Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chat Room Interviews

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

For "La La Land" composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz, it's been a long, laborious ride from dreaming up the musical with his old college roommate Damien Chazelle over six years ago to becoming the toast of awards season. His catchy score and songs have broken through, too, securing their own...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

When Theodore (Ted) Melfi was interviewed for SHOOT’s Fall 2016 Director Profile, he discussed what drew him to cinematographer Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, for Hidden Figures.

“I had never met Mandy before but her work in Australia, particularly on the feature Tracks...

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Actress Chante Adams had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University when she got a call from a casting agent who wanted her to audition to be the lead in the Roxanne Shante biopic "Roxanne, Roxanne." Adams had no feature credits to her name and a background in theater. But the agent saw...

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

Instead of romantic proposals and engagement rings, the commercials trying to sell a new generation on diamonds show young couples rolling around on a bed, arguing in a car and even questioning whether they'll ever marry.

The ads are one way the diamond industry is trying to reach...

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Among composer Nicholas Britell’s notable credits prior to director/writer Barry Jenkins’ recently released, lauded feature Moonlight is the score for director Adam McKay’s Oscar-nominated film The Big Short.  Britell’s music was also featured prominently in the Best Picture...

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

At the heart of Warren Beatty's long-in-the-making "Rules Don't Apply" is a burgeoning but forbidden romance between a pair of wide-eyed young adults, freshly plucked from their traditional upbringings and thrust into the capricious world of Howard Hughes and 1958 Hollywood. Serving as distant...

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

After spending two straight falls consumed by awards season, Eddie Redmayne is taking a break from the Oscars and fronting his first franchise.

In the Harry Potter prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the mantle of J.K. Rowling's leading man has been passed from Radcliffe to...

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016

As an action star, Jackie Chan never expected to get an Oscar.

So he considers receiving an honorary Academy Award from the film academy's Board of Governors his proudest professional achievement.

Chan will accept his Oscar statuette Saturday at the eighth annual Governors Awards....

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Having been nominated for the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it made its world premiere, and then going on to win a Festival Favorite Audience Award at SXSW, Gleason continues to collect accolades, the latest of which include five nominations...

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Just a couple of months ago, Margaret Johnson was promoted from partner/executive creative director to chief creative officer of Goodby Silverstein & Partners. She became the agency’s first woman CCO. The shop’s founders and co-chairmen Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein remain involved in the...