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‘Birds of Prey’ Composer Daniel Pemberton on Scoring a Roller Skating Action Scene and Writing Music Worthy of Harley Quinn [Interview]

English composer Daniel Pemberton is as wildly diverse and entertaining as Harley Quinn herself. He is a multi Golden Globe, Emmy and Bafta Award-nominated composer who has worked with some of the most renowned names in the industry such as Darren Aronofsky ( One Strange Rock) , Ridley Scott ( All The Money in The World, The Counsellor ), Guy Ritchie (T he Man From UNCLE, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ), and Danny Boyle ( Yesterday, Steve Jobs ). Pemberton received cri...
Tags: London, Movies, Interviews, Features, Britain, James Bond, Danny Boyle, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Darren Aronofsky, Bond, Jeremy Deller, Guy Ritchie, Ennio Morricone, Harley, Bruce

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founders: Manuela Seve and Renata Thomé from Alpha’a

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Manuela Seve and Renata Thomé from Alpha’a. Who are you and what do you do? Manuela Seve (CEO): I have a background in finance, having worked as an equity analyst at Gávea Investments, one of Brazil’s most reputable investment management firms. My trajectory in the art world began at an early age; coming from a long line of art collectors with a foothold in the Latin American art market. Renata Thomé (COO): I’ve built an...
Tags: Interviews, New York City, Radio, Brazil, Latin America, Christie, David Zwirner, Manuela, Renata, Manuela Seve, Alpha’a, Renata Thomé, Gávea Investments, Renata Thomé COO, Ernesto Neto Jarbas Lopes Alexandre Arrechea, Nelson Leirner Alpha'a

Bayonetta 3 Development “Progressing Smoothly”

In a recent interview with Famitsu, the developers behind Bayonetta 3 announced that the project is “progressing smoothly” ahead of its planned release. In addition to confirming that the game’s development is going well (in spite of infrequent updates since its announcement three years ago), senior Platinum Games employees Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba have […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Anime, Bayonetta, Platinum Games, Famitsu, Continuations, Nintendo Switch, Atsushi Inaba, Hideki Kamiya

Ed Boon on Mortal Kombat & Smash Bros “It’d Be Like a Stamp of Approval”

Ed Boon, one of the co-creators of Mortal Kombat, shared his thoughts on the concept of the fatality-laden fighting game having its characters implemented into the child-friendly Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his opinion naturally being a positive one. Boon participated in a short interview with Shacknews at D.I.C.E Summit 2020, touching on a number of […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Marketing, Events, Anime, Smash Bros, Fighting Games, Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat

‘The Simpsons’ Showrunner Al Jean on Upcoming Guest Stars and the Show’s ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Parody [Interview]

It’s time for our twice annual interview with Al Jean, showrunner on  The Simpsons . Jean is such a reliable attendee to Fox’s Television Critics Association that I now think of questions every week while I watch the show and unleash them when we have a chance to talk. This batch of questions covers The Simpsons ’ inclusion on Disney+, the new Disney ownership, Aquaman Jason Momoa’s voice cameo, and recent episodes, like the return of Artie Ziff and “Thanksgiving of Horror.” The Sim...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Netflix, Simpsons, Animation, Portland, New Orleans, Fox News, Olivia Colman, Batman, Roma, Cate Blanchett

WATCH: The best of Inman Connect New York 2020

Have you seen our Inman Connect New York coverage from January 2020? Dig into what was discussed in January, and get a taste of the experience you’ll have with us in Las Vegas in July.
Tags: Agent, Collection, Connect Video, Events, Industry News, Interviews, Select, Conference, Event, ICLV, Iclv20, Inman Connect, Inman Connect 2020, Interview, New York, Videos

‘Hunters’ Showrunner Nikki Toscano on the Show’s Unorthodox Style and Balancing Thrills With Reverence [Interview]

Al Pacino takes on his first streaming television series in Amazon’s new series Hunters . He plays Meyer Offerman, a Holocaust survivor leading a team of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York. While  David Weil created the series,  he shares showrunner duties with Nikki Toscano. Toscano comes from shows like 24: Legacy, Shades of Blue, State of Affairs, Revenge and Bates Motel . Jordan Peele’s company Monkeypaw Productions produces Hunters. Toscano spoke with /Film by phone this week abo...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, New York, Television, Movies, Interviews, Nazis, Features, David, Budapest, Jordan, Nazi, Meyer, Al Pacino, Hunters, Times Square

‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Star Katie Holmes on Being Creeped Out by Brahms and the Communal Experience of Horror [Interview]

This weekend will see Brahms: The Boy II coming to theaters, bringing back the creepy doll with the piercing gaze and the unsettlingly innocent face. This time, Brahms is terrorizing a whole new family by way of a boy named Jude (Christopher Convery), who discovers the doll buried in the woods on the property of the Heelshire Mansion. Jude is suffering from some trauma after a home invasion, and he’s not speaking to his parents Liza and Sean (Katie Holmes and Owain Yeoman). But soon he starts s...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, Features, Sequels, Katie-Holmes, Stx Entertainment, Don, Holmes, William Brent Bell, Brahms, Liza, Owain Yeoman, Featured Stories Sidebar, Sean Katie Holmes, Brahms: The Boy 2

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Wendi Burkhardt from Silvernest

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Wendi Burkhardt from Silvernest. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Wendi Burkhardt, and I’m the CEO and co-founder of Silvernest. We’re an online roommate-matching platform that pairs boomers, retirees, empty nesters and other aging adults with compatible housemates for long-term homesharing. Through these creative living situations, they can earn extra income, remain in their homes longer and keep isolation at bay. Wha...
Tags: Interviews, US, Radio, Wendi, Silvernest, Wendi Burkhardt, Homesharing

‘Better Call Saul’ Showrunner Peter Gould on Season 5 Flashforwards, ‘Breaking Bad’ Cameos, and the Looming Ending [Interview]

For the last two seasons, Peter Gould has taken over as showrunner on  Better Call Saul . While Vince Gilligan wrote and directed El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie , his co-creator Gould has handled the origin story of Saul Goodman, from his early days as Jimmy McGill to his future as Gene Takovic in witness protection in Nebraska. At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, AMC announced Better Call Saul was renewed for a sixth and final season. Gould and Gilligan also rev...
Tags: Chuck, Better Call Saul, Vince Gilligan, Television, Movies, Interviews, Amc, Features, Nebraska, DEA, New Mexico, Kim, Bryan Cranston, Albuquerque, Gene, Aaron

Persona 5 Royal’s “Homophobic Scenes” Will Be Changed

Atlus has possibly become a lost cause as the Western translation of another one of its games will suffer changes to appease a small outfit of propagandists who are not in any way the majority of the playerbase. Persona 5 Royal, a remake of sorts of the original Persona 5, will have scenes considered offensive […]
Tags: Games, Usa, Internet, Interviews, Lgbt, Censorship, English, Anime, Atlus, Persona

Paul Feig on the ‘Last Christmas’ Twist, Playing With Genre, And How ‘Freaks and Geeks’ is the Template for ‘Dark Army’ [Interview]

Paul Feig was not happy that the internet guessed the twist in Last Christmas. But sometimes, in the words of the great George Michael, you gotta have faith. Of course, there was a chance that someone would guess the premise of Last Christmas, which takes its inspiration from the Wham! song of the same name, but that Feig was “not pleased” that audiences wouldn’t get the chance to be blown away as he was when he read Emma Thompson’s script. “I was just really emotional when I read it. It really...
Tags: Comedy, London, Movies, Romance, Interviews, Digital, Britain, Paul Feig, Emma Thompson, Kate, George Michael, Emilia Clarke, Brexit, Emma, Emily, Feig

‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’ Director Tom McCarthy on Following ‘Spotlight’ With a Disney Family Movie [Interview]

Just when you think you have Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy figured out, he goes and follows Spotlight with a film for Disney+ about a kid who thinks of himself as a hard-boiled detective whose best friend is a polar bear. It may surprise you to know that McCarthy’s latest film, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is delightful. The main character takes himself very seriously and the film has a lot of fun playing around with that while building an entertaining mystery for him to solve. The Re...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Netflix, Paris, Pasadena, Mccarthy, Robert Redford, Tom, Timmy, Steph, Sean, Marty, Tom McCarthy, Redford

‘The Lodge’ Directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala on Building Atmosphere and Referencing ‘Jack Frost’ [Interview]

Filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala know how to let a movie get under an audience’s skin. Even the simplest of their shots, such as Riley Keough scratching her knees, elicit discomfort. They maintain that mood of dread throughout the their newest film, The Lodge, their followup to Goodnight Mommy. Their latest is a chilly head trip of a horror movie about bottled-up emotions exploding into fear, terror, and mystery. It’s an unsettling experience best seen blind. “This movie lingers long...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, America, Features, Austria, David Lynch, Michael Keaton, Sergio, Riley Keough, Franz, Severin, Fiala, Jack Frost, Veronika, Severin Fiala

‘Downhill’ Directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash on Why They Remade ‘Force Majeure’ and Directing Comedy Legends [Interview]

Filmmakers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash took some time out of their schedule to sit down with /Film for a phone interview to talk about their new film, Downhill. Downhill premiered at the Eccles Theater during the first weekend of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film is the the English-language remake of the Swedish dark comedy Force Majeure. In addition to directing the film, Faxon and Rash co-wrote the script with Jesse Armstrong. Downhill marks their return to Sundance for the first time sinc...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Fox, Will Ferrell, Will, Julia, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Eccles Theater, Faxon, Jim Rash, Jesse Armstrong, Featured Stories Sidebar, Nat Faxon, Jesse Armstrong Downhill, Alexander Payne Searchlight Pictures

‘The Assistant’ Director Kitty Green on the Banality of Evil in #MeToo Workplace Drama [Interview]

It’s a little over two years following the culture-shifting reporting that sparked the #MeToo movement, and we’ve finally gotten the first truly great movie about the culture in need of dismantling. Kitty Green’s The Assistant follows a single day in the life of Julia Garner’s Jane, a new employee working for a Harvey Weinstein-like bullying boss. We inhabit her state of mind not through what she says or thinks but rather through what she does – primarily, dreary office tasks. But through the s...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Green, Noah, Harvey Weinstein, Seth Macfarlane, Cannes, Gus Van Sant, Julia, Jane, Weinstein, Patrick Wilson, Julia Garner, JonBenét, Patsy Ramsey

Metera’s Granblue Fantasy: Versus Outfit Was Adjusted for “Foreign Markets & Esports”

The incomparable passion of the developers who worked on Granblue Fantasy: Versus was exposed in an interview as it was revealed they really wanted to preserve the original sexy outfit of Metera, additionally it was mentioned that her attire was changed for the sake of “expansion into foreign markets and for esports considerations”. The February […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Censorship, Anime, Ps4, Esports, Fighting Games, Granblue Fantasy, Arc System Works, Character Design, Cygames, Metera

‘Birds of Prey’ Producer Sue Kroll on Me Too, Reshoots, and Sequel Possibilities [Interview]

Producer Sue Kroll has been with Birds of Prey from the very beginning. Since it was just an idea in star Margot Robbie‘s head while she was originating her breakout character Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Since director Cathy Yan came to Kroll and fellow producer Bryan Unkeless with a vision of a wild, bombastic, and unabashedly fun girl gang movie. “There was something very raw about it, very visceral,” Kroll said of the sizzle reel that Yan showed to her and Unkeless. That visceral tone was...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Chad, Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Warner Brothers, Harley, Margot, Cass, Cathy, Yan, Sue Kroll

‘The Simpsons’ Executive Producer Matt Selman Teases the Show’s Upcoming Marvel Episode [Interview]

Every Television Critics Association press tour, we catch up with  The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean. January’s TCA was no exception, and we’ll bring you that interview soon enough. But this time, Jean brought executive producer Matt Selman with him.  Disney acquired The Simpsons in its acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Since November 12, every Simpsons episode is available on Disney+. Streaming gave Selman some more ideas to maximize content and he has some ideas about enhanced Simpso...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, America, Features, Animation, Pixar, Taran Killam, Cobie Smulders, Bart, Tca, Tim, Morty, Rick

‘Possessor’ Director Brandon Cronenberg on Crafting the Most Nightmarish Film of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival [Interview]

After an eight-year period of development, director Brandon Cronenberg returns with his sophomore feature Possessor , a seductive and macabre crime thriller that mixes body horror, near-future nihilism and noir elements to deliver a funky, freaky brew. In his Sundance review /Film’s Chris Evangelista called it “unrelentingly aggressive”, finding the film “special and exciting.” With an ensemble led by Andrea Riseborough, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Christopher Abbot, the film feels assured a...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Toronto, Features, Salt Lake City, Park City, Cannes, Chris, Cbc, Andrea, Matt, Jennifer, Brandon, Hannam, Cronenberg

Art21 Documents Jacolby Satterwhite’s Artistic Advancements

One of the non-profit's five winter films features the imaginative multi-disciplinary artist Through their documentary-style digital films, NYC-based non-profit Art21 amplifies the voices of contemporary artists at turning points in their careers. With their latest release, The Incredulity of Jacolby Satterwhite, the organization revisits mixed-media visionary Jacolby Satterwhite as he prepares for and builds into exhibitions at Brooklyn‘s Pioneer Works and Philadelphia‘s The Fabric Workshop …
Tags: Art, Videos, New York, Design, Interviews, NYC, Films, Culture, Brooklyn, Artists, Documentaries, Philadelphia, Final Fantasy, Pioneer Works, Short Films, Jacolby Satterwhite

‘Come to Daddy’ Director Ant Timpson on Making One of the Year’s Most Gonzo Horror Movies [Interview]

Life doesn’t include an instruction manual when it comes to handling grief. We all process loss and cope in our own ways. For me? I’ve taken to expression through written words, most recently about how The Farewell helped me say goodbye to a loved one. For the prolific indie producer Ant Timpson ? He conceptualized and directed a violent, offbeat, absolutely gonzo in memoriam starring Elijah Wood titled Come To Daddy . I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mr. Timpson last year a...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, US, Features, New Zealand, Timpson, Elijah Wood, Wood, Michael, Tribeca, Elijah, Jethro, Michael Smiley, Stephen McHattie, Featured Stories Sidebar

‘Birds of Prey’ Director Cathy Yan on Crafting Old-School Action With the ‘John Wick’ Team [Interview]

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a movie bursting with personality. It’s poppy and gritty, slapstick-y and visceral, and most striking of all, it doesn’t confine itself to as many boxes or rules as most comic book movies do. It’s a rare comic book movie with an actual sense of freedom and spontaneity. Behind the boisterous vision is filmmaker Cathy Yan. Before Yan was writing and directing films, she was already sharpening her skills as a storyteller. A gr...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Orson Welles, Features, Shanghai, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Jackie Chan, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan-McGregor, Wall Street Journal

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Ivan Levchenko from iGMS

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Ivan Levchenko from iGMS. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Ivan Levchenko, and I’m a co-founder and the CEO of iGMS, a cloud-based vacation rental management software for hosts and property management companies. I’m an entrepreneur by nature and have built business projects from scratch in the B2B and B2C sectors, growing companies from 5 to 150 people. I’m also a host myself and, so, many of my expertise lies in the s...
Tags: Interviews, Radio, Alaska, Vacation Rentals, Ivan, iGMS, Ivan Levchenko

‘Birds of Prey’ Writer Christina Hodson on Writing Harley Quinn and How ‘Trainspotting’ Influences Her Writing [Interview]

DC has been a good home to screenwriter Christina Hodson. After writing Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), DC and Warner Bros. hired Hodson to adapt two other comic book properties, including Batgirl. Based on the glowing reception to Birds of Prey, the studio now has another strong voice behind their comic book movies. They haven’t always this much sense of authorship and crystal clear vision. Birds of Prey is a comic book movie that doesn’t overstay its welc...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Gotham, Bud, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Gotham City, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Canary, Warner Brothers

Oprah Gets Emotional Over Best Friend Gayle King’s Kobe Bryant Interview Controversy, Says King is Receiving Death Threats

Media mogul Oprah is no stranger to scrutiny and controversy, but it’s admittedly hard to see her best friend be attacked and dragged on social media. Oprah got emotional today (Feb. 7) during an appearance on Today with Hoda & Jenna while discussing the criticism Gayle King has received for asking several questions about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case in an interview with Bryant’s friend WNBA star Lisa Leslie. Oprah even revealed that King has received death threats and now has to be escorted by ...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Interviews, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cbs, Kobe Bryant, Oprah, King, WNBA, Gayle, Bryant, Leslie, Gayle King, Lisa Leslie, Hoda Jenna

Why ‘The Lodge’ Directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz Feel the Need to “Apologize” For Their Dark Horror Movie [Interview]

/Film’s own Jacob Hall said it best when he described The Lodge as “ the feel-bad horror movie of [the year] .” Directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz double down on the isolation and bleakness from Goodnight Mommy to create an experience that will fill you with dread as it keeps your head spinning and your jaw on the floor.  The story jumps right into one hell of a shockingly devastating prologue, which leaves Richard ( Richard Armitage ) in charge of his two kids (played by...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, Features, Rebecca, Vienna, Guillermo Del Toro, Mia, Richard, Franz, Hitchcock, Severin, Fiala, Veronika, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz

Gayle King Responds After Being Dragged for Kobe Bryant Rape Case Questions: “I’d Be Extremely Angry With Me Too”

Gayle King is furious and facing controversy head-on after CBS released a salacious clip without her knowledge from an interview with WNBA superstar Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s legacy. The clip went viral and King was promptly dragged on social media on Wednesday (Feb. 5) for bringing up Bryant’s dismissed 2004 rape trial. Leslie was praised for how she handled the line of questioning. Instead of reading a scripted on-air statement, King posted a 4-minute Instagram video early Thursday morni...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Interviews, Sports, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cbs, Kobe Bryant, King, WNBA, Cbs This Morning, Bryant, Lisa, Leslie, Gianna

Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Jeremy Gall from Breezeway

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Jeremy Gall from Breezeway. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Jeremy Gall, Founder & CEO of Breezeway. Breezeway is a platform that automates property maintenance, care and service interactions to make it easy for hospitality providers to deliver the best experience to guests, tenants and owners. Prior to Breezeway I founded a company called FlipKey.com in 2006, and grew it into one of the leading vacation rental listin...
Tags: Interviews, Radio, Jeremy, Tripadvisor, Boston MA, Breezeway, Breezeaway, Jeremy Gall, Breezeway Breezeway

Steins;Gate: My Darling’s Embrace Localization Team “Consulted Non-Binary Friends”

Western visual novel fans have been given an even greater incentive to learn Japanese and support visual novel developers directly as the localization team behind Steins;Gate: My Darling’s Embrace, Strangely Compelling Multimedia, have divulged that they take care not to offend Western audiences with any “mean-spirited/bigoted” text. Siliconera conducted an interview with Strangely Compelling Multimedia’s […]
Tags: Games, Censorship, Interviews, LGBT, Steins;Gate, Translation, USA, Visual Novels

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