May 30, 2017

Sofia Coppola Wins Best Director at Cannes

Sofia Coppola Wins Best Director at Cannes NEW YORK TIMES Written by Manohla Dargis on May 28, 2017 CANNES, France — The movie “The Square” — a slick, diverting social commentary from Sweden that delivers a spanking to the bourgeoisie — was the surprise winner of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Ruben Ostlund,... View Article
May 26, 2017

From the Low-Budget Swingers to a New Psychological Thriller in 16MM Anamorphic

POST MAGAZINE Written by Iain Blair Doug Liman first made his name directing the 1996 low-budget cult hit comedy, Swingers, before proceeding to redefine the action/spy thriller with the hugely successful, The Bourne Identity, which spawned a five-movie, mega-franchise (he stayed on as executive producer for the sequels). The prolific director/producer followed Bourne with another... View Article
May 23, 2017

Colorist/DP Collaborations Garner Acclaim From Audiences and Critics

Colorist/DP Collaborations Garner Acclaim From Audiences and Critics POST MAGAZINE Written by Christine Bunish The bond between a colorist and cinematographer is an artistic partnership, which both ensures that the DP’s on-set vision is accurately reflected on the screen and provides opportunities to expand that vision in the DI suite. Veteran colorist/DP teams have delivered... View Article
May 16, 2017

Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola on Hollywood Sexism, Their Feminist ‘Beguiled’ Remake

Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola on Hollywood Sexism, Their Feminist ‘Beguiled’ Remake VARIETY Published on May 16, 2017 by Ramin Setoodeh Sofia Coppola met her muse Kirsten Dunst in 1998. The actress was just 16 at the time, and the 27-year-old daughter of Francis Ford Coppola was about to make her directorial debut with “The... View Article
May 15, 2017

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’: Amazon and Roadside Land Release Date

After premiering at Cannes, Haynes’ next film will hit U.S. theaters this fall.   INDIEWIRE Written by Graham Winfrey on May 3, 2017 Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions will partner on the release of Todd Haynes’ highly anticipated new film, “Wonderstruck,” giving the film an Oscar-friendly October release date, Variety reports. The film premieres this month at the Cannes... View Article
May 14, 2017

Film and Media Program Shines During NYC Event

JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Published on May 3, 2017 The MA in Film and Media program recently held its first educational mix and mingle event for prospective students to correspond with the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. After being treated to lunch, participants were able to explore the Harbor Picture Company, an active studio that most... View Article
May 4, 2017

Sound Veteran Tony Volante Joins Harbor Picture Company

Sound Veteran Tony Volante Joins Harbor Picture Company POST MAGAZINE NEW YORK — Full-service production and post production facility Harbor Picture Company ( has signed industry veteran Tony Volante as supervising sound editor & re-recording mixer. Volante brings more than 20 years of sound editing and mixing experience in both film and television to Harbor’s... View Article
May 3, 2017

Bentonville Film Festival Is in a ‘League’ of Its Own

“3 Generations,” starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon, will open this year’s Bentonville Film Festival VARIETY Published on May 2, 2017 by Malina Saval Heading into year three May 2-7, the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment CEO Trevor Drinkwater, continues to distinguish itself as a fest not only invested... View Article
May 2, 2017

Film Review: Doug Liman’s ‘The Wall’

Director Doug Liman follows up ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ with a lean, suspenseful Iraqi sniper drama that could also be called ‘Live. Die. Repeat.’ VARIETY Published on April 28, 2017 by Peter Debruge In the vast majority of war movies, the act of combat is a show of force in which the stronger side wins, barreling... View Article
April 25, 2017

Meet The Director Speaking Directly To Our 13-Year-Old Self

Meet Pamela Romanowsky, director of Khethiwe and the Leopard REFINERY29 Published on April 24, 2017 written by Rachel Selvin If you can peel your eyes off the prowling cat slinking through Shatterbox Anthology‘s newest short feature sponsored by DOVE® Chocolate, Khethiwe and the Leopard, you’ll probably notice that the film resonates as a poignant celebration... View Article
April 14, 2017

Review: Hearts of Darkness and Light in ‘The Lost City of Z’

NEW YORK TIMES Published on April 13, 2017 by Manhola Dargis In “The Lost City of Z,” a lush, melancholic story of discovery and mystery, a mesmerizing Charlie Hunnam plays a British adventurer in the Amazon who is consumed by “all the glories of exploration,” as Joseph Conrad once wrote of a different journey. Enveloped... View Article
April 13, 2017

Cannes Lineup Includes ‘The Beguiled’ and ‘Wonderstruck’

Cannes Lineup Includes Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled,’ Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’ HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Published on April 13, 2017 by Rhonda Richard No Hollywood studio films are so far scheduled for the world’s most prestigious film festival, which organizers say will this year feature 12 female directors, up from nine last year. Cannes Film Festival director Thierry... View Article
April 4, 2017

‘Beauty and the Beast’: How Dan Stevens and the Sound Team Gave Beast His Roar

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Published on March 27, 2017 by Carolyn Giardina “There’s a lot of Dan Stevens in the Beast,” said supervising sound editor Warren Shaw. As Disney’s Beauty and the Beast won its second weekend atop the North American box office for a cume of $317 million, the sound team is spilling the secrets behind... View Article
March 24, 2017

Is Enough Being Done to Promote Gender Equality?

Is Enough Being Done to Promote Gender Equality? Harbor Picture Company’s Kellan Anderson and other industry insiders share their perspectives. SHOTS.NET Published by Olivia Atkins on March 8, 2017 This International Women’s Day, industry insiders weigh in & discuss the importance of gender equality today. It’s International Women’s Day and while various agencies have come... View Article

‘Billions’ Renewed for a Third Season

Showtime Renews Paul Giamatti-Damian Lewis Wall Street Drama ‘Billions’ for Third Season VARIETY Published by Oriana Schwindt on March 8, 2017 Showtime is shelling out for more “Billions.” The network has renewed the Paul Giamatti-Damian Lewis Wall Street drama for a third season, Variety has learned. “‘Billions’ continues to be a show on the rise,... View Article