Browse Articles by Edward Douglas

Doc Spotlight: Attica Filmmakers Stanley Nelson and Traci Curry on the Shocking Historical Doc

November 2021
Doc Spotlight: <em>Attica</em> Filmmakers Stanley Nelson and Traci Curry on the Shocking Historical Doc

Every once in a while, you have a chance to talk to an absolute filmmaking legend, and that is an apt moniker for documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who has been working in the doc realm since 1989 but who really stepped things up in 2009 with his film Freedom Riders.  In the 11 years... »

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Posted in Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Over the Weekend 11/1/21: Ice Cube Says Oh Hell No to Vax, 2021 AFM Launches, and More News

November 2021
Over the Weekend 11/1/21: Ice Cube Says <em>Oh Hell No</em> to Vax, 2021 AFM Launches, and More News

It’s officially November and besides kicking off the second-to-last month of November, it’s also the first day of the virtual American Film Market (AFM), which we’ll discuss more below. Meanwhile, the political arguments about the COVID vaccination continue, and they’ve started to drift into the movie biz with a number of actors refusing to get vaccinated... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Over the Weekend, Television |

Candyman Production Designer Cara Brower: Telling Story through Art and Environment

October 2021
<em>Candyman</em> Production Designer Cara Brower: Telling Story through Art and Environment

Filmmaker Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman has been out for a couple months now — and soon to come to DVD and Blu-ray, in case you missed it — but one thing that really stands out in her reinvention of the 1990 cult horror classic, and that’s the Chicago location where the film was shot. That... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews, Production Design |

End of Week Production Notes 10/29/21: Jeff Nichols Quits A Quiet Place 3, de Armas May Play Ballerina, and More “Meta” News

October 2021
End of Week Production Notes 10/29/21: Jeff Nichols Quits <em>A Quiet Place 3</em>, de Armas May Play <em>Ballerina</em>, and More “Meta” News

Well, it’s the last weekend of October, and then we’re into November and December and the holidays, and the next thing you know, this crazy year is over. In the meantime, you won’t have Mark Zuckerberg‘s Facebook to kick around anymore, but that’s only because he changed the name of the company to… get this…... »

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Posted in End of Week Production Notes, Featured, Film, News, Television |

Loeb,13 IATSE Locals Urge Members to Vote Yes for Contract Ratification

October 2021
Loeb,13 IATSE Locals Urge Members to Vote Yes for Contract Ratification

We’re currently in Phase 2 of the Basic Agreement ratification process for IATSE members to get a new Basic Agreement and Area Standards Agreement. On Thursday, IATSE President Matthew Loeb and the heads of the 13 West Coast Studio locals — which includes Local 600 (International Cinematographers Guild) , Local 700 (Motion Picture Editors’ Guild), and Local 800 (Art... »

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Posted in Featured, News, Union Roundup |

Last Night in Soho Filmmaker Edgar Wright and Co-Writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns Offer Nostalgic Scares

October 2021
<em>Last Night in Soho</em> Filmmaker Edgar Wright and Co-Writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns Offer Nostalgic Scares

By now, filmmaker Edgar Wright probably needs little to no introduction, each of his films having built a fairly hearty audience of fans. With Last Night in Soho, Wright is doing something a little different, not because it’s a horror film — he’s had elements of that in all three movies he’s done with... »

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Posted in Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Director Series: Scott Cooper Ventures into Horror with Antlers

October 2021
Director Series: Scott Cooper Ventures into Horror with <em>Antlers</em>

If you know Director Scott Cooper‘s work from any of his earlier films — whether it’s directing Jeff Bridges to an Oscar for the drama Crazy Heart; making the Whitey Bulger film Black Mass with Johnny Depp; or the Appalachian crime-thriller Out of the Furnace and Western, Hostiles, with Christian Bale — you might be surprised to... »

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Posted in Direction, Director Series, Featured, Film, Interviews, News |

Hump Day News Update 10/27/21: Dune Sequel’s A Go, Gosling’s Wolfman Gets Director, and More News

October 2021
Hump Day News Update 10/27/21: <em>Dune</em> Sequel’s A Go, Gosling’s <em>Wolfman</em> Gets Director, and More News

Happy Hump Day! Well… mostly happy anyway. We’re still mired in the aftermath of the tragic death of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed on the set of the Western Rust, in an on-set accident involving Alec Baldwin and a misfired gun. The whole thing has started to get a little morbid with the amount of... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Hump Day News Update, News, Television |

IATSE & AMPTP Achieve Tentative Area Standards Agreement

October 2021
IATSE & AMPTP Achieve Tentative Area Standards Agreement

If you’ve been following the many stories Below the Line has been posting about the IATSE negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) over a new three-year contract, then you know that there were two separate but related agreements in play, the Basic Agreement, which covers the 13 Hollywood local unions, and the Area... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Television |

Composer Series: Midnight Syndicate’s Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka Make Spooky Horror Music without the Movies

October 2021
Composer Series: Midnight Syndicate’s Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka Make Spooky Horror Music without the Movies

We’re going to do something a little different for this installment of Below the Line’s ongoing composer series.  If you’re a fan of Halloween and haunted houses and spooky amusement park rides, you have almost definitely heard the music of Midnight Syndicate, the collaborative music and experiential performance project by Edward Douglas* and Gavin... »

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Posted in Composers, Featured, Music |