Film Industry News

Kathleen Kennedy Proposes Industry Commission and "Zero Tolerance" In Wake of Weinstein Claims

Harvey Weinstein's "Decades of Harassment" Alleged by Ashley Judd and Others in N.Y. Times Expose

Mark Cuban's Landmark Theatres Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit

Johnny Depp Apologizes for Trump Assassination Joke: "It Did Not Come Out as Intended"

My Wild Summer With Tom Cruise: Women, Sean Penn and the Making of 'Risky Business'

Johnny Depp: A Star in Crisis and the Insane Story of His "Missing" Millions

Hollywood's Immigrant 'Dreamers' Living in Fear of Trump's Pledge to "Terminate" DACA

Rachel Maddow Tops Cable News as Ratings Thrive

Kellyanne Conway on Surveillance Comments: "I'm Not Inspector Gadget"

Labor Violations, Chopstick Assault and a Death Threat? The Fishy Legal Battles of L.A.'s Priciest Sushi Bar

 

Gov. Schwarzenegger Mocks Trump’s Low Approval Ratings In Twitter Video

Brave ‘X-Files’ Star Gillian Anderson Reveals Battle With Mental Illness And How Practicing “Gratitude” Has Helped

Photos Surface Of Accountant Texting, Mixing Up Envelopes Backstage At Oscars, Academy Will Never Work With The Team Again

 

Hollywood’s Most and Least Profitable Stars Revealed

Harry Dean Stanton: ‘Lucky’ Director, Cast Share Memories of Working With Late Actor

Bill Clinton Encourages Alec Baldwin to Run for Office at ‘One Night Only’ Tribute: ‘You’ll Probably Win’

Todd Rundgren Talks About Donald Trump Controversy, and Doubles Down: ‘I Consider Him Evil’

For Rent: Sting’s Southwestern Style Beachfront Home in Malibu, Only $200K per month!

Snoop Dogg Pulls Fake Gun on ‘Clown’ Trump in ‘Lavender’ Music Video

Susan Sarandon Joins ‘Ray Donovan’ for Season 5

‘This Is Us’: The Cast Reveals What Makes Them Cry

PWC Accountant Wanted to Perform Sketch at Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

 

Why Theatrically Trained Actors Stumble When They Audition for Film Roles: by Dr. Richard R. Reichel

Filmmaker John Mulholland's Documentary: "Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen" focuses not simply on one fascinating subject, but two! Gary Cooper and Ernest Hemingway.

 

Talent News

Actor Sebastian Faure

Born in the United Arab Emirates, and raised in Dubai, Sebastian has a life long love affair with the arts. Sebastian now brings his Fine Arts education and experience to his craft.

"Life is about finding your purpose. I remember in my acting class, one of my teachers asked me ‘What is your goal in becoming an established actor?’ I simply told him ‘I want to be remembered and leave my stamp on our human civilization. Even after I die, I can still affect people’s lives through my films.’ "

Director Maria Alice Arida:
Establishing Herself as a Respected Film Industry Talent

Maria is now studying film directing at the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, CA, from which she will graduate in December of this year, however she has already created an impressive body of work.

Maria has directed six short films, fashion commercials and a web series. In addition, she has worked as an assistant director for a number of feature films and TV series.

Director of Photography
Anup Kulkarni

His visual passion has taken him around the world, and across several genres, from documentaries, dramas, sci-fi, thriller, and art feature films, including the Academy Award Winning "Life of Pi."

"A deeper understanding of visual arts has given rise to a new passion in me, and that is cinematography for motion pictures, for which I am now pursuing a successful career in the greatest city of stories and fiction: Los Angeles."

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Designer Carolina Inoue
Takes Hollywood

Last year she worked on The Gliksmans, directed by M. Skolnick, starring the legendary actors Edward Asner and Cloris Leachman; The Open House, directed by Matt Angel and Suzzane Coote, and starring teen star Dylan Minnette.

"Production Design and Costume Design are tightly connected. One of the most often comments I most frequently receive is people wanting me to overlook both departments, even when we have separate professionals taking good care of each. That's because they trust my work in both. So why should I choose one or the other if dominating both is what makes me unique?”

She has worked with Netflix, Disney, Universal NBC, Warner Bros, CBS, just to mention a few.

Philadelphia Orchestra
Cellist Bob Cafaro

Bob Cafaro has been a cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1985.

In early 1999, Bob was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Six months later he was nearly blind, unable to use his hands, and he was told he would be on permanent disability. 

Refusing to accept his prognosis, Bob set out to cure himself of the disease.

He has since continued his career as a cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Today he is in perfect health and shows no signs of MS.

Bob tells his amazing story in his new book "When the Music Stopped"

 

Multi-Award Winning Writer, Director, Producer RafaNani Ready to Take Hollywood by Storm! With His Very Personal Storytelling Style

Born in Brazil, RafaNani, (aka Rafael Nani,) is a film writer, director and producer.

"I want the audience to watch and to surrender at the same time. Making the viewer a combination of voyeur and active spectator, interacting with sensibilities and reason, while still entertaining."

Three years ago he decided to move to Los Angeles to further develop his storytelling skills, both technically and creatively, and for the opportunities of collaborating with other professional filmmakers who are reaching international markets.

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Director Gui Pereira, the "Cowboy Director" Bringing Brazilian Country Music to the USA and the World!

Gui has established himself as one of the biggest names in Brazilian film industry. As a very young director, he has already worked with the biggest names in Brazil such as Tom Cavalcante, Chitãozinho & Xororó, Jackson Antunes, Françoise Furton and many others.

Gui Pereira has just completed filming a full length, feature film Coração de Cowboy, a passion project that he started when he was still in college.

Tatyana Figueiredo Talks About Working in the Blockbuster “Suicide Squad”

Tatyana Figueiredo talks about working in the film: "My experience on set was the best ever. Everyone treated me very well. I had my own wardrobe room and someone was constantly checking up on me, asking if I needed anything. Things like that are rare when you are a lesser known actor!"

Extreme Action-Adventure Film "So Far" with Guile Branco Now Online on VEVO and YouTube

So Far is the graphic story of the main character Malone (Guile Branco) and his intense battle with his violent, deadly pursuers.

So Far is an action packed short film/music video produced by Guile Branco, directed by Gui Pereira with animation by Nic Raith.

Now Available: Personal Career Advisory - Become Your Best!

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Five Major Publicity Considerations for Indie Film Producers

Producer - Actress Sabrina Percario Forms Percario Productions

“I have produced a few projects so far, some of my favorites are Julia, Breaking, Open Mic, English Prep. What they have in common is that most of them were inspired by true events. I’m currently producing In Search Of in collaboration with Bad Nose Film Company, a feature film which is inspired by Julia, a story about grieving and following your dreams. This feature is also inspired by my own life and some friends who allowed me to share their struggles, and how they overcome them." 

Multiple Award Winning "Julia" Now Available for Online Viewing

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Indie Film Talent: What Will You Accomplish This Year?

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Author Peter Wooley

Peter Wooley presents his latest book, a novel: You Only Go ‘Round Once, a kind-hearted, sometimes shocking, and continually fascinating novel about three men's unique, fifty-year friendship.

Peter's first book: What, and Give Up Show Business? A View from the Hollywood Trenches is a fascinating inside look at Hollywood.

From Katharine Hepburn to Danny Thomas to Robert Redford to Dolly Parton to Don King, and even Billie Barty -- Wooley's met them all and watched them all and tells all.

And his memories are not just about stars, but also about the scores of creative, clever, zany, egotistical characters he's worked with in his demanding and creative profession.

 

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