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End of Week Production Notes 1/15/20: SAG Awards Changes Date, Kidman & Hammer Fall Foul of Social Media and More News

January 15, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 1/15/20: SAG Awards Changes Date, Kidman & Hammer Fall Foul of Social Media and More News

As some may have suspected, the fact that production was temporarily paused for a few extra weeks after the holiday break didn’t mean that things weren’t a-happenin’ in Hollywood. This week saw the announcement of  a number of new film projects and TV series, some casting news as well as news about filmmakers and showrunners coming onto... »

Film Showcase: Director Robert Lorenz on The Marksman

January 15, 2021 | By
Film Showcase: Director Robert Lorenz on <em>The Marksman</em>

A bankrupt rancher tangles with the Mexican drug cartel in The Marksman, a Liam Neeson vehicle opening January 15 via Open Road. Directed by Robert Lorenz (DGA, PGA), the movie pairs Neeson as ex-Marine Jim Hanson with Miguel (Jacob Perez), a young Mexican who’s the target of cartel killers led by Mauricio (Juan Pablo... »

FilmLA Reports 25% Decline in Film Permits for December 2020

January 12, 2021 | By
FilmLA Reports 25% Decline in Film Permits for December 2020

FilmLA, the partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, issued its seventh update about regional filming activity since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming last June. It reports having processed approximately 4,213 film permit applications spanning 2,985 unique projects in that time. Because December... »

Film Spotlight: Hungarian Filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó on Pieces of a Woman

January 12, 2021 | By
Film Spotlight: Hungarian Filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó on <em>Pieces of a Woman</em>

Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó has been one of his country’s great exports with films being on the film festival circuit for nearly two decades. His 2014 film White God got him a lot more attention than previous films, particularly with his creation of a world where dogs ran rampant, using hundreds of real dogs... »

Over the Weekend 1/11/20: HBO Max Sex and the City Revival, Sex Pistols Mini-Series and More News

January 11, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 1/11/20: HBO Max <em>Sex and the City</em> Revival, Sex Pistols Mini-Series and More News

It was a relatively quiet weekend following the announcement of Director Michael Apted‘s death on Friday. Los Angeles baseball fans were also mourning the death of Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. Still, here’s a quick update of some of the announcements. The big news seemed to be the fact that HBO‘s popular series Sex and the City was going... »

DP Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, Captures the Beauty of Julie Taymor’s The Glorias

January 11, 2021 | By
DP Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, Captures the Beauty of Julie Taymor’s <em>The Glorias</em>

Director Julie Taymor‘s The Glorias splits the life of journalist Gloria Steinem into four characters, played by (from younger to older) Ryan Keira Armstrong, Lulu Wilson, Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore. Based on Steinem’s book My Life on the Road, and co-written by Taymor and playwright Sarah Rule, The Glorias screened at the 2020... »

Filmmaker and Former DGA President Michael Apted Dead at 79

January 8, 2021 | By
Filmmaker and Former DGA President Michael Apted Dead at 79

It’s with terrible sadness that we have to report the passing of Director Michael Apted at the age of 79. His achievements were vast and many, going all the way back to his directorial work for the BBC, which included stints on Coronation Street. That television work culminated in his involvement in the World in Action episode... »

End of Week Production Notes 1/8/21: Spike in L.A. Covid Cases Creates Dilemma for Production and More News

January 8, 2021 | By
End of Week Production Notes 1/8/21: Spike in L.A. Covid Cases Creates Dilemma for Production and More News

Phew! It’s a good thing that the first week of 2021 was quiet with no major happenings, huh? We can only wish. While a lot was happening in Washington, DC and across the country this week, we instead want to focus on a situation that hits far closer to home, and that’s the situation with... »

The Myriad Animation Styles Within Wolfwalkers

January 8, 2021 | By
The Myriad Animation Styles Within <em>Wolfwalkers</em>

Wolfwalkers is the latest animated film from Directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. The animated movie follows Robyn (voiced by: Honor Kneafsey) as she and her father are charged to eliminate the last wolf pack in Ireland. An unexpected encounter with a wild girl Mebh (voiced by: Eva Whittaker) that changes into a wolf... »

Artist Profile: Composer Geoff Zanelli Adds Thrills to Deon Taylor’s Fatale

January 7, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: Composer Geoff Zanelli Adds Thrills to Deon Taylor’s <em>Fatale</em>

As with many L.A. composers, Geoff Zanelli came out of the Hans Zimmer school of scoring, working with the busy Oscar-winning composer on some of his projects before branching out on his own. His work with Zimmer on the first four Pirates of the Caribbean movies for Walt Disney Pictures led Zanelli to taking... »

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