In Appreciation – Sally Menke

Sally Menke, who died on Monday, September 27th in Los Angeles at the age of 56, was one of the most respected film editors of the past 20 years. Working largely on Quentin Tarantino’s feature films, doing other projects in between, Menke crafted Tarantino’s complex narratives into cohesive, memorable, cultural touchstones. […]

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Sally Menke Passes Away at 56

Editor Sally Menke was found dead this morning in Beachwood Canyon. She was well-known for her work with director Quentin Tarantino on such films as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Jackie Brown and Inglourious Basterds. She was nominated for two Academy Awards – one for her work on Inglourious Basterds, (2009), and the other for Pulp Fiction, (1995).

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Beware Media Millennials

Though it might have been difficult to forecast as the 21st century dawned, in 2010, we are certainly already deep into a new era of media consumption, largely based on a new generation of Americans who have grown up with the notion of freely available media materials, courtesy of the internet.  These millennials, most of whom were born in the 1980s or later, have certainly gained a sense of entitlement, […]

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Raleigh Studios and Branam Enterprises Form Strategic Partnership

Raleigh Studios, the largest independent studio operator in the country, announced a strategic partnership with Branam Enterprises, home to one of the largest inventories of trussing and specialty flying systems in the world. As demand for trussing and motors in the film and television industry grows to fulfill ever increasing production requirements, it is essential for studio operations to offer top-quality rigging equipment, and Branam Enterprises offers that security. Branam […]

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Band Pro to Sell MARVIN in US and Europe

Band Pro Film & Digital has signed an exclusive sales agreement with MARVIN Technologies to sell MARVIN systems in the United States, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The system, which is already being used in the field on an 80-day shoot for the Dutch miniseries Lijn 32, automates the creation of backups, LTO tape masters, QuickTime proxies for offline editing and DVD dailies, all in a single step. At a fraction […]

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Digital Video Expo Announces Free Special Events and Sessions

Digital Video Expo will offer a full complement of free daily educational events open to all attendees. The event is expected to draw thousands of creative professionals to the Pasadena Convention Center, Sept. 28-30, for three days of intensive education, training, exhibitions and networking events. “We have an exciting special event program available to all of our attendees, covering everything from technology to business to creativity, along with first looks […]

Pat Tillman (left) and his brother Kevin from Amir Bar-Lev's The Tillman Story - Photo Credit: Donald Lee

Director Amir Bar-Lev on How The Tillman Story Came Together

The Tillman Story is a compelling new documentary from director Amir Bar-Lev that tries to unravel the tangled tale of how Pat Tillman, the pro football player who gave up a successful sports career to join the army after 9/11, died from fratricide in Afghanistan in 2004. Bar-Lev was faced with the job of integrating the multiple strands of the story into a nuanced but comprehensible and objective narrative, and then finding ways to visualize it. […]