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How ‘Stillwater’ captivates you and how ‘Let’s In’ found an IP loophole

Learn from Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy and Let Us In writer / director Craig Moss. Still water is the rare example of a fully engaging adult drama that says powerful things about today’s world and human experience. For real. How does someone do that? Tom McCarthy, Noe Debre and Thomas Bidegain discuss with us in […]

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10 tips for screenwriting from Christopher Nolan

Do you want to write a great script? Listen to Christopher Nolan. Christopher Nolan has been making films for almost 25 years. Over those two decades we’ve seen him deconstruct genres, think outside the box, and give us some of the funniest and most epic titles Hollywood has ever seen. With that in mind, he’s […]

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Why did Robin Williams leave Howard the Duck after a week?

Howard the duck is a cult classic and it almost had a very famous voice. If you’re a fan of quirky Hollywood movies, you’ve probably seen them by now Howard the duck. The film just celebrated its 35th anniversary The Hollywood Reporter write an entire article about how this came about. It features interviews with […]

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How twisted was the dead scene that Jack Nicholson wrote for “The Departed”?

Jack Nicholson’s character was insane, but was he that insane? One of the most insidious villains in recent theatrical memory is Jack Nicholson’s Frank Costello from The departed. He’s not just a gang boss, he’s a psychopath who walks around with a severed hand in a pocket and tortures his victims before having them killed. […]

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Is this the future of filmmaking? Testing the latest in-camera VFX toolset from Unreal Engine

Learn how virtual production tools like UE 4.27 are revolutionizing the film and video industry. So, categorize this as either incredibly cool, or possibly quite appalling and intimidating. Unreal Engine just got an in-depth look at their upcoming UE 4.27 release for their newest in-camera VFX toolset. Collaboration with Epic Games and the Filmmaker Collective […]

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‘The Last Duel’ had a variety of writers covering each character’s POV

When writing a story, you should consider all perspectives. The upcoming film The last duel is one of the most anticipated releases of autumn. The film is directed by Ridley Scott, with a script based on the book The Final Duel: A True Story of Battle in Medieval France from Eric Hunter. TThe script was […]

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Bob Odenkirk hospitalized

Saul’s better reputation and No one Star collapsed on the set and was hospitalized late Tuesday night. Diversity reports that Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the set of Better call Saul. Crew members quickly got an ambulance to their location and it is now receiving medical attention. We don’t know otherwise at the moment, but will […]

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Canon EOS R3 should now only have a 24 MP sensor

One of the most anticipated cameras of the NAB 2021 can apparently not yet decide on its resolution … Canon what are you doing In less than a month or two before the release of the new Canon EOS R3, Canon has yet to confirm exact specifications of what … you know … what this […]

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Unlock cinematic movements with these popular grip rigs

Let your inner scorsese out with these cinematic Grab maneuvers … One popular term that gets tossed around quite a bit in film circles (and yes, any Facebook movie discussion) is the word cinematic. Merriam-Webster.com defines “cinematic” as “from, in relation to, suggestive or suitable for motion pictures or the filming of motion pictures”, while […]

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“Nine Days” is the movie of our time – how the hell did it come about?

A filmmaker’s dream has been interrupted … The first feature film by writer / director Edson Oda Nine days premiered at Sundance 2020 where it won the Screenwriting Award and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. A dream come true for a filmmaker for the first time, isn’t it? The film, which is about social […]

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