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6 In-Camera Transitions That Are a Cinch to Pull Off

Got a camera? Is it in your hand? Then you’re ready to do some super easy, super stylish in-camera transitions.

Simple cuts can not only be boring, they can also eat up a lot of screen time as you try to breadcrumb your way to that editorial sweet spot. That’s where …read more

Weinstein Co. Adds Board Member to Navigate Bankruptcy Sale

The Weinstein Co., which is two weeks away from a bankruptcy auction, appointed a new board member on Friday who will weigh in on the sale. Ivona Smith is a consultant at Drivetrain Advisors, a firm that provides independent board service for companies in bankruptcy. According to a statement on …read more

‘Jane the Virgin’ Boss on Season 4 Finale: ‘I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Chapter Eighty-One,” the season 4 finale of “Jane The Virgin.” The fourth season finale of “Jane The Virgin” was supposed to be a time of celebration: Alba (Ivonne Coll) became an American citizen; Rafael (Justin Baldoni) planned to propose …read more

Film Review: ‘Anything’

Love, companionship, healing and deliverance often come from unexpected places, but in movies, it’s far too easy for out-of-the-blue twists of fate to feel creakily contrived. That fact is born out by “Anything,” a romance between a recent widower and a transgender woman that, at nearly every turn, operates in …read more

Box Office: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Tops Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ on Thursday Night

“Super Troopers 2” has topped Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” with $1.4 million at 1,850 North American locations on Thursday night. STXfilms’ “I Feel Pretty” took in $1 million from 2,600 sites from Thursday previews. “Super Troopers 2” reunites all five Troopers from the original 2001 film — Jay …read more

‘Fortnite’ May Hit China Next Week

“Fortnite’s” Battle Bus is on its way to China, according to a teaser image posted by developer Epic Games on Twitter Friday. The tweet includes a photo of a passport with the date 4/23/18 stamped inside, which means the popular battle royale game could launch in the country in three …read more

Bette Midler to Return to Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Bette Midler will return to her box office-busting role in “Hello, Dolly!” this summer, stepping back into the part that won her a Tony Award, in a new six-week run that will cap off the successful revival’s time on the boards. Midler’s original co-stars in the show, David Hyde Pierce …read more

Savannah Guthrie Gets Solo Spotlight in ‘Dateline’ Special on Olympic Gymnastics Scandal

Savannah Guthrie says she hates to miss a broadcast of NBC’s “Today,” but recently decided to make an exception. The results of that choice will be seen this Sunday. In what is being billed as Guthrie’s first stand-alone primetime special at NBC News, she and a team of producers managed …read more

Film Review: ‘Traffik’

Noble intentions are derailed by deeply confused execution in writer-director Deon Taylor’s “Traffik,” which attempts to marry cheap genre thrills with an unflinching depiction of the horrors of international sex trafficking, only to cheapen the latter and cast a grimy pall over the former. The always ace camerawork of Dante …read more

Watch: Learn How to Use Flags, Nets, and Silks to Shape Light

Don’t know much about flags? Here’s a video that will get you up to speed.

Lighting is one of the more complicated aspects of filmmaking, especially when it comes to shaping it. You could know everything about fixtures, color temperature, and CRI, but if you don’t know how to cut light …read more