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2014 LA Film Fest Screenwriters Coffee Talk

Screenwriters Ed Solomon, Susannah Grant and Max Borenstein One of the highlights of the LA Film Festival is its “Coffee Talks” series, held every year on a Sunday, that gathers seasoned and venerated veterans to engage in an intimate and insightful conversation (yes, coffee is included!) about their given trade. From directors, to actors, to […]

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2014 Newport Beach Film Festival: A Talk With ‘Maleficent’ Screenwriter Linda Woolverton

Moderator Kevin Ott said it best of esteemed screenwriter, Linda Woolverton, during the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival Screenwriting Seminar: “You’re such a badass.” Known for scribing such works as Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the soon-to-be in theaters, ‘Maleficent’ — Woolverton took matters of her screenwriting career […]

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Must-See Films from Sundance 2014

I headed to Park City this year half expecting Sundance to have lost some of its luster. It was my fourth year, and I’ve heard the seven year itch actually sets in around year four, so maybe the film festival wasn’t all I once thought it to be. I was wrong. Sundance has still got […]

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Punch Pick: THE PRETTY ONE

Imagine, for a moment, someone with the exact DNA as you exists. She has the same birthdate, the same parents, and the same physical features as you. She’s your identical twin, your mirror, and you share all of your life experiences with her, including the death of your mother. You are reflected in her, and […]

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Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling: Women in Hollywood

Once upon a time, in the land known as “Hollywood,” women were just as prominent as men in the world of filmmaking. The “fairer sex” richly occupied every role imaginable, from director, to producer, to editor, to screenwriter. In fact, half the films made from 1917 to 1925 were written by women. One of the […]

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Hyperion: Raising Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Through Film

Hyperion is a film born out of inspiration. After watching Eva Markvoort’s online videos chronicling her life with Cystic Fibrosis, Boman Modine, son of acclaimed actor Matthew Modine, was impelled to create a story that would bring attention to the strength of those living with the rare and little-known disease. Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive genetic […]

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Must-See Documentaries from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Most people think of the Sundance Film Festival as Hollywood glamour and celebrities. And it is during the first few days. But that crowd quickly disperses and the majority of the festival becomes fans and independent filmmakers. From the Starbucks to the grocery store, there are producers and directors rubbing elbows with film buffs. The […]

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Premiere Props Celebrates the Oscars

In preparing for the cream of the crop 85th annual awards show, Premiere Props just announced that they will be auctioning off over 1000 Hollywood costumes and props including several from films that have been nominated for Academy Awards including SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, DJANGO UNCHAINED, THE GODFATHER, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, MARY POPPINS, TRUE GRIT and CAST […]

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Tech, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll: The Best of Sundance 2013

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Punch Pick: LORE

Left to fend for herself when her SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are captured by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, Lore, a fourteen-year-old German girl must lead her four siblings on a harrowing journey across a devastated country. When she meets the charismatic and mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of […]

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