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Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
On February 15, 2003, an estimated up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before, turned out in nearly 800 cities worldwide to protest against the impending Iraq War. While the numbers are impressive, they seemingly were to no avail. The Stop...
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
With a background in reality TV--including directing and producing America’s Deadliest Season: Alaskan Crab Fishing, which launched the long running Deadliest Catch franchise--Alan M. Blassberg in recent years took on a project which was all too...
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
In 1962, Francois Truffaut, then age 30, wrote to Alfred Hitchcock, requesting that the British director sit down with him for a series of interviews over the course of a week. At the time critic cum filmmaker Truffaut had directed just three features but they...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
When Oscar-winning (An Inconvenient Truth) documentarian Davis Guggenheim turned his attention to He Named Me Malala--a film about Malala Yousafzai--he took an atypical detour to animation, meshing it with live action to tell us the story of the...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
Director Tim Damon, well known for his car commercials and sheet metal shooting prowess (including combo spot/still assignments for Lexus, Corvette, Chrysler, Toyota and Goodyear), broke new vehicular ground for himself, helming a live broadcast over YouTube Live...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Most of us go about our business in the urban hustle and bustle with little time to notice the “incidental” people around us. In the case of the homeless, we ignore them willfully or subconsciously. In some cases we make a concerted effort to avoid them by altering our sidewalk route and/or not...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
Peter Moore Smith--who spent the past four years as executive creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi New York--has embarked on a directorial career, moving over to his first production company roost, Aero Film.
Smith has more than 20 years’...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Director Amanda Marsalis, who recently signed with Marina del Rey, Calif.-based production studio Backyard, is a young talent whose sharp eye for visuals has organically transitioned her from an award-winning...
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2015
Mark Gethin, MPC LA’s award-winning colorist and creative director, has set the look and feel for assorted commercials as well as select films and TV series. He is a highly sought out partner for a...
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2015
The Perfect Guy made an auspicious debut, topping the weekend (9/11-13) box office with nearly $27 million. The early returns are all the more impressive considering the Sony/...