Career Development: Production 101 Bootcamp

Posted on March 4th, 2015 by in Advice

Founded by industry veterans Tiffany Reis and Phoebe Tisdale, Production 101‘s series of Bootcamp classes  - based in Los Angeles – aim to provide all the tools you need for getting your foot in the door of the production industry. Classes and networking opportunities are given to newcomers while special guest speakers and seasoned industry […]

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Oscars 2015: Congratulations to All the Winners!

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by in Industry News

    The 87th Academy Awards took place last night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Host Neil Patrick Harris kicked off with a song which paid homage to Hollywood’s film industry, accompanied by Anna Kendrick and Jack Black. The results panned out more or less as predicted by pundits, with British actor Eddie Redmayne […]

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Industry Analysts Hopeful for Hollywood Resurgence in 2015

Posted on January 8th, 2015 by in Box Office

2014 saw a rather worrisome decline for box office takings, with all but the biggest franchises failing to attract the general public into theaters up and down the country. Overall, total gross for the 2014 was down by 5.2% and the year before it didn’t fair much better with only a 0.8% growth on 2012. […]

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Shutterstock Introduce Sequence – A New Browser-Based Video Editor

Posted on November 6th, 2014 by in Technology

Digital image, video and music licensing platform Shutterstock has announced the release of Sequence, its new lightweight, easy-to-use video editing tool which works via your Chrome browser window. The tool was developed during a Shutterstock Labs ‘hackathon’ earlier this year to enable creative professionals, storytellers, and filmmakers to search over two million video and audio […]

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58TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL AMERICAN EXPRESS® GALA ANNOUNCED AS UK PREMIERE OF FOXCATCHER

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by in Film Festivals

The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is pleased to announce FOXCATCHER as the Festival’s American Express Gala. The film will receive its UK Premiere on Thursday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by Academy Award® nominated director Bennett Miller and stars Steve Carell and Sienna Miller. Based on […]

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Sophia Loren Tribute Set for AFI Fest

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by in Film Festivals, Industry News

The American Film Institute has selected Sophia Loren for a tribute during its AFI Fest in Hollywood. A celebration will be held Nov. 12 and will feature a 50th anniversary screening of the newly restored “Marriage Italian Style,” for which Loren earned an Oscar nomination; a conversation with the actress about her career; and a […]

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The Imitation Game will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by in Film Festivals

The 58th BFI London Film Festival have announced that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Imitation Game, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators. The film will receive its European premiere on Wednesday 8 October […]

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67th Cannes Film Festival Adds Stars to Competition Jury

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by in Film Festivals

The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 67th year, with a team of jurors joining Palme d’Or-winning director Jane Campion to comprise director Sofia Coppola, actor Willem Dafoe, French actress Carole Bouquet, South Korean actress Do-yeon Jeon, Iranian actress Leila Hatami, actor Gael Garcia Bernal, Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn and […]

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Steven Spielberg to Direct Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by in Film and TV Production

Steven Spielberg has announced that he will direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel The BFG, which follows the story of a little girl, Sophie, as she finds herself whisked away to a terrifying land of child-eating giants. In a statement, Spielberg said, “The BFG has enchanted families and their children for more […]

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Oscars 2014: The Winners

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by in Industry News

The 86th Academy Awards took place last night in at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the Awards were, as always, a star-studded and glittering occasion. The night saw big wins for Steve McQueen‘s harrowing and powerful Twelve Years a Slave, which picked up Best Picture, and outer-space nail-biter Gravity, which saw Alfonso Cuarón […]

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