Film and Movies en Waking Marshall Walker <p></p><p>Few college students expect to end up working with their professors, but one of TV’s leading ladies is now sharing the credits with her mentor – a professor of drama department at UVA.&nbsp;</p><p><a href=""><em>Waking Marshall Walker</em></a> is a short film about a man who owns a vineyard.&nbsp; His wife has died.&nbsp; He’s depressed, unable to remember things, and after several caregivers quit, his daughter is frustrated.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:44:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 19769 at Waking Marshall Walker Series is a House of Cards for State Funding Incentives <p></p><p>The production company behind the popular Netflix series House of Cards has delayed the start of a third season as it waits to see whether the state of Maryland will come up with incentive payments totaling $15 million.&nbsp;</p><p>The show had received $13 million a year in its first two seasons but threatened to leave if Maryland didn’t come up with another $2 million.&nbsp; The governor proposed taking money from non-profit arts organizations, but the legislature did not agree.&nbsp; Does that open a door for the state of Virginia or the District of Columbia?</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:27:18 +0000 Sandy Hausman 19962 at Series is a House of Cards for State Funding Incentives Hunger Games Catches Fire as Learning Tool <p>The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman means a new actor will have to take on his role in the third installment of “The Hunger Games.”</p><p>The series has ‘caught fire’ in more ways than one. An education professor says ‘The Hunger Games’ can become a powerful teaching tool in rural classrooms.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:53:22 +0000 Robbie Harris 16847 at Hunger Games Catches Fire as Learning Tool Eddie Mullins: Artisanal Filmmaker <p>Hollywood has always lured people with dreams of stardom or creative satisfaction behind the camera, but few Americans actually get there, and an even smaller number succeed.&nbsp;</p><p>Career counselors might advise starting young, doing entry-level jobs, but a Virginia man took a whole different path to his first feature film.</p><p></p><p><br />Growing up in Richmond, Eddie Mullins loved movies.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:55:04 +0000 Sandy Hausman 14354 at Eddie Mullins: Artisanal Filmmaker Captain Phillips Movie Hits Close to Home <p>The&nbsp; latest Tom Hanks film, <em>Captain Phillips</em>, opened last month – taking in $26 million in its first weekend at the box office.&nbsp; Here in Virginia, some people take a special interest in the tale of a U.S. cargo ship from Norfolk captured by pirates off the Somali Coast in 2009 – its captain held hostage.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:17:52 +0000 Sandy Hausman 12880 at Captain Phillips Movie Hits Close to Home