Sunday, December 15



Brian Fisher is the puppeteer and voice actor for the Golden Monkey in HBO's "His Dark Materials." He works alongside Ruth Wilson to bring life to both her character, Mrs. Coulter, and her dæmon. (Courtesy of Alex Bailey/HBO)

Q&A: Actor and puppeteer discusses unique experience of portraying a monkey on HBO

Monkeying around on set is no laughing matter for Brian Fisher – especially when he has to screech like one too. As the voice actor and puppeteer for the Golden Monkey on HBO’s “His Dark Materials,” Fisher said the role demands a willingness to feel silly on set as he mimics the sounds and breaths of a golden monkey. Read more...

Photo: Brian Fisher is the puppeteer and voice actor for the Golden Monkey in HBO's "His Dark Materials." He works alongside Ruth Wilson to bring life to both her character, Mrs. Coulter, and her dæmon. (Courtesy of Alex Bailey/HBO)

Brian Fisher is the puppeteer and voice actor for the Golden Monkey in HBO's "His Dark Materials." He works alongside Ruth Wilson to bring life to both her character, Mrs. Coulter, and her dæmon. (Courtesy of Alex Bailey/HBO)

UCLA alumnus Haidar A. Anwar began his college trying his hand out at science and law, but his passions eventually led him to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. After serving as a project manager for various shows, Anwar said he wants to focus on providing Muslims representation in media. (Courtesy of Saagar Shaikh)

Los Angeles Unveiled: Alum pursues passions to better representation of Muslims in media

This post was update Nov. 18 at 8:19 p.m. Hollywood has never been so accessible for Muslim creators. Los Angeles is the go-to spot for fostering creativity and making it big – and it’s also home to dozens of promising Muslim artists who are breaking into the industry and redefining what it means to be Muslim. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Haidar A. Anwar began his college trying his hand out at science and law, but his passions eventually led him to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. After serving as a project manager for various shows, Anwar said he wants to focus on providing Muslims representation in media. (Courtesy of Saagar Shaikh)

UCLA alumnus Haidar A. Anwar began his college trying his hand out at science and law, but his passions eventually led him to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. After serving as a project manager for various shows, Anwar said he wants to focus on providing Muslims representation in media. (Courtesy of Saagar Shaikh)

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UCLA Film & Television Archive showcases 40 years of student filmmaking

Maya Montañez Smukler said student films are often at the forefront of experimental filmmaking – and they have been for decades. As a tribute to both the history of student filmmaking and UCLA’s centennial anniversary, Smukler, the Archive Research and Study Center officer, curated the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s newest program, “40 Years of UCLA Student Filmmaking.” One hundred short films made between 1949-1989 are being screened at the Billy Wilder Theater through Dec. Read more...

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(Courtesy of Merrick Morton TM/ 20th Century Fox)

Movie review: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ manages to steer through the action with well-rounded drama

Actions movies rarely contain more than the requisite amount of drama needed to advance the story – “Ford v Ferrari” is the commendable exception. Blending drama and action is old hat for director James Mangold (“Logan”), but this time he’s donning it to tell the story of high-stakes racing between two of the world’s most famous automobile manufacturers. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Merrick Morton TM/ 20th Century Fox)

(Courtesy of Merrick Morton TM/ 20th Century Fox)


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