While some Oscar categories seem crowded by blockbusters and projects coming from big studios, makeup nominees and winners seem to run the gamut from specialty pics "La Vie en rose" and "Pan's…
Josh Brolin, 'Milk'; Robert Downey Jr., 'Tropic Thunder'; Philip Seymour Hoffman, 'Doubt'; Heath Ledger, 'The Dark Knight'; Michael Shannon, 'Revolutionary Road'
Most location scouts head to Utah in search of unspoiled vistas. Jennifer Dunne found places to shoot a film set in the present right in Salt Lake City.
Even though location scout Don Mann has been involved with productions in about 25 states and three countries, Kanab, Utah, is special for him.
For location scout Barbara Miller, the Moab and Monument Valley Film Commission is one of the things that makes shooting in Utah so appealing. "Anything you need, they'll find it," says Miller, who…
When it came time to shoot "Milk," helmer Gus Van Sant wanted d.p. Harris Savides to get the naturalistic style he had in mind by borrowing from another genre's techniques.
Maryse Alberti has spent her days as a d.p. traveling back and forth between documentaries like "Taxi to the Dark Side" and narrative films like "Happiness" and, now, "The Wrestler."
You can easily forget that it's a cold, rainy, late November afternoon in Santa Monica if you're inside the warm, earth-toned offices of the Bedford Falls Co., the production shingle launched by…
When Ed Zwick appeared at a November screening of his new film, "Defiance," he quoted some lines from a poem by W. H. Auden called "September 1, 1939":
If Edward Zwick can be characterized as a director whose films are deeply personal with a distinct voice, then it's only fitting he's committed to helping the next generation of filmmakers find their…
Edward Zwick calls his influences "too numerous to list" -- but he does note some artistic touchstones that have stayed with him.