Movie News & Reviews

Movie News & Reviews

Does Bill Mechanic's angry resignation reflect a deeper schism in the film academy?

When producer and former studio executive Bill Mechanic resigned last week from the motion picture academy's board of governors, issuing a scorched-earth laundry list of gripes about its handling of some of the most thorny and sensitive issues it faces, it confirmed one of Hollywood's worst-kept secrets: Behind the gilded facade of Hollywood's most venerable organization lies a range of grudges and grievances.

Bay couple serve as extras in Nicolas Cage movie

Gary 'Boz' Boswell and Rochelle Harper describe the scene on the movie set in Biloxi during filming of 'Southern Fury.'
John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com