March 27, 2015
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Colombia’s Up-and-Coming Film Industry

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Colombia’s Up-and-Coming Film Industry

Countries, like people, each have a reputation. Most of us are aware, though, that the things for which an entire nation-state becomes either famous or infamous are slow to change and quick to date, and that's why greater international cooperation and communication are such valuable products of technological advancement. As an international travel consultant,... »

Netflix Premieres 13-Episode Bloodline, A Steamy Cinematic Thriller

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Netflix Premieres 13-Episode <em>Bloodline</em>, A Steamy Cinematic Thriller

Bloodline, the latest scripted drama to take a big bow on Netflix, comes with an immaculate pedigree. A family saga-cum-thriller with an inventively complex and serpentine narrative, the show brings feature film actors Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and... »

More Blood in the Water as IATSE Fights to Organize Sharknado 3 Crew

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More Blood in the Water as IATSE Fights to Organize <em>Sharknado 3</em> Crew

The bitter battle between IATSE and the producers of Sharknado 3 over efforts to organize the 40-member crew of the latest installment of the schlocky hit series of films about flying sharks attacking U.S. cities got even more biting as last week drew to... »

Tom McCarthy Cobbles Together a Modern Magically Realistic Movie

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Tom McCarthy Cobbles Together a Modern Magically Realistic Movie

Based in New York, the independent film The Cobbler brings a taste of magical realism to modern-day Manhattan. Produced by Mary Jane Skalski and co-written and directed by Tom... »

Below-the-Line Craftsman Denny Tedesco Brings 1960s Studio Musicians to the Fore with The Wrecking Crew

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Below-the-Line Craftsman Denny Tedesco Brings 1960s Studio Musicians to the Fore with <em>The Wrecking Crew</em>

Though very few know their names, everyone knows their music. Named The Wrecking Crew, they include a horde of tightly-knit Los Angeles-based studio musicians from the 1960s who, in... »

The Surging Dollar Threatens a New Round of Runaway Production

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The Surging Dollar Threatens a New Round of Runaway Production

Over 100 government film offices from as far away as Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa and as nearby as Hungtington Beach gathered in Los Angeles last week for the... »

Teresa Ann Miller Helps White God Go to the Dogs

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Teresa Ann Miller Helps <em>White God</em> Go to the Dogs

Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó’s White God isn’t an easy film to watch. It tells the tale of 13-year-old Lili, who becomes separated from her dog, Hagen, as a consequence... »

Midnight Rider Director Randall Miller Pleads Guilty in Court Case Focused on Crew Safety

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<em>Midnight Rider</em> Director Randall Miller Pleads Guilty in Court Case Focused on Crew Safety

In a surprise development, Midnight Rider director Randall Miller yesterday changed his plea from not guilty to guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass. The timing was... »

In Memoriam: Pat McCarthy – Below the Line Staffer, Individualist, Friend

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In Memoriam: Pat McCarthy – <em>Below the Line</em> Staffer, Individualist, Friend

Patricia McCarthy, a former production coordinator, and the woman behind Below the Line’s authoritative Production Listings for many years, died March 5 in her Palm Springs home. She was... »

Location Managers for Wild and The Grand Budapest Hotel Win Top Film Prizes at LMGA Awards

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Location Managers for <em>Wild</em> and <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel </em>Win Top Film Prizes at LMGA Awards

Location managers for the motion pictures Wild and The Grand Budapest Hotel took top honors in the contemporary and period film categories, respectively, at the second annual Location Managers... »

Jeremy Whelehan Documents the Power of Live Theater

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Jeremy Whelehan Documents the Power of Live Theater

In NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage, documentary filmmaker Jeremy Whelehan followed a massive global touring production of Richard III starring Kevin Spacey, resulting in a feature-length... »

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... »

 
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