Posts Tagged ‘ films ’

Oscar Winning FX Company Pushes Back Against Big Studios

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May 16, 2013
Oscar Winning FX Company Pushes Back Against Big Studios

By Will Sterling As the statue was being handed to the winners of the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year, Rhythm and Hues, the company responsible for the VFX of Life of PI, was filing for bankruptcy. Much has been made of the plight of the digital FX powerhouses since then. For artists working in Animatronics...
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Cannes 2012: The Films We Can’t Wait To See

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June 12, 2012
Cannes Film Festival 2012

By Austen Brooks This year’s festival wrapped up on May 27. Here are a few entries to look for in the coming months. AMOUR (Love): Winner of the coveted Palme d’Or, Michael Hanake’s drama about an elderly couple whose love is tested has gotten buzz for its impeccable direction and soulful performances. Look for...
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Girl Power: Hollywood Actresses Increasingly Producing Their Own Movies

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March 18, 2011
Girl Power: Hollywood Actresses Increasingly Producing Their Own Movies

Increasingly, there is a growing cluster of movies in Hollywood being made by the actresses who star in them. How To Be Single is the title of Drew Barrymore’s second movie following her first directorial debut of the movie Whip It (2009), which garnered much acclaim from critics, but not with audiences. How To...
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Hollywood Production Deals Back On The Rise

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March 14, 2011
Hollywood Production Deals Back On The Rise

Hollywood producers can all breathe a sigh of relief because harmful cost cutting by the major studios appears to have abated, albeit for the time being. In the past six months, production deals at the major studios have increased by 5% to a total of 152. Big names like Roy Lee, Darren Aronofsky, John...
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Why Spain is so Appealing to International Filmmakers

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March 6, 2011
Why Spain is so Appealing to International Filmmakers

Imagine a country with attractive private finance, excellent facilities and locations, some of the hottest filmmaking talent in the world, along with generous national and regional subsidies. Well there’s no need to imagine, all this currently exists in Spain. Denis Pedregosa, vice president of productions at Kanzaman films said, “International producers that come and...
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