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Filmmaker Mark Williams on the Challenges Making Honest Thief

October 14, 2020 | By
Filmmaker Mark Williams on the Challenges Making <em>Honest Thief</em>

In Honest Thief, an Open Road release opening in theaters on October 16, Liam Neeson plays Tom Carter, a bank robber trying to make amends. When Carter confesses his crimes to the FBI, it unleashes a desperate chase after $9 million with Carter the prime suspect in a murder. Set in Boston, the movie also... »

Artist Spotlight: The Haunting of Bly Manor Cinematographer James Kniest

October 13, 2020 | By
Artist Spotlight: <em>The Haunting of Bly Manor</em> Cinematographer James Kniest

When filmmaker Mike Flanagan needed a cinematographer for the last four episodes of his Netflix limited series, The Haunting of Bly Manor, he called upon Cinematographer James Kniest, who previously shot his Netflix film, Hush. The Haunting of Bly Manor is a new take on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, the classic... »

Over the Weekend 10/12/20: Young Sheldon Production Pauses, HBO Max Greenlights Another DC Series and More

October 12, 2020 | By
Over the Weekend 10/12/20: <em>Young Sheldon</em> Production Pauses, HBO Max Greenlights Another DC Series and More

A relatively quiet weekend was kicked off with the announcement of a new HBO Max series, a temporary pause on production on a popular television show and a few other tidbits. We’ll begin with the story about production halting on CBS‘ popular series, Young Sheldon, produced by Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. TV. The halt was just for one... »

Ray McIntyre Wrangled Myriad Visual Effects for Raised by Wolves

October 12, 2020 | By
Ray McIntyre Wrangled Myriad Visual Effects for <em>Raised by Wolves</em>

Although he supervised all the numerous visual effects on the HBO Max series Raised by Wolves, Ray McIntyre actually represented the third visual effects team to be on the show, which is produced by Ridley Scott’s company, Scott Free. After the first collection of craftspeople worked from January to May of 2019, a new group... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/9/20: Oscars Allow Drive-Ins, NYC Closures Won’t Affect Productions and More

October 9, 2020 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/9/20: Oscars Allow Drive-Ins, NYC Closures Won’t Affect Productions and More

In a sad week where many music lovers were mourning the death of legendary rock guitarist, Eddie Van Halen, there seemed to be an equal amount of good and bad news in terms of global film and TV production. Before we get to that news, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced that... »

Jurassic World: Dominion Shutters Production for Two Weeks

October 7, 2020 | By
<em>Jurassic World: Dominion</em> Shutters Production for Two Weeks

Universal Pictures‘ Jurassic World: Dominion was one of the first stunt tentpole movies to return to production in the UK in early July, creating a model that’s been recreated by so many other productions since then. Universal even bought out an entire hotel for cast and crew on the production to create an enclosed living environment.... »

Over the Weekend 10/5/20: Bond and Production Delays, Box Office Woes, and More

October 5, 2020 | By
Over the Weekend 10/5/20: Bond and Production Delays, Box Office Woes, and More

If you ignore everything that was going on with the President of the United States, it was a relatively quiet weekend, particularly the world of film and television production, as things seem to be back on track in many regions. Probably the biggest news on Friday was more on the theatrical and distribution side... »

Artist Spotlight: Weta Digital’s Anders Langlands on the VFX for Mulan

October 5, 2020 | By
Artist Spotlight: Weta Digital’s Anders Langlands on the VFX for <em>Mulan</em>

There’s a lot of reasons to be impressed by Disney’s recent live-action Mulan adaptation, directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider), but the visual effects used to create the medieval Chinese setting and make it so huge and epic, as well as to create some of the film’s magical elements, tend to be front and... »

End of Week Production Notes 10/2/20: Production Resumes, New Jenkins, Soderbergh Projects, a Borat Sequel Trailer and More!

October 2, 2020 | By
End of Week Production Notes 10/2/20: Production Resumes, New Jenkins, Soderbergh Projects, a <em>Borat</em> Sequel Trailer and More!

It was slightly calmer this week than last, although the news out of Vancouver that productions had to be shut down due to COVID test delays was more than a little bit alarming, especially considering my own report that COVID numbers were starting to spike in the British Columbia city. Fortunately, production resumed on Charmed, A... »

Filmmaker Spotlight: Darren Lynn Bousman on Death of Me

October 2, 2020 | By
Filmmaker Spotlight: Darren Lynn Bousman on <em>Death of Me</em>

Embarking on his new horror film, Death of Me, longtime genre director Darren Lynn Bousman knew that he would have to make significant changes to the fundamental settings and themes in the screenplay. “It was originally set in Haiti, and it was voodoo,” said Bousman. “There’s so many good movies based in voodoo—I... »

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