Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015

One project informs another and in the case of director Cynthia Wade, a documentary short she embarked on nearly 10 years ago has been the creative inspiration for a narrative feature slated for release later this year, featuring a cast that includes Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell and...

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2015

A student at the Art Institute of Chicago, Julie Berghoff fell in love with fashion and sculpture. She became a model builder in Chicago, working in commercials before moving to Portland, Ore. where she hooked up with the storied “Claymation” house Will Vinton...

Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2015

An accomplished art director--as five Emmy nominations would attest, four of which were for HBO’s True Blood (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013) and one for Shark (CBS in 2007)--Catherine Smith made an auspicious debut as a production designer, landing...

Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015

Last month Bessie premiered on HBO and  won the Critics Choice TV Award For Best Movie. The biopic stars Queen Latifah as iconic blues singer Bessie Smith, and Oscar winner Mo’Nique as her mentor, Ma Rainey. Latifah and Mo’Nique earned...

Friday, Jun. 19, 2015

Sidney Sidell has been a camera department mainstay for 34 years, the last 18 as a full-fledged cinematographer. He started out as a film loader on the 20th Century Fox lot for the series Dynasty in the early 1980s. He then moved up the ranks, gaining...

Friday, Jun. 12, 2015

Kerstin Emhoff, co-founder/executive producer of PRETTYBIRD, was at press time about to head over to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Cannes comes on the heels of Emhoff serving as chairperson of the 2015 AICP Show. She presided over not only...

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015

Tim Perell has been producing films, television and music videos for more than 15 years. He’s a recipient of the Film Independent Spirit Producers Award and his work spans a variety of genres and has premiered at such high profile festivals as Cannes and Sundance...

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015

The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. While each category of the show may have up to three winners, there are two exceptions--the categories Advertising Excellence/...

Thursday, May. 14, 2015

It’s been an eventful past year for director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon who’s made a major splash in television and features. On the latter front, his Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was a breakout hit at the Sundance Film Festival in January, winning both the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and...

Thursday, May. 7, 2015

Director J.C. Chandor’s filmography spans three lauded features, starting with Margin Call for which he earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination in 2012. Earlier that same year Margin Call scored Best First Feature distinction from both...

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