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Wondros Collective Expands Roster With Director Tamika Miller

July 28, 2020 | By
Wondros Collective Expands Roster With Director Tamika Miller

Wondros Collective’s Executive Producer Danielle Peretz continues to expand the commercial/branded content division’s Directorial roster with the signing of Director Tamika Miller this summer. A multi-faceted filmmaker, Miller was selected as one of six directors for the prestigious DGA/AICP’s Commercial Directors Diversity Program — an initiative created to increase the representation of women and... »

Jesse James Miller Showcases the History of PUNK

July 24, 2020 | By
Jesse James Miller Showcases the History of <em>PUNK</em>

When Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker Jesse James Miller undertook a four-hour docuseries about the history of punk rock, he determined to inundate himself in research about the musical genre, as he had not been previously associated with punk and its notable figures. “They hired someone out of the fold,” he said of the show’s producers,... »

Daughters of the Sexual Revolution Explores Women’s Issues Via the Prism of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

July 20, 2020 | By
<em>Daughters of the Sexual Revolution</em> Explores Women’s Issues Via the Prism of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

In her film Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, producer Carra Greenberg explored both the fascinating story of said Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, plus the much wider issue of the women’s movement during the formative period of the sexual revolution. According to Greenberg, the film was, at first,... »

Emmy Contender Director Kabir Akhtar: Netflix’s Never Have I Ever

July 10, 2020 | By
Emmy Contender Director Kabir Akhtar: Netflix’s <em>Never Have I Ever</em>

For director Kabir Akhtar, being hired to direct two episodes of Netflix’s new series Never Have I Ever represented a notable opportunity, as he originally came from the world of picture editing. “I got so excited that they were going to make this show,” Akhtar said of a series set in high school with... »

Intimate Cinematography Captured in Normal People

July 3, 2020 | By
Intimate Cinematography Captured in <em>Normal People</em>

Normal People is a Hulu original series based on the novel by Irish author and screenwriter Sally Rooney. The story is set in Ireland and follows the complicated, but intimate relationship between two distinct people in Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) as they intersect through each other’s romantic lives during their time... »

Amy Adrion Presents Half the Picture

June 29, 2020 | By
Amy Adrion Presents <em>Half the Picture</em>

After going to graduate school for directing at UCLA, Amy Adrion struggled to get breaks in motion pictures when she discovered that the ACLU began an investigation into systemic discrimination against women directors in Hollywood. “It seemed like maybe something could change,” Adrion noted. “I wanted to document that.” Producing the project with her... »

72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards  

January 26, 2020 | By
72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards   

The 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Guild Awards was held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The annual ceremony honored talented directors across 11 major categories within the film and television space, along with 2 lifetime achievement awards. The show was hosted by Judd Apatow.... »

Brad Falchuk to Receive WGAW’s Valentine Davies Award

January 9, 2020 | By
Brad Falchuk to Receive WGAW’s Valentine Davies Award

Writer, director, and producer Brad Falchuk has been named the recipient of Writers Guild of America West’s 2020 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his impact on young writers through his work to improve literacy and promote self-confidence through arts education in schools. Falchuk is most known for his work on The Politician, Glee, American Horror... »

Contender: Editors Monica Salazar & Dominic LaPerriere Honey Boy

December 30, 2019 | By
Contender: Editors Monica Salazar & Dominic LaPerriere <em>Honey Boy</em>

When Shia LaBeouf wrote the screenplay Honey Boy, he based it on his childhood and the relationship with his own father. Honey Boy follows 12-year-old Otis (Noah Jupe) during his rise as a child TV star dealing with the abusive relationship with his father, played by Shia LaBeouf, as the pain carries on for... »

Leslie Ann Coles Resurrects Melody Maker in New Documentary

December 18, 2019 | By
Leslie Ann Coles Resurrects <em>Melody Maker</em> in New Documentary

Paul McCartney. Diana Ross. Mick Jagger. Linda Ronstadt. Robert Plant. Icons of rock ‘n’ roll, all photographed by Barrie Wentzell between 1965 and 1975 for Melody Maker, the premiere weekly music magazine in London at the time. Enter Toronto-based filmmaker Leslie Ann Coles, whose new project Melody Makers, releasing today, documents that formative period... »