July 29, 2017
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Writer/Director Robin Swicord Adapts Wakefield & Adapts with the Actors

Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Writer/Director Robin Swicord Adapts <em>Wakefield</em> & Adapts with the Actors

Robin Swicord is most known for her works as the writer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Jane Austen Book Club, Memoirs of a Geisha, Matilda, and Little Women. Swicord most recently wrote and directed the feature film Wakefield, an adaptation of E.L. Doctorow‘s short story starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. The... »

Creating Superhero Costumes, Judianna Makovsky on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Creating Superhero Costumes, Judianna Makovsky on <em>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</em>

From the set of the next Avengers film, costume designer Judianna Makovsky spoke of working in the world of Marvel Studios’ superheroes, with her previous project, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, now in theaters. “If you don’t want to just do contemporary, make fun costumes, and learn all of the new techniques, this... »

Chapman/Leonard New Product Showcase Presents the Best in Movie/TV Equipment

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Chapman/Leonard New Product Showcase Presents the Best in Movie/TV Equipment

Now in business 72 years, Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment (a merger between separate companies called Chapman and Leonard in 1965) touts that their gear will assist in “getting the shot you desire,” a goal which was on display at their May 7 new product showcase designed for professionals and aspiring filmmakers alike, all of whom... »

NAB 2017, Part 2: Elephants in the Room

Thursday, May 4, 2017
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NAB 2017, Part 2: Elephants in the Room

One can think of last week’s NAB as simply one of the largest conventions in Vegas — along with the not-unrelated CES. CES, in January, is a gathering to show what kinds of screens consumers will desire, or be led to desire, to both hold and let themselves be beheld. NAB then, is the... »

Guest Article, George Sells of MANDT VR: Why VR is Made for News and Few Know it Yet

Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Found in: Featured, Industry Sector, New Media, News
Guest Article, George Sells of MANDT VR: Why VR is Made for News and Few Know it Yet

“Hi. I’m George Sells with MANDT VR News, and we’d like to cover your story.” “MANDT what?” “VR news.” “Never heard of it.” “We are producing news coverage in the virtual reality/360 format. We are among the top volume content producers of VR news content in the country.” “Virtual what?” If you are a... »

Executive Producer Christina Ricci, Z: The Beginning of Everything

Executive Producer Christina Ricci, <em>Z: The Beginning of Everything</em>

Executive producer and leading actress, Christina Ricci liked the book, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, so much, that she asked about the rights to filming the property. Written by Theresa Anne Fowler, the novel fictionalizes the life and times of the iconic American writer, dancer and socialite, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Like many of... »

SyFy’s The Magicians

SyFy’s <em>The Magicians</em>

*Research and written contributions by Kevin Adams, Jenna Amico, Eric Bedwell, Patrick Clayton, Shoshana Goodman, Faye Ignoffo, Mya Jones, Carly Pepper, Danielle Peterson, and Lisa Stemmons* Though their SyFy series is now in its second robust season, the co-creators of The Magicians, executive producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara, had humble beginnings; the story... »

Below The Line‘s Summer Movie Preview

Saturday, April 29, 2017
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<em>Below The Line</em>‘s Summer Movie Preview

It can be easy to let yourself get wrapped up in the big summer blockbusters about interstellar battles and super heroics, but lets not forget some of the smaller movies that will be coming out in the follow months. Below The Line has compiled a small list, a fraction really, of some of the films heading... »

NAB 2017, Part 1: Chimera-ing in the Desert Heat

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Found in: Camera, Community, Crafts, Events, Featured, Gear, News
NAB 2017, Part 1: Chimera-ing in the Desert Heat

Distances can be deceiving in the lights of Vegas; you might think you’re going to take a quick walk to the resort hotel next door, only to find it’s a half mile away, especially once you factor in all the twists and turns of the walkways along the Strip, deliberately careening into hotel lobbies,... »

Gregory Plotkin, Editor of Get Out

Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Gregory Plotkin, Editor of <em>Get Out</em>

Why does the word “horror” movie have a stigma attached to it and what is truly scary in the modern age? Is the horror genre classified as subpar because the movies were originally low budget and could be made quickly, under the aegis of the prolific, but largely unsung Roger Corman, who gave Francis... »

Born in China Captures Rarely Seen Animals in Native Habitat

Friday, April 21, 2017
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<em>Born in China</em> Captures Rarely Seen Animals in Native Habitat

For director Lu Chuan and producer Roy Conli, the Disneynature feature Born in China represents an enormous amount of preparation and production, with multiple crews enduring the harsh environment of western China to photograph rarely seen wildlife. Following the stories of three separate animal families, the film intercuts among a panda bear mother as... »

MPEG Awards Lillian E. Benson Fellowship and Service Award

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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MPEG Awards Lillian E. Benson Fellowship and Service Award

On Saturday night the Motion Picture Editors Guild awarded their Fellowship and Service Award to Lillian E. Benson, who is the first African-American female member of the American Cinema Editors, an honorary editing society, and a member of their board of directors at a gala dinner event at the Sheraton Universal Hotel that illustrated... »

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