Film Spotlight: Settlers Director Wyatt Rockefeller on Putting Life on Mars

Director Wyatt Rockefeller makes his feature film directorial debut with Settlers, a sci-fi thriller that was recently released by IFC Midnight after playing at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.  Despite being science fiction and actually taking place on a terraformed Mars, it’s a quieter character drama that stars Brooklyn Prince (The Florida Project) as young Remmy, who is living in a remote area of a habitable Mars with her mother […]


Director Kate Herron Reveals Secrets of the Loki Universe (Spoilers Ahead!!)

Creator Michael Waldron has surpassed expectations with Loki, the 3rd original Marvel Studios series on Disney +.  The series picks up after Loki (Tom Hiddleston) mysteriously disappears with the Tesseract in 2012 during his engagement with the Avengers. He crashes in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia where he is tracked by the Minutemen (AKA variant hunters) and taken into custody to the Time Variance Authority (TVA). In the TVA, Loki meets […]

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Review: Jungle Cruise is Fantastical Disney Action-Adventure at Its Finest

Many critics who will write about Disney’s latest theme park ride turned picture, Jungle Cruise, will inevitably compare it to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, either for better or worse. That might be fair, only because Jungle Cruise derives itself from a Disneyland theme park ride, but like Pirates, it also eventually transcends its theme park source material.  Instead of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow, we have two equally […]

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American Cinema Editors Announces Date/Venue for 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced today that the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, recognizing outstanding editing in film and television, will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The event will be held at the brand-new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. ACE is planning an in-person, black-tie affair adhering to all COVID safety protocols.  The 71st Annual ACE Eddie Awards took place in a virtual ceremony due […]


ARRI Announces Hi-5, Its Fifth-Generation Intelligent Hand Unit

ARRI has announced the new ARRI Hi-5 is the most sophisticated hand unit on the market, providing reliable wireless camera and lens control in demanding situations on set. Weatherproof and solidly built, it features an exceptional radio link range and unique, swappable radio modules for different territories and shooting challenges.  Replacing ARRI’s previous top-end hand unit, the WCU-4, and representing a significant step forward, the new Hi-5 is central to the […]


Carstage Offers First LED Vehicle Process Stage in Long Island City, New York

Carstage has announced the first state-of-the-art purpose-built LED vehicle process stage in Long Island City, New York. The permanent virtual environment facility is fully equipped with expansive movable LED walls and proprietary technology allowing clients to produce live, fully composed sequences through their own cameras—with ease, on the spot. The turnkey operation provides all the technology and service that a project requires— delivering fully composed content as it is being filmed. Available […]

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Douglas Russell Joins TVU Networks as Northwest Regional Accounts Manager

TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, announced today that Douglas Russell has joined the company as the Northwest Regional Accounts Manager, North America Sales. Based in Seattle, Russell comes to TVU Networks from a varied audio/visual background, including senior-level engineering positions at Amazon Prime Sports and Keycode Media and field engineer at Raytheon. While at Keycode Media, he worked his way up to […]

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Production Designer Edward Thomas on Creating Escape Room‘s Deadly Rooms

Tournament of Champions continues the story from the original movie with Zoey and Ben, the characters played by Taylor Russell and Logan Miller, travelling to New York to find the Minos Corporation and being pulled back into their deadly games, along with a new group of players who survived previous escape rooms. Their new adventure begins in a New York City subway car that isn’t what it seems, and the […]


Review: Dev Patel Dazzles in Entrancing The Green Knight

The young boy who sat in the contestant’s chair long ago in Slumdog Millionaire has sure come a long way. For his latest adventure, Dev Patel stars as Sir Gawain in David Lowery’s The Green Knight. This time around, Patel faces a potentially far more dangerous rival across the table, than that which he faced in the 2008 Oscar-winning film. Patel is more than up to the challenge.  Maybe it […]


Over the Weekend 7/26/21: Jackie Mason Dies, Michael Jordan Developing Val-Zod Project for HBO Max, And More News

Happy Monday, and we hope everyone had a good weekend! If nothing else, it’s nice to see that there were no more production shutdowns due to COVID over the weekend to report, although things are still looking like we’ll be getting a third or fourth wave in the pandemic, depending on how you count those waves. In fact, most of the weekend news was coming from out of Tokyo where […]