Letter From The Publisher

Subject Line: We’re back! Good Morning All, This is Below the Line’s first morning email in a while. It’s been a roller-coaster ride for us, but starting tomorrow, our popular morning newsletter will be back. Editorially, we’ve had some time to rethink both what we want to cover and how we want to deliver news to the working crews, and more importantly, the voting craftspeople Below the Line was designed […]

Paramount Pictures
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The PGA’s 10th Annual Produced By Conference including “Producers Mashup” June 9th & 10th

After the success at last year’s event, the Producers Guild of America is proud to bring back the “Producers Mashup,” scheduled for Sunday, June 10th. The event will feature four distinct tracks: Feature Film, Scripted Television, Unscripted Television and Digital Media. A small group will be seated at a table with a producer or executive, during which time the group will have 15 minutes to ask questions. When time is up, […]

Porco Rosso

Studio Ghibli Fest 2018

Fathom Events and GKIDS Present Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 with Porco Rosso in Select U.S. Cinemas May 20th, 21st and 23rd. STUDIO GHIBLI FEST, a nine film monthly series of anime classics, continues with Porco Rosso. From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service and manay more, and Academy Award winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a dazzling aerial adventure set […]

Anne Coates

Please Raise a Glass This Week to The Legend That is Anne V. Coates, ACE

      The talented, innovative British editor Anne V. Coates had already been an established filmmaker and indispensable creative collaborator when David Lean handpicked her to handle 35 miles of footage that was to be molded into Lawrence of Arabia. While Coates was working in London at the time, and Lean was shooting for four months, day and night in Jordan, the brave young editor managed to influence Lean […]

Always At The Carlyle
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Timeless Elegance and Grandness at The Carlyle Hotel

    The Carlyle Hotel in New York has sustained a certain allure since 1930 that continually attracts sophisticated travelers and is regarded as one of the most luxurious and premier hotels in the world due to the discretion, atmosphere, and grandness. Historically, the hotel has housed some of the most influential and prominent figures, encompassing John F. Kennedy, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, and Princess Diana. Documentary producer/director/writer Matthew Miele […]

Won't You Be My Neighbor
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Focus Features is Honored To Present What the World Needs Now – Won’t You Be My Neighbor

            In select theaters on June 8, 2018.   View the official trailer here.           From Academy Award winning filmmaker, Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a gifted educator, a generous spirit and decidedly classy man, whom we all think we know, this emotional […]

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Illuminating the Complexity of Mental Illness in Entanglement

    As the Entanglement script landed on the desk of producer/director Jason James (That Burning Feeling), he instantaneously developed an affinity for the material, due to the lead character’s journey in the quest to discover who we are and where we come from. Entanglement examines the thought process of clinically depressed Ben as he discovers in his thirties that his parents had planned to adopt a little girl named […]

Kenny Aronoff
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Netflix’s Documentary on the Backbone of The Music Industry – Hired Gun

    Kenny Aronoff. Nita Strauss. Rudy Sarzo. Liberty DeVitto. Derek St. Holmes. You’ve heard their music and have seen them perform, but more than likely you’ve heard their names. In Fran Strine’s feature-length documentary, Hired Gun, now on Netflix, studio and touring musicians in pop and rock music are given the rare chance to get first billing and tell their stories. “It opened my eyes to appreciate these guys,” […]

NAB 2018
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The “B” in NAB

It’s truly the “B” in NAB that signals how much the recently concluded annual event in Las Vegas has changed. Once “broadcast” shifted to also mean “streaming,” and since that includes everything digital, NAB has become a show that’s now about, well, almost everything. Everything at least, that you’d see or hear through a screen or electronic device. The night before NAB though, one event channeled both the old and […]