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Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021
The Brilliant, Crowded, Gonzo Art of Writing For "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm." Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the "Borat" sequel began conventionally enough. Brainstorming, a draft, a table read. But as soon as...
Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021
Review: Director Oliver Hermanus' "Moffie" Delves Into Brutal Intolerance In '80s South Africa
The main character of Oliver Hermanus' shattering "Moffie," set in 1981 South Africa, is a handsome, white 18-year-old. In the country's system of apartheid, he is a member of the ruling class, but he's no insider. Shy, timid and closeted, Nicholas van der Swart (Kai Luke Brummer) is conscripted...
Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
Cinematographers & Cameras: Lensing "Promising Young Woman," "News of the World," "Search Party"
One DP finds himself in the awards season conversation for his fruitful collaboration with a first-time feature director. Another brought his experience in stylized fare for the likes of Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Gore Verbinski to a western directed and co-written by a filmmaker known for his...
Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
Sundance Wrap-up: Art Meets Commerce, Both Flourish At Festival
Art vs. commerce isn’t necessarily an either/or proposition. The two aren’t always at odds. Sometimes both can peacefully co-exist, if not flourish. And a couple prime examples of such flourishing emerged front and center at the recently concluded Sundance Film Festival. Consider CODA , director...
Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
TV Awards Preview: And The Nominees Are...
While the Oscars dominate this portion of the awards season calendar, television still looms large in terms of honors--even with the Emmys quite a ways down the road. TV nominations recently unveiled and currently in play for the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards are coveted in and of themselves...
Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
Workflow Solutions: Gearing Up For Remote Possibilities
Necessity is the mother of invention. And when the pandemic hit, leaving creatives and producers to grapple with ways to somehow keep business going, Emmy-winning entertainment marketing and production company NuContext got down to inventing, literally. “The world was shut down in March (2020),”...
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Sundance Preview: Directors Reflect On Their Feature Documentaries
Bring Your Own Brigade , Rebel Hearts and Cusp are among the select field of documentaries set for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. The filmmakers behind them run the gamut in terms of their Sundance chops. Lucy Walker is a Sundance fixture with Bring Your Own Brigade her latest in a series of...
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Cinematographers & Cameras: Lensing "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Waiting for the Barbarians"
A tale of two cinematographers--one whose feature is currently in the Oscar conversation across varied categories, the other already a two-time Academy Award winner with professional achievements that also include a number of lifetime achievement honors. The latter DP is Chris Menges, ASC, BSC who...
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
TV "Box Office": Consciousness Of Streaming
On January 29, director John Lee Hancock’s psychological suspense thriller The Little Things , starring Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, is scheduled to premiere both in theaters around the country and on HBO Max. The Little Things will be available on HBO Max for...
Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Industry Outlook Survey: 2020 Vision, Lessons Learned For 2021
With a 2020 in the rearview mirror that no one could have predicted, we now stubbornly try again to see what the new year has in store no matter the pitfalls of prognostication. Yet while crystal balls are inherently flawed, there’s something to be gained from considering what’s possible with a new...

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