In addition to a career in medicine, Dr. Neal Baer has been an executive producer of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and now “A Gifted Man,” both television shows set in New York City. A major challenge of his job is finding shoot locations in the city that fit the script. Here are a few things he’s learned during his career overseeing large-scale television productions in and around New York.
Over the course of his decades-long career on Madison Avenue, Amil Gargano worked with real-life ad men who made the fictional Don Draper look saintly. Gargano says that boozing and womanizing were commonplace, but ‘Mad Men’ fails to paint an honest picture of what really motivated himself and his partners.
Singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte reveals his favorite jazz club and one musician whom he’s excited to see perform.
At the end of any riveting performance, the audience demands an encore. Two of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s shows are in revival on Broadway, “Phantom of the Opera” celebrated its 25th anniversary with a run in London’s Royal Albert Hall and the film adaptation of “Love Never Dies,” set in turn-of-the-century Coney Island, hits theaters this month. Webber spoke to NYC-ARTS’ Paula Zahn about life at the top of the musical theater food chain.
Everyone knows New York has been the backdrop of tons of Oscar winning films. If you think you’re a real NYC cinephile, prove it with our trivia game.
Independent filmmaker and musician Melvin Van Peebles shares an experience on the streets of New York that inspired his song “Love, That’s America.” Forty years later, that song was co-opted by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The author of “The Darlings,” a new novel set during the financial collapse of 2008, talks about the inspiration she drew from her own life as an Upper East Sider and former analyst at Goldman Sachs.