parks

“Escape From Tomorrow” was shot guerrilla-style at Disneyland and Disney World without permission from the famously proprietary Walt Disney Co., and which has actually made it to the screen.


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

SoCal Lawmaker Calls On Venezuela To Release Jailed Filmmaker

Congressman Adam Schiff is calling on the Venezuelan government to release one of his West Hollywood constituents who was arrested while working on a documentary film.


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Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Discusses Documentary

Academy Award nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks appeared on KCAL9 News on Sunday morning to discuss her documentary, “Citizen Hearst.”


(FILE PHOTO) Austrian-born film director Billy Wilder smiles with his wife Audrey Young while standing in front of an airplane at Idlewild Airport (now John F. Kennedy) in New York City in 1960. Wilder died at age 95 of pneumonia March 28, 2002 at his home in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Getty Images)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder’s Estate Donates $11M To Neurosurgery Unit At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Filmmaker Billy Wilder and his wife’s estate donated $11 million to support the neurosurgery unit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, hospital officials announced Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/19/2012

Mark Basseley Youssef, also known as Nakoula Nakoula,  was taken into federal custody last September on probation charges. (credit: CBS)

Anti-Islam Filmmaker Sentenced To Prison For Probation Violations

The California filmmaker behind a controversial anti-Muslim film was sentenced to a year in prison on Wednesday for probation violations in connection with a 2010 bank fraud conviction.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/07/2012


Director Matthew Lillard Discusses ‘Fat Kid Rules The World’

Actor and filmmaker Matthew Lillard stopped by KCAL9 Friday to discuss his directional debut with “Fat Kid Rules the World”!

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/26/2012

A sketch of Yongda Huang Harris, 28, as he appears in federal court. (credit: Mona Edwards)

Attorney For ‘Muslims’ Filmmaker To Represent LAX Body Armor Suspect

A 28-year-old Boston man who was arrested at LAX wearing body armor and transporting body bags and a hatchet will be represented by the same attorney for the filmmaker behind a notorious anti-Islam movie.


Mark Basseley Youssef, also known as Nakoula Nakoula,  was taken into federal custody last September on probation charges. (credit: CBS)

Hearing Set For Alleged Filmmaker Of Anti-Islamic Movie

A man behind an anti-Islamic film that sparked violence in the Middle East is expected in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to determine whether he should be sent back to prison for violating his probation.


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Family Reunited With Alleged Anti-Islam Filmmaker

The family of a filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie has left their California home in the middle of the night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/17/2012

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Alleged ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Filmmaker May Be Back In Hiding

A Cerritos man believed to be the maker of an anti-Islam movie that sparked riots around the globe may be back in hiding.


Mark Basseley Youssef, also known as Nakoula Nakoula,  was taken into federal custody last September on probation charges. (credit: CBS)

Federal Probation Officers Interview Man At Center Of Anti-Islamic Movie

A Southern California filmmaker allegedly linked to a controversial Anti-Islamic film made a brief appearance overnight after being holed up inside his Cerritos home for more than three days.


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OC Deaf Filmmaker Finally Hears His Soundtracks

Austin Chapman figured his short films must be pretty good because they’ve been sweeping major awards on the independent film festival circuit the past couple of years.

CBS Los Angeles–08/27/2012

Nora Ephron attend the "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" 500th performance celebration at B Smith's Restaurant on January 13, 2011 in New York City.  (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Nora Ephron, Prolific Author And Filmmaker, Dies At 71

Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism, died Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 71.


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SoCal Filmmaker Documents Effort To Bring Home The Remains Of WWII Marines

Award-winning filmmaker Steven C. Barber is releasing a new documentary Memorial Day. “Until They Are Home”, a sequel to his “Return To Tarawa”, focuses on the search for the remains of U.S. Marines killed in the World War II battle of Tarawa.


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USC, YouTube To Offer Online Filmmaking Courses

The Google-owned company is partnering with USC’s film school to launch a new media program series for aspiring digital filmmakers.