6 items from 2015
Hello class, welcome to cinema economics 101. Before you start rolling your eyes, I should tell you that this isn’t about how producers raise the cash in order to fund your favorite flicks. No, we’re going to take a look at the latest entry in Hollywood’s flicks about finance: the very high ups and the low, low downs. This film joins the ranks of the Wall Street series, with more than a passing nod to Arbitrage, Glenngary Glen Ross, and Boiler Room (and the soon to premiere The Big Short). Don’t be too concerned with the poster’s “based on real events” boast because it’s not about one incident, but an overall economic disaster that’s still affecting a whole lotta’ people. We’re talking the very recent housing boom and inevitable bust. How recent? Let’s turn the clock back just five years as we »
- Jim Batts
Surely one of the most anticipated sequels in recent history, Fifty Shades Darker faces several daunting challenges. What can we expect from the followup to a movie that made more than $500 million at the box office worldwide? It Will Have a Different Director Back in March, it was announced that Sam Taylor-Johnson, who helmed Fifty Shades of Grey, would not be returning for the sequel. Now it appears that veteran director James Foley, best known for making intense dramas like At Close Range, Glenngarry Glen Ross, and Fear, is the frontrunner to replace her, according to Deadline. In recent years, Foley has turned to television (for example, 12 episodes of the Netflix series House of Cards), which means he knows how to work well within a relatively modest budget. But...
- Peter Martin
With the success of Fifty Shades Of Grey, Universal is naturally ploughing ahead with the sequel (and, potentially, a third film shot back to back). Since Sam Taylor Johnson famously clashed with novelist E.L. James, the hunt has been on for a new director ready for Fifty Shades Darker and according to Deadline, James Foley is the top choice for the job.Foley, who has directed the likes of Fear, Glen Garry Glen Ross, After Dark, My Sweet, Perfect Stranger and Confidence, was apparently among a small group of filmmakers in contention, and has broken from the pack to become Universal’s preferred candidate. But negotiations still have to lock in a deal, and there’s some consideration whether the studio wants to make just Darker or add Fifty Shades Freed to the schedule, and keep Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in place. Which could also help them stay engaged with their characters. »
Chicago – TV production is entrenched in Chicago, and currently one of the hottest shows produced here is Fox Network’s “Empire.” The intricate sound details of the show, including the music, are handled by a Chicago-based post production company called Periscope Post & Audio. One of the founders and principle owners is Michael Nehs.
Periscope is part of the 50 acre campus which also encompasses Cinespace Studios. The Chicago-based film and television complex. once a steel plant, is now home to the hottest network and cable television series, including “Empire.” Periscope Post & Audio has been instrumental in providing services for these shows, complete production elements like the “dailies” overview (looking at footage that was filmed that day), expert color correction and editing, in addition to sound services like design, audio mixing. voiceover and Adr (Additional Dialogue recording).
Periscope Post & Audio
Photo credit: Periscope Post & Audio
Michael Nehs is the man on the scene, »
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Summer’s settling in, the kids are out of school, so how about a vacation? Or at least a visit to the multiplex to take in a very popular vacation spot. And you wouldn’t be leaving the good ole’ Us of A! I’m referring to our 50th state, Hawaii. So who will you be traveling with on this cinematic stay in the Pacific’s paradise? Well, it’s a gaggle of true, “big deal” Hollywood actors and actresses. So, was it the mild temps and gorgeous beaches that lured this impressive cast here? It didn’t hurt, but the main lure may have been the chance to work with the celebrated author/director Cameron Crowe. After leaving the pages of Rolling Stone magazine, he contributed the script for the seminal 80’s teen comedy/drama Fast Times At Ridgemont High. When he took on directing in 1989, he made a »
- Jim Batts
Bobby Cannavale (.Chef,. .Nurse Jackie,. .Boardwalk Empire.) is great in the new movie .Danny Collins.. He plays Tom Donnelly, the estranged son of Al Pacino.s character. In this interview, we talked about his interest in doing .Danny Collins,. working with Pacino (they worked together in Broadway before for .Glengarry Glen Ross. where Cannavale played the part Pacino played in the film version), and achieving an affecting chemistry with his on-screen wife played by Jennifer Garner.
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