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Guy Richie brings “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” to the big screen!

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Director Guy Ritchie has been working on the new “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” from Warner Bros. The remake of the 1960’s NBC television series casts (Henry Cavill) as veteran American spy Napoleon Solo, a CIA agent who finds himself engaged in a joint mission with KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer). Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer forge an unlikely alliance …

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Louisiana Film Prize 2015 Announces $50,000 Grand Prize

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Once again The Film Prize is offering up a $50,000 cash prize for the production of a short film. this is the world’s largest cash prize for a short film. This year’s competition will also offer an added incentive – distribution for the Top 5 films on iTunes through a partnership with Shorts International, and showings at partnering film festivals. …

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Five Oscar Nominated Cinematographers Reveal How it’s Done!

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These five examples are of some of this years best in cinematography. Shot in different yet compelling styles all convey the art of great storytelling. The “continuous-take-style” of “Birdman,” the elegance of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,”  the subtle black-and-white of “Ida,”  the impressionistic style of “Mr. Turner” and the compelling and uplifting “Unbroken.” 1. “Birdman” Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki with another experimental breakthrough alongside …

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If Your a First-Time-Director You Need to Apply to IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs Now!

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 If you would like some help on your first feature-length film project, IFP has an offer for you to help in completion, marketing and distribution.           From IFP: IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most:  through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films.  Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive …

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Canon’s new 5Ds and 5Ds R have amazing 50.6-megapixel sensors!

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Can it be true? Canon has two new DSLR cameras.  The 5Ds and 5Ds R both pack a massive 50.6-megapixel full-frame sensor. The new Canon flagship cameras have a Dual DIGIC 6 image processor inside, plus a 3.2-inch fixed LCD (same as on the 5D Mark III), 61-point autofocus, cropped shooting mode and an overhauled chassis that’s designed to minimize …

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The FAA has received 342 new exemption requests for unmanned aircraft systems

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Recently the Federal Aviation Administration has granted eight new regulatory exemptions for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. These new exemptions include Helinet Aviation Services and Alan D. Purwin for film and television production. The FAA also amended the exemptions previously granted to Pictorvision and Aerial MOB to let the companies fly additional types of small UAS. The …

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Kodak Finalizes Agreement with all Major Hollywood Studios Keeping Film Alive!

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Kodak announced yesterday that it has finalized new film supply agreement with all six major Hollywood studios. These agreements insure Kodak will continue to provide motion picture film to 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., NBC Universal Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp. and Sony Pictures for their movie and television productions. “Film has long been – and …

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SXSW Film Festival Lineup for 2015 Announced!

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Narrative Feature Competition 6 Years Director/Screenwriter: Hannah Fidell A young couple bound by a seemingly ideal love begins to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined. Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge, Joshua Leonard, Jennifer Lafleur, Peter Vack, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Molly McMichael, Jason Newman. (World Premiere) …

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A Conversation with Joel Cox, Editor of “American Sniper”

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Joel Cox’s career is the quintessential example of living the American dream. He talks openly about starting out working in the mailroom at Warner Brothers and working his way up to be the editor of Hollywood blockbusters like Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven, and American Sniper. His career working with Clint Eastwood now spans 40 years and 31 feature films.