On April 25, The Motion Picture & Television Fund was recognized with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2021 Academy Awards. The organization, which supports the entertainment community in times of need, was faced with the difficulty of keeping their LA campus senior residents healthy and physically distant while also finding ways for them to feel connected and pursue creative outlets.
Tig Fong is an award-nominated stunt coordinator and director with over 30 years of experience in the industry as an actor, stunt performer, and stunt rigger. Inspired by role models Bruce Lee and Jet Li, Tig trained in various martial arts throughout his life. His current projects include NBC’s upcoming series ‘The Lost Symbol,’ FX’s ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ and Amazon’s ‘The Boys,’ which earned Tig earned his first Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
$avvy, Robin Hauser’s newest award-winning documentary, investigates the gender dynamics behind money and the cultural and societal norms that have led women to take a backseat to their own finances.
In making the film, Hauser was forced to use her own savvy when COVID 19 shut down filming and they had no way to gather the remaining content that they needed to finish the project. The team turned to Adobe Stock to solve the issue, digging through hours of footage to find content that looked authentic and could seamlessly fit into the film.
Cinematographer David McFarland’s latest work 12 Mighty Orphans premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival today, June 14. Directed by Ty Roberts, the film tells the historic story of the Mighty Mites, a team of the Fort Worth orphans who were trained by Rusty Russell (Luke Wilson). A legendary high school football coach, he shocked his colleagues by giving up a high-profile position to teach and coach at an orphanage.
As a Queer, Latinx, and Indigenous filmmaker, Christopher Oroza-Nostas, the writer and director is incredibly passionate about telling a diverse breadth of stories and championing for more representation. Savior is built upon the idea of constantly being seen as “the other” and he directed his actors to embody that emotion and tell it through their dance.
Featured as a nominee for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards, The Mole Agent tells the story of an 83-year-old man who is hired by a private investigator to disguise himself as a resident in a Chilean retirement home suspected of elder abuse. Surprisingly heartwarming and charming while offering the intrigue of a detective mission, the film shines a light on the realities of growing old and coping with the loneliness that can accompany living in a facility. The Mole Agent received the 2021 Cinema Eye Honors Award for The Unforgettables.
PlayersTV, the athlete-owned lifestyle and culture TV network and media company, recently released the all-new series, Cooking Clean, a plant-based cooking show hosted by Brooklyn Nets center and PlayersTV investor DeAndre Jordan. The eight-part series premiered on PlayersTV May 30 and features Jordan demonstrating his culinary skills while creating and sharing healthy plant-based recipes alongside guest chefs.
We recently spoke with director Alex Horwitz (“Hamilton's America”) about a few of his recent projects, including Bon Jovi’s concert documentary “On A Night Like This” and the “Unbroken” music video featuring the Invictus Games choir.
Gabriel Rhodes, the editor of the Oscar-nominated documentary Time, talked with us about his work on the film. Gabriel, a veteran doc editor who cut Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (Special Jury Prize Sundance 2018), Newtown, and The Witness, worked closely with director Garrett Bradley to showcase the harmful impact of the prison-industrial complex through the compelling story of Fox Rich, who has fought for her husband’s release from prison for the past two decades. Gabriel blended over 20 years of video diaries, present-day interviews and verité footage, using Adobe Premiere Pro to pull it all together.
When you hear about the audio industry’s migration to IP, the “classic” implementation that comes to mind is that of either a greenfield application or a complete equipment replacement. Either response is valid, given that many of the initial implementations highlighted were just these kinds of projects: entirely new builds undertaken by high-profile media organizations.