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Entertainment Business

CGI Isn’t the Problem: In Hollywood, Reality’s Not Guaranteed

June 16, 2015 |

As another summer of blockbusters rolls around, it seems like the audience may finally be losing its appetite for computer-generated images (CGI) — at least if articles like this or this are to be believed. Across …

Professor TenNapel’s “VeggieTales in the House” Premieres!

November 26, 2014 |

Check out the brand-new VeggieTales TV show, “VeggieTales In the House” developed and executive produced by our very own Cinema & New Media Arts professor, Doug TenNapel — it premieres on Netflix today!

Professor TenNapel …

Three Lessons from Filmmaker Whit Stillman

October 9, 2013 |

Last week, we had the privilege of hosting celebrated filmmaker Whit Stillman in a series of events on HBU’s campus. He generously spent time in class with a number of our Cinema & New Media Arts …

Imagining the Multiplex

August 1, 2013 |

What if going to a movie theater felt more like a trip to The Getty? That’s a question I asked myself this summer as I walked the grounds of the most beautiful site for art in …

Linklater and Small Filmmaking

June 4, 2013 |

NoFilmSchool highlights an interview with director Richard Linklater on his small productions:

From the sounds of things, the characters were pretty much the only things that changed about these movies, while the style of production stayed …

The Crowdsourcing Paradigm Shift

May 10, 2013 |

Over at IndieWire, SlamDance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish argues that donating might be better than investing when it comes to film:

In all the fuss over Veronica Mars and Zach Braff, people are getting …

Kickstarter Funds 25% of SXSW13

March 11, 2013 |

Kickstarter reports on the SXSW Film Festival 2013:

In the past three years, more than $100 million has been pledged to film projects on Kickstarter. Filmmakers have successfully funded nearly 9,000 projects, with support from more …

Film Festival Mad Libs

March 8, 2013 |

Ethan Kuperberg writes an all-too true piece of satire for The New Yorker:

The Independent Film Festival is proud to promote the most innovative, groundbreaking independent cinema in the world. We believe in our commitment

TV Pilots Turn to Net

March 4, 2013 |

Don’t Touch That Remote: TV Pilots Turn to Net, Not Networks, The New York Times

In the television pilot that Cheyenne Jackson taped recently, he played an aggressive young news anchor whose ascendancy threatened an …

Dissecting Trailers

February 19, 2013 |

Today, the New York Times published an interesting visual analysis of the trailers for five of the best picture Oscar nominees. They compare the narrative styles of each feature with the way the trailers sequentially place …