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Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015
Director/Writer Dee Rees Vocal About "Bessie"
Last month Bessie premiered on HBO and won the Critics Choice TV Award For Best Movie. The biopic stars Queen Latifah as iconic blues singer Bessie Smith, and Oscar winner Mo’Nique as her mentor, Ma Rainey. Latifah and Mo’Nique earned Critics Choice Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress...
Friday, Jun. 19, 2015
Sidney Sidell’s Cinematography Helps To Build FOX's "Empire"
Sidney Sidell has been a camera department mainstay for 34 years, the last 18 as a full-fledged cinematographer. He started out as a film loader on the 20th Century Fox lot for the series Dynasty in the early 1980s. He then moved up the ranks, gaining broad-based experience as an assistant...
Monday, Jun. 15, 2015
Taraji P. Henson Reflects On "Empire," Global Branding
Taraji P. Henson is on a mission: To take her brand global following the success of Fox's hit show "Empire" — and her breakout character Cookie Lyon. "I am tired of Hollywood telling me what black people can't do overseas and what can't sell overseas, and black women can't do this overseas," Henson...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2015
Kerstin Emhoff Finds Strong Sense Of Creative Community At AICP Show
Kerstin Emhoff, co-founder/executive producer of PRETTYBIRD, was at press time about to head over to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Cannes comes on the heels of Emhoff serving as chairperson of the 2015 AICP Show. She presided over not only the Show but the entire AICP Week...
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2015
Lake Bell Reflects On Allure Of Directing
Lake Bell can be annoying when she's watching TV or a movie with her husband. That's because she tends to watch with a director's eye. "My husband gets very frustrated," she said in a recent interview. "We sit down to watch a movie and I'm like, 'I can't. This piece of casting is really taking me...
Friday, Jun. 5, 2015
Tim Perell Shares "Process" Of Diversifying An Indie Feature Prod’n. Co. Into Branded Content, Spots
Tim Perell has been producing films, television and music videos for more than 15 years. He’s a recipient of the Film Independent Spirit Producers Award and his work spans a variety of genres and has premiered at such high profile festivals as Cannes and Sundance. Perell began his career as an A...
Wednesday, May. 27, 2015
Jackie Kelman Bisbee To Judge Film Craft At Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
A veteran attendee of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, executive producer and co-founder of Park Pictures, will for the first time be judging at the competition, serving on the 2015 Film Craft Lions jury. It’s safe to say that Bisbee knows a thing or two...
Tuesday, May. 19, 2015
Will McGinness Ready For Jury Duty at Cannes International Advertising Festival
Will McGinness joined Venables Bell & Partners (VB&P), San Francisco, in 2010 as Paul Venables’ partner and now runs the creative department. Partner/executive creative director McGinness has played a pivotal role in the agency’s success, helping VB&P attract brands like Intel, Google,...
Thursday, May. 14, 2015
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Reflects on "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"
It’s been an eventful past year for director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon who’s made a major splash in television and features. On the latter front, his Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was a breakout hit at the Sundance Film Festival in January, winning both the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award...
Thursday, May. 7, 2015
Director J.C. Chandor Embarks On New Career Chapter Spanning Commercials, Features
Director J.C. Chandor’s filmography spans three lauded features, starting with Margin Call for which he earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination in 2012. Earlier that same year Margin Call scored Best First Feature distinction from both the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and the...