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Filmmaker Alexandre O. Phillipe Remembers Alien for Its 40th Anniversary

December 6, 2019 | By
Filmmaker Alexandre O. Phillipe Remembers Alien for Its 40th Anniversary

In his feature-length documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien, director Alexandre O. Phillipe examines the early formation of the beloved 1979 sci-fi classic Alien on the occasion of the film’s 40th anniversary. However, at the outset, Phillipe wanted to relegate his film to one specific unforgettable moment in Alien. “Initially, it was a desire... »

The Surreal Sound in US

December 3, 2019 | By
The Surreal Sound in <em>US</em>

After the acclaimed hit Get Out, writer/director Jordan Peele followed up with yet another horror/thriller masterpiece in US. US follows Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) as she experienced a horrific traumatic incident at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as a young girl. Years later, she has returned to the beachfront house accompanied by her husband,... »

Contender Documentary Jim Allison: Breakthrough

December 2, 2019 | By
Contender Documentary <em>Jim Allison: Breakthrough</em>

In the new documentary, Jim Allison: Breakthrough, director Bill Haney takes us into the world of a multi-faceted renegade of a man who has unexpectedly set new standards in cancer treatment. “I had known of Jim’s work for some time,” said director Haney of the 70-year-old Texan who has relocated several times as his... »

2019 Prime Time Softball League Playoffs

December 1, 2019 | By
2019 Prime Time Softball League Playoffs

The Prime Time Softball League (PTSL) will begin the playoffs for its 32nd season on December 7, 2019. Twelve coed teams made up from Television shows cast, crew staff and their immediate family will compete in the playoffs which lasts four weeks until a champion is crowned. The 12 teams competing include Modern Family,... »

Midge Costin Makes Waves with New Film about Cinematic Sound

November 23, 2019 | By
Midge Costin Makes Waves with New Film about Cinematic Sound

When Midge Costin was a student at the USC film school, she had no idea that she would not only fashion a career in post-production audio for films, but she would also create the definitive documentary about the subject — Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, now in limited release. “How do I... »

ASC Headlines Sold Out NYC Cinematography Event

November 20, 2019 | By
ASC Headlines Sold Out NYC Cinematography Event

Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography Summit” on November 14th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  Three panels featuring award-winning cinematographers discussed their craft, followed by a lively networking party attended by the New York film production... »

FilmLA: 2019 Television Report

October 26, 2019 | By
FilmLA: 2019 Television Report

Prepared by its research division, FilmLA has released a new report that offers an overview of the current production landscape for U.S. based television series and TV projects. The report also assesses some of the trends shaping series production across broadcast, cable and digital networks. During the 2018-19 development cycle, a total of 465... »

FilmLA: On-Location Production Falls In Third Quarter

October 25, 2019 | By
FilmLA: On-Location Production Falls In Third Quarter

According to new data recently published by FilmLA, the overall on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles has declined 5.2 percent from July through September. A total of 9,226 Shoot Days (SD) were logged during that period. While the third quarter of 2018 saw local filming attain near-record highs, the same period this year delivered... »

Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude Wield Magic in New Documentary

October 16, 2019 | By
Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude Wield Magic in New Documentary

Concerning a little-known offshoot of Apple Computer, the new documentary General Magic chronicles the rise and fall of the same named company which, in the late-1980s and early-1990s, was on the cutting edge of new technologies which are now commonplace 30 years onward. Co-directed by Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude, General Magic explores the... »

Sam Dunn Conjures ZZ Top’s Secret History

October 15, 2019 | By
Sam Dunn Conjures ZZ Top’s Secret History

In the 15 years since Sam Dunn and his Banger Films production company created their first film, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Dunn and his team have realized a horde of definitive music documentaries. Their latest, ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas, unearths the largely unknown story about rock band ZZ Top, who,... »

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