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Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
It’s been a gratifying awards season for writer/producer Anthony McCarten who last month earned his first career Oscar nominations--Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay--on the strength of The...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
SHOOT first caught up with documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in 2012 when Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare debuted at the Sundance Film Festival where it earned a nomination for the Documentary Grand Jury Prize. Heineman and Susan Froemke directed and...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Jeff Baron is a production veteran who broke into commercialmaking as a freelancer, became a bidder at Johns+Gorman Films and then joined Propaganda Films as a staff bidder. He moved onto HSI in the same role for several years followed by what was to be a 12-year tenure at Anonymous Content,...
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
British-born director Sam Cadman began his career directing the popular renegade TV series Trigger Happy TV, with comedian (and co-director) Dom Joly. Typical of the show’s irreverent spirit is a skit featuring a man screaming obnoxiously into a cell...
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Exodus: Gods And Kings is the second collaboration between director Ridley Scott and visual effects artisan Peter Chiang, a co-founder of VFX studio Double Negative (which earlier this year merged with Prime Focus World).
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Director Morten Tyldum told SHOOT that director J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible (2012) was what drew him to cinematographer Oscar Faura. The Impossible focused on a family that survived, was separated and then somehow miraculously reunited after a tsunami ravaged the...
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
John Fusco is the creator and an executive producer of the epic Netflix original series, Marco Polo. Alongside Dan Minahan, Fusco serves as co-showrunner for the series, which consists of 10 episodes that will be made available exclusively via Netflix...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
A couple of months ago, ad agency creative Mark Taylor and production house/agency vet Sylvia Kahn Versace teamed to launch Awesomesauce, a strategic and creative content studio. The new L.A.-based venture deals...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
It’s been an eventful recent stretch for director Cynthia Wade. Late last month the MacArthur Foundation announced 15 grants totaling in excess of $2 million for documentary film projects. Among the recipients was Mudflow, about the social and political...