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“You’re a Storyteller”: Ted Hope on Being a “Holistic Film Producer” in an Ever-Changing Industry at IFP Week 2020

Ted Hope (Photo by Matt Sundin, 2017)

Ted Hope describes himself as a “holistic film producer.” What he means is this: When he signs up for a project, he’s there from the very beginning. And he’s there throughout it all, every step, even well into its streaming…  Read more

By Sep 24, 2020

Ventilation, the 10-Hour Day, and No Day Players: 14 Takeaways from the PGA’s New COVID Safety Protocols

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) issued this week “COVID Safety Protocols for Producing Independent Productions,” a 57-page set of mandates, recommendations and guidelines for shooting during the coronavirus pandemic. Following similar documents — like the more studio-oriented “Safe Way…  Read more

By Sep 3, 2020

Evolving with Movements: Action Director Lawrence Ribeiro on the Subtleties of On-Screen Action

In 2011, I was trying to evolve. To be something no one else was. Define myself, so to speak.  First, I trained for something that wasn’t really needed. Something where I would go into conflict zones or hard to reach areas…  Read more

By Aug 18, 2020

Making a Pandemic Horror/Thriller During a Pandemic: The Quarantine-and-Bubble Strategy of Banishment

Banishment

As studio and television filmmaking creaks back into production, a first wave of microbudget films made amidst the coronavirus-related shutdowns enters post. One such film is the horror-thriller drama Banishment, which launches today an Indiegogo campaign for its post-production costs.…  Read more

By Aug 10, 2020


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