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Saturday, Sep. 12, 2020
David Byrne Reflects On His Festival Hit, "American Utopia," Directed By Spike Lee
In a film festival season that’s been turned largely virtual, Spike Lee’s “American Utopia,” a documentary of David Byrne’s concert musical and the opening-night film of the Toronto International Film Festival, has nevertheless supplied the giddy rush of live performance in a packed house. The film...
Monday, Aug. 24, 2020
Editor Robert Komatsu Reflects On "Mrs. America," His First Emmy Nomination
On the strength of Mrs. America (FX Networks), Robert Komatsu, ACE recently earned his first career Emmy nomination. The nod was for the episode titled “Phyllis” and came in the Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie category. Komatsu not only cut “Phyllis,” the...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
The Artists Company's Owner/EP Sheds Light On Production During The Pandemic
Sally Antonacchio, owner/executive producer of The Artists Company, is a production vet whose accomplishments span assorted major projects as well as being the recipient back in 2012 of the Jay B. Eisenstat Award, the AICP’s highest honor. But even for the most experienced and decorated pro, these...
Monday, Aug. 10, 2020
Cineworld CEO Greidinger Discusses Planned Re-opening Of Regal Theaters In U.S. 
Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug. 21. And this time it might just stick. Exhibitors have postponed plans several times as cases spiked in various cities. Mooky Greidinger, the CEO of...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020
Oscar-Nominated DP Lawrence Sher Discusses Extending His Reach Into Directing
It’s been an eventful year thus far for Lawrence Sher, ASC. In January, he earned his first career nominations for the Best Cinematography Oscar and the ASC Award, both for his lensing of Joker . And last month he joined production house brother to pursue his directorial aspirations, securing...
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020
Todd Downing Reflects On Editing "Russian Doll," "Mrs. America"
At the New School in New York, Todd Downing--who was raised in Illinois--learned filmmaking and editing from the Kuchar Brothers and Alan Berliner. Downing went on to make short comical art films that played at hundreds of festivals, including The Berlinale and at esteemed cinemas such as The...
Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020
Jon Stewart Continues The Conversation With His 2nd Feature, "Irresistible"
When Jon Stewart signed off from the "The Daily Show" five years ago, he didn't say goodbye. "The conversation isn't ending," Stewart said. Stewart is now picking it back up with "Irresistible," his second film as writer-director, following 2014's "Rosewater," and an extension of many of the things...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
"Crazy Rich Asians" Director Jon M. Chu Reflects On His Apple TV+ Foray
Bucking the so-called conventional wisdom that there would be minimal box office return for a feature with an all-Asian cast, director Jon M. Chu committed to Crazy Rich Asians which went on to not only became a huge hit but also a pop culture phenomenon. The critically acclaimed film’s commercial...
Saturday, May. 2, 2020
Director Brad Bird Picks His "Essentials" For TCM
As the youngest member of his family, Brad Bird would often get dragged along to films that may have been a little out of his depth for a child, like "2001: A Space Odyssey." But even if he didn't understand exactly what he was watching, it helped the future director of films like "Ratatouille" and...
Friday, May. 1, 2020
Paul Cameron, ASC Hikes Up A Different "Westworld" Trail
Paul Cameron, ASC has a body of work spanning notable achievements in film and television. On the former front, Cameron and Dion Beebe, ASC, shared a Best Cinematography BAFTA Film Award in 2005, as well as an ASC Award nomination for the Michael Mann-directed Collateral . Other Cameron-lensed...

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