What is the Future of Hollywood? How Will Tech Participate? Predictions Abound at TheGrill 2018

The annual gathering of TheGrill, produced by TheWrap, provided attendees with myriad up close and personal observations about the state of the business. As in years past, the producers ... Continue Reading →

The Equalizer star Denzel Washington has first hit sequel, & Equalizer creator Michael Sloan has follow-up Equalizer novels

The Equalizer 2 topped the box-office for its opening weekend when Denzel Washington’s first sequel was an action-packed hit battling the jukebox musical sequel Mamma Mia 2. It ... Continue Reading →

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Given the roaring success of the first film (released exactly a decade ago) and the never-seeming-to-close musical, the arrival of the filmed sequel is hardly a surprise. Not surprisingly, ... Continue Reading →

Awards Season Diverse Celeb Gifting at Secret Room Events

Diversity was in the spotlight at the 88th Academy Awards, with host Chris Rock going overboard flooding the show with waves of sharp humor on the targeted issue. But no one could ... Continue Reading →

Oscar-nominated Bryan Cranston already a winner

Before the Oscars were handed out at the 88th Academy Awards, Bryan Cranston was already a winner. Cranston had his first Academy Award nomination this year for playing the title role ... Continue Reading →

Spotlight – The Case for The Opposite of Clickbait

It spoils nothing to say that the last word uttered in the film is the title, representing the name of the investigative reporter team at the Boston Globe. In steady, methodical and ... Continue Reading →

Joby Action Jib Kit – For Every Steven Spielberg

The gap continues to narrow between what professional filmmakers use and what the prosumer uses. In fact, the ubiquity of social media and the apparent need to express one’s inner ... Continue Reading →

LUCASFILM & ILM Launch ILMxLAB to Develop Immersive Computer Animated Entertainment

By David Riess   Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and parent company Lucasfilm, Ltd. have announced the formation of ILM Experience Lab (ILMxLAB), a new division that will draw ... Continue Reading →