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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
Adam McKay Reflects On HBO Doc. "537 Votes," Preps Return To Comedy With Netflix's "Don't Look Up"
Adam McKay was head writer at "Saturday Night Live" during the 2000 election — a heady era for the sketch show that saw the phrase "strategery" become lodged in the nation's consciousness, Darrell Hammond's Al Gore explain his "lockbox" and a blue-suit clad Will Ferrell dance as Janet Reno. But one...
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
Julie Taymor Delves Into The Life Of Gloria Steinem
Director Julie Taymor, known for such lauded features as Frida and Across The Universe as well as the stage adaptation of The Lion King , now brings her discerning storytelling eye to the life of journalist, feminist and activist Gloria Steinem in The Glorias (Roadside Attractions, LD Entertainment...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Talks "City Hall," American Institutions
Frederick Wiseman has spent more than half a century documenting American institutions. With a small crew, he has tirelessly made lengthy, sober, engrossing filmic portraits of life in Jackson Heights, Queens; a Texas boxing gym; a Maine fishing village; small-town Indiana; a Massachusetts hospital...
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...