Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

Kirsten Johnson, a lauded cinematographer who gained widespread recognition several years ago for directing the documentary Cameraperson, is now again receiving plaudits for her latest helming effort, Dick Johnson Is Dead (Netflix). While distinctly different films, there are...

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

When Hollywood does biopics on musicians, we're used to lots of saucy tales of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Not so much when it comes to astronauts.

That changes with "The Right Stuff," an eight-part National Geographic scripted series that shows the often ugly birth of American space...

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

International production company Stink Films has added director Jason Hehir to its roster in the U.K. and U.S. for commercials, music videos, and branded content. This is Hehir’s first commercial representation. 

Hehir directed all 10 episodes of The Last Dance (ESPN/Netflix)...

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

Kaitlyn Yang knows it's rare for women to work in visual effects but wanted to find out just how much company she has. 

Devising an informal survey earlier this year, she painstakingly searched 24,000 LinkedIn entries for female visual effects supervisors in North America. Her tally: 30...

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

Production house kaboom has added Jordan Brady to its directorial roster for national representation spanning commercials and branded content. Brady has directed 1,000-plus commercials, four narrative feature films, three feature documentaries, and one Netflix comedy special. Whether...

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

Democratic lawmakers are calling for Congress to rein in Big Tech, possibly forcing Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business and imposing new uniformity on the terms they offer users.

The proposals in a report issued Tuesday...

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has revealed its newest Honorary Members, VES Fellows and inductees into the VES Hall of Fame.  The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at a virtual celebration in the coming weeks.  Don Iwerks, Greg Jein and the late Ron Cobb were named...

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

The big debate — the one between Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey — was a winner in the ratings.

"Saturday Night Live" scored its biggest season premiere audience in four years and second best in 12 years, emphasizing the importance of presidential election time for the NBC comedy show....

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

The American Film Institute (AFI) unveiled the films that will play in the World Cinema, New Auteurs, Documentary, Cinema’s Legacy, Short Film Competition, Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI Fest and the AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI Fest 2020. 

The complete AFI Fest program...

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

The Fitbits on our wrists collect our health and fitness data; Apple promises privacy but lots of iPhone apps can still share our personal information; and who really knows what they're agreeing to when a website asks, "Do You Accept All Cookies?" Most people just click "OK" and hope for the...

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