Hollywood

January 26, 2015 - 3:10pm
Goenka’s new book offers a glimpse at the largest movie business of the world including its diversity and contemporary trends.

With indie cinema like Lunchbox, Titli and Liar’s Dice entering the Oscars for India this year, the Indian film industry is more than Bollywood. Tula Goenka’s new book, Not Just Bollywood: Indian Directors Speak, offers a rare glimpse of the largest movie business of the world, its sheer diversity and contemporary trends.

Goenka, a filmmaker and professor of film production, goes behind the scenes to paint the scene. She interviews 28 leading Indian directors to talk about films from the filmmaker’s point of view.

October 19, 2011 - 10:41am
SU alum Chris Provenzano finds success as a screenwriter in Hollywood.

As a writer for the first season of "Mad Men," it almost drove Chris Provenzano crazy.

"It was very, very intense," Provenzano said of working in the "Mad Men" writers' room. "(On the show) everyone is so terrible to everyone else ... and the demand was to pull the most terrible stories from your own life. I found it a hard place to spend most of my waking hours."

February 23, 2010 - 8:47pm
Writer and director of 'Black Dynamite' discusses the creative and racial challenges of the entertainment industry.

Scott Sanders, writer and director of the film Black Dynamite, came to Syracuse University on Tuesday to participate in a Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media with television, radio and film professor Richard Dubin. The free-flowing discussion, held in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse III, focused on the changes in the entertainment industry over the past two decades and on Sanders’s thoughts on opportunities for African-Americans in film.