Oscar nominations are not the goal: Participant Media CEO

Feb 21, 2013
Participant Media made its name with thought-provoking films like "An Inconvenient Truth," "Fast Food Nation" and "Waiting for Superman." This weekend, the company is part of the team nominated for an Oscar for "Lincoln." Has the firm changed its vision over the years?
Posted In: Participant Media, Entertainment, film, Oscars

Pardon me, is that an old Grey Poupon commercial?

Feb 19, 2013
Kraft dusts off its famous ad for the Oscars in a nostalgic attempt to cut the mustard.
Posted In: commercial, mustard, Grey Poupon, Oscars, Food

Studios strategize for Oscars

Feb 1, 2013
A look at the studio strategy behind releasing an Oscar-worthy film...and why you're stuck watching "Hansel & Gretel" this month.
Posted In: Entertainment, Oscars

And the Oscar goes to ... the economy

Jan 10, 2013
The Oscar nominations kick into gear spending on everything from catering to car services, boosting the economy of Los Angeles and beyond.
Posted In: Oscars, los angeles, hollywood

How to live longer

Jan 9, 2013
Why do Hall of Fame inductees, Oscar winners, and Nobel laureates outlive their peers?
Posted In: freakonomics, Oscars, baseball, academy awards, annuity

Oscars vote deadline is extended

Jan 1, 2013
Motion picture academy gives voters more time to navigate new electronic system.
Posted In: Oscars, academy awards, movies

Louisiana film investment could win Oscar gold

Feb 24, 2012
Like most states, Louisiana wants to capture some of Hollywood's production business. An Oscar-nominated film from Shreveport may provide the ticket.
Posted In: Entertainment, film, movies, Oscars, academy awards, Louisiana

How the Grammys and the Oscars are different

Feb 23, 2012
It has been reported that actor Sacha Baron Cohen hopes to attend this year's Oscar ceremony dressed in character. Event organizers are so keen on the idea.
Posted In: Oscars, hollywood

Time for the other Oscars

Feb 10, 2012
This weekend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the folks behind the Academy Awards, will hand out the technical Oscars. They may not be as glamorous as the other Oscars, but they're every bit as important to movie making.
Posted In: Oscars, Science, technology, academy awards, movies

Speech! Speech! Charlie Sheen as a commencement speaker?

Mar 4, 2011
As I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed this week, I noticed that a large chunk of my college friends had joined a new group -- "Charlie...
Posted In: Charlie Sheen, colleges, Education, Oscars, universities