- Currently: Associate Editor at The Hollywood Reporter - Iranian-American journalist who loves to nerd out over pop culture.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with cast and crew to discuss the journey to make The Night while following strict guidelines imposed by Iran and hopes for how the universal yet haunting message will be received by all audiences.
Brothers Darius and Abraham Marder share how real-life hardships breathed life into Riz Ahmed's Ruben, Olivia Cooke's Lou and Paul Raci's Joe: "It was always important that this story is universal. … It's really about something that is pervasively human."
'The Hunt for Red October' star reflects on working with the late Connery: "I learned a lot from watching him about being real in front of the camera."
From 'Superbad' to 'Princess Bride': Virtual Reunions Bring Beloved Casts Together to Amplify Election Voices
During a year unlike any other, Cary Elwes, Henry Winkler and more have found that virtual reunions are an innovative and nostalgic route to raise money.
From drowning in debt to lines out the door, local outlets have readjusted the way they do business nine months after the COVID-19 outbreak hit the U.S.
Writer-director Tara Miele opens up on the existential drama that follows a couple as they navigate the afterlife of their relationship, inspired by true events in her own life that gifted reflection and gratitude.
Black Publicists Talk Battling Restrictions, Championing Inclusivity in Hollywood: "We Can Tell a Variety of Stories"
BIPOC publicists, who struggle with being limited to Black projects — often as the only people of color in the room — are working to break down barriers: "A lot of folks like to put us in boxes."
Despite having more than 25 years of publicity and marketing experience, BazanPR founder Jackie Bazan still finds it challenging to encounter people in the entertainment industry who "understand that the color of my skin does not define my capability in this space."
Mahershala Ali on Finding New Opportunities to "Grow and Be Challenged" With 'Ramy' and 'We Are the Dream'
Nominated for his supporting work on 'Ramy' and as an EP of the doc 'We Are the Dream,' Ali shares how acting continues to transform: "What we recognize as good work is shifting."
"It does feel like a good time to be putting out a movie that has a very American message and story, but that stars people that you've never seen before," Day says of her first feature film, premiering Friday at the Bentonville Film Festival.
As Marvel, DC and Dark Horse cut ties with creators, calls grow for new protections in a largely freelance industry: "Who has enough power to call out bad behavior without losing their job?"
Filmmakers Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch, along with producer Alex Fumero, detail filming the gender non-conforming astrologer, who after decades of global love vanished from the public eye.
Late night shows have long been known for bringing in humor while covering the news, but after the racial justice protests against police brutality began to rock the nation, hosts and writers had to grapple with how to approach these intense and important issues.
With 'The Photograph' hitting VOD, the director talks romance movie cliches that no longer muster audiences and her excitement over upcoming directing gig — a Whitney Houston biopic.
Some sellers are cutting staff, other retailers are going online-only, and some have shut down entirely: "Our sales are zilch for the moment."