November 23, 2014
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Contender – Visual Effects Artist Eric Durst, Snowpiercer

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Contender – Visual Effects Artist Eric Durst, <em>Snowpiercer</em>

Like the titular train from the 40-year-old French graphic novel on which it’s based, Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer zipped across the globe and arrived in American theaters this past summer. The film offered a dystopian sci-fi spectacle unique both for both studio-scale visuals in an independent release, and the sharp social critique set... »

Tommy Lee Jones’ Quest for Originality in The Homesman

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Tommy Lee Jones’ Quest for Originality in <em>The Homesman</em>

Set against the sparse, austere backdrop of 1850s Nebraska, The Homesman tells the story of strong-willed homesteader Mary Bee Cuddy (Hillary Swank) and George Briggs, the low-life-schemer (Tommy Lee Jones) who she employs to help her transport back to “civilization” three women driven insane... »

Civil Suit Settlement Reached in Death of Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

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Civil Suit Settlement Reached in Death of Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

“We are all Sarah Jones” and “Never Forget. Never Again” were the rallying cries earlier this year at a tribute held by local IATSE guilds for the crew member killed on a location shoot in Georgia. Yesterday the parents of Sarah Elizabeth Jones, the... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents: Whiplash

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents: <em>Whiplash</em>

The Below The Line Screening Series presented Whiplash, a Sony Pictures Classics film, at Harmony Gold Wednesday November 19. A full house welcomed the film's director Damien Chazelle, cinematographer... »

Contender – Costume Designer Steven Noble, The Theory of Everything

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Contender – Costume Designer Steven Noble, <em>The Theory of Everything</em>

Sometimes the perfect costumes are especially crucial to creating believable character and this is the case in James Marsh's The Theory of Everything, which explores the relationship between physicist... »

Whiplash Director Damien Chazelle Shows He’s a Different Drummer

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<em>Whiplash</em> Director Damien Chazelle Shows He’s a Different Drummer

Whiplash, a low-budget sophomore effort by 29-year-old director Damien Chazelle, who also wrote the screenplay, has emerged as the dark-horse darling of this year’s movie awards season. The building... »

Director Des Doyle Shares His Lifelong Passion for U.S. TV in Showrunners

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Director Des Doyle Shares His Lifelong Passion for U.S. TV in <em>Showrunners</em>

Dublin-born cinematographer, Des Doyle, makes his directing debut with Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show, a documentary feature that explores the inner workings of the American television... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents The Homesman

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents <em>The Homesman</em>

Below The Line Screening Series hosted a presentation of The Homesman at Arclight Cinemas, Hollywood, Nov. 10. The film's writer, director and star Tommy Lee Jones, as well... »

2014 HPA Awards Honor Excellence in Postproduction

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2014 HPA Awards Honor Excellence in Postproduction

The 9th Annual HPA Awards were presented at a gala evening at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles Thursday, recognizing the creative achievements of individuals and companies, as... »

The Nolan Brothers Discuss the Making of Interstellar

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The Nolan Brothers Discuss the Making of <em>Interstellar</em>

Set in a post-apocalyptic future earth in which the planet’s ecosystem is failing, warranting deep space exploration, director Christopher Nolan’s ninth feature film, the science-fiction epic Interstellar positions science... »

Transparent Showrunner Jill Soloway Delivers Keynote at Film Independent Film Forum

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<em>Transparent</em> Showrunner Jill Soloway Delivers Keynote at Film Independent Film Forum

The filmmaker keynote speaker for the 10th Annual Film Independent Forum was writer/director Jill Soloway (Transparent, Afternoon Delight) who shared “horrible, ugly truths” about her experiences as a television... »

Longtime Artist Sees the Culmination of Four Decades of Comics

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Longtime Artist Sees the Culmination of Four Decades of Comics

In the new five-film Garfield Holiday Collection home video set, artist Jim Davis finds his Garfield creation, originally a comic strip, presented in three separate holiday special films plus... »

 
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