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‘Blair Witch’ Producer Reveals Why Creating Remakes Is Easier Than New Properties

26 August 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keith Calder is known for producing original movies, often with screenwriter Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard, but his latest project “Blair Witch” is one of his first based on an existing property.

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Calder recently took to Twitter to explain some of the advantages that come with working on an existing IP as opposed to an original property. Here’s what he had to say over several tweets:

“[I]f you want to know why Hollywood keeps doing remakes and sequels and reboots and so on, here is a quick anecdote. I’ve been producing movies for 10 years at a variety of budgets. Almost all original. Most of them were well reviewed and liked by audiences. Blair Witch was made for around the same budget as most of these movies. But the attention on »

- Graham Winfrey

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Eric Justen Dies: Emmy-Nominated ‘Breaking Bad’ Re-recording Mixer

17 August 2016 7:31 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Eric Justen, an Emmy-nominated re-recording mixer whose credits include Elementary, Numbers and all five seasons of Breaking Bad, has died. He was in his early 40s. A colleague told Deadline that Justen died last week of a heart attack. Born in Woodstock, Il, in 1974, he moved to Los Angeles and started his career mixing indie features in the late 1990s. Justen worked mostly in films into the late-2000s, with credits including The Fast and the Furious and The Wackness… »

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The Movies That Changed My Life: 'Between Us' Star Olivia Thirlby

20 April 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Some young actors go for the brass ring immediately after getting a hit. Others just care about the material and doing good work. It may not always please their agent, but it creates a staying-true-to-your-sensibilities career path that’s filled with a palpable authenticity. Outside of “Dredd,” talented 29-year-old Olivia Thirlby has hardly ever starred in big-budget studio films. She burst onto the screen with magnetic charisma in David Gordon Green’s “Snow Angels,” and before that, she had a small but memorable role in Paul Greengrass’ “United 93.” She also turned heads with an unforgettable role in Jason Reitman’s “Juno,” as the perfect object of affection in Sundance hit “The Wackness,” as one half of a crumbling relationship in "Red Knot," and with quiet presence and sexual power in Ry Russo-Young’s deeply underrated “Nobody Walks.” Not all of these films are particularly big hits, but they are »

- Rodrigo Perez

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