September 21, 2014
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Director Scott Frank Walks Among New York’s Boroughs to Scout Film

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Director Scott Frank Walks Among New York’s Boroughs to Scout Film

Longtime screenwriter Scott Frank had directed one previous film, The Lookout, when he came aboard his new film, A Walk Among the Tombstones. However, one aspect of making the film would precede all others, including adapting Lawrence Block‘s book into a screenplay. “Before I wrote a word,” Frank said, “I spent a week in... »

Claudia Meyers Examines the Struggles of Returning Veterans in Fort Bliss

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Claudia Meyers Examines the Struggles of Returning Veterans in <em>Fort Bliss</em>

With her five years of experience making documentary films for the military, writer-director Claudia Meyers was uniquely qualified to tell the story of decorated medic, Maggie Swann (Michelle Monaghan), and her attempts to balance the competing responsibilities of family and career. Following her struggles... »

Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Car Chases Soar in Drive Hard

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Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Car Chases Soar in <em>Drive Hard</em>

For nearly 100 years, directors have been attempting to shoot visually attractive automobile scenes, both chases and dialogue and all iterations in between, with new and different approaches so to distinguish such scenes from all which came beforehand. Mounting cameras inside cars, on the... »

John Erick Dowdle Explores an Underground Netherworld in As Above, So Below

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John Erick Dowdle Explores an Underground Netherworld in <em>As Above, So Below</em>

With such claustrophobic horror films as Quarantine and Devil to his credits, director John Erick Dowdle had much to live up to in staging his next film. But he... »

Crew of Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset Walk off the Job

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Crew of Bravo’s <em>Shahs of Sunset</em> Walk off the Job

Crew members of Shahs of Sunset, produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions for the Bravo Network, shut down postproduction work on the upcoming fourth season of the series yesterday, demanding... »

Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s Rebuilding the World Trade Center to HISTORY

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Technicolor–PostWorks Helps Bring Marcus Robinson’s <em>Rebuilding the World Trade Center</em> to HISTORY

Rebuilding the World Trade Center, Irish artist and filmmaker Marcus Robinson's remarkable documentary about the reconstruction of the New York City landmark, will premiere tonight on HISTORY. More than... »

Immersive Sound: From Production to Playback

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Immersive Sound: From Production to Playback

The Sony Studios lot hosted a series of panels put together by MIX magazine and featuring top audio professionals from both the Cinema Audio Society and Motion Picture Sound... »

David Jung Directs The Possession of Michael King

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David Jung Directs <em>The Possession of Michael King</em>

With elements of other found-footage horror movies including Paranormal Activity and “prove it” films which challenge the supernatural such as Room 1408, The Possession of Michael King presents director... »

Deborah Calla, PGA, and Kimberly Myers, WGA, Push Guild Diversity

Deborah Calla, PGA, and Kimberly Myers, WGA, Push Guild Diversity

Since the demise of the studio system in the 1950s and 1960s, and an entire industry going freelance, diversity in gender, race and ethnicity has crept into the film... »

California Tax Incentive Bill Clears Final Hurdle

August 2014 | By
California Tax Incentive Bill Clears Final Hurdle

California Governor Jerry Brown has reached a deal with state Assembly and Senate leaders to pass AB 1839 – the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act,... »

The Television Academy Presents the 66th Emmy Awards

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The Television Academy Presents the 66th Emmy Awards

Seth Meyers hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony last night at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Statuettes were presented in 26 categories and the event... »

Winners Share the Wealth at Creative Arts Emmys

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Winners Share the Wealth at Creative Arts Emmys

Awards handed out at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys held Saturday at the Nokia Theatre LALIVE in downtown Los Angeles were sprinkled across a broad spectrum of shows, with... »

 
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