Adam Driver Waxes Poetic in ‘Paterson’ First Trailer — Variety

Adam Driver plays a bus driver and an aspiring poet named Paterson living in Paterson, N.J., in Jim Jarmusch’s aptly titled film “Paterson.” The poetic nature of it all isn’t lost on the movie’s characters … or its audience. The first trailer for the movie offers a two-minute-30-second look at Paterson’s humdrum daily routine, with a few……

via Adam Driver Waxes Poetic in ‘Paterson’ First Trailer — Variety

So I am back. I have taken long enough break from seriously concentrating on my work. Truth be know I took a break from it all.   This includes writing here on a consistent basis.  Now I am back in and I hope to build this blog and gain a reputation for a being one of the most informative film blogs on the internet.

So where am I in my film on sex trafficking and combat veteran issues that I am developing? Well I am in the middle of reading the book Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd. It is a great book on the subject of sex trafficking, giving both Lloyd’s own personal experience being trafficked,  and stories of girls she has worked with. I have to knock this  book out and start the next one. Off the top of my head I have about 11 books and countless articles to consume for this film and then I start writing.  Research is so important to me.  I feel I have to be an expert on the subject matter I am working on. Plus, I have to get it right in this film. The worst thing would be for someone come up to me and tell me my film got it wrong. I feel it would be a disservice to the subject if I get it wrong.  I want it to be as realistic and accurate possible in order to give the viewer an understanding the issues I am talking about in this film.  I also want to start a conversation in this country on sex trafficking and combat veteran issues. This is why I a filmmaker. It allows me to talk about subjects I feel are important, and allows me begin a conversation and I want to have with the viewer.

There is a lot of other things going on as well. I wrote about being the unit production manager for a short film.  Well I got taken off that project. I will get into that in the future. As they say ‘”all will be revealed.”  My partner Ken Anthony, AKA the hardest working man in the Tampa Bay area, is doing well. He acted in 2 different short films this weekend, and he and I will be getting together this week to discuss our projects.  We have a lot on our plate and I feel we have some special projects ahead.

 

Here are some links you should check out.

Women in Film from Stage 32

LA Film Festival Entry Info

7 Lies Film Distributors Like to Tell Filmmakers

 

 

 

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Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ Heads for Record-Breaking $145 Million Plus Opening Weekend — Variety

“Suicide Squad” is dominating the U.S. box office, heading for around $147 million in opening weekend ticket sales at 4,255 locations. The massive opening weekend numbers shatter the previous record for August openings set by “Guardians of the Galaxy” when it earned $94.3 million in 2014. The Warner Bros. tentpole is shaking up a summer of disappointing box office……

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Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ Shoots to Massive $20.5 Million on Thursday Night — Variety

“Suicide Squad” has opened with a massive $20.5 million in Thursday night preview screenings in North America — setting a record for an August release and the 13th best preview showing ever. Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” will annihilate the competition when it debuts across 4,250 theaters, setting a new record for August with a $125 million-plus……

via Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ Shoots to Massive $20.5 Million on Thursday Night — Variety

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So here is what is new with me: I have been asked by screenwriter and director Tampa Barbra Harrington to be her line producer for her short film Private Dicks.  I will be planning and setting up the production. Luckily I have the book called Film Production Management written by Bastian Cleve, which is an excellent book to read on the subject. It has been awhile sense I read it, so I am in rereading it to refresh my memory on what I have to do.  What a line producer does is plan and run the production and I need to know ever aseptic of the production. I work the director and department heads in the planning and execution of the production.  I also come up with budget, which for this film will be on a shoe string budget.

I will share with you what I learn and the ins and out of the production.

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The Iranian Master Abbas Kiarostami Turned the Cinema Into a Mesmerizing Meditation — Variety

The word “cinema” can mean a lot of things, but to a great many people (maybe too many), it now means sitting back and watching visually hypnotic, rhythmically energized, in-your-face stuff all happening right before your childishly privileged eyeballs: superheroes flying and morphing and defying death, gun battles and explosions and spectacularly choreographed vehicular mayhem, animated……

via The Iranian Master Abbas Kiarostami Turned the Cinema Into a Mesmerizing Meditation — Variety

Vice Buys Garage Magazine, Will Launch Digital Channel for Art, Fashion and Architecture — Variety

Vice Media is expanding its youth-oriented media empire by doubling down on art and fashion: The company announced that it has acquired Garage Magazine, a London-based twice-yearly publication covering art, architecture, fashion and design, and will launch a new digital channel based on the mag’s brand. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Garage was founded in……

via Vice Buys Garage Magazine, Will Launch Digital Channel for Art, Fashion and Architecture — Variety