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Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Chat Room: Floyd Russ Reflects On Sundance
The filmography of director Floyd Russ has made its mark on varied fronts, most recently at last month’s Sundance Film Festival where his documentary short ZION debuted. Russ introduced audiences to Zion Clark, a young wrestler who was born without legs. Growing up in foster care, Clark struggled...
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
Chat Room: Cinematographer Matthew Jensen Reflects On "Wonder Woman"
Cinematographer Matthew Jensen’s ascent in feature films, punctuated by the global hit Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.), was prompted in large part by his varied television endeavors. His early career indie feature exploits dovetailed into those initial opportunities in TV spanning a variety of shows,...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
Denzel Washington Discusses "Roman J. Israel," "Fences," "Malcolm X"
Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better. In Dan Gilroy's "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," Washington has challenged himself with one of his most complicated and singular roles. The title character (played by Washington) is a veteran activist attorney...
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Streisand Discusses Netflix Special, Harassment, End of Touring
If you want to see Barbra Streisand sing, watch her upcoming Netflix special because you won't see her onstage again. And she's not just saying it to get you to watch "Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic!" when it debuts on the streaming service this Wednesday: Streisand, who didn't...
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Sonja Sohn Reflects On Her Directorial Debut, "Baltimore Rising"
Sonja Sohn has gone from being in front of the camera to behind it. The actress, who played a Baltimore detective on "The Wire," has become a documentary filmmaker and her debut offering is a powerful look at her beloved adopted city. "Baltimore Rising," which was to debut Monday on HBO, examines a...
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Woody Harrelson Discusses "LBJ," "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
There are some years when prolific doesn't begin to describe Woody Harrelson's output. In the past 12 months, Harrelson has appeared on screen as acerbic history teacher ("The Edge of Seventeen"), a neurotic divorcee ("Wilson"), a terrifying military leader ("War for the Planet of the Apes"), the...
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann Talks Advertising, AI, Marketplace Competition
Pinterest often gets lumped in with social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, but people don’t use it to meet new people or to keep in touch with old classmates. It’s designed more to let you get in touch with your own interests, tastes and hobbies. “There other people also using it,...
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Director Lanthimos, Kidman, Farrell Discuss "Sacred Deer"
Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' movies aren't the sort that typically attract a stampede of Hollywood A-listers. His films, which he writes with Efthymis Filippou, are deadpan, midnight-black comedies that carry out grim allegorical absurdities to extreme ends. Characters speak stiltedly in...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Niklas Lindström Reflects On CALLEN, The State of Production
Niklas Lindström, known for his production acumen yielding breakthrough work, is a partner in the just launched CALLEN, an independent creative agency in Austin, Texas. Founded by former Wieden+Kennedy (W+K) group creative director Craig Allen with partners Lindström and business entrepreneur Holly...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
W+K's Susan Hoffman Reflects On Induction Into One Club's Hall of Fame
Last month, Susan Hoffman, co-chief creative officer at Wieden+Kennedy, was inducted into the One Club for Creativity’s Creative Hall of Fame. Her fellow inductees were Rebeca Mendez, an artist designer and professor at UCLA, Design Media Arts, where she is director of the Counterforce Lab; David...