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Kai Renshaw, 12, of Hanover, left, monitors the audio as Haley Davenport, 14, of Hartford, middle, and counselor Erin McClory, of Grantham, right, compose a shot outside the Tip Top building in White River Junction, Vt. during CATV's advanced video camp Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The camp teaches participants everything from handling video and sound equipment to screenwriting and editing.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Camp for Camerawork: Young Filmmakers Learn the Ropes Through CATV

Friday, July 25, 2014

On a sultry Tuesday morning in White River Junction, one teenage boy chased another teenage boy, wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, at top speed down Main Street past the Hotel Coolidge, and rounded the corner into an alley. A few pedestrians watched bemused. Summer highjinks? A feud breaking into public view? A foot race? None of the above. …

Cult Hit ‘Sleep Dealer’ Could Lead to a New Distribution Model

Friday, July 25, 2014

A science-fiction thriller about immigration and drone warfare sounds like a mash-up ripped from today’s headlines. Except that director Alex Rivera started writing Sleep Dealer in the late 1990s. It premiered in 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won an award for outstanding screenwriting (shared with co-writer David Riker). The film …

FXX Touts Its New ‘Simpsons’ App

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beverly Hills, Calif. — We all know that one guy (or gal) who has an uncanny (occasionally annoying) knack for recalling lines from just about every episode of The Simpsons — of which there are currently 552 and counting. That person is about to be replaced by a tricked-out, multiplatform “Simpsons World” library …

Pressure’s On: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Shoots for a Billion

Friday, May 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Now that comic-book blockbusters have become Hollywood’s major product, the push to deliver more goose eggs at the box office can threaten to overshadow the movie. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrived on screens Friday with …

New ‘24’ Just Like the Old ‘24’

Friday, May 2, 2014

Although the new 24 limited series carries the title 24: Live Another Day in marketing materials, on screen it’s just the same old 24, not only in title but in just about every imaginable way. While the format …

Nominees Announced For Daytime Emmys

Friday, May 2, 2014

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Thursday, with perennial favorites The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Sesame Street and The Young and the Restless racking up multiple nods. CBS led all other networks with 61 nominations, followed …

And the Winners Are ...

Friday, May 2, 2014

The verdict is in on this year’s White River Indie Festival, which concluded on Monday. More ambitious, more movies, bigger audience. “My sense was that it was larger than last year,” said Michael Beahan, president of the WRIF …

‘Spider-Man’: Here Come the Sequels

Friday, May 2, 2014

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to monetize a vertically integrated mass-entertainment franchise within a rapidly expanding global marketplace. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to the reboot of the series based on …

The Meaning Of ‘Mean Girls,’ 10 Years Later

Friday, May 2, 2014

Of all the notable pop-culture anniversaries in 2014 (The Beatles’ arrival in America, television’s 75th birthday), for women in their mid-20s, there is one that trumps them all: Mean Girls — starring Lindsay Lohan — has turned 10. Tina Fey’s adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman’s self-help book Queen Bees …

Louis C.K. Back for Season 4 of ‘Louie’ done his way

Friday, May 2, 2014

New York — Louis C.K. isn’t soured on life. But he seems forever on the verge of turning. At least that appears to be the case with the character he plays on the eponymous Louie, his semi-fictional FX …

British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies

Thursday, May 1, 2014

London — Bob Hoskins never lost his Cockney accent, even as he became a global star who charmed and alarmed audiences in a vast range of roles. Short and bald, with a face he once compared to “a …

‘Elementary’ Affirms Place as TV’s Smartest Study of Recovery on TV

Monday, April 28, 2014

Very few shows could pull off a homage to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman without seeming exploitative, sensational or culturally carnivorous. Only one could do it in the middle of an episode dealing with a bunch of …

Around the Remote: ‘Daily Show’ Veteran Begins HBO Gig

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Don’t Miss Last Week Tonight With John O liver — For seven years, he provoked big laughs as “senior British correspondent” on The Daily Show. And then he won raves when he successfully filled in for Jon Stewart last summer. Now, the sharp-witted Oliver finally gets his own …