Filmmaking

Good Night and Good Luck

4 creative lessons from the set of ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’

I’ve been producing behind the scenes (aka “EPK”) on studio films for the better part of 10 years. I’ve watched dozens of directors closely, and studied how they worked with their creative team and their actors. Besides my own films […]

Ty Burrell

Kids In The Spotlight

Ten days ago, the most vulnerable kids in L.A. County became the most invulnerable as they stepped into the spotlight, thanks to the Kids In The Spotlight charity event. “It was upsetting to watch but I’m very happy to share my story. […]

Sex Ed

Everything I needed to know, I learned from ‘Sex Ed’

It was 2007, I recently finished AFI, and everyone knew I was looking to collaborate with a writer. I was working as head of development for a production company, and meeting with writers on the weekends to develop a project […]

ATW August 11, 2014

This Year’s “(500) Days Of Summer” [BuzzFeed]

5 Gangster Movies You Have to See [word&film]

Emmy Spotlight: Luther Creator Neil Cross on Casting Idris Elba & Finding Inspiration in Columbo [ssn]

Zoe Kazan on What If, Romantic Comedies, and Kissing Daniel Radcliffe [Vulture]

The Three P’s. [Doug Richardson]

Top 3 Mistakes in Writing Virgin Stories [Raindance Film Festival]

Survey: YouTube Stars More Popular Than Mainstream Celebs Among U.S. Teens [Variety]

Jim Hunter on Servant Leadership [The Daily Good]

Director Robert Rodriguez Teaches The Basics of Filmmaking in Under 10 Minutes [Open Culture]

Teen Choice Awards: The Complete Winners List [THR]

Greg Strause

Hydraulx’s Greg Strause: An entrepreneurial spirit

Greg Strause is the CEO and co-owner of Hydraulx, an award-winning visual effects house that has worked on numerous blockbuster films, including 300, Avatar, X-Men, Fast & Furious, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, along with many commercials and music videos. The […]

movie-book-hollywoodjournal

The book was better

Studios are churning out Batmans like we’re going to forget who he is in a month. I’m starting to get my teenage dystopian heroes mixed up. And someone who doesn’t speak the language could easily pick out who was going […]

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