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Marybeth Sprows :
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Marybeth Sprows is director of creative development at Paulist Productions in Los Angeles, California. Marybeth has worked in scripted television since 1999, working on shows such as 7th Heaven, Felicity, Alias, and Lost. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and Hollywood Radio and Television Society.
February 5th, 2013
Bipolar disorder, depression, obsession, loss and isolation — not topics that you would think add up to an Oscar-nominated love story. But Silver Linings Playbook shines a light into the dark corners of life that we often try to ignore and balances them with touching moments of connection and healing. Not to mention healthy doses of football and dancing. David O. Russell, the film’s writer and director, uses humor and empathy to draw attention to serious issues in a story about a flawed man who transforms his life with the help of love and family. When we meet Pat Solitano, played by Bradley Cooper, he has had a rough year. He spent eight months in a mental institution being treated for bipolar disorder. His…
January 23rd, 2013
Warning: This article contains some spoilers about the movie. It’s the perfect Hollywood plot: “the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.” You couldn’t ask for a more sinister villain — Osama bin Laden, the man responsible for history’s worst terrorist attack on the American people. And even before its release, controversy surrounded the film. Does the movie take a pro-torture stance? (Director Kathryn Bigelow responded to these accusations for the first time this week.) Did the filmmakers have access to classified materials during their research of the film? Is it a docu-drama or a work of fiction? Hollywood loves this type of publicity because it…
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