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Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015
Danny Levinson On Moxie's "Arranged" Marriage With Nonfiction Television
Last week on A&E network fyi (formerly Bio), the series Arranged debuted, the first of 10 episodes looking at three different arranged marriages in America. Either planning or about to get married in episode one, the protagonist couples are: ► A gypsy/Romani couple in Queens, NY. The bride and...
Friday, Apr. 17, 2015
Director Nick Broomfield Tells "Tales of the Grim Sleeper"
Nick Broomfield is an accomplished documentarian, among his recent plaudits being an International Documentary Association Award nomination last October for Tales of the Grim Sleeper , which is slated to debut Monday, April 27, on HBO. An official selection of the 2014 Telluride, Toronto and New...
Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015
Persis Koch Sheds Light On Humble's Diversification Into Features
Executive producer Persis Koch is VP of Humble, an integrated content studio which has diversified into features on both the documentary and narrative fronts--the former being the Adam Hootnick-directed Son of the Congo which premiered at last month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and is...
Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015
DP Rodney Taylor, ASC, Focuses on "The Wrecking Crew"
A labor-of-love documentary paying homage to an overlooked--yet well respected within the industry--group of studio musicians behind assorted 1960s’ and ‘70s’ hits finally hit the theaters last month. Titled The Wrecking Crew , the feature-length film was produced and directed by Denny Tedesco...
Friday, Mar. 27, 2015
David Gelb Returns To Tribeca
Director David Gelb is no stranger to the Tribeca Film Festival. He premiered a short he co-directed, The King of Central Park starring Jeffrey Tambor and Henry Winkler, at Tribeca some nine years ago. And Gelb’s lauded documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi made its North American debut at the 2011...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Jeff Baron, Managing Director of Stink’s New U.S. Shop
Jeff Baron is a production veteran who broke into commercialmaking as a freelancer, became a bidder at Johns+Gorman Films and then joined Propaganda Films as a staff bidder. He moved onto HSI in the same role for several years followed by what was to be a 12-year tenure at Anonymous Content,...
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Oscar Faura Discusses Lensing "The Imitation Game"
Director Morten Tyldum told SHOOT that director J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible (2012) was what drew him to cinematographer Oscar Faura. The Impossible focused on a family that survived, was separated and then somehow miraculously reunited after a tsunami ravaged the western coast of Thailand on the...
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Director/Writer Christopher Nolan Discusses Robots As Characters In "Interstellar"
In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza " Interstellar ," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space. He's also sending a couple of robots along for the ride — and they're just not on board to sweep the floors. "The idea was that they'd been designed to put humans at...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Chat Room: Miguel Arteta Makes Disney Breakthrough
The latest entry in director Miguel Arteta’s feature filmography marks a departure from his independent film norm. His indie track record started with Star Maps (receiving five Independent Spirit Award nominations, including for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay) and has gone to include...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Chat Room: Director Jean-Baptiste Leonetti
Director Jean-Baptiste Leonetti got his start in France making documentaries and TV programs for youngsters. “I was in my early twenties,” he recalled. “I was supposed to find the best solution to explain to an eight-year-old kid how to understand a classical poem or a classical novel. Believe me...