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Spectre

 

Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in “Spectre”, the 24th James Bond film based on the original book series by Ian Fleming. Sam Mendes will direct the James Bond film with an all-star cast including Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux. From news released by Sony Pictures.
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Film Music Nominees & Winners of 2013

On 13, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In Filmmaking, Filmmaking Awards, Music | By BSG

We began adding the song or score to many of the 2013 film previews. That led to compiling this list of film music that has already been recognized this awards season as a nominee or winner for best score, composer or song…you can read the awards seasons updates here.

Rather than limit the list to only the awards organizations nominees or winners, we have also included composer’s or performer’s music recognized by other notable online organizations that publish yearly ‘best of’ polls or votes for the film music category.

There are many films that might not get ‘awards’, but they may have individual elements that really stand out…like the music. We’ll add more to the list in the coming weeks.
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Glen Keane Step Into The Page from Future Of StoryTelling

 

 

“Glen Keane Step Into The Page” features Disney animator Glen Keane, best known for his work on Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast and Duet. He was the recipient of the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 for his work in the current generation of Disney character animators.

He is also the recipient of the 2012 Tex Avery Award, and he was a 2013 Disney Legend Award honoree for his contribution in Animation. Keane is now involved in the ‘Future of Storytelling’ project bringing together leaders from the worlds of media, technology, and communications to explore how stories are changing in the digital age. From the Future of Storytelling description:

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5 Ways to Write Better Dialogue and Bring Characters to Life

Write better dialogue – it can make or break any work of fiction. A great idea, brought to life with fast-paced action and good characterization, can fall flat if the words your characters speak are not believable. Like any other aspect of fiction writing, it takes practice to write better dialogue, but there are ways to maximize your chances of bringing your characters to life through the words they speak. You can develop ways to write better dialogue by using these methods…
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Cannes 2015 Film Festival Official Competition Selections

The Cannes 2015 Film Festival competition has announced the films for the 68th Annual Festival de Cannes today. The Press Conference for the 68th Festival de Cannes, at which the 2015 Official Selection was announced, was held on Thursday 16th April at 11:00 am in Paris. According to the Festival de Cannes description, the mission of the Festival de Cannes is “to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.”
 

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Quentin Tarantino – On Writing and Directing

 
Quentin Tarantino is among the most distinctive filmmakers in Hollywood, recognized for his original films like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, the two-part Kill Bill and Django Unchained. His unique style and reputation of breaking all the rules includes non-linear storytelling, strong women in leading roles and a pervasive atmosphere of menace in tone and dialog.
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The Hollywood Reporter Actresses Roundtable 2013

 
“The Hollywood Reporter Actresses Roundtable” for Tony Nominated actresses is hosted by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter. He sat down with top actresses dishing on bad auditions, funny jobs and crafting their characters. Watch THR’s conversation with Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Monica Potter (Parenthood), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Connie Britton (Nashville). The actresses discuss the best and worst advice about acting that they ever received, which results in tissues being passed around.
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