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RED Evolves with New 8K Brains & How to Shoot Digital to Feel Like Film [PODCAST]

This episode of Indie Film Weekly also introduces the new "cinephile Netflix."<p>Three cheers for RED! It seems the company has finally conquered its …

Tribeca Film Festival

The Joker is hanging around the set of Suicide Squad in new behind-the-scenes image

Stills photographer Clay Enos has been very active in giving us a peek behind-the-scenes of the DC Extended Universe movies this year, and his latest …

Starting a screenwriting career outside of LA (or New York, or London)

<i>In a recent episode of Scriptnotes, we shared stories from screenwriters who managed to build careers while living outside of Los Angeles, New York</i> …

Writing

Sembene!

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>SEMBENE!, a feature-length …

Filmmaker Al Giddings seeks $7.8 million for his sprawling Montana ranch

Noted underwater director-cinematographer Al Giddings, whose credits include the Oscar-winning films "Titanic" and "The Abyss," is looking for a buyer to surface for his longtime ranch in Emigrant, Mont.<p>Listed for $7.8 million, the property known as Emigrant Peak Ranch sits on nearly 3,000 acres of …

Seth Rogen Reads the Hilarious Email He Sent Channing Tatum to Convince Him to Do This Is The End

Turns out that convincing Channing Tatum to wear a ball gag and dog leash for his crazy cameo in 2013’s <i>This Is the End</i> really wasn’t that hard for …

Nat Geo Acquires Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary – TCA

National Geographic Channel has acquired worldwide rights to the untitled climate change feature documentary produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker …

Leonardo Dicaprio

How 'Indignation's' James Schamus went from Focus Features studio chief to first-time indie director

It really is quite a resume: Head of the prestigious studio Focus Features for 13 years, an Oscar-nominated producer, screenwriter and even songwriter with an longstanding collaboration with director Ang Lee, author of a book on Carl Theodor Dreyer, a PhD from Berkeley and a teaching position …

Auteur in the Making

Hours prior to the end of the world, he becomes a bride’s object of desire.<p>He’s part of a malevolent duo, clad in white, that disrupts the idyllic …

Robert Pattinson

American Express is reportedly suing Lil Wayne for $86,000 in unpaid bills

The company is suing Wayne (whose real name is Dwayne Carter) for the total amount of his unpaid bills, $86,396.75, plus the cost of the company's legal fees, according to the outlet.<p>The suit claims that Carter has owed the company money since December 2015.<p>Carter is no stranger to lawsuits.<p>In …

Lil Wayne

David Oyelowo film to open London Film Festival

<b>A film based on the true story of a Botswana king who married a London office worker will open the BFI London Film Festival.</b><p>A United Kingdom stars Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo.<p>It tells the true story of the marriage of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, a …

David Oyelowo

Movies

Abbi Jacobson And Dave Franco On Breaking Typecast For The Netflix Drama '6 Balloons'<p>Christian Long 03.29.18 11 hours ago<p>Emily Blunt Tells Us Why She's The New Han Solo<p>A conversation with the actress about her starring roles in the terrific 'A Quiet Place' and 'Mary Poppins Returns,' among other …

Mary Poppins Returns

Wherever Hollywood has gone, it has destroyed the local film industry, warns Amitabh Bachchan

Agreeing that the threat from the West is an alarming one, Amitabh Bachchan believes we need to fight it out to keep stiff competition from Hollywood …

5 Netflix documentaries that change how you think about the future

Today you bought a T-shirt, a snack from a convenience store, and purchased a bottle of water. It seems simple and straightforward — you gave someone money, and you received the items you asked for.<p>As these documentaries prove, there are entire worlds of complexity in the most basic activities. …

Alzheimer's Disease

There's still one group of Americans that isn't flocking to Netflix, but there's a way the company can reach them

Analysts at Morgan Stanley say that one demographic will be a key to Netflix's success in the US moving forward: older people, particularly those over 65.<p>And the analysts have a plan for how Netflix could snag older viewers.<p>After being the highest-performing stock on the S&P 500 in 2015, Netflix …

Morgan Stanley

All the AMC Opening Title Sequences, Ranked

LAST WEEK’S EPISODE: Canceled TV 2016: What Shows Should Be Saved and Which Deserved the Axe<p>Opening titles are a tricky beast. They have to get the …

Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Once hoping to be known as Hollywood East, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms, from cable TV's TLC to the …

Steven Spielberg

This Running Shoe Inspired By Kenya’s Elite Runners Is Actually Made In Kenya

Enda is a new shoe that hopes to give something back to the runners who inspired it, by creating jobs in their communities.<p>Kenya’s elite, world-record runners are the superstars of a surging global running culture. An entire cottage field of study has evolved around explaining the Kenyans’ running …

Daniel Craig is 'done' playing James Bond - but will Tom Hiddleston be the next 007?

Daniel Craig, the actor who has played James Bond for four films, has reportedly told studio bosses he is "done" with the role as speculation mounts about his replacement.<p>The 48-year-old is said to have turned turn a £68million offer from MGM studio to return as the British Secret Service agent for …

What It Takes To Win The Movie Industry’s Most Prestigious Screenwriting Competition

<i>The Academy’s</i> <i>Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting</i> <i>is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new</i> …

Writing

#Framegrab When making this project, we were particularly lucky to have the owner of this shop, (Right at the heart of Kenya's capital) lend us the space outside her shop. Our characters were to stand NAKED outside a stall and admire artifacts inside the shop. The scene (1 minute long) had no dialogue and we had to convey this with framing and the actors performance. I think we did well. This frame is one of my favorite from the whole sequence. DoP @victorombogo Producers @afwanijones @ruguru.phoebe & @brendawairimu_ #Filmmakers

‘100 Years/100 Shots’ Video: Watch a Century of Film Via the Best Shots of Each Year

'100 Years/100 Shots' Video: Watch a Century of Film Via the Best Shots of Each Year<p>Imagine a century’s worth of the best and most inspiring shots in …

Read What 20th Century Fox Said About ‘Boogie Nights’ In Their Rejection Letter

<i>Boogie Nights</i> is known as one of the greatest movies in American cinema, but back in 1994, writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson sent the script to 20th Century Fox and got a flat out rejection.<p><i>Dangerous Minds</i> has a screenshot of the rejection letter. The plot seems the same in the ’94 version …

Paul Thomas Anderson

Tribeca: J.J. Abrams, Chris Rock Talk Collaborating, Joke About Denzel Washington-Starring 'Fantastic Four'

The two entertainment industry insiders had a funny, career-spanning discussion in which they also discussed what they look for in people they …

Tribeca Film Festival

How Likely is Fujifilm to Get Into Medium Format?

Photokina 2016 is going to be a very big time for the photo industry if what we’ve seen so far for this year is any hint of what’s to come. One thing …

Lady Gaga’s Grandmother Learned Gaga Was a Sexual-Assault Survivor After Oscars Performance

“. . . I never told them I was a survivor. I was too ashamed. Too afraid.”<p><b>Lady Gaga</b> brought the audience to its feet (and elicited tears from many in the Dolby Theatre, as well as many viewers at home) with her performance during the Oscars of “’Til It Happens to You,” a best-original-song nominee …

Lady Gaga

Maverick Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski dies at 75

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Filmmaker and writer Andrzej Zulawski, who was named best director last year at a film festival in Switzerland for his latest film "Cosmos," died Wednesday at 75 after a long illness, Polish film authorities and his family said.<p>The Polish Institute of Film Art reported his …

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