Category Archives: JVZOO

Gareth Evans on the Brutal Violence and Practical Effects of Apostle

With the gory pagan horror film “Apostle,” Indonesian filmmaker Gareth Evans takes a big step away from the martial-arts genre that he put his indelible stamp on in both the “Raid” films and in “Merantau” before that. “Apostle” isn’t Evans’ first commercially released horror film: his contribution to the 2013 horror omnibus film “V/H/S 2”… Read More »

Be Noisy: A Report from the 4th Women in Entertainment Summit

Make noise, make coffee, make gift baskets and make your own script. That’s just some of the advice given by the women at the fourth annual Women in Entertainment (WIE) Summit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles this past Thursday. The Time Is Right With the women’s marches and #MeToo activism, Susan Cartsonis of… Read More »

NYFF 2018: La Flor

I stopped playing sports of any kind at about age eight. I had asthma, I hated running, I didn’t like being in extreme heat or rain for a goal I didn’t understand, and most of all, I hated competition. Film always made more sense to me. You only had to watch what you wanted and… Read More »

Creating infographics in Illustrator: 10 top tips

If you think about it, we’ve been making infographics since the dawn of time – those early cave paintings were passing on information graphically that could be processed and understood quickly.  13 incredible tools for creating infographics The best infographics wrap information and/or data into a story in a clear, concise and engaging manner. Making… Read More »

Disney Offers Concessions to Calm E.U. Competition Concerns Over Fox Deal

The Walt Disney Company has offered concessions to try and calm E.U. anti-trust concerns over Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of 21stCentury Fox’s entertainment assets. The move was announced Monday by the European Commission with Disney having submitted the proposal Friday. Details of the concessions offered have not been revealed. The European regulator has also extended… Read More »

Studiocanal Primes Talent Links, Fiction Format Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — Launching new production units in France and the U.K., European film-TV powerhouse Studiocanal is priming its established talent relationships as it pushes ever more fiction format sales. The production-distribution-sales house hits Mipcom with “Pros and Cons,” the latest series from SAM Productions, co-run by “Borgen’s” Adam Price, and “,” from Nicola Shindler’s RED… Read More »

Joseph Fiennes Plans to Produce and Star in Cyrano de Bergerac Series for Atrium TV

Joseph Fiennes was in Cannes, Sunday, to talk to potential partners about “Cyrano,” his “Cyrano de Bergerac” series project for Atrium TV. Atrium TV is a drama commissioning club that has telcos and pay-TV platforms as members. They were in Cannes to run the rule over new projects and others already in development. Members include… Read More »

The CW Launches #CWOpenToAll Campaign to Promote Inclusion (Watch)

The CW is launching #CWOpenToAll, a new on-air, digital, social and print campaign designed to reinforce the network’s commitment to inclusion and representation. “We think this campaign really captures the spirit and mission of the CW and why our fans come to us,” said network president Mark Pedowitz. “We are committed to making sure our… Read More »

The best online animation classes in 2018

When it comes to online animation classes, the cliche is true: you really do get what you pay for. Most of the free or cheap courses you'll find online are going to be pretty low-grade and ultimately a waste of your valuable time. High-quality tuition, delivered by animators working at the leading studios, may cost… Read More »