Ty Leisher

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How HBO's 'Westworld' Became TV's Hottest Project

The drama, about an adult amusement park populated by lifelike robots, is attracting an A-list ensemble cast<p><i>This story first appeared in the Sept. 12</i> …

Box Office: 'Guardians' Leading Sleepy Labor Day, Becomes No. 1 Film of Year

Pierce Brosnan's 'November Man' and 'As Above, So Below' can't beat holdovers<p><b>James Gunn</b>'s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> has become the No. 1 film of the …

DreamWorks Animation Inks Collaboration Deal With Makers of 'The Legend of Korra'

South Korea's Studio Mir will create a 78-part TV series with the animation giant<p>DreamWorks Animation will launch a TV cartoon series with South …

Trailer for Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Explores Whether You Can Take One's Freedom

Gael Garcia Bernal stars in the film that's set to get its world premiere Friday at the Telluride Film Festival<p>A day before <b>Jon Stewart</b>'s directorial …

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Resumes Production After Harrison Ford's Injury

Han Solo was on a break for a broken leg<p><i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i> has resumed production after <b>Harrison Ford</b>'s on-set injury stalled filming for a couple …

Telluride and Toronto Lineups: A Critical Crystal Ball

THR's chief film critic vets the fall festivals for the titles most likely to impress<p>By virtue of its rapturous reception at its world premiere on …

Amazon Studios Head Roy Price on Competing With Netflix, Xbox Studios' Demise (Q&A)

Amazon doubles down on drama as its rivals fall.<p><i>A version of this story first appeared in the Aug. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.</i><p><b>Roy</b> …

Netflix Coughs Up $2M an Episode for 'The Blacklist'

James Spader's new streaming home<p>Netflix has acquired exclusive streaming rights to NBC's <i>The Blacklist</i> in a deal that values the show at $2 million …

Greg Berlanti Sells Naked Amnesiac Drama to NBC

Called 'Blindspot' and from 'Stargate' writer Martin Gero<p><b>Greg Berlanti</b> is expanding his relationship with NBC.<p>As the prolific producer prepares to …

TO WebFest 2014: TO WEBFEST ANNOUNCES DATES AND LOCATION

The Independent Web Series Creators of Canada (IWCC) is pleased to announce the date and location of TO WebFest 2014, the inaugural year for this …

Directors on Their Teams: The Coens on ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

CBS Films’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” opens today, amid very positive reviews. It was written and directed by <b>Joel and Ethan Coen</b>, who produced along with …

Interview: Jerry Bruckheimer on His New Paramount Deal

After taking some time to decide where he would sign his new producing deal, Jerry Bruckheimer says a big part of his Paramount choice boiled down to …

Amateur Friday - Echovault

<i>Get your script reviewed on Scriptshadow!: To submit your script for an Amateur Review, send in a PDF of your script, along with the title, genre,</i> …

BALLS OF STEEL: Characters, Fate, Philosophy & Clarification

<i>Jeanne Veillette Bowerman is the Editor of Script Magazine and a screenwriter, having written the narrative feature adaptation as well as the limited</i> …

On the Set of Disney Channel’s New Comedy “I Didn’t Do It” #IDDI

Watch the Cast Interviews on Our YouTube Channel<p>Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report host Ashley Bornancin were invited to come out to meet the cast …

Free Effect Friday – Final Cut Pro X

My contribution to this week’s Free Effect Friday is a new kind of plugin – a transition that can be applied to more than two clips at once.<p><i>Alex4D</i> …

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson Brood in Black and White in the ‘True Detective’ Poster

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson Brood in Black and White in the 'True Detective' Poster<p>HBO’s just released the key art for “True Detective,” …

Woody Harrelson

Here Are Seven Directing Lessons From ‘The Immigrant’ Filmmaker James Gray

Here Are Seven Directing Lessons From 'The Immigrant' Filmmaker James Gray<p>James Gray began his Marrakech Film Festival Master Class with a …

Filmmaking

The Coen Brothers, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake Go Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

The Coen Brothers, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake Go Behind-the-Scenes of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'<p><i>[Editor’s Note: This feature originally ran</i> …

Justin Timberlake

From Casting to Lens Flares: 5 Must-See Videos for Filmmakers from Film Riot

Let’s face it: it’s a cold, cruel world out there for aspiring filmmakers, who usually have to endure an endless array of struggles to realize their …

Filmmaking

Are Mobile Movies The Way of the Future?

<i>Writer and<br>business-development consultant</i> <i>David Rosen</i> <i>regularly contributes to</i> <i>AlterNet, Brooklyn Rail, CounterPunch, Filmmaker and<br>the Huffington Post.</i> …

iPhone

5 Tips from Master Cinematographer Gordon Willis

<i>We’ve recently discovered Craft Truck, a wonderful resource for behind-the-scenes information about filmmaking. Jeff at Craft Truck interviewed</i> …

Cinematography

Indiewire’s Ultimate Guide to Transmedia

Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Transmedia<p>Filmmakers and artists have been exploring transmedia, or new ways to tell stories in innovative and …

Transmedia

Apple Launching New Final Cut Pro X Marketing Push to Win Back Professionals

Back in June 2011, Apple launched Final Cut Pro X, a complete reworking of the company's video editing software aimed at professional users, but the new software was met with significant criticism over missing features. Professional users in particular were upset over what seemed to be a "dumbing …

First Trailer For Long-Delayed & Acclaimed Horror Film ‘You’re Next’

Premiering at Toronto International Film Festival 2011, it will be nearly two whole years before <b>Adam Wingard</b> and <b>Simon Barrett’</b>s horror film <i>You’re …

Horror

FX announces new network called FXX; Fargo mini-series on the way, plus renewals for Justified, Always Sunny and more!

Ang Lee Talks “The New Illusion Of Cinema” At London’s 3D Creative Summit

<i>Joe Utichi contributes to Deadline’s UK coverage</i><p><i>Life Of Pi</i> helmer Ang Lee caused controversy last month when he failed to thank the film’s VFX …

Movie Lovers We Love: Flux Creates the World’s Greatest Music Video Exhibit…in Cincinnati

Movie Lovers We Love: Flux Creates the World's Greatest Music Video Exhibit...in Cincinnati<p>Walking into the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, …

Music Videos

Story Concepts That Sell

The foundation of any movie is the <b>screenplay</b>. The foundation of any screenplay is the <b>concept</b>. Therefore it stands to reason which story concept you …