March 4, 2015
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BVE Expo: Watch Out for the Drones

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BVE Expo: Watch Out for the Drones

Given that the BSC Show at Pinewood a month or so back was so Alexa-heavy, one might reasonably have expected any big announcement ARRI intended to make to be made there, among the more expensive end of the film and TV market. In the end, though, they announced the miniaturized Alexa in time for... »

Director John Boorman Returns to his Youth with Queen And Country

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Director John Boorman Returns to his Youth with <em>Queen And Country</em>

When director John Boorman had achieved international success with a string of hits including Deliverance (1972), Zardoz (1974), Excalibur (1981) and The Emerald Forest (1985), he used his standing in the industry to finance a personal project – 1987’s Hope and Glory in which... »

Last Chance to Visit Hollywood Costume Exhibit

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Last Chance to Visit Hollywood Costume Exhibit

Costume designers don’t make clothes – they create characters. So suggested Deborah Nadoolman Landis, curator of the elaborate Hollywood Costume exhibition which is entering the final four days of its stay at the Wilshire May Company building in Los Angeles as part of a costume... »

Casting Directors Break Out

Casting Directors Break Out

When people enjoy a film they usually give credit to the great acting, an exciting script or a creative director, but behind every great film also resides a great... »

Makeup Symposium Showcases Nominees’ Techniques

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Makeup Symposium Showcases Nominees’ Techniques

From dozens of prominent 2014 films, seven contenders were being considered for best makeup academy awards this winter, eventually whittled down to the three projects finally nominated for an... »

Oscar’s Parallel Dimensions

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Oscar’s Parallel Dimensions

“Art doesn’t have those stiff, ideological borders that f--k the world so much,” said Birdman director and co-author Alejandro Iñárritu backstage at the Oscars, and while that quote wasn’t... »

Birdman and Boyhood Split Top Honors at Spirit Awards

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<em>Birdman</em> and <em>Boyhood</em> Split Top Honors at Spirit Awards

On the eve of the Academy Awards, the contest between Birdman and Boyhood continued at the Film Independent Spirit Awards held Saturday, Feb. 21 in a tent on the... »

Promotion Teams for The Interview and Jane the Virgin Take Top Honors at the ICG Publicists Awards

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Promotion Teams for <em>The Interview</em> and <em>Jane the Virgin</em> Take Top Honors at the ICG Publicists Awards

The beleaguered but intrepid publicity team for The Interview, the satirical movie about North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un that triggered the horrendous Sony Studios hack last year, won... »

Oscar Winners — Updating Live

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Oscar Winners — Updating Live

Tonight's Oscars are the most competitive in recent memory. Coming off an awards season where the various guild awards split in different directions in almost every category, there are... »

Argentine director Damián Szifrón’s Wild Tales Revels in Black Humor

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Argentine director Damián Szifrón’s <em>Wild Tales</em> Revels in Black Humor

Wild Tales, the uproariously funny Argentinian comedy-drama, nominated for this year’s best foreign film Oscar, resurrects the anthology format to tell six separate stories, brimming with black humor. Beyond... »

CDG Celebrates The Art of Costume Design

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CDG Celebrates The Art of Costume Design

On Tuesday evening, costume designers, the stars they dress and the directors they work for, came out to the Beverly Hilton for a magical night to celebrate the art... »

Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Honor Top Achievements of 2014

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Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Honor Top Achievements of 2014

Creating timeless screen characters is the goal of every makeup artist or hair stylist who picks up a dedicated tool and, for anywhere from a few minutes to several... »

 
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