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Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Spike Lee Discusses Top Career Moments, His Industry Diversity Wish
Spike Lee gets so excited when talking about movies, he can barely sit down. Reflecting on his career as he prepares to accept an honorary Oscar, the 58-year-old suddenly stands up and bounds around as he considers various ideas, at times bellowing so exuberantly, it echoes. Lee laughs as easily as...
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Kent Jones' "Hitchcock/Truffaut": The Film About The Seminal Book About Filmmaking
In 1962, Francois Truffaut, then age 30, wrote to Alfred Hitchcock, requesting that the British director sit down with him for a series of interviews over the course of a week. At the time critic cum filmmaker Truffaut had directed just three features but they included the iconic 400 Blows and...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Jason Carpenter Reflects On Animation's Role In "He Named Me Malala"
When Oscar-winning ( An Inconvenient Truth ) documentarian Davis Guggenheim turned his attention to He Named Me Malala --a film about Malala Yousafzai--he took an atypical detour to animation, meshing it with live action to tell us the story of the courageous teenager who stood up for girls’...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
Director Tim Damon Goes Live For Lexus
Director Tim Damon, well known for his car commercials and sheet metal shooting prowess (including combo spot/still assignments for Lexus, Corvette, Chrysler, Toyota and Goodyear), broke new vehicular ground for himself, helming a live broadcast over YouTube Live, Meerkat and Periscope during...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Kurt Russell Returns To Westerns: Zahler's "Bone Tomahawk," Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight"
Kurt Russell's shoulder is giving him massive pain, but you wouldn't know it from his easy smile and hearty laugh. It's a gloomy morning in Santa Monica, and the child star turned cult classic hero/heartthrob is working through the new ache of a very old injury. Russell, now 64, tore his rotator...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Writer/Director Oren Moverman Strikes Empathetic Chord In "Time Out of Mind"
Most of us go about our business in the urban hustle and bustle with little time to notice the “incidental” people around us. In the case of the homeless, we ignore them willfully or subconsciously. In some cases we make a concerted effort to avoid them by altering our sidewalk route and/or not...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
Former Saatchi ECD Peter Moore Smith Settles Into Director’s Chair At Aero Film
Peter Moore Smith--who spent the past four years as executive creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi New York--has embarked on a directorial career, moving over to his first production company roost, Aero Film. Smith has more than 20 years’ experience in advertising. He had a 15-year tenure at...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Backyard’s Amanda Marsalis Discusses Fox Studio’s Female Director Initiative
Director Amanda Marsalis, who recently signed with Marina del Rey, Calif.-based production studio Backyard , is a young talent whose sharp eye for visuals has organically transitioned her from an award-winning photographer to a director of films, commercials and promo content. Less than two years...
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
Why Did Seinfeld Drive "Cars" To Sony's Crackle Network?
What was he thinking? Jerry Seinfeld could have picked anywhere to make his hit show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." So why did the star of one of the most popular TV shows of all time make a Web series — one that features him picking up comics in classic cars and taking them out to banter...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Director Villeneuve, DP Deakins Shed Light--And Dark--On "Sicario"
"The Prince of Darkness" was the nickname of cinematographer legend Gordon Willis, but Roger Deakins, too, has shown a kingly command of shadows. Recall the sleek Shanghai skyscraper scene of "Skyfall," the desperate moonlit horse ride of "True Grit," or the early dawn dog chase of "No Country for...