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Over the Weekend 2/22/21: Industry Pleas to Senate for Pandemic Insurance/Relief and More News

February 2021
Over the Weekend 2/22/21: Industry Pleas to Senate for Pandemic Insurance/Relief and More News

Hopefully, everyone had a good weekend and are girding their loins for the upcoming awards season. It’s already been going on for the last month, but it will really kick into overdrive with the awarding of the Golden Globes on Sunday night. More on that below… Those in production who have been struck the... »

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End of Week Production Notes 2/19/21: Change in MI:8 Plans, NCIS: New Orleans Ends, and More News

February 2021
End of Week Production Notes 2/19/21: Change in MI:8 Plans, <em>NCIS: New Orleans</em> Ends, and More News

Another week has flown by as if it never happened — sadly, a lot of the country was covered in snow with no electricity this week, but at least we’ve landed a probe on Mars to see if maybe life would be warmer there. We’re heading into a weekend with the only wide release being Chloé... »

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CINEMATOGRAPHY WEEK: Sean Bobbitt, BSC, on Shooting Judas and the Black Messiah

February 2021
CINEMATOGRAPHY WEEK: Sean Bobbitt, BSC, on Shooting <em>Judas and the Black Messiah</em>

Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah is about Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton, as played by Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), and how he was hounded and plagued by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI in the late ’60s. It got to the point where Federal Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) coerced two-bit criminal Bill O’Neil... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Artist Spotlight: Mank Production Designer Donald Graham Burt

February 2021
Artist Spotlight: <em>Mank</em> Production Designer Donald Graham Burt

Continuing Below the Line’s look at the crafts behind David Fincher’s Mank, we spoke to Production Designer Donald Graham Burt, his sixth go-round with Fincher after the first worked together on 2007’s Zodiac. A year later, Burt would win the Oscar for Production Design for his work on Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Writers Guild Announces Nominees for 2020 WGA Awards in Film

February 2021
Writers Guild Announces Nominees for 2020 WGA Awards in Film

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced the film nominees for its 73rd Annual WGA Awards, having already announced its television, radio and new media nominations two weeks ago. The awards for both film and television categories will be handed out on March 21 with voting beginning in three days. The Writers Guild is one... »

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CINEMATOGRAPHY WEEK: One Night in Miami… DP Tami Reiker, ASC

February 2021
CINEMATOGRAPHY WEEK: <em>One Night in Miami…</em> DP Tami Reiker, ASC

Anyone who has seen Regina King’s film One Night in Miami… will surely be impressed by Kemp Powers’ script and the performances by Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom, Jr., Eli Goree and Aldis Hodge as ‘60s icons Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Cassius Clay and Jim Brown, respectively. It doesn’t take long after that to notice how... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Film, For Your Consideration |

Over the Weekend 2/15/21: Predator 5 Start Date, Zack Snyder’s Justice League Trailer and More News

February 2021
Over the Weekend 2/15/21: <em>Predator 5</em> Start Date, <em>Zack Snyder’s Justice League</em> Trailer and More News

It was a relatively quiet weekend despite some having off today for Presidents’ Day, but that’s just the way things are these days. We have weeks that are busy with tons of news and then things slow down the following week. This weekend was one of the latter with only a few news pieces, including... »

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End of Week Production Notes 2/12/21: The Equalizer Paused, Sorkin Gets His Mertzes and More News

February 2021
End of Week Production Notes 2/12/21: <em>The Equalizer</em> Paused, Sorkin Gets His Mertzes and More News

It’s Friday again, and it’s also President’s Day (AND Valentine’s Day) weekend, and that means it’s another installment of our End of Week Production Notes, and we go into this weekend with a ton of casting news. Before we get to that and other news… Over the next couple weeks, many of those reading this in various guilds,... »

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Cathy Yan Reflects on Her First Film Dead Pigs

February 2021
Filmmaker Spotlight: Cathy Yan Reflects on Her First Film <em>Dead Pigs</em>

In the year 2020, before everything all went to hell, Director Cathy Yan’s first major studio film, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, starring Margot Robbie, was released, becoming the first major studio superhero movie directed by an Asian-American woman. The world at large probably didn’t know much about... »

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REVIEW: Judas and the Black Messiah Signifies a Major Turn for Daniel Kaluuya and Director Shaka King

February 2021
REVIEW: <em>Judas and the Black Messiah</em> Signifies a Major Turn for Daniel Kaluuya and Director Shaka King

If we’ve learned anything from the past year in movies, it’s that the late ‘60s were not a great time for the African-American community. Despite the Civil Rights Act passing and brief spates of progress towards equality, the government continued to repress black men and women, particularly in the guise of FBI director J.... »

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