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  • 2010 Nicholl Fellowship Winners Announced

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    "It’s an odd thing to start something that actually works, and this has been working out great!" proclaimed Bruce David, Executive Director of the Academy as he greeted a room full of past and current recipients of the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are awarded annual by…

     

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  • Designing A Perfect Environment For “Bleep!”

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    The way people decorate their surroundings reveals a lot about who they are.  Production designer Glenda Rovello ensures environments she creates for shows such as “Bleep! My Dad Says” help define the inner workings of the characters that inhabit them.   “You get the script and you read the story,” said Rovello.  “Often times the…

     

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  • Mesrine: Filming The Life Of A French Gangster

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    Jacques Mesrine may not be a big name in America, but it’s well known in France.  A gangster who  rose the criminal ladder in 1970s Paris, he worked the media to full advantage and became a beloved household name while simultaneously being declared Public Enemy Number One by the French court system.  After learning that…

     

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  • Fish Hooks: From Illustration To The Television

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    Renowned children’s book illustrator Noah Jones had no intention of developing a weekly animation series when he received the call from Mike Moon, Vice President of Development at Walt Disney Television Animation.  Jones had just posted a series of unusual animals he drew to blow off some creative steam on his website.  Moon fell in…

     

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  • Burlesque: Bright Lights And Fancy Footwook

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    From undercover guinea pigs to the magic of sorcerers to the fancy footwork of Cher, cinematographer Bojan Bazelli captures all the action. After completing the high action sequences of “G-Force” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Bazelli found himself preparing for a different kind of high octane movie: “Burlesque.” “The practices and the applications of shooting action…

     

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  • 3D Entertainment Summit: A Year Full Of Growth

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      The 3D Entertainment Summit has experienced extreme growth in its three years of existence.  Starting as a small group of enthusiasts, the show has grown into a must-attend for business heads and decision makers eager to become savvy with the 3D model.     "Each year this show changes.  The business is really young," said…

     

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  • Spotlight on Canada: Pinewood Toronto Studios

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    On September 16th, 411 Publishing, along with partners the Producers Guild of America and Entertainment Partners, kicked off their second production incentives webinar series.  This series’ kick-off took place during the Toronto International Film Festival and focused on the benefits of shooting in Canada, specifically British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.  Joe Chianese, Entertainment Partner’s Vice…

     

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  • The WIF Legacy Series And The UCLA Film & Television Archive

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    September was a robust month for the UCLA Film & Television Archive, a division of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  Not only was their involvement in preserving 75 recently repatriated “lost films” announced by the Academy of Arts and Sciences at the beginning of September, they also were awarded the 2010 Special Medallion…

     

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  • The New Face Behind SMPTE

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    Barbara Lange found herself in a curious position: balancing the tried and true patterns of a long-running event and incorporating her own perceptions of the event’s goals and direction with rapidly changing technologies.  On October 26-28th, members of the SMPTE community as well as anyone interested in learning about the changes affecting the film and…

     

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  • Ford’s “Upstream” Discovered in New Zealand Vault

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    On the first day of September, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  invited the American viewing public to see a film that had been presumed lost since its initial screening 83 years ago: John Ford’s silent feature “Upstream.”   “Upstream,” along with an additional 74 films dating from 1898 through 1929, was recently…

     

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  • LA 411 Enters the Mobile Age

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      411 Publishing received exciting news from the Apple headquarters September 21st.  The LA 411 app was approved and available for download through its iTune App Store.  The mobile version of LA 411 ushers the industry’s leading qualified production directory into the latest mode of all-inclusive connectivity – the mobile device.   The free, dedicated…

     

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  • Editors Gather To Discuss Their Trade

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    What does it take to be an editor today?  That was the primary discussion at this year’s EditFest LA.  With a room comprised primarily of working editors mixed with a healthy dose of students and editing assistants, panels of professional editors from the world of television and motion pictures met to discuss the art of…

     

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  • A Starry Night At Creative Emmys

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    When “Wizards of Waverly Place” won an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Programming last year, Peter Murrieta and his team found themselves in a “heart-stopping” moment of surprise.   Although their tickers kept on beating at this year’s Creative Arts Emmys when “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” won Outstanding Children’s Programming, receiving a second Emmy was…

     

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  • Production Incentives Webinar: Live From Toronto

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    As enthusiasm builds for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, 411 Publishing, along with partners the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Entertainment Partners (EP), and webinar sponsor Pinewood Studio, announces a special film production incentive webinar focused on filming in Canada. The webinar will be streamed live on Thursday, September 16th beginning at 11:30am…

     

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  • Wickedly Fine Design – “Hell’s Kitchen”

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      It’s a misconception to think a reality show does not require a strong production designer who can fabricate the series’ perfect set, whether it be enhancing an existing structure or designing an entire area.  For the past seven years, John Janavs has been turning empty space into a restaurateur’s dream for the Gordon Ramsey…

     

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  • Bringing The Bard To A New Generation

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    Transmedia and Shakespeare.  At first glance this may appear to be a rather awkward pairing.  Yet, for Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col, a new Shakespearian audience awaits just beyond the internet, video games, and comic books.   “The “Kill Shakespeare” series is a transmedia franchise,” said Del Col.  “The story is meant to be…

     

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  • DirecTV Brings 3D To A Television Near You

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    Over the last three years, there has been an increasing stream of 3D fare hitting the cineplexes.  As more and more viewers embrace the stereoscopic technology, the natural progression would be to introduce 3D to the home.  Although manufacturers have introduced 3D televisions to the market, programmers have been slow to embrace 3D for the…

     

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  • Digital Vision: Products For The Independent

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    Digital Vision is known industry-wide as a color correction tools front runners. As technology changes, so has Digital Vision’s product line.  They recently announced the addition of high end hardware and software into established platforms at affordable price points that will allow a small independent production facility to provide high end services and stay viable…

     

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  • The Creative-Cartel: A VFX Company With A Twist

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    If one looks closely at the Creative-Cartel logo, an optical illusion appears: not only are the hyphenated initials present, but they also form a computer’s “power on” button.  Founder Jenny Fulle had just begun developing a high-concept website design when her fledgling company suddenly received its first offer. “We were trying to get a concept…

     

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  • Stunts: The Foundation Of “House”

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    There’s no doubt about it: “House M.D.” is a medical drama.  So it may have come as a surprise to discover Jim Vickers was nominated for Outstanding Stunt Coordination from this very show when the 2010 Emmy nominations were released.   “David Shore, our show runner and executive producer called me up and we were…

     

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