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Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019
"Gotham" Actor Ben McKenzie Discusses His Writing, Directing
Ben McKenzie is looking forward to his next career chapter after "Gotham," both on-screen and behind the camera. During the five years he's starred as Gotham City police detective and future commissioner James Gordon in the Batman prequel, McKenzie also wrote two episodes and directed three others...
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
Chat Room: Two-Time DGA Award Winner Leslie Dektor
When Leslie Dektor walked away from his advertising career several years ago, he was one of its most accomplished artisans--as 13 DGA Award nominations for best commercial director of the year would attest. He won the DGA Award twice, in 1992 and 2000. Among his lauded spotmaking is the iconic...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
George Tillman Jr. Reflects On "The Hate U Give"
Director/producer George Tillman Jr.’s The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox) has planted itself firmly in the awards season conversation as a moving adaptation of Angie Thomas’ novel of the same title and for, among other elements, a tour de force performance by Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter, a 16-...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Editor Tom Cross Reflects On "First Man"
The first time he cut a feature-- Whiplash --for director Damien Chazelle, Tom Cross, ACE wound up winning the Best Editing Oscar. The second film on which they collaborated, La La Land , yielded another Oscar nomination for the editor. And now Cross has again teamed with Chazelle, this time on...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Sharon Horgan Discusses Amazon Deal, Merman, Mermade
Besides being the creator of notable shows including Catastrophe (Amazon and U.K.’s Channel 4, co-created with Rob Delaney), Divorce (HBO), and Pulling (BBC, co-created with Dennis Kelly), Sharon Horgan has also brought life to creative business environments that nurture the development and...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Filmmakers Demos, Ricciardi Discuss Return Of Netflix's "Making a Murderer"
The "Making a Murderer" filmmakers were in many ways in a race against the clock to make part two of their series, now available on Netflix. "We were in postproduction from day one," said Moira Demos. "We were shooting and editing and shooting and editing and finding the story as we went." The...
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Jonah Hill Reflects On Feature Directorial Debut, "Mid90s"
Jonah Hill has always wanted to direct. He worships filmmakers and has treated what he describes as an "accidental" but "wonderful" 15-year acting career as a partial film school, learning from people like Bennett Miller, who directed him in "Moneyball" and Martin Scorsese on "The Wolf of Wall...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant Discuss "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors. Part cautionary tale, part celebration of this unapologetic literary rebel...
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
CMO Reflects On The Art Of Marketing Mochi, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Popchips
Mochi — a pillowy, Japanese rice dough — has been around for centuries. But now it's one of the fastest-selling items in your grocery's freezer aisle. The popularity of the bite-sized treats is due in part to The Mochi Ice Cream Co. The company was founded three years ago after the private equity...
Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
"This Is Us" Creator Dan Fogelman Focuses On "Life Itself"
As in his TV series "This Is Us," jubilant and catastrophic events tend to cluster for Dan Fogelman. Days before his latest and most ambitious movie, "Life Itself," opens in theaters, and the third season of his hit NBC show premieres, Fogelman's house was robbed. The thieves returned later the...