Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

Film Independent announced nominations for the 2016 Spirit Awards this morning. Film Independent president Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at W Hollywood, with actors John Boyega and Elizabeth Olsen presenting the nominations. […]


Jay Roach Tells A Parable Of Our Time With Trumbo

Set over a multi-year period starting in 1947, Trumbo explores the effects of that era’s communist witch-hunt on the life of Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston), Hollywood’s top screenwriter, after he and other writers are blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film reveals how Trumbo used his talents and humor to expose the injustices of the blacklist, which entangled Hollywood luminaries from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to actors Edward G. Robinson (Michael Stuhlbarg), John Wayne (David James Elliott) and Kirk Douglas (Dean O’Gorman) to director Otto Preminger (Christian Berkel), as well as multiple others. […]

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Below the Line Screening Series Presents: Son of Saul

The Below the Line Screening Series featured Son of Saul at the Museum of Tolerance Peltz Theater, Nov. 11. Following the movie, a panel discussion and Q&A was held. It featured Hungarian director-screenwriter László Nemes, lead actor Géza Röhrig (Saul), and cinematographer Mátyás Erdély. The moderator was Hillary Helstein, executive director of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival which co-sponsored the screening. […]


DP John Seale Takes Codex into the Namibian Desert for Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth installment in writer/director George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action franchise. It is also the first digital film for cinematographer John Seale, whose career spans more than 30 years and such iconic titles as Mosquito Coast, Witness, Dead Poets Society and Rain Man. Facing inhospitable conditions, intense action scenes and the need to accommodate a massive number of visual effects, Seale and his crew chose to shoot principal photography with ARRI Alexa cameras and capture on Codex Onboard recorders. […]

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JL Pomeroy Looks Back at 40 Years of SNL in Live from New York!

For 40 years, NBC’s Saturday Night Live has been an institution of comedic genius, producing American popular culture’s most memorable comedy characters and sketches while creating a host of monumental stars in its wake, many of whom have gone onto iconic careers on their own television series and feature films. […]


The Sound of Jurassic World

In this exclusive profile SoundWorks Collection talks with sound designer and re-recording mixer Pete Horner and supervising sound editor/sound designer Al Nelson from Skywalker Sound about their work on Jurassic World. […]