FROM Joachim Ronning
Kon-Tiki: Filming Two Movies at Once The Norwegian film Kon-Tiki may have lost the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this year but it became the highest grossing film in Norway's history. Now an English-language version is being released in the US and other countries. This isn't dubbed. It was made in English at the same time as the Norwegian version. So, actors would shoot the scene in one language and then again in the other -- and all of this took place out on the high seas. Filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning speak with The Business producer Darby Maloney about their process and how the success of the film got them gigs with Hollywood heavyweights like J.J. Abrams.
Ryan Murphy on how his Half Foundation led to 'Feud' Ryan Murphy oversees a small TV empire on FX, with series including American Horror Story, American Crime Story and his latest effort, Feud. The first cycle of that show focuses on the rivalry between movie icons Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. On all his shows, Murphy now has a strict rule: at least half of the directors and crew members must be women or minorities.
Russian citizens skeptical of election meddling allegations FBI Director James Comey said today that the Russians did try to influence the U.S. presidential election, and that the FBI is investigating whether that hacking was coordinated with the Trump campaign. Some Russians don’t buy it.
Understanding the conservative philosophy, and the fight over the NEA President Trump’s budget blueprint and the Obamacare replacement have revealed deep divisions with the Republican party. So what is the party’s philosophy now, and how does that line up with conservative voters? Also, Trump wants to get rid of the National Endowment for the Arts, which has long been a Republican target.
Big plans for tiny houses, homes for hope The tiny house movement is booming, even though in most places, people can't legally live in them. But that didn't stop a group of enthusiasts from learning how to build one at CAFAM. What will they do with their tiny homes? And as Angelenos have passed measures to build more housing for the homeless, a group of architecture students is trying to speed up access to shelter -- with designs for temporary housing with "curb appeal."