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Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021
Mélanie Laurent Reflects On Her Acting, Directing and a Big Year For French Female Filmmakers
Over the past decade, Mélanie Laurent has established herself as an accomplished film director. Yet four features and many accolades later, that fact may come as a surprise to many in the U.S. who still know her best for her acting — especially for playing Shosanna in "Inglorious Basterds." But...
Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021
Client Tell: Revlon CEO Debra Perelman Discusses Pandemic, Diversity, Sustainability
When Debra Perelman took over as Revlon's first woman CEO in its 89-year history in 2018, the global beauty company was already facing big challenges. The publicly traded company, which is backed by her billionaire father Ron Perelman's MacAndrews & Forbes Inc., and which also owns iconic...
Thursday, Sep. 9, 2021
Documentarian Ken Burns Delves Into Muhammad Ali In 4-Part PBS Series
Considering the number of movies, documentaries and other entertainment vehicles made about Muhammad Ali, it would seem that — much like the former heavyweight champion at the end of his 1971 fight against Joe Frazier — there's not much left to offer that's fresh. Will Smith played Ali. Ali even...
Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021
Director Fukunaga Takes On James Bond--And Scheduling A Film's Release During The Pandemic--In "No Time to Die"
The film business is inherently full of starts and stops, but few have experienced the phrase "hurry up and wait" quite like "No Time to Die" director Cary Fukunaga. Fukunaga, the 44-year-old filmmaker of "Beasts of No Nation" and the first season of "True Detective," took the job directing the...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
Wendell Hanes On Life Imitating Art In "That Girl Lay Lay"
Among the many musical hats that Wendell Hanes wears are that of composer, creative director and company owner. SHOOT first made contact with Hanes around 1997 when he landed a job at Vito DeSario Editing as both an assistant editor and a "sound guy" where he recorded voiceovers and went on to...
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021
Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced Form Father-Daughter Bond In Netflix's "Sweet Girl"
Jason Momoa doesn't get to play many ordinary guys. He's Aquaman. He's Khal Drogo. He's Conan the Barbarian. It's part of the reason why he wanted to be in "Sweet Girl," a new action drama out on Netflix. In the film he's an ordinary Pittsburgh father named Ray Cooper who vows to get revenge...
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021
TikTok's Sandie Hawkins Talks Shopping, Brands, Creators vs. Influencers
Feta cheese was scarce in some stores earlier this year. The culprit? TikTok, where videos that showed an easy-to-make baked feta pasta recipe went viral. TikTok, launched in the U.S. in 2018, has become a force in the shopping world, influencing people to buy things they've seen on the app, from...
Friday, Aug. 6, 2021
Sian Heder Reflects On "CODA," Sundance, The Appeal of Commercialmaking
This month writer/director Sian Heder’s feature film CODA is being released theatrically and will make its streaming debut on Apple TV+. CODA debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, winning four awards: The Grand Jury Prize, the Audience Award, Best Director and...
Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021
Rita Moreno's Resilience On Display In "Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It" Documentary At Tribeca
Rita Moreno emigrated with her mother from Puerto Rico at age five. By six, she was dancing at Greenwich Village nightclubs. By 16, she was working full time. By 20, she was in "Singin' in the Rain." In the documentary "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It," Norman Lear says: "I can't...
Monday, Jun. 7, 2021
Ellen Burstyn Reflects On Career, Never Retiring, "Queen Bees" Role
That Ellen Burstyn plays a woman who recoils at the very mention of a retirement community in the upcoming film "Queen Bees" is extremely appropriate. Rarely has an actor been as good for as long as Burstyn has. She is still, at 88, tireless, her vitality almost preternaturally undiminished. As...