When Lorene Scafaria sold her pitch for "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" to Mandate in 2008, she had one stipulation: The buyers had to agree to let her make her directorial debut with the…
Location manager David Israel was flying some 35,000 feet above Arizona when he began scouting New Orleans locations for director McG's since-shelved Universal feature "Ouija" in June of 2011.
Editor Pietro Scalia worked new format and new techniques
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Scott assembles old collaborators and new d.p. for 'Prometheus'
From 1997's "G.I. Jane" to the new "Alien" prequel "Prometheus," production designer Arthur Max has begun each of his eight films with director Ridley Scott the same way.
Int'l Film Finance Forum focuses on challenges of funding pics
Stopping piracy "is not just about (paying for) swimming pools in Beverly Hills," says Ted Shapiro, deputy managing director, veep and general counsel for the Motion Picture Association (MPA), the…
Battered states revisit production incentives programs
When Mitch Singer delivers his keynote address at the Film Finance Forum today, he's not going to be talking about anything directly related to funding movies. Instead, Singer, chief digital strategy…
For Jennifer Aniston, TV fame led to movie stardom and now producer-director credits.
The public -- and the biz -- struggle to understand a craft