Browse Articles by Edward Douglas

The Future of Industry Trade Shows – Is There One?

November 2020
The Future of Industry Trade Shows – Is There One?

Last month NAB New York became the latest industry trade show to go virtual, basically moving panels and product demoes online into a glorified pre-taped Zoom meeting. This follows a year in which many of the bigger shows, including IBC Showcase, were cancelled or postponed, opting in favor of a similar digital experience. Very... »

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Over the Weekend 11/9/20: Alex Trebek R.I.P, Depp Exits Fantastic Beasts and More News

November 2020
Over the Weekend 11/9/20: Alex Trebek R.I.P, Depp Exits <em>Fantastic Beasts</em> and More News

The happy news that the country had elected its 46th President in former VP Joe Biden and first-ever woman Vice President of color in Kamala Harris was countered on Sunday morning  with the sad news that long-time Jeopardy host Alex Trebek had died after a nearly two-year fight against stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek had taped enough episodes to get the... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Television |

Mank Review

November 2020
<em>Mank</em> Review

You only have to watch the trailer for Mank, Director David Fincher‘s first movie since 2016’s Gone Girl, to realize it’s going to be a bonafide contender in many craft and technical races come 2021. That’s not just because it’s a period piece, or that Fincher uses the conceit of making his first black and white movie... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Film Releases, Reviews |

End of Week Production Notes 11/6/20: How Election Might Affect Georgia Production, Another COVID Shutdown and More

November 2020
End of Week Production Notes 11/6/20: How Election Might Affect Georgia Production, Another COVID Shutdown and More

While most of the country sits around, holding its breath for the results of the ongoing Presidential election, currently in it’s fourth day, the world of television and film production doesn’t have time to goof off, as everyone is trying to catch up due to the COVID pandemic or find new ways to work... »

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

Back to Work:  Traction Guest CEO Keith Metcalfe on Using Software to Track Comings and Goings from Set

November 2020
Back to Work:  Traction Guest CEO Keith Metcalfe on Using Software to Track Comings and Goings from Set

Over the past few months, Below the Line has been offering our readers some new ideas and technology for dealing with the new safety protocols necessary for making sure film and television production can safely reopen. Today, we’re looking at another way to keep your set safe and secure via software created by Traction... »

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Posted in Featured, Gear, News |

Filmmaker Spotlight: Remi Weekes on His House

November 2020
Filmmaker Spotlight: Remi Weekes on <em>His House</em>

2020 has been a great year for new talent to have their smaller films seen by much larger audiences, mainly because a lot of the studio films have been delayed or yanked or sent directly to streaming. In fact, streamer Netfix has certainly done its share of shining the spotlight on this new talent... »

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Posted in Director Series, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Over the Weekend 11/2/20: More Blumhouse Projects, Masterchef Production Resumes and More

November 2020
Over the Weekend 11/2/20: More Blumhouse Projects, <em>Masterchef</em> Production Resumes and More

Welcome back, and we hope that you all had a great weekend. It’s officially November, and the weekend before the United States Presidential election was considerably slower than usual. Producer David Rodriguez, whose credits include The Chi, Queen of the South and Dick Wolf‘s Chicago TV series, died last week at the age of 50 due to complications from a stroke.... »

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

End of Week Production Notes 10/30/20: Marvel’s Shang-Chi Wraps, Patrick Wilson Directs and More

October 2020
End of Week Production Notes 10/30/20: Marvel’s <em>Shang-Chi</em> Wraps, Patrick Wilson Directs and More

It’s Halloween weekend, and it’s been a relatively busy week in the world of television and film production, but that also means it’s the end of October, and there are only two months left to 2020 with no clear signs we may getting over the ongoing pandemic anytime soon. With that in mind, we’ll... »

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

Artist Profile: Composer Michael Giacchino Drops his Debut Album Travelogue Volume 1

October 2020
Artist Profile: Composer Michael Giacchino Drops his Debut Album <em>Travelogue Volume 1</em>

If you were to reflect upon the roster of amazing composers from the past twenty years, it wouldn’t take long to arrive at Composer Michael Giacchino, whose Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning music has provided him quite a fanbase outside the amazing movie franchises in which he’s played a key role. 2004 probably could... »

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Posted in Composers, Contender Portfolios, Featured, Film |

Artist Spotlight: Composers Elegant Too from Scare Me and Bob’s Burgers

October 2020
Artist Spotlight: Composers Elegant Too from <em>Scare Me</em> and <em>Bob’s Burgers</em>

There are many paths to the world of film and television scoring, but the duo known as “Elegant Too” – Chris Maxwell and Phil Hernandez – have established a name for themselves  with their quirky comedic music for shows like Bob’s Burgers and The Amy Schumer Show. They’ve also contributed to Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz... »

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Posted in Composers, Featured, Film, Interviews, Music, Television |

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