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‘Eva,’ ‘La Ch’tite Famille,’ ‘Non-Fiction’ Standouts at the 2018 UniFrance Rendez-Vous in Paris

PARIS — Isabelle Huppert’s “Eva,” from Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, Dany Boon’s Pathe-sold “La Ch’tite Famille,” and Olivier Assayas’ “Non-Fiction,” handled by Playtime, proved some of the highlights of a 2018 UniFrance Rendez-Vous that caught French films and France’s industry in a state …read more

How to Build a Score That Raises Your Audience's Expectations [PODCAST]

Your music can be just as effective a tool as your camera. Don’t waste it.

Well, here we are, live from Utah and our first interview out of Sundance is for a film called Arizona. Bizarre right? Well, not nearly as bizarre as the film itself.

Set in the midst of the …read more

Robin Sykes’s ‘In The Game’ Wins Prizes at Alpe d’Huez Comedy Film Festival

Robin Sykes’s “In The Game” (“La Finale”) won the Grand Prize and best actor award for Thierry Lhermitte at the 21st edition of Alpe d’Huez Comedy Film Festival. “In The Game” follows a teenager (Rayanne Bensetti) who is forced by his parents to watch over his grand-father (Lhermitte) during the …read more

Grammy Chief Neil Portnow to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee About Music Legislation

As if Grammy Week weren’t already busy enough for Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow, he’s among five witnesses confirmed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about proposed music legislation at a field hearing scheduled Jan. 26 in New York, two days before the 60th Annual Grammy Awards …read more

Walmart Wil Return To Oscars Ads, Enlisting Female Directors

Walmart wants to go to the movies again. The large U.S. retailer will advertise for the second consecutive year in ABC’s Oscars broadcast, refining a concept that sparked word of mouth in 2017. As it did last year, Walmart will run short 60-second films during the awards-show telecast, but this …read more

SAG Awards 2018: Rose Marie, Don Rickles, Adam West Honored During In Memoriam

Rose Marie, Bill Paxton, Jim Nabors, and Don Rickles were among the famous film and TV personalities who were honored in the In Memoriam segment of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. The memorial segment, broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, honored many of the notable actors and actresses …read more

Morgan Freeman Calls Out SAG for Gender-Specific Statue

Morgan Freeman left the SAG Awards audience on its feet on Sunday after delivering a short speech that touched on Hollywood’s gender inequality debate while accepting the guild’s life achievement award. “I wasn’t going to do this; I’m going to tell you what’s wrong with this statue,” he said. “It …read more

William H. Macy at SAG Awards: ‘It’s Hard to Be a Man These Days’

William H. Macy revealed Sunday that he participated in a meeting of Hollywood men related to the Time’s Up movement. “It’s hard to be a man these days,” Macy said backstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. “I think a lot of us feel like we’re under attack and that …read more

Watch: 3 Tips on Shooting More Cinematic Drone Footage

Shooting from the sky? Here’s how to make your shots more cinematic.

If you’re flying a drone, you’ve already got one of the best vantage points a low-budget filmmaker can have (and one that wasn’t within our price point until a few years ago), but how do you take advantage of …read more

SAG Awards: ‘Big Little Lies’ Wins for Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards kicked off on Sunday night with a pair of big wins for “Big Little Lies” and “Veep.” Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard won the acting trophies for HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” They portrayed a couple in a toxic relationship in the HBO …read more