Browse Articles by Patrick Graham

Opinion: Cui Bono – Who Benefits from the Variety/THR Takeover?

September 2020
Opinion: Cui Bono – Who Benefits from the Variety/THR Takeover?

Cui Bono is Latin for “Who Benefits?” It’s a question that needs to be asked whenever there is a major business deal, whether it’s in Hollywood or anywhere else. Who benefits when someone writes a multi-million or even billion dollar check to take over a potential competitor?  Who benefits from Walt Disney Pictures buying... »

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Opinion: Below the Line Questions Variety, Hollywood Reporter Merger

September 2020
Opinion: <em>Below the Line</em> Questions Variety, Hollywood Reporter Merger

One Industry Take on “Penske Merge-ageddon” Below the Line generally doesn’t cover the internal media business, but you may already know from yesterday’s announcement that the top two longest-running trades, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, are merging. The idea of two titans within the entertainment industry, bitter rivals for over 80 years, working together as... »

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Below the Line Production Listing App – BETA

June 2020
Below the Line Production Listing App – BETA

We decided on March 14th, the day after our industry came to a screeching halt to spend all our time building the long overdue App for Below the Line Production Listings. For those of you that don’t know it, I scoff at the notion there exists such an ill informed person but, go HERE (https://www.findfilmwork.com/browse-paper.php?guest=1)... »

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AES and SMPTE to Showcase Sound for Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

January 2019
AES and SMPTE to Showcase Sound for Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The Los Angeles Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) will host a joint meeting on January 31, 2019 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot in Culver City, California. This month they will be exploring sound production for Columbia Pictures... »

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Letter From The Publisher

December 2018
Letter From The Publisher

Subject Line: We’re back! Good Morning All, This is Below the Line’s first morning email in a while. It’s been a roller-coaster ride for us, but starting tomorrow, our popular morning newsletter will be back. Editorially, we’ve had some time to rethink both what we want to cover and how we want to deliver... »

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Patrizia von Brandenstein To Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

October 2015
Patrizia von Brandenstein To Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein will receive the Art Directors Guild's lifetime achievement award at the 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design awards on Jan. 31, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. »

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J.L. Fisher Open House and BBQ Mixer (Photo Gallery)

May 2015

J.L. Fisher held its 9th annual Open House and BBQ this weekend at the company’s Burbank facility. The free event featured informative seminars and gave camera crews the chance to meet and mingle in a relaxed environment. »

Posted in Camera, Events, Gear, News |

ADG Calls for Applicants for its Production Apprentice Training Program

March 2015

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE, Local 800) is calling for applicants for its third annual training program designed to develop and prepare new talent for the art and craft of production design. »

Posted in Art Direction, News, The Student Lens |

FotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music to Open TCM Classic Film Festival

March 2015
FotoKem’s Restoration of <em>The Sound of Music</em> to Open TCM Classic Film Festival

FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the 6th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s opening night film. »

Posted in Events, Film, News, Postproduction |

Woody Allen Conjures up Magic in the Moonlight

July 2014
Woody Allen Conjures up <em>Magic in the Moonlight</em>

Woody Allen has long had a fascination with magic and magicians. His latest film, Magic in the Moonlight, set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake and continues... »

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