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www.npr.org
16 hours ago
Arts

'Wicked' director Jon M. Chu says creativity isn't magic it's hard work

Jon M. Chu values hard work and humility, inspired by his father's example in the family restaurant. [ more ]
Kqed
3 months ago
Independent films

Eleanor Coppola, Matriarch of a Filmmaking Family, Dies at 87 | KQED

Generational influence in film industry. [ more ]
www.npr.org
16 hours ago
Arts

'Wicked' director Jon M. Chu says creativity isn't magic it's hard work

Jon M. Chu values hard work and humility, inspired by his father's example in the family restaurant. [ more ]
Kqed
3 months ago
Independent films

Eleanor Coppola, Matriarch of a Filmmaking Family, Dies at 87 | KQED

Generational influence in film industry. [ more ]
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www.npr.org
2 days ago
Arts

A former stunt performer walks away (mostly) unscathed from fist fights, flipped cars

David Leitch's transition from stunt performing to filmmaking is inspired by his experience and gratitude for being able to evolve. [ more ]
#cannes-film-festival
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Arts

'Anora' wins Palme d'Or at the 77th Cannes Film Festival

The 77th Cannes Film Festival concluded with Anora winning the Palme d'Or, highlighting the importance of the communal movie theater experience. [ more ]
IndieWire
2 months ago
Writing

Paul Schrader on 'Oh, Canada,' Tarantino's 'The Movie Critic,' and the 'Worst F**king Idea' of a 'Taxi Driver' Sequel

The Paul Schrader Renaissance is marked by a shift in audience expectations towards narrower themes in his recent works. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Film

Paul Schrader felt death closing in, so he made a movie about it

Paul Schrader faced mortality, accelerated filmmaking post-long COVID and friend's death, forming new ideas despite supposed final projects. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Film

Cannes Festival Unveils 2024 Lineup, Including a Francis Ford Coppola Film

Films directed by Coppola, Cronenberg, and Lanthimos to compete for Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.
Coppola's 'Megalopolis' generating high anticipation as his first film in over a decade. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Arts

'Anora' wins Palme d'Or at the 77th Cannes Film Festival

The 77th Cannes Film Festival concluded with Anora winning the Palme d'Or, highlighting the importance of the communal movie theater experience. [ more ]
IndieWire
2 months ago
Writing

Paul Schrader on 'Oh, Canada,' Tarantino's 'The Movie Critic,' and the 'Worst F**king Idea' of a 'Taxi Driver' Sequel

The Paul Schrader Renaissance is marked by a shift in audience expectations towards narrower themes in his recent works. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Film

Paul Schrader felt death closing in, so he made a movie about it

Paul Schrader faced mortality, accelerated filmmaking post-long COVID and friend's death, forming new ideas despite supposed final projects. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Film

Cannes Festival Unveils 2024 Lineup, Including a Francis Ford Coppola Film

Films directed by Coppola, Cronenberg, and Lanthimos to compete for Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.
Coppola's 'Megalopolis' generating high anticipation as his first film in over a decade. [ more ]
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#legacy
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Arts

Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker of 'Super Size Me', dies at 53

Morgan Spurlock, known for 'Super Size Me,' has died at 53. His impactful documentaries tackled social issues but faced controversy and repercussions amid personal admissions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Film

Eleanor Coppola, Emmy award winning director, dies aged 87

Eleanor Coppola, known for her work as a director, artist, and writer, passed away at 87. Her legacy includes Emmy-winning documentary Hearts of Darkness and a family of filmmakers. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Arts

Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker of 'Super Size Me', dies at 53

Morgan Spurlock, known for 'Super Size Me,' has died at 53. His impactful documentaries tackled social issues but faced controversy and repercussions amid personal admissions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Film

Eleanor Coppola, Emmy award winning director, dies aged 87

Eleanor Coppola, known for her work as a director, artist, and writer, passed away at 87. Her legacy includes Emmy-winning documentary Hearts of Darkness and a family of filmmakers. [ more ]
morelegacy
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Books

Valeria Golino: I'm not a man-hater. I am a lover of men'

Valeria Golino is a versatile actress turned filmmaker, known for her female-focused projects like 'The Art of Joy'. [ more ]
Vulture
2 months ago
Writing

Babes Was a Labor of Love

Babes is a new film co-scripted by Ilana Glazer that continues the humor of Broad City while exploring motherhood and friendship between women. [ more ]
#diversity
Queerty
2 months ago
Writing

Matthew Lopez deserves the royal treatment for his work in telling queer stories on stage & screen - Queerty

Matthew López is a groundbreaking figure in queer entertainment, contributing diverse representation and telling stories that were lacking in his own youth. [ more ]
https://www.rogerebert.com/
4 months ago
Film

SXSW 2024: Dandelion, A Nice Indian Boy, I Don't Understand You, I Love You Forever | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert

Creative courage is essential in storytelling without relying on gender stereotypes.
Films like 'A Nice Indian Boy' offer a refreshing take with kindness and love for characters. [ more ]
NBC New York
5 months ago
Film

Winter Film Awards International Film Festival is underway in NYC

The Winter Film Awards in New York City embraces diversity in filmmaking by highlighting underrepresented communities.
The festival showcases 82 films across various genres with a commitment to promoting small budget films. [ more ]
Queerty
2 months ago
Writing

Matthew Lopez deserves the royal treatment for his work in telling queer stories on stage & screen - Queerty

Matthew López is a groundbreaking figure in queer entertainment, contributing diverse representation and telling stories that were lacking in his own youth. [ more ]
https://www.rogerebert.com/
4 months ago
Film

SXSW 2024: Dandelion, A Nice Indian Boy, I Don't Understand You, I Love You Forever | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert

Creative courage is essential in storytelling without relying on gender stereotypes.
Films like 'A Nice Indian Boy' offer a refreshing take with kindness and love for characters. [ more ]
NBC New York
5 months ago
Film

Winter Film Awards International Film Festival is underway in NYC

The Winter Film Awards in New York City embraces diversity in filmmaking by highlighting underrepresented communities.
The festival showcases 82 films across various genres with a commitment to promoting small budget films. [ more ]
morediversity
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Writing

Richard Brody on Hong Sangsoo's Stories of Artists in Crisis

Hong Sangsoo's films are talky but invest in dramatic power and confessional candor [ more ]
#success
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

I love erotic thrillers, but this so isn't one': Damian Hurley on directing his mother, Elizabeth, in a sensual mystery'

Damian Hurley directed a film at 20, facing few obstacles, while Orson Welles was 25 when he directed Citizen Kane, raising the question of delayed success [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Film

Making Films About Outsiders, Increasingly in the Mainstream

Goran Stolevski went through periods of personal crisis which led to intense writing sprees resulting in critically acclaimed films.
Success for Stolevski did not come quickly; it followed long seasons of professional uncertainty and numerous screenplay rejections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

I love erotic thrillers, but this so isn't one': Damian Hurley on directing his mother, Elizabeth, in a sensual mystery'

Damian Hurley directed a film at 20, facing few obstacles, while Orson Welles was 25 when he directed Citizen Kane, raising the question of delayed success [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Film

Making Films About Outsiders, Increasingly in the Mainstream

Goran Stolevski went through periods of personal crisis which led to intense writing sprees resulting in critically acclaimed films.
Success for Stolevski did not come quickly; it followed long seasons of professional uncertainty and numerous screenplay rejections. [ more ]
moresuccess
AnOther
2 months ago
Design

Inside Another Man's Derek Jarman Screening at the ICA

The event showcased Derek Jarman's Super 8 films, emphasizing his unique talent as an auteur. [ more ]
#queer-representation
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
2 months ago
Film

Harry Potter star to play Alexander Skarsgard's 'sub' in new kinky queer film

Harry Potter star Harry Melling to play a submissive in upcoming biker movie with Alexander Skarsgård. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
3 months ago
Film

Talking Housekeeping With Filmmaker Goran Stolevski - San Francisco Bay Times

Housekeeping for Beginners explores the idea of chosen family in queer communities in Eastern Europe.
The film is presented in an intimate and episodic style, creating a 'hangout' atmosphere for viewers. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
2 months ago
Film

Harry Potter star to play Alexander Skarsgard's 'sub' in new kinky queer film

Harry Potter star Harry Melling to play a submissive in upcoming biker movie with Alexander Skarsgård. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
3 months ago
Film

Talking Housekeeping With Filmmaker Goran Stolevski - San Francisco Bay Times

Housekeeping for Beginners explores the idea of chosen family in queer communities in Eastern Europe.
The film is presented in an intimate and episodic style, creating a 'hangout' atmosphere for viewers. [ more ]
morequeer-representation
Miami Herald
2 months ago
Film

This Miami film festival creates spaces for Caribbean filmmakers to tell their stories

Establishing platforms for underrepresented filmmakers is crucial for fostering creativity and collaboration. [ more ]
#quentin-tarantino
GameSpot
2 months ago
Film

Every Quentin Tarantino Film Ranked, According To Metacritic

Quentin Tarantino plans to end his career on his 10th film, creating anticipation and pressure for his final work. [ more ]
Consequence
3 months ago
Film

Quentin Tarantino no longer making The Movie Critic as his final film

Quentin Tarantino has abandoned 'The Movie Critic' for his 10th and final film. [ more ]
GameSpot
2 months ago
Film

Every Quentin Tarantino Film Ranked, According To Metacritic

Quentin Tarantino plans to end his career on his 10th film, creating anticipation and pressure for his final work. [ more ]
Consequence
3 months ago
Film

Quentin Tarantino no longer making The Movie Critic as his final film

Quentin Tarantino has abandoned 'The Movie Critic' for his 10th and final film. [ more ]
morequentin-tarantino
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Writing

How Does "Challengers" Make a Love Triangle Feel So Empty?

Movies with complicated time schemes require cuts to highlight dramatic connections for viewer understanding and commercial success. [ more ]
#social-issues
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
France politics

Laurent Cantet, Whose Films Explored France's Undersides, Dies at 63

Laurent Cantet, a renowned French director known for exploring social issues, passed away at 63. His film 'The Class' won awards for its innovative approach to depicting classroom dynamics. [ more ]
BKReader
4 months ago
Film

Feb 27: Black History Maker, Spike Lee

Spike Lee's early life and achievements
Spike Lee's impact through provocative films and discussions on race relations [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
France politics

Laurent Cantet, Whose Films Explored France's Undersides, Dies at 63

Laurent Cantet, a renowned French director known for exploring social issues, passed away at 63. His film 'The Class' won awards for its innovative approach to depicting classroom dynamics. [ more ]
BKReader
4 months ago
Film

Feb 27: Black History Maker, Spike Lee

Spike Lee's early life and achievements
Spike Lee's impact through provocative films and discussions on race relations [ more ]
moresocial-issues
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Writing

Hilton Als on the Sui-Generis Films of Charles Atlas

Charlie Atlas revolutionized dance presentation in films, emphasizing the importance of interesting people over a big budget. [ more ]
Inverse
2 months ago
Writing

Ethan Hawke Reveals How Maya Hawke Influenced His Move to TV

Ethan Hawke views human creativity as an act of faith and explores spirituality through his art. [ more ]
Vulture
2 months ago
Film

A Brief History of Movie-Title Changes

Movie titles can undergo changes for various reasons, including marketing purposes and creative decisions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Film

I refuse to simplify Syria for western audiences': director Soudade Kaadan on making a war movie without bloodshed

Filmmaker Soudade Kaadan challenges traditional expectations of Syrian films by creating Nezouh, a dreamlike portrayal of a Syrian family's struggle during the war. [ more ]
#family-dynamics
Vulture
2 months ago
Writing

Caitlin Cronenberg on That Time She Showed Ryan Gosling Her Buttcrack Piercing

Caitlin Cronenberg transitions from photography to filmmaking with a genre-blending thriller. [ more ]
Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Arts & Culture News
1 month ago
Film

Based on a True Story: Director Cambria Matlow discusses her new film, 'Why Dig When You Can Pluck?'

The film 'Why Dig When You Can Pluck?' explores the conflict between family responsibilities and personal creative pursuits from a woman's perspective. [ more ]
Vulture
2 months ago
Writing

Caitlin Cronenberg on That Time She Showed Ryan Gosling Her Buttcrack Piercing

Caitlin Cronenberg transitions from photography to filmmaking with a genre-blending thriller. [ more ]
Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Arts & Culture News
1 month ago
Film

Based on a True Story: Director Cambria Matlow discusses her new film, 'Why Dig When You Can Pluck?'

The film 'Why Dig When You Can Pluck?' explores the conflict between family responsibilities and personal creative pursuits from a woman's perspective. [ more ]
morefamily-dynamics
#vfx
Creative Bloq
3 months ago
Graphic design

Unreal Engine 5.4 is here, and it's good news for filmmakers and animators

UE 5.4 enhances features like Nanite and introduces tools for animators, extending its use beyond gaming to filmmakers and VFX artists. [ more ]
Creative Bloq
6 months ago
Graphic design

Revealing the VFX behind Ridley Scott's Napoleon - "he's just an incredible artist"

Ridley Scott's Napoleon is an epic film with historical detail and intense use of CG.
Scott's storyboards are meticulously drawn and inspire the VFX team to bring his vision to life. [ more ]
Creative Bloq
3 months ago
Graphic design

Unreal Engine 5.4 is here, and it's good news for filmmakers and animators

UE 5.4 enhances features like Nanite and introduces tools for animators, extending its use beyond gaming to filmmakers and VFX artists. [ more ]
Creative Bloq
6 months ago
Graphic design

Revealing the VFX behind Ridley Scott's Napoleon - "he's just an incredible artist"

Ridley Scott's Napoleon is an epic film with historical detail and intense use of CG.
Scott's storyboards are meticulously drawn and inspire the VFX team to bring his vision to life. [ more ]
morevfx
GameSpot
3 months ago
Film

15 Movie Mistakes You'll Never Unsee

Movies are prone to mistakes despite being massive, complex productions, but these errors remind us of the human element in filmmaking. [ more ]
#short-film
BKReader
3 months ago
Film

BK Film Director Showcases Astronaut Ronald McNair's Childhood Resiliency

Nile Price found his passion for storytelling amidst a challenging health condition.
Price's short film 'For The Moon' depicts the inspiring true story of astronaut Ronald McNair's defiance against racial segregation. [ more ]
Pitchfork
4 months ago
Music

Wes Anderson Wins First-Ever Academy Award for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar at 2024 Oscars

Wes Anderson won his first Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film with 'The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar'.
Anderson's short films, like the Roald Dahl adaptations, are personally significant projects for him. [ more ]
The New Yorker
5 months ago
Film

Richard Kind on Making a Short Film About Making a Short Film

Chloe wants $10,000 from her father and uncle to fund her short film
The film 'Proof of Concept' explores the process of making a short film [ more ]
BKReader
3 months ago
Film

BK Film Director Showcases Astronaut Ronald McNair's Childhood Resiliency

Nile Price found his passion for storytelling amidst a challenging health condition.
Price's short film 'For The Moon' depicts the inspiring true story of astronaut Ronald McNair's defiance against racial segregation. [ more ]
Pitchfork
4 months ago
Music

Wes Anderson Wins First-Ever Academy Award for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar at 2024 Oscars

Wes Anderson won his first Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film with 'The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar'.
Anderson's short films, like the Roald Dahl adaptations, are personally significant projects for him. [ more ]
The New Yorker
5 months ago
Film

Richard Kind on Making a Short Film About Making a Short Film

Chloe wants $10,000 from her father and uncle to fund her short film
The film 'Proof of Concept' explores the process of making a short film [ more ]
moreshort-film
The Art Newspaper - International art news and events
4 months ago
UK news

Artist's film marks fourth anniversary of UK Covid-19 lockdown

Artists document the impact of Covid-19 crisis through a film in the UK.
The film explores grief, outrage, and government response to the pandemic. [ more ]
Kqed
4 months ago
Film

Filmmaker Edward Yang's Taipei Stories Shimmer at BAMPFA | KQED

Edward Yang's full filmography will be screened at BAMPFA this spring, showcasing his diverse range of work.
Yang's films are characterized by beautifully composed shots, emotional depth, and narrative complexity, reflecting his humanist approach to filmmaking. [ more ]
HuffPost
4 months ago
Relationships

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Speaks Out On 'Bizarre' Interest In 23-Year Age Gap With His Wife

Aaron Taylor-Johnson addresses age gap in marriage
Media scrutiny on relationship [ more ]
https://www.rogerebert.com/
4 months ago
Film

Art Takes You Prisoner: Radu Jude on Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World | Interviews | Roger Ebert

Interview highlights Jude's diverse media influences.
The film depicts the challenges of work-life balance in the film industry. [ more ]
WIRED
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The Filmmaker Who Says AI Is Reparations

AI tools transformed Willonius Hatcher's career, leading to viral success in Hollywood.
Generative AI has provided Hatcher with new creative opportunities and a devoted fan base. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
4 months ago
Wine

Director Alexander Payne on 'Sideways,' 20 Years Later

Paul Giamatti is not enthusiastic about being associated with his Sideways character, despite its popularity.
Alexander Payne had Paul Giamatti in mind for the role in Sideways from the beginning, even though other well-known actors expressed interest. [ more ]
Pitchfork
4 months ago
Music

Oscars 2024: Oppenheimer Wins Best Picture

Oppenheimer won Best Picture at the 2024 Oscars.
Emma Thomas praised Christopher Nolan and emphasized the importance of collaboration in filmmaking. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Music

Billie Eilish and brother Finneas become youngest two-time Oscar winners in history

Billie Eilish and her producer brother Finneas made history as the youngest two-time Academy Award winners.
Eilish's song "What Was I Made For?" won both the Song of the Year Grammy and the Oscar for Best Original Song. [ more ]
Vulture
4 months ago
Film

All 11 Denis Villeneuve Movies, Ranked

Denis Villeneuve's career involved a pause to refresh approaches to filmmaking, including observing theater directors and improving communication with actors.
Villeneuve is known for taking on challenging projects like the adaptation of 'Dune,' which requires capturing the essence of the source material's complexity and spectacle. [ more ]
#creative-process
Futurism
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Dakota Johnson Says Audiences Will Be Disgusted by AI Content

Audiences will always be able to sniff out 'AI-generated garbage' in films, human touch remains essential in movie-making.
Decision-making by committees and reliance on numbers and algorithms can cheapen the artistic essence of filmmaking. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

I didn't discover rationality until I went to England': Neil Jordan on Tom Cruise, sandwich-boarding and seeing his dad's ghost

Neil Jordan unknowingly channeled his personal life into his films, revealing surprising aspects of his psyche in his work. [ more ]
Futurism
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Dakota Johnson Says Audiences Will Be Disgusted by AI Content

Audiences will always be able to sniff out 'AI-generated garbage' in films, human touch remains essential in movie-making.
Decision-making by committees and reliance on numbers and algorithms can cheapen the artistic essence of filmmaking. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

I didn't discover rationality until I went to England': Neil Jordan on Tom Cruise, sandwich-boarding and seeing his dad's ghost

Neil Jordan unknowingly channeled his personal life into his films, revealing surprising aspects of his psyche in his work. [ more ]
morecreative-process
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Film

We may be living in the golden age of older filmmakers. This year's Oscars are evidence

Age has a different impact on creativity in filmmaking compared to other professions.
Older filmmakers are receiving recognition and nominations in the industry. [ more ]
#creativity
TechCrunch
4 months ago
Startup companies

Lightricks announces AI-powered filmmaking studio to help creators visualize stories | TechCrunch

The LTX Studio by Lightricks aids creators with idea generation and short clip production.
The tool allows for script creation, storyboard development, and shot customization for filmmakers and professionals. [ more ]
BikeMag
1 month ago
Bicycling

Behind the Edit: Dylan Stark Talks X Games Real MTB

Real MTB X Games competition showcases riders' creativity and unique styles through inspiring videos. [ more ]
TechCrunch
4 months ago
Startup companies

Lightricks announces AI-powered filmmaking studio to help creators visualize stories | TechCrunch

The LTX Studio by Lightricks aids creators with idea generation and short clip production.
The tool allows for script creation, storyboard development, and shot customization for filmmakers and professionals. [ more ]
BikeMag
1 month ago
Bicycling

Behind the Edit: Dylan Stark Talks X Games Real MTB

Real MTB X Games competition showcases riders' creativity and unique styles through inspiring videos. [ more ]
morecreativity
www.dw.com
5 months ago
Women

African female filmmakers converge in Benin DW 02/23/2024

Women led the Cotonou International Women's Film Festival, showcasing films directed by women.
The festival highlighted important social issues affecting women, such as fistula in Africa. [ more ]
The New Yorker
5 months ago
Social justice

"Freedom on My Mind": A Symphony of Voices for Civil Rights

Movies rely on talk as action.
Authenticity and wonder are essential for effective talk on film. [ more ]
Kqed
5 months ago
Film

SF IndieFest Is a Valentine to Movies and Movie Lovers | KQED

SF IndieFest celebrates the joy of making movies and getting them in front of an audience.
The film Sorry We're Dead is a tongue-in-cheek ode to filmmaking, with a unique approach to storytelling. [ more ]
IndieWire
5 months ago
Independent films

Santa Barbara Film Festival Reveals Panel Participants Featuring 2024 Oscar Contenders

The Santa Barbara Film Festival reveals panel participants for 2024 edition. [ more ]
Creative Bloq
5 months ago
Graphic design

Making The Creator's VFX: "we filmed in a guerrilla-efficient way"

The Creator received an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects, making it a must-watch film.
Filmmaker Gareth Edwards, known for creating VFX himself, returned to his roots as a visual effects artist for The Creator. [ more ]
Creative Bloq
6 months ago
Graphic design

Adobe's new AI audio tools are a game changer for video editors

Adobe has unveiled new audio tools for Premiere Pro that include interactive fade handles, AI-powered audio tagging, and AI-assisted sound balancing.
The updates simplify the audio editing workflow, allowing editors to create high-quality videos with fewer clicks.
The updates play a part in streamlining the future of filmmaking. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Film

Malia Obama's debut film could use work' but is still pretty amazing'

Malia Obama made her debut as a writer and director at the Sundance Film Festival with her film 'The Heart'.
Obama's film received mostly encouraging reviews, with viewers praising its storytelling and potential for future development. [ more ]
IndieWire
6 months ago
Film

Holt McCallany Anchors True Wrestling Family Drama 'The Iron Claw'

Holt McCallany discusses his experience working on different films and TV shows.
McCallany expresses his disappointment with the editing choices made by director Sean Durkin on 'Iron Claw'. [ more ]
Brooklyn Paper
6 months ago
Film

Budding Bed-Stuy cinematographer Stephanie Ibarra embarks on first solo film, seeks local support * Brooklyn Paper

Filmmaking involves more than just the creative aspects - it also requires fundraising and applying for grants.
Stephanie Ibarra is working on her first solo film titled 'Todo El Tiempo En El Mundo,' which will be set in the Andes region of Chile. [ more ]
https://www.rogerebert.com/
8 months ago
Film

Black Harvest Film Festival 2023 Highlights: John Singleton, Tyler Perry, and A Vibrant Artistic Community | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert

The Black Harvest Film Festival celebrated its 29th iteration with a theme of "Revolutionary Visions."
Jurists awarded prizes to films that drew inspiration from Black cinema's past and focused on broken landscapes.
The festival also included several films from director John Singleton in its retrospective slate. [ more ]
Kqed
1 month ago
San Francisco

A Fresh Look at San Francisco's Starring Hollywood Roles | KQED

San Francisco's iconic backdrops and rich history have made it a popular filming location for filmmakers throughout history. [ more ]
The Ringer
1 month ago
Writing

You Can Definitely Tell M. Night Shyamalan's Daughter Made 'The Watchers'

The Watchers heavily borrows from M. Night Shyamalan's films, showcasing Ishana's homage and connection to her father's work. [ more ]
Vulture
1 month ago
Writing

The Watchers Squanders Its Creepy Premise

The mystery in 'The Watchers' is more captivating than its explanation. [ more ]
stupidDOPE
1 week ago
Digital life

DJI Introduces SDR Transmission System for Filmmakers | stupidDOPE

DJI unveiled a groundbreaking video transmission device, the DJI SDR Transmission, offering high-quality, real-time footage up to 1.8 miles away, ideal for filmmakers. [ more ]
Brooklyn Eagle
1 week ago
Brooklyn

July 14: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Notable people born on this day, including Nancy Olson, Rosey Grier, Tommy Mottola, Jane Lynch, and others.
William Hanna, co-creator of iconic animated characters, born in 1910, won seven Academy Awards for Tom and Jerry.
Ingmar Bergman, influential filmmaker, born in 1918, directed classics like "Fanny and Alexander," nominated for nine Academy Awards. [ more ]
SFGATE
3 weeks ago
Film

This San Francisco film director built a career without the help of Hollywood

H.P. Mendoza embodies his filmmaking dream by traveling the country to promote his latest movie, infused with personal grief. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
New York City

John Waters's Baltimore

John Waters, a cult filmmaker, remains closely tied to his Baltimore roots, being celebrated as an unofficial spokesman for the city. [ more ]
Know Your Mobile
4 weeks ago
Mobile UX

Blackmagic Camera App Now Available For Android

The Blackmagic Camera app is now available on the Google Play Store for select Android phones. [ more ]
Washington Post
1 month ago
Writing

Review | 'Flipside' documentary is a poetic meditation on life's vicissitudes

Every life is a journey where the individual is the captain, controlling the course amidst unpredictable circumstances. [ more ]
IndieWire
1 month ago
Writing

Susan Seidelman Brought American Indies to Cannes, Directed the 'Sex and the City' Pilot, and That's Not All

Susan Seidelman shares her filmmaking journey and advice in her autobiography, 'Desperately Seeking Something.' [ more ]
Vulture
1 month ago
Writing

Annie Baker Goes to Hollywood

Annie Baker's film 'Janet Planet' uses ambient noises of Western Massachusetts for its soundtrack. [ more ]
Creative Bloq
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

What we learned during Creative Bloq's AI Week

AI is revolutionizing creative processes and workflows in fields like graphic design, digital art, filmmaking, and game development, sparking both excitement and concerns. [ more ]
AnOther
1 month ago
Writing

Film Directors and the Art of Getting Dressed

The clothing worn by directors on set reflects their roles and personalities, challenging traditional Hollywood stereotypes. [ more ]
Scripps News (SNEWS)
1 month ago
Artificial intelligence

Mixed reception to debut of AI films at Tribeca Film Festival

Critics now target filmmakers for utilizing AI in films, shifting from film versus digital debate.
AI in filmmaking can offer innovative opportunities and budget-friendly options, but also poses potential dangers. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 month ago
Marketing

Starbucks is the latest brand to launch its own movie studio

Starbucks is launching its own production company, Starbucks Studios, to delve into the filmmaking business. [ more ]
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