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Filmmaker Sharon Zurek of Black Cat Productions, who works closely with Chicago Filmmakers and hosts the popular Dyke Delicious film series, recalled both how eager people were to see those films and how unsuitable the old space could be. "I had ladies come to Dyke Delicious with walkers, and ...
Christopher Landon, who directed last year's horror-thriller film "Happy Death Day," has put his home in the Outpost Estates neighborhood of Hollywood Hills on the market for $3.299 million. The Mission Revival-style house, built in 1958, sits behind walls and gates and opens to a brick courtyard with an ...

GOSHEN — When Rachel Shenton sat down at a Starbucks in Burbank, California, to tease out the opening scene of a short film, she had no dreams of it going to the Academy Awards, let alone winning. At first, she hesitated to write it at all. “I thought, 'I'm just an actress. Who do I think I am writing a ...
Every year, the Montclair Film Festival gives young filmmakers from New Jersey and New York a chance to shine through the Emerging Filmmakers Competition. This year, the ... “That is when my mom and I talked about me becoming a filmmaker, to change the directing world,” Osterberg said. She had ...
This Friday, April 27, the Cut is bringing our How I Get It Done series to life with a “Women in Film” panel moderated by the Cut's senior writer, Allie Jones, who will ask the question posed in all How I Get It Done interviews: How do successful women get it all done in one day? Allie will host the conversation ...
Jennifer Jarosik, pictured with Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, alleged in a federal lawsuit that the music mogul raped her in 2016. The lawsuit was dismissed Wednesday by agreement from both parties. A federal lawsuit accusing music mogul Russell Simmons of raping a documentary filmmaker in ...

The discussion, over tequila at a Las Vegas casino, started with a simple question: How could AT&T — a company primarily known for its phone services — make a real difference with diverse filmmakers struggling to get their stories told? AT&T's Chief Brand Officer Fiona Carter posed the question to Jane ...
... example," said documentary filmmaker Julie Cohen. As the saying goes, "Though she be little, she is fierce." For United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this could not be more accurate. At 85, Ginsburg is a complete embodiment of that phrase. And for RBG filmmakers Betsy West and ...
(WSET) -- A film maker is working to preserve local history by shedding light on deteriorating African American and slave cemeteries. One place in ... Film makers said White Rock Cemetery looks a lot better today than it did a year ago when they started filming, but there are still some over-turned headstones. Keeping up ...
Lying just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO is East St. Louis, Illinois, which has for some years held the tragic distinction as the city with the highest homicide rate per capita in the United States. The shroud which has mostly kept East St. Louis off the mass media spotlight despite its unwanted ...
“When Dodge College started the Women in Focus event nearly 20 years ago, the goal was to support a minority in the film industry so our students, the future generation of filmmakers, could aspire to make an impact in their careers,” said Marissa Ellena, a development coordinator for Dodge College.
Award-winning actress Marian Kunonga and filmmaker-cum-pastor Angeline Dimingo have founded the Christian Film Bootcamp, to bring together aspiring filmmakers from various churches for quarterly five-day workshops on film production. BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO. The first quarter is slated for April 13 ...
Mark Ciardi seems to have completed his journey from pitching prodigy of Piscataway Little League to Hollywood hotshot with a passion for making inspiring sports-themed films. Yet in some ways, the producer has finally arrived. He has two major movies opening in theaters this coming weekend.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman continues his tour of the United States with a visit to Los Angeles on Sunday. The crown prince arrived in Los Angeles from Seattle and Al Arabiya News Channel reported that he would meet with Hollywood filmmakers and prominent Arab and American ...
The film "All Nite Skate" will shoot in the area this summer. Clockwise from left, Gretchen Griggs, the film's producer; PJ Gaynord, cinematographer; Jackie Riggins, owner of the Puxico Skating Rink, which will stand in for the Jackson Skate Rink in the film; and Nick Murphy, the writer and director of "All Nite ...
The film makers behind a gritty drama about a boxer trying to escape gang life have said they were threatened by real Liverpool criminals during the shoot. Short film Blood ... The filmmakers also told the ECHO how they were pulled over by a real police surveillance team during one scene. Ben said: “We ...
Longtime professor Saul Levine, whom scholar P. Adams Sitney called “one of the most underrated filmmakers in the American avant-garde cinema,” claims he was pushed out of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design after administrators accused him of “harming students” by showing his film Notes ...

Since the start of Syria's civil war in 2010, many of the country's leading filmmakers have turned their cameras to a simple goal: documenting the yearslong conflict. Their efforts have earned them critical praise and awards. This year, Derki won Sundance's World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize for ...
“I realized I'm a completely different filmmaker than I was,” she said. “I felt so at ease, and so confident. I didn't have the same angst. I don't want to diss my other films, but the process of making them was much more anxiety producing because I hadn't put in the hours. I've been on set constantly and I've ...
Sisters Emma and Annie Stafki, and their friends, Diana Smolko and Kadence Stoddard, love making movies in the Stafki's yard on the Key Peninsula. Most of the time their homemade movies, filmed on their parent's phone and then edited on the family computer, is about the story of Princess Anabela and ...
On Oscar Day, thrilled to share that a talented young woman by the name of @CiaraBoniface was selected as the winner of our @WrinkleInTime Visionary Filmmaker Contest from @Disney and @Nissan! She gets $100k for her film and a 2018 Nissan Leaf! Go, Ciara! And stay shooting, sis! pic.twitter.com/XXA10P1vXB.
He will also take a critical look at the current film industry, sharing his personal experiences and advising filmmakers how to overcome hurdles within the field. “There are no absolute truths in filmmaking and no one way to be a filmmaker,” Lee said in a statement. “I've learned in 30 years things that I can ...
... of the Academy. After picking up her Oscar, Bigelow said, “I'd love to just think of myself as a film-maker, and I wait for the day when the modifier can be a moot point.” .... The keys-to-the-kingdom trust levels given to these fledgeling male film-makers have never been offered to women. This endemic faith ...
Bill Murray first started working with Wes Anderson on the filmmaker's second directorial effort, 1998's Rushmore, and they have been inseparable ever since. Their long-time collaboration includes eight features -- including the upcoming Isle of Dogs -- and in that span Murray has had the opportunity to ...
PABLO — The Maps Media Institute will host a free after school filmmaking class for Lake County Students in 8th through 12th grades. Classes will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Three Woodcocks Building at Salish Kootenai College beginning March 28 to May 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m..
Finding freedom within limits is a constant quest for Pappas, the Greek-American runner, writer, poet, and filmmaker who set a national record for Greece at the Rio Olympics in 2016, two months after her film Tracktown premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The 27-year-old recently returned from the ...
Actor and filmmaker Anthony Bradford will screen his new film at the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park. Bradford is a New Jersey native. His film “Greenlit” is a dramedy about a producer trying to make it in Hollywood. It also serves as a television pilot. "I'm primarily an actor but I realized early on I ...
"Women Behind the Lens: A Women's HerStory Film Forum," will be held at the Screening Room on March 25 at 7 p.m. Three Boston and New York City women filmmakers representing feature film and documentary writing, production and cinematography will discuss and contrast their approach to making ...
This combination photo shows Mexican filmmakers, from left, Michel Franco at the awards ceremony at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 24, 2015, Alonso Ruizpalacios at a news conference for the film "Museo" during the 68th edition of the International Film Festival Berlin ...
Many independent filmmakers never get the chance to move to a larger distributor, but the Erwins hesitated despite being cash strapped: How would a mainstream company treat their audience? Roadside and Lionsgate, though not widely known for faith-based films, intrigued the filmmakers with their pitch ...
With on-the-ground and drone footage and interviews from inside conflict-torn Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan, filmmakers J. Stephen Morrison and Justin Kenny, a Rhode Island native and former “PBS NewsHour” foreign editor and Reuters TV producer, have told a disturbing but timely story of what has ...
LOS ANGELES—Prominent filmmakers and producers joined some of the top legal minds in America on March 16 to form Lights. Camera. Reaction—a groundbreaking UCLA summit on confronting human rights issues through entertainment. The daylong event at the Hammer Museum concluded with the ...
As loyal cinephiles, we love the work of Wes Anderson. While you'd be hard-pressed to say that Wes Anderson has grown as a filmmaker throughout his career, you can't deny that he has a style all his own that has connected with a particular audience. You can call them hipsters, or you can call them craft ...
The University of Central Lancashire has triumphed once again at the North West Royal Television Society's annual Student Television Awards , picking up the prize for Best Short Film Drama. Four former film production students who graduated in 2017 – Gaius Brown, Heather Davenport, Jodie Horn and ...
Independent filmmaker Andrew Gajadhar is ebullient when talking about his directorial debut, particularly when it comes to the opportunity to showcase it on the silver screen. ... But the theater also is emerging as a go-to landing spot for Columbia independent filmmakers looking to showcase their work.
CoMix Wave is working with Shanghai's Haoliners on a three-film project by Chinese and Japanese directors. CoMix Wave Films, the Tokyo anime production house behind 2016's mega-hit Your Name, is producing a three-film anime anthology titled Flavors of Youth (Shiki Oriori) with Chinese animation ...
Panelists who participated in the summit included filmmakers Edward Zwick (“Glory” and “Blood Diamond”), Amy Ziering (“The Invisible War” and “The Hunting Ground”), Dr. Eric Esrailian of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (“The Promise”), Mike Medavoy (“The Promise”), Catherine Hardwicke ...
HANFORD – Sometimes it's fun to face your fears, and that's exactly what film maker Michael Affrunti is asking locals to do this weekend. Between 20-30 locals of all ages are needed to shoot a scene in Affrunti's short horror film, “An Evening at the Theater.” The scene calls for a movie theater full of corpses ...
A refrain among some politicians is that “America is a Christian nation.” And according to a 2015 Pew research study of 35,000 Americans, there is some truth to this. In 2014, about 70.6 percent of those surveyed claimed Christian beliefs. However, this was a decline from 78.4 percent in 2007. The Pew ...
Around 35,000 came to see the many documentaries and films, while also attending the various debates at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva. Best Fictional Film awarded to “Oblivion Verses” by Iranian Film Director Alireza Khatami. “Oblivion Verses” is a philosophical ...
THE Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff) is partnering with the British Council to strengthen the business and entrepreneurial skills of the local film-maker. In keeping with the ttff's film-industry development programme 15 experienced film-makers will come together for for a three-day workshop on project ...
AWARD-winning scriptwriter Amanda Ranganawa has blown the whistle on Mirazvo Productions directors Michael and Shem Zemura, whom she accused of sexually exploiting females during productions. BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO. In leaked WhatsApp audio recordings, the Mutare-based Ranganawa ...
It's not something that I'm proud of, and I realize that opening up to other creators is beneficial in many ways, but nonetheless it's something I still struggle with. This column is inspired by someone who changed my outlook on the creative process, and allowed people a glimpse at his hilarious and amazing, ...
The shorts filmmaker and cinematographer graduated with a digital cinema degree from DePaul University in Chicago two years ago. He believes in “bucking the trend”, which has seen independent filmmakers migrate to hone their craft, and occasionally return to reconnect with family and friends.
Looking back, he believes it is those childhood memories that set him on the path to becoming a filmmaker, which began when along with some classmates, ... To boost his income, he also teaches documentary filmmakers once or twice a week at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, a private university in ...
It's not something that I'm proud of, and I realize that opening up to other creators is beneficial in many ways, but nonetheless it's something I still struggle with. This column is inspired by someone who changed my outlook on the creative process, and allowed people a glimpse at his hilarious and amazing, ...
To me the system is broken when the filmmaker spends all the time and money and carries the risk to make the film.” While Clare declines to reveal revenues, he names Canadian director Jonathan Taggart and producer Phillip Vannini's Life Off Grid, which profiled Canadians in every province and territory ...
The 36-year-old director of the Hong Kong Film Fest opener 'Omotenashi' discusses why he chose to abandon a career in computer science to pursue directing: "Film is a combination of all my interests." Born in Taiwan but raised in Texas, Jay Chern was not a film buff. But he was many other things – a ...
Returning to the UK, Farrell assembled a small crew of filmmaker friends and a producer, Kurt Engfehr, who had worked on Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911; he took his mother's beaten-up old minivan and drove it all the way to Turkey. “The first thing I shot were the smugglers operating under ...
'From the Wild' is a documentary series exploring wild food. It was created by Edmonton's Kevin Kossowan and dives into where our food comes from and how we get it. X. - A A +. Listen. The James Beard Awards are known as the Oscars of the food world – and an Edmonton man is nominated for one.


 

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