12 Gift Ideas For Your Future Filmmaker

For those of you who are looking to buy some knockout gifts that will really score you points in the “hip” and “my parents are cool” category, look no further. With experience as a filmmaker and as a rather mediocre online shopper...
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The Virginia Film Festival

This year the Virginia Film Festival has many high profile screenings. The festival will open with the Alexander Payne-directed and Matt Damon-starring film, Downsizing. It will close with the closest thing we have this year to an Oscar frontrunner, Call...
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Views From the Toronto International Film Festival

Leaving the Toronto International Film Festival a year ago, multiple films seemed primed to start their Oscar race. La La Land seemed like a clear frontrunner and a smaller film called Moonlight was starting to get a lot of attention. Those films ended...
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I got the point when they killed the baby, I didn’t need to see them eat the baby. This particular scene, near the end of the movie, could be a metaphor for the entirety of Darren Aronofsky’s mother!. Long after Aronofsky has made his point he keeps...
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Stephen Soderbergh Returns with Logan Lucky

In 2013, Steven Soderbergh retired from filmmaking. “The worst development in film-making – particularly in the last five years – is how badly directors are treated,” he said in an interview with New York Magazine on his retirement, “…I...
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The Best of 2017 So Far

As summer closes, studios prepare to debut their Oscar hopefuls at  fall film festivals and then to audiences, which makes now a good time to look back on the year so far. These are the films not to be missed before the heavy hitters of fall and winter...
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All the Young Dudes

Mid-summer tends to feel like a cinematic wasteland. Most of the major studio tent poles have been released and we are still a month or two away from the more serious films of Oscar season. Three movies aimed to inject some originality into theaters and...
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CASTING CALL: Looking for actors for two upcoming short films that will be shot as part of our summer workshops! See below for film and role descriptions. Please contact immediately if interested.   KEY DATES (For both films) Shooting Dates:  Wednesday,...
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Wonder Woman and the Power of the Female Moviegoer

Colin Trevorrow’s first feature Safety Not Guaranteed was made for $750,000 and found most of its viewers when it arrived on Netflix. Patty Jenkins’ first film Monster was made for $8 million and was met with high critical praise and an Oscar for...
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It Takes a Village

This week we started our Introduction to Animation camp and so far, it is safe to say, we have some super CREATIVE students in Light House Studio! On the first day of camp, we spent the morning learning about the history of animation and the many different...
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