Coleman ready for Unfinished Business

These days, Ross Coleman spends a vast majority of his waking hours chasing after his 2-year-old son Crece and chauffeuring his 5- and 7-year-old sons – Cruse Lee and Cooper Teague – from T-ball to baseball and basketball to pee wee football.

There are also junior rodeos on the weekends.

It’s a full schedule for Coleman, 36, and his wife Amy.

“They are nonstop wide open,” said Coleman, who admitted life is a lot more mentally and physically demanding than before he retired from the PBR midseason in 2011. Continue reading “Coleman ready for Unfinished Business”

Nashville Film Fest helps female filmmakers find audience

When it comes to the gender gap in filmmaking, the numbers speak for themselves.

According to the New York Film Academy, only 9 percent of all film directors are women, while a recent study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University indicated that between 2012 and 2014, the number actually fell to 7 percent.

Only four women — Lina Wertmuller (“Seven Beauties,” 1976); Jane Campion (“The Piano,” 1993); Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” 2003); and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, 2009) — have ever been nominated for best director. Bigelow is the lone woman to have won a directing Oscar. Continue reading “Nashville Film Fest helps female filmmakers find audience”

Steve Berry to talk history, Cotton Malone in TN visit

Steve Berry has made a career out of writing about what he loves.

The Georgia native has made the topic of history a central theme in 14 novels — namely the 10 featuring Cotton Malone, including the newly released “The Patriot Threat” — that have collectively sold more than 19 million copies in 51 countries around the world.

Berry, who was a trial lawyer for 30 years before trying his hand at novel writing, described Malone as an ordinary guy capable of extraordinary things when called upon. Continue reading “Steve Berry to talk history, Cotton Malone in TN visit”

The beauty of curiosity

The appeal of A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life ultimately has as much to with who Brian Grazer isn’t as with who he is.

Grazer isn’t a psychologist or a scholar, and he never formally studied curiosity. He’s an Academy Award-winning movie and television producer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, “24,” “Empire”) and a first-time author who spent the past two years trying to personally define his own curiosity. Continue reading “The beauty of curiosity”