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News Analysis: Katzenberg’s Crystal Ball

At this year’s Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Dreamworks Animation honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg predicted that, within a decade, traditional distribution patterns will be history.

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Will Brewster on Montana, Photography and the Art of Location Scouting

A great location can open a myriad of imaginative possibilities for any shoot. While location scouting is known as an essential component of filmmaking, it’s also an important part of preproduction for professional photographers.

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Joss Whedon Tests New Distribution Model

As evidenced by his groundbreaking TV series, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” writer/director/ producer Joss Whedon is no stranger to thinking outside the box and having it work.

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Hanks and Spielberg Working Together Again?

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg could soon be partnering once again. Hanks and Spielberg have worked together on three films, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me if You Can and The Terminal

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Filming Nature and Wildlife with David Wright

Working on location in remote areas of the world can be quite challenging. Add to that, your pursuing some of the most unique wildlife on the planet such as polar bears and King Penguins to North America’s largest venomous snake, the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. From the beginning, you know your in for it. 

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Game of Thrones Promote Filming Locations

The wait is over. “Game of Thrones” has finally returned for a fourth season on HBO. The beautifully shot Television series has been filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco.

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Sony Introduces Ultra-Light Sensitive Camera

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, because of technology limitations and relatively slow film stock, DPs and directors commonly used a technique called “day for night” where night time exteriors would actually be filmed in broad daylight with various filters to simulate post-sunset lighting conditions while having enough light to secure a decent exposure.

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Director/Cinematographer Wally Pfister, ASC Inspires Filmmakers

Cinematographer turned Director Wally Pfister, ASC (Dark Knight Rises, Inception) joined forces with Cinematographer Jess Hall, BSC for the Sci-Fi drama Transcendence staring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman.

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Shane Hurlbut, ASC Delivers

Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC was at it again sharing his amazing shooting knowledge at the Canon booth at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV.

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Writers Guild and AMPTP Agree To New Contract

With just under a month to go before their current contract expires, Writers Guild of America West President Christopher Keyser announced on April 1st that the guild had come to a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on a new contract pending ratification by both WGAw and WGA East members. The present contract is set to expire May 1st.

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