Hollywood Rules

VIDEO Ronald Reagan’s Surprising Early Days
February 2012

VIDEO Ronald Reagan’s Surprising Early Days

Hear the tapes, as Reagan opens up about his battle against the encroachment of communism into Hollywood

Lesson Plans
February 2011

Lesson Plans

The dignity of teachers in harsh environments gave this Oscar–winning documentarian his liveliehood—and his purpose.

Doc Hollywood
September 2010

Doc Hollywood

These real-life physicians know the diagnosis...and are always ready for their close-up.

10 Common Lessons
June 2010

10 Common Lessons

Being an A-list rapper would surely grease the wheels in a transition to the big screen, right? Turns out it's more of a handicap.

The Big Score
April 2010

The Big Score

With so many people feeling disenfranchised, it'd be nice to have Philip Marlowe around again—so why can't Hollywood find him?

Game Changer
March 2010

Game Changer

District 9 was such a success Neill Blomkamp could probably stand next to Jessica Alba in a sea of fanboys at Comic-Con and still be more popular.

Why I Need an Oscar
February 2010

Why I Need an Oscar

Brett Ratner really wants an Oscar...but not for the reasons you think.

And...CUT!
December 2009

And...CUT!

He was the most famous development exec that never was...or almost was. One show-biz pro owes all of his success to Jay Flannick, a man who didn't really exist. Or did he?

Buff or Polish?
September 2009

Buff or Polish?

Producer R.J. Cutler shares how he pitched Anna Wintour on making The September Issue and what he feared most about their meeting.

The Hollywood Pitch What's the Catch?
March 2009

The Hollywood Pitch What's the Catch?

Nicholas Weinstock, head of motion picture development at Apatow Productions, shares his secret strategies for fielding movie and series proposals.

Laugh Factory
November 2008

Laugh Factory

Being a Simpsons writer is hard work. Carolyn Omine takes you inside the writers' room at the beloved sitcom.

Kind Over Matter
October 2008

Kind Over Matter

How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor says basic kindness means little in Hollywood...and everything in life.

No Grunts, Please
September 2008

No Grunts, Please

Ugly Betty producer Silvio Horta reveals that the path to success in Hollywood is paved with good assistants—if you can find one.