Nigel Harrison

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The vodka martini will return: Bond's favourite cocktail set to appear in Spectre after luxury brand announces partnership with film makers

'I would like a medium Vodka dry Martini – with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred please'<p>Since Sean Connery first uttered the immortal …

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'Star Wars' round-up: The ball droid is REAL, Sony laments lost talent

From the galaxy’s deep core to the outer rim, the forests of Endor to the frozen tundras of Hoth, and all the starships in space, let’s go to press. …

George Clooney is making a TV show about Hollywood in the 1990s

The ‘90s were a crazy decade. Kids around the world were getting seizures from the <i>Pokémon</i> cartoon, adults were obsessed with a show called <i>Mad About</i> …

DIY Special Effects: A Forced Perspective Walkthrough, Back to the Future Style

For part two of Shanks FX’s <i>Back to the Future</i> series, the DIY Special Effects artist decided to show you how to use forced perspective in your …

Karel Cerny, Oscar Winner for 'Amadeus,' Dies at 92

The art and set director worked often with Czech countryman Milos Forman<p><b>Karel Cerny</b>, who received an Academy Award for best art direction-set …

Joan Rivers, Legendary Comedienne, Dies at 81

Spurned by Johnny Carson, the pull-no-punches celebrity rallied time and again to reinvent herself as a reality star and fashion critic<p><b>Joan Rivers</b>, …

Google Acquires A Special Effects Company That Worked On 'Star Trek'

Google just acquired a company called Zync, a visual effects cloud rendering company that worked on movies like "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Looper" in the past.<p>The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google said Zync will be joining Google's Cloud Platform team following today's …

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Practical Effects to Play Big Role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII' - Unbound Worlds

Are audiences <i>really</i> getting tired of computer generated special effects? <i>Looper</i> director Rian Johnson, recently tapped to direct <i>Star Wars: Episode …

Indie Distributor Millennium Entertainment Bought by Management, Investment Group

The company is handling Matthew Weiner's 'Are You Here' and James Cameron's 'Deepsea Challenge 3D'<p>Independent distributor Millennium Entertainment …

Michael A. Hoey, Producer, Director and Elvis Screenwriter, Dies at 79

The son of a British actor, he also wrote, produced and helmed the 1966 film 'The Navy vs. the Night Monsters'<p><b>Michael A. Hoey</b>, who wrote the …

Joanie Spina dies at 61; transformed magicians' acts

It was a sort of Pygmalion tale, told before an audience that was particularly skeptical of miraculous transformations.<p>But the narrator was Joanie Spina, a renowned consultant to illusionists seeking to sharpen their acts. And the subject at the 2013 Magic Live! gathering in Las Vegas was the very …

‘Game of Thrones’ Actor J.J. Murphy Dies After Four Days of Filming

Actor J.J. Murphy is dead at age 86, days after filming his first scenes for the fifth season of <i>Game of Thrones</i>. According to <i>Variety</i> (via the <i>Belfast</i> …

Watch Adrien Brody Attempt 'Houdini' Magic Tricks in History's Miniseries Trailer

"Prepare to be captivated. Exhilarated. Mystified."<p>"Everyone wants to escape something."<p>A trailer for History Channel's magical miniseries <i>Houdini</i> has …

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Game of Thrones, Season 4 – VFX making of reel

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Drones in Movie Shoots: Debate Rages Despite Safety Claims, Cost Savings

Overseas, the unmanned devices — used in Sylvester Stallone's "Expendables 3" — are taking off, but regulatory issues present a major hurdle before …

Hollywood Agencies Shift TV Toward Indie Film Model

"Black Box," which premieres on ABC April 24, is part of a wave of new shows backed by foreign pre-sales as agencies increasingly work around the big …

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How do I become … a special effects engineer

A love of computers and programming – rather than a specific interest in rat hair and dinosaur skin – helped Sanjay Bakshi get his role at Pixar<p>Sanjay Bakshi has spent a lot of time with monsters. He knows precisely how their hair moves as they terrorise humans, how their eyeballs swivel when they …

Film, TV, Other Copyright Industries Add $1 Trillion to U.S. Economy in 2012 (Study)

Those employed in these industries, which include music, books, software, video games and more, earn 33 percent more than the average U.S. worker, …

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The full frame Sony A7 and A7R are disappointing for lacking 4K and a high bitrate codec (the time is now…), choosing to stay with 1080p and AVCHD …

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Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

Count Me In: Impressive Mass Effect EDI Latex Bodysuit

This is the Mass Effect EDI latex bodysuit and helmet created by the folks over at Anatomic-Latex. It looks so good it's hard to believe that's an …