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The Filmmakers Behind DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age

November 2020
The Filmmakers Behind DreamWorks Animation’s <em>The Croods: A New Age</em>

Things have been relatively quiet for DreamWorks Animation (DWA) in recent years, as it adapted to its post-Jeffrey Katzenberg status under new owner Universal Pictures. Last year, it released the conclusion of its popular trilogy, How to Train Your Dragon: The New World, which became a decent global hit, though its follow-up Abominable –... »

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Posted in Animation, Crafts, Featured, Film |

Director Series: Steve McQueen Talks About Crafting History in His Small Axe Anthology

November 2020
Director Series: Steve McQueen Talks About Crafting History in His <em>Small Axe Anthology</em>

Throughout the ‘90s and early Aughts, filmmaker Steve McQueen was mostly known on the art scene for his short films and art installations. He had a huge breakout in 2008 when his debut feature Hunger debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. Starring McQueen’s frequent collaborator Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands, the film dealt with... »

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Posted in Columns, Director Series, Featured, Film, Interviews, Television |

Doc Spotlight: An Exclusive Clip from Alex Winter’s Zappa

November 2020
Doc Spotlight: An Exclusive Clip from Alex Winter’s <em>Zappa</em>

People all over the world might be familiar with the late Frank Zappa‘s more renowned novelty songs like Valley Girl and Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow, though how many people are aware of Zappa’s forays into orchestral music, or the fact that he started out as a young filmmaker even before working in his first recording studio? The new... »

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Posted in Animation, Crafts, Featured, Film |

Over the Weekend 11/23/20: Black Panther 2 Sets Production Date, Stranger Things Casting and More News

November 2020
Over the Weekend 11/23/20: <em>Black Panther 2</em> Sets Production Date, <em>Stranger Things</em> Casting and More News

Welcome back, and we hope everyone had a great weekend! We don’t know about you, our readers, but here at Below the Line, we’ll be thankful on Thursday that production has resumed with strict COVID protocols despite the number COVID infections going up and up everywhere in the United States and abroad as things... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Over the Weekend, Television |

End of the Week Production Notes 11/20/20: Bold and Beautiful Covid Scare, Scream Wraps and More News

November 2020
End of the Week Production Notes 11/20/20: <em>Bold and Beautiful</em> Covid Scare, <em>Scream</em> Wraps and More News

Next week is Thanksgiving, so this will likely be the last End of Week Production Notes for November as Hollywood tends to shut down, although I’m guessing some productions will just keep going through the December holidays to make up for any lost time. This week’s COVID production issue comes from the world of daytime... »

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Posted in End of Week Production Notes, Featured, Film, News, Television |

Back to Work: Ric Roman Waugh Tests Production Waters in Saudi Arabia

November 2020
Back to Work: Ric Roman Waugh Tests Production Waters in Saudi Arabia

It’s been a minute since we’ve updated Below the Line’s ongoing attempt to help get production and post back in gear, even as we continue speaking with working filmmakers and craft people about how they’ve been able to manage under COVID-19 protocols. Recently, Below the Line spoke to Director Ric Roman Waugh (Angel Has... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Interviews, News, Postproduction |

Filmmaker Spotlight: Run Director Aneesh Chaganty

November 2020
Filmmaker Spotlight: <em>Run</em> Director Aneesh Chaganty

When Aneesh Chaganty’s debut feature Searching premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, it immediately showed a bright new talent to the world of cinematic thrillers. Chaganty’s new movie Run is a two-handed thriller starring Emmy winner Sarah Paulson and newcomer Kiera Allen as an overprotective mother and her daughter Chloe, the latter... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Interviews |

Over the Weekend 11/16/20: Bosch Delays, Netflix Series Renewal and More Production News

November 2020
Over the Weekend 11/16/20: <em>Bosch</em> Delays, Netflix Series Renewal and More Production News

  We hope everyone had a good weekend. Sadly, we have to start this week’s “Over the Weekend” with more sad news about production delays due to COVID, as the seventh and final season of Amazon Studio‘s Bosch has shut down production for a week due to a positive COVID test, according to Deadline. The shutdown on... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Over the Weekend, Television |

Doc Showcase: Oliver Murray’s Ronnie’s Explores Legendary Musician and Iconic Club

November 2020
Doc Showcase: Oliver Murray’s <em>Ronnie’s</em> Explores Legendary Musician and Iconic Club

There have been many fantastic documentaries showcasing legendary musicians and venues. Oliver Murray’s Ronnie’s – now playing at DOC-NYC – manages to do both, as it profiles the London club Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, as well as the tenor saxophone-playing jazzman that founded the iconic venue. Ronnie’s finds a way to balance... »

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End of the Week Production Notes 11/13/20: Reagan Production Resumes, Schwarzenegger Teams with Netflix and More News

November 2020
End of the Week Production Notes 11/13/20: <em>Reagan</em> Production Resumes, Schwarzenegger Teams with Netflix and More News

It’s been another week where production and project greenlights seem to be picking up even while the country otherwise seems to be shutting down with new restrictions and policies put in place as COVID-19 cases continue to increase.  As of now, there are only two major studio theatrical releases still on the schedule for 2020: Universal/DreamWorks... »

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