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Watch: Explore the Epic ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Set and Props in This BTS Video

By Christopher Boone

Take a tour of the physical world of the much-anticipated sci-fi noir sequel.

The visual world of Blade Runner has influenced sci-fi films ever since its release in 1982, and the original film’s look had a major impact on Denis Villeneuve. For Blade Runner 2049, Villeneuve insisted on practical sets and props to put his actors squarely in the dystopian world of Los Angeles thirty years after Ridley Scott’s film.

In this BTS video, VICE Talks Film explores the physical sets and props of Blade Runner 2049, revealing the epic scale of the production to stay true to the vision of the original film while pushing the story even further. The BTS video also reveals several clips of pre-vis videos to demonstrate how the physical sets were designed to match the future VFX needs. Hear directly from Villeneuve along with production designer Dennis Gassner, supervising art director Paul Inglis, property master Doug Harlocker and more about how they made this future world a reality for the cameras.

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From:: No Film School

Finding Communion at the 2017 Camden International Film Festival

By Martin DiCicco

When I arrived at CIFF in 2012, I was attending the Points North Forum Pitch, which runs concurrently with the festival and is the centerpiece of a weekend of panels and discussions. I came to Maine from Los Angeles, a first-time director who somehow couldn’t get the last four union days to join Local 728 and thus decided that shooting my own film would be a perfect antidote to hearing my buddies brag about the shows they worked on, shows that, finally, their friends had heard of. I perfectly remember the anxiety I felt when I arrived. Everyone knew each other, nobody stood alone […] → continue…

From:: Filmmaker Magazine

A Complete List of Winners of the 69th Annual Emmy Awards

By V Renée

Who’s taking home an Emmy tonight? We’ve got the full list right here.

Tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, host of The Late Show and quite possibly the funniest man on the planet Stephen Colbert is hosting the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. It’s set to be an exciting night of television. HBO nabbed the most nominations of any network with 46, the two streaming behemoths Netflix and Hulu are proving to be worthy adversaries with their superb original programming, including The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), House of Cards (Netflix), and Stranger Things (Netflix).

We’ll be updating the list of winners as they’re announced, so be sure and check back later after the show to see the final results.

Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • “House of Cards” (Netflix)
  • “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • “This Is Us” (NBC)
  • “Westworld” (HBO)

Comedy Series

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From:: No Film School

Watch: Dave Bautista Has Something to Hide in New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Prequel Short

By Christopher Boone

Don’t let the glasses fool you. Dave Bautista is one bad mother…

We’re three weeks away from the return of dystopian Los Angeles where Atari still looms large and replicants may be on the loose in Blade Runner 2049. To bridge the gap between the original Ridley Scott film and the sequel which takes place 30 years later, Warner Bros. is releasing three prequel short films directed by Luke Scott, Ridley’s son.

The second installment, 2048: Nowhere to Run, brings us up almost to the current film, introducing Sapper Morton (played by Dave Bautista), a worm farmer with something to hide. While this short was released earlier this week, the HD version had a messed up frame rate, making the viewing experience less than appealing. Warner Bros. has finally released the short on its YouTube channel in HD with the proper frame rate. You can check out the film below.

In case you missed the first prequel short, 2036: Nexus Dawn, you can catch up below to learn about the next generation of replicants.

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From:: No Film School

Angelina Jolie will be in attendance tonight to introduce new film.

By Staff

Director, Angelina Jolie, Producer, Rithy Panh and author of the original book, Loung Ung will be introducing the 7:15PM showing of First They Killed My Father at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept.16th https://www.landmarktheatres.com/Booking/the-landmark5194969

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From:: BLT News

Finding My Filmmaking Community (Or, I Moved from LA to NY to Make Movies — What Was I Thinking?)

By Adam Keleman

Adam Keleman’s humor-laced melodrama Easy Living — about a door-to-door makeup salesman (Hannibal‘s Caroline Dhavernas) — opens tomorrow in New York at the Cinema Village before becoming available on digital platforms Tuesday, September 19. Below, he contributes a guest essay on his path towards becoming a feature filmmaker — a journey that took him from Los Angeles to New York. Los Angeles is an isolating place — and I can say that as a native. I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, that large, sprawling suburb simply known as “The Valley,” memorably featured in such films as […] → continue…

From:: Filmmaker Magazine

Preeminent Craftspeople Abound at Creative Arts Emmys – PART TWO

By Scott Essman

On September 10, for the second of two nights at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, cable television, broadcast television, and new media craftspeople gathered for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, with largely new categories following the first evening. First, a succession of musical composers traversed the red carpet. David Buckley, composer for The […]

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From:: BLT News

Preeminent Craftspeople Abound at Creative Arts Emmys – PART ONE

By Scott Essman

At the first of two nights at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, craftspeople in all walks of broadcast and cable television, plus new media arts walked the red carpet and reveled in the honorary ceremony at the annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Surely, every possible facet of the process was awarded on […]

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From:: BLT News

View Conference 2017 Announces Final Program

By SPW Editor

​LOS ANGELES and Turin, Italy

More than 50 speakers are confirmed for VIEW CONFERENCE 2017, Italy’s largest digital media conference. The 18th annual event promises to offer inspiring and practical content to artists, animators, game developers, storytellers, content creators and other students and professionals…

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From:: Shoot OnLine

PODCAST: An Interview With Lift-Off Film Festival Founder Ben Pohlman

By Noam Kroll

As one of the founders of The Lift Off Global Network of Film Festivals, Ben Pohlman has made it his mission to not only program groundbreaking films at his festivals, but also to help filmmakers thrive in the commercial marketplace and flourish in their careers.

Over the course of this hour long interview, Ben draws from his unique background as a festival founder to de-mystify the jury selection process and give filmmakers a realistic view of what it takes to get accepted. He also sheds light on many other critical topics including: The odds of getting into a festival, optimal runtimes for shorts & feature films, the main reasons why films get rejected, what happens after you’re accepted, and much much more.

Originally launched in England in 2011, Lift-Off is now in ten cities across the globe including: Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Manchester, Tokyo, New York, Vancouver, Amsterdam, & Sydney. The festival network has grown rapidly as it’s support of true independent film and emphasis on finding representation and global audiences for it’s alumni.

Episode 21: An Interview With Lift-Off Film Festival Founder Ben Pohlman

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From:: Noam Kroll