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After Michael Eisner made his pitch to online video advertisers at the AOL Digital Content NewFront in New York City, the newly promoted CEO of his multi-platform independent studio Vuguru took the stage. Larry Tanz addressed the audience of advertisers, brand representatives, and reporters before showing off a pair of online originals he noted would soon debut on On AOL, the internet portal’s shiny new video destination. One of those originals was Little Women Big Cars, a Vuguru original series directed by Melanie Mayron, created by Sherry Coben (Kate & Allie), and starring an ensemble cast headlined by Amy Yasbeck (Wings, Hot in Cleveland), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Psych), Romy Rosemont (Glee), Julie Warner (Crash, Nip/Tuck), Ed Begley Jr. (Portlandia, The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Antonio Sabato Jr. (Melrose Place, The Bold and the Beautiful). It’s about four moms navigating the comedy, drama, and associated gossip of PTA meetings, »
- Joshua Cohen
The folks behind the St. Louis Black Film Festival Presents a Classic Black Film Festival for Black History Month at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar in St. Louis’ Loop) each Thursday in February. Last year the St. Louis Black Film Festival presented a series of new films by black filmmakers, but this year are going back into the vaults and digging out some vintage cinema for audiences with an interest in black history to enjoy on the big screen.
Carmen Jones (1954) was produced and directed by Otto Preminger from Oscar Hammerstein’s update of the Bizet opera. It stars Dorothy Dandridge as the title character, a free-spirited, free-loving parachute factory worker whose romantic entanglement with conflicted Joe(Harry Belafonte), who’s engaged to sweet Cindy Lou and about to go into pilot training for the Korean War, »
- Tom Stockman
2 items from 2012
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