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Filmmaker Roundtable with the Directors of Welcome to the Blumhouse

October 23, 2020 | By
Filmmaker Roundtable with the Directors of <em>Welcome to the Blumhouse</em>

Over the past few weeks, Blumhouse Pictures and Amazon Prime Video have been releasing a series of horror-thrillers under the umbrella “Welcome to the Blumhouse,” featuring four relatively new filmmakers showing off their skills within a specific genre. Veena Sud’s The Lie reunites the director with Mireille Enos, the star of her AMC series... »

Roald Dahl’s The Witches Review

October 22, 2020 | By
<em>Roald Dahl’s The Witches</em> Review

Why another movie based on Roald Dahl’s The Witches — this one directed by Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis — might be of interest to crafts and crew would seem obvious, although it’s been so long since I’ve personally seen the 1990 version directed by Nicholas Roeg I wouldn’t even know where to begin if... »

Filmmaker Spotlight: Dawn Porter on The Way I See It and John Lewis: Good Trouble

October 21, 2020 | By
Filmmaker Spotlight: Dawn Porter on <em>The Way I See It</em> and <em>John Lewis: Good Trouble</em>

With only a few months left to the year, it’s fairly evident that while 2020 hasn’t produced nearly as many theatrical blockbusters as past years, it has been a pretty good year for documentaries. One filmmaker who has done quite well for herself despite the pandemic is Dawn Porter, who directed not one but... »

Composer Steven Price on Making Music for Over the Moon

October 21, 2020 | By
Composer Steven Price on Making Music for <em>Over the Moon</em>

A young girl sets off on a magical adventure in Over the Moon, an animated musical streaming on Netflix starting October 23. Directed by Academy Award-winning animator Glen Keane, the movie takes its inspiration from Chinese tales about Chang’e, an immortal moon goddess. “It’s like the Chinese version of Father Christmas,” according to Steven... »

Crafts Spotlight: Art Direction on the New Series The Right Stuff

October 19, 2020 | By
Crafts Spotlight: Art Direction on the New Series <em>The Right Stuff</em>

For Appian Way’s producer Jennifer Davisson, among the many properties offered to the company she and overall proprietor Leonardo DiCaprio were analyzing for production potential was pilot Chuck Yeager’s autobiography, with regards to adapting it into a feature film. While that project did not move forward into the development phase, another Appian Way executive... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/16/20: Days of Our Lives Pauses, Mad Max: Furiosa Gets Cast and More

October 16, 2020 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/16/20: <em>Days of Our Lives</em> Pauses, <em>Mad Max: Furiosa</em> Gets Cast and More

Things are starting to settle in the world of production as shows have been back in business, and there’s less weekly bad news about the way the COVID pandemic has been affecting production. That said, the NBC soap Days of Our Lives has suspended production for two weeks, according to Deadline, when one of the production team tested positive for... »

FilmLA 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic Slices Summer Production In Half

October 16, 2020 | By
FilmLA 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic Slices Summer Production In Half

As filming is beginning a slow return in Greater Los Angeles, a new FilmLA report released this week reveals the enduring effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s film, television and commercial production industry. Updated data from FilmLA indicates that filming in area communities declined by 54.5 percent year-over-year to just 4,199 Shoot... »

Rising Sun Pictures & UniSA Team to Train Australia’s Film Industry Workforce

October 14, 2020 | By
Rising Sun Pictures & UniSA Team to Train Australia’s Film Industry Workforce

A favorable climate, expanding support services and government incentives are bringing more international film and television productions to South Australia, and with them come lots of industry job opportunities. Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) and the University of South Australia (UniSA) are working together to ensure more of those jobs to go to home-grown talent.... »

NAB Show New York Panel Explores Light and Sound for She Dies Tomorrow

October 14, 2020 | By
NAB Show New York Panel Explores Light and Sound for <em>She Dies Tomorrow</em>

One of the featured panels of note at this year’s virtual NAB Show New York, which begins on Monday, October 19 and runs through October 29, is called, How “She Dies Tomorrow” Lives. It will explore how the light and sound finishing techniques used in Amy Seimetz‘s indie thriller She Dies Tomorrow helped to create the film’s horror aesthetic. This panel... »

The Production Design on Raised by Wolves

October 14, 2020 | By
The Production Design on <em>Raised by Wolves</em>

In the spring of 2019, Production Designer Chris Seagers and Director Ridley Scott were embroiled in a film project when Scott asked Seagers to initiate the design on the futuristic science-fiction project Raised by Wolves, which Scott was executive producing through his Scott Free production company. “We segued straight onto that,” Seagers said of... »

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