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David Oyelowo Worked With His Family to Write Music for His Directorial Debut ‘The Water Man’

The theme at the heart of David Oyelowo’s directorial debut, “The Water Man,” is the strength of families. Opening May 7, the feature revolves around Gunner (Lonnie Chavis), a boy who ventures out to find the Water Man — a mythical figure with healing powers who might be able to cure his terminally ill mother, […]
Tags: News, Artisans, Production, David Oyelowo, Lonnie Chavis, Music for Screens, The Water Man

‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ Costume Designer on Using Sneaker Technology to Craft Netflix Series’ Superhero Outfits

When costume designer Lizz Wolf was tasked with creating the superhero outfits for the new series “Jupiter’s Legacy,” based on the comic books by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, she understood the Herculean task that lay ahead of her. What she didn’t realize was how sneaker technology would be integral to her work. Flying onto […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Netflix, Jupiter, Mark Millar, Lizz Wolf, Frank Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy

First Look: How ‘Pose’ Costume Designer Used ’70s-Era Looks to Tell Elektra’s Origin Story

There’s a change this year for FX’s trailblazing “Pose,” set in the New York drag ballroom culture scene of the late ’80s. The third and final season begins in 1994, where the ballroom is all but a distant memory and AIDS is the leading cause of death for many. Yet costume designer Analucia McGorty confesses […]
Tags: New York, Artisans, Production, ElektrA, Pose, Dominique Jackson, Analucia McGorty

Disney Plus Documentary ‘Shipwreck Hunters’ Starts Shooting in Australia

Underwater filming has now begun off the coast of West Australia on “Shipwreck Hunters Australia.” The six-part series is the first Australian documentary to be made for streaming platform Disney Plus. The area is one of the most spectacular ocean environments in the world and has an estimated 1,600 shipwrecks. The series will mix new […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Disney, Global, Production, Screen Australia, West Australia, Disney Plus, Shipwreck Hunters

Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota?

Can the Toyota Tundra go toe-to-toe with the Ford F-150, and does it make sense to try? The F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the U.S., despite a 12 percent drop in sales. Ford still managed to sell 787, 422 F-150s in 2020. Toyota sold a little over 109,000 Tundras in 2020, down two […] The post Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Sales, Quality, Production, Ford, Ram, Autos, F-150, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, New Cars, Titan, Silverado

Vincent Kaufmann on Détournement

Kaufmann/Bononno, Guy Debord It's true that détournement is also based on a technique of dissimulation, if we insist on using the term, even though it would be more correct to speak of it as a ruse or feint. But it is at the very least problematic to attribute such a technique to the practice—considered shameful or inadmissable— of autobiography, a larvatus prodeo to which no more than a handful of self-proclaimed scholars hold the key. Reading Debord is not like a game of Trivial Pursuit, and...
Tags: Google, Production, Creativity, Jazz, Appropriation, Ducasse, Stefan Kac, DeBord, Odéon Theater, Détournement, Remix Culture, From A Notebook, Situationists, Debord (guy, Intentional Fallacy, Kaufmann (vincent

Antonia Kilian’s CPH:DOX Screener ‘The Other Side of the River’ Explores Female Emancipation in Syria’s Rojava Region

As a feminist filmmaker, Antonia Kilian was inspired to travel to northern Syria after forces of the Kurdish autonomous region known as Rojava liberated the city of Minbij from ISIS militants. It was in Minbij that Kilian met Hala, a young Arab woman who had fled her conservative family and the prospects of a forced marriage […]
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, Global, Syria, Spotlight, Production, Hillary Clinton, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, CPH:DOX, Politicians, Arab, Directors, Producers, HALA

Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again

In March, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. According to the Auto Care Association, this was the first month since August 2019 that VMT topped 300 million miles. To give you some perspective, the distance between the earth and the moon is only 238,856 miles, according to Wikipedia. Last year, U.S. drivers were stuck […] The post Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Media, Wikipedia, Traffic, Production, Industry, Autos, By The Numbers, News Blog, Auto Care Association, Pandemic, Product Planning, New Car Sales, Sign of the Times, VMT, Chart Of The Day

How the ‘Stowaway’ Production Designer Captured the Feel of an Overcrowded Spaceship

Much of the action in science-fiction thriller “Stowaway” takes place inside an overcrowded spaceship. The challenge for production designer Marco Bittner Rosser: making the set seem as small as possible yet functional for the shooting crew. The film, which debuted April 22 on Netflix, stars Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Daniel Dae Kim as astronauts […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Netflix, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Stowaway, Anna Kendrick Toni Collette, Marco Bittner Rosser

Film About International Peace Mediators Up Next for Director of ‘Behind the Headlines’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Behind the Headlines,” Daniel Andreas Sager’s thrilling look at how German investigative journalists triggered a political earthquake in Austria that toppled the country’s government, is having its world premiere at Danish doc fest CPH:DOX, where it’s competing for the Fact Award, before unspooling at Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival and opening next month’s DOK.fest München. Sager […]
Tags: Politics, Global, Toronto, Production, Austria, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, CPH:DOX, Politicians, Directors, Producers, Hot Docs, Marc Bauder, Daniel Andreas Sager, München Sager

Fromm and Maccoby on the Total Character Structure

The nonproductive forms of social relatedness in a predominantly productive person—loyalty, authority, fairness, assertiveness—turn into submission, domination, withdrawal, destructiveness in a predominantly nonproductive person. Any of the nonproductive orientations has, therefore, a positive and a negative aspect, according to the degree of productiveness in the total character structure. (78)Erich Fromm and Michael MaccobySocial Characterin a Mexican Village (1970)p. 79 has a long list of "po...
Tags: Productivity, Minneapolis, Production, Personality, Jazz, Psychoanalysis, Erich Fromm, CalArts, Stefan Kac, Fromm, Maccoby, Fromm (Eric, From A Notebook, Maccoby (Michael, Michael MaccobySocial Characterin

Underrepresented Composers Get a Helping Hand From New Agencies and Databases

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlists in nine categories in February, only one female composer made the cut for best original score — Lolita Ritmanis for “Blizzard of Souls.” Even then, the Emmy-winning composer was considered a long shot. Ritmanis was up against Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Soul, Trent Reznor, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross, Lolita Ritmanis, Music for Screens, Ritmanis

Asian Streamer Viu Sets ‘Hong Cheon Gi’ as Third Korean Original Series

Multi-territory Asian streaming service Viu is readying its third Korean-sourced original production. The period romantic fantasy “Hong Cheon Gi” will be launched in the third quarter of this year. Based on a novel of the same name, the series tells the story of a woman artist with extraordinary aesthetic insight and skills who became the first […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Production, Viu, Hong Cheon Gi, Asian Streamer Viu

Ambitious Chinese Sci-fi Film ‘Folding City’ Attaches Producers

Award-winning Chinese sci-fi novel “Folding Beijing” moved closer to production as a movie, following support by mainland China studio Wanda Film. The film, titled “Folding City” is to be produced by Josh Kim, Chris Lee (“Checkers,” “S.W.A.T.,” executive producer of “Valkyrie,” “Superman Returns”) and Yin Hongbo (aka Homber Yin) (“The Sun Also Rises,” “Let The Bullets […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Production, Josh Kim, Wanda Film, Folding Beijing, Hao Jinfeng, Josh Kim Chris Lee, Yin Hongbo, Homber Yin

Chinese Sci-fi Film ‘Folding City’ to Shoot This Year

Award-winning Chinese sci-fi novel “Folding Beijing” will move into production as a movie later this year, following a green light from mainland China studio Wanda Film. The film, titled “Folding City” is to be helmed by Josh Kim, the Korean-American director who previously made a splash with adolescent drama “How to Win at Checkers (Every […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Production, Josh Kim, Wanda Film, Folding Beijing, Hao Jinfeng

Mike Figgis and Josie Ho Serve Up Mystery Thriller ‘Mother Tongue’ With Hong Kong Standing in for Los Angeles

Inside a makeshift cafe set at Hong Kong’s luxurious Rosewood Hotel, local actor-producer Josie Ho sits across from British actor Julian Sands. Both are giving director Mike Figgis their full attention as he explains the scene that they are going to film. What was said could not be heard from afar, despite the set being […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Los Angeles, Production, Rosewood Hotel, Mike Figgis, Mother Tongue, Josie Ho, Hong Kong Standing, Julian Sands Both

‘The Life and Times of Omar Sharif’ to Examine How Politics Shaped the Legendary Actor’s Enigmatic Persona (EXCLUSIVE)

Captivated by the seemingly many personas of late actor Omar Sharif, Egyptian filmmaker Mark Lotfy and Swedish director Axel Petersén delved into the legendary star’s eventful career, tracing how the politics of 1950s Egypt formed the international star’s complex character. Their new documentary, “The Life and Times of Omar Sharif,” shows in particular how the […]
Tags: News, Global, Production, Egypt, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, CPH:DOX, Times, Producers, Omar Sharif, Axel Petersén, Doctor Zhivago, Mark Lotfy

‘Users’ Director Natalia Almada Set to Explore the Limits of What Is Possible (EXCLUSIVE)

Natalia Almada, who won best director at Sundance this year for her mesmerizing film “Users,” is eager to continue the cinematic journey she began in that work with plans to next explore the boundaries of human endurance and the desire to discover the unknown. “Users,” which is screening at the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX) […]
Tags: News, Global, Production, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, CPH:DOX, Sundance, Skywalker Sound, Visions du Reel, Natalia Almada

Theatrefolk Featured Play – A Deep, Poetic Journey Into Something by Forrest Musselman

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. A Deep, Poetic Journey Into Something by Forrest Musselman is a dramatic character study for high school student performers with excellent movement opportunities. Jane wants to break out of her box. Colour cows green and the sky purple. She wants a deep poetic journey into something. The problem is she […]
Tags: Character Study, Drama, Theatre, Production, Acting, Jane, School Plays, High School Plays, Theatrefolk plays, Forrest Musselman, A Deep Poetic Journey Into Something, Movement-based

‘Soundtrack to a Coup d’Etat’ to Examine the Hope of Patrice Lumumba, and the Role of Jazz and Corporatocracy in Congo (EXCLUSIVE)

Belgian filmmaker Johan Grimonprez, who examined the ties between the international arms industry and Western political establishments in his recent documentaries, the award-winning “Shadow World” and “Blue Orchids,” is set to explore its impact in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in his new project, “Soundtrack to a Coup d’Etat.” Grimonprez and producer Daan Milius […]
Tags: Politics, News, Global, Production, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Congo, CPH:DOX, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Politicians, Louis Armstrong, Directors, Producers, Patrice Lumumba, Johan Grimonprez, Corporatocracy

Cinematographer Ross Riege on Capturing the Quirky World of New Peacock Sitcom ‘Rutherford Falls

When Ross Riege was in initial conversations for “Rutherford Falls” with fellow cinematographer and now director Lawrence Sher (DP on Todd Phillips’ “Joker”), one of the ideas was how to explore the quirkiness of a small town. The new Peacock sitcom, which premiered April 22, stars Ed Helms as Nathan Rutherford, a descendant of the […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Ed Helms, Peacock, Todd Phillips, Ross Riege, Rutherford Falls, Lawrence Sher DP, Nathan Rutherford

2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here

Today the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq made its production debut. If this is the highlight of a century of innovation, what’s Cadillac been doing the rest of the time? Cadillac’s luxury electric SUV is starting a new era ahead of schedule. You can place your order in September for a 2022 first-half delivery. “The 2023 Cadillac […] The post 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is Almost Here appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Technology, Marketing, Global, Sales, Green, Production, Luxury, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Emerging Markets, Autos, Crossovers, Autonomous Vehicles, Export

Kia 2021 Seltos and 2020-21 Soul are Flaming Hot

Kia has recalled 2021 Seltos SUVs and 2020-21 Soul wagons with 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines. 147,249 vehicles are involved. Inconsistent piston ring heat treating may cause engine damage. This can lead to a loss of power, and an increased risk of fires or crashing. 2020-2021 Kia Souls produced between 11/24/2018-10/24/2020, and 2021 Seltos produced between 11/20/2019-10/15/2020 […] The post Kia 2021 Seltos and 2020-21 Soul are Flaming Hot appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Production, Soul, Recall, Korea, Autos, Kia, Hot Takes, SUVs, Nhtsa, News Blog, Hot Stuff, Safety Recall, Buy/Drive/Burn, Seltos

Australian Independent Films ‘It Only Takes a Night’ and ‘The Cost’ Head Into Production

The arrival of Hollywood superstars and government money for tentpole movies have grabbed headlines in Australia. But independent film productions are also moving ahead in post-COVID Australia. Production will start next month in Perth, Western Australia on “It Only Takes A Night,” a film that is both a romantic comedy and a female empowerment movie. […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, Australia, Global, Production, Eliza Taylor, Perth Western Australia, It Only Takes A Night, The Cost

WarnerMedia Readies Chinese-Language Original Series ‘Legacy’ and ‘Trinity of Shadows’

WarnerMedia has set up two Chinese-language series that will debut later this year. Period drama series “Legacy” hails from mainland China, while crime drama “Trinity of Shadows” is a three-way venture involving partners from Taiwan and Hong Kong. “Legacy” is a 1920s-set drama that chronicles the lives of the wealthy Yi family and three sisters […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Global, Taiwan, Production, Legacy, Yi, Catchplay, WarnerMedia, Trinity of Shadows

Big Issues Dominate CPH:DOX Industry Section

Reflecting the big issues examined in this year’s film lineup, the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival’s (CPH:DOX) industry section likewise grapples with such major topics as climate change, biodiversity and the tectonic shifts being felt far and wide in the global political and economic order. The industry sidebar comprises the Forum financing and co-production event; the […]
Tags: News, Global, Production, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Documentaries, Denmark, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Producers, DOX Industry Section

Don Lee to Produce and Star in ‘The Club’ Korean Series Adaptation

Korean-American star Don Lee (aka Ma Dong-seok), star of the upcoming Marvel film “The Eternals” will produce and star in “The Club,” an action series derived from South Korean scripted format “The Trap.” The production brings together Gorilla 8 Productions, a company owned by Don Lee and B&C Content’s Chris S. Lee, and U.S.-based Starlings […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Star, Production, Ma Dong, The Club, Don Lee, Productions, Starlings Television, Chris S Lee

Theatrefolk Featured Play – The Virtual Support Group from Hell by Jeffrey Harr

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. The Virtual Support Group from Hell by Jeffrey Harr is a perfect play for an online environment – a hilarious virtual adaptation with fun, vivid characters. Wendy joins an online teen support group. However, she quickly discovers that the others are anything but typical. Who is Vladimir and why does […]
Tags: Comedy, Theatre, Production, Acting, Distance Learning, Wendy, Vladimir, School Plays, Online Performance, Black comedy, Online Plays, Theatrefolk plays, Jeffrey Harr, The Virtual Support Group from Hell

George Miller’s ‘Furiosa’ Receives Incentives for Australia Shoot

“Furiosa,” the Anya Taylor-Joy-starring prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road” is to receive financial incentives from federal and state governments, ensuring that production will take place in Australia. The George Miller-directed picture will shoot from June. “The support of the Federal and New South Wales Governments were pivotal. They made it possible for the film […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, Production, New South Wales, Furiosa, George Miller, Anya Taylor Joy

Rental Car Companies Reeling From Uptick in Travelers

Rental car companies are their own worst enemies, having sold off much of their fleets during the pandemic’s height. With travel restrictions easing in many places they find themselves with no inventory.   Consolidation is another aspect that hasn’t helped whatsoever. There’s Enterprise Holdings, which is Enterprise, National, and Alamo. Hertz and Advantage are one. […] The post Rental Car Companies Reeling From Uptick in Travelers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Budget, Production, Industry, Dollar, Avis, Autos, Rent, Behind The Scenes, Hertz, Suppliers, Travelers, Thrifty, Tips and Advice, News Blog, Car Rentals, Rent A Car