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  • 'Book of Life' Score Represents a Series of Firsts for Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

    The score for "The Book of Life" represents several precedents for two-time Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla: It's his first animated feature; the first time he worked with a large orchestra (90 pieces); and the first time he used a choir....
  • Iceland Offers Otherworldly Landscapes, Incentives for Productions

    These days, it seems every country on Earth is offering incentives to attract film productions. But those wanting to shoot on another planet think of Iceland, with its 20% refund and a staggering selection of otherworldly backdrops: black-sand beaches,...
  • Weta Workshop: Wellington's Eclectic, Equal-Rights Designers

    Weta Workshop is the oldest of Peter Jackson's five companies, and the hardest to define. And that's the way they like it. Richard Taylor, who runs Weta Workshop with his wife, Tania Rodger, believes in creative diversity. He has won Oscars in three...
  • Dylan McDermott, Andrew Jenks Give Student Filmmakers a Chance

    "If you have one person in your life to believe in you, you can do anything," Dylan McDermott tells us in between takes on the set of his new CBS show, "Stalker." For Andrew Jenks, the founder of the Varsity Brands All American High School Film Festival,...
  • Weta Digital: Peter Jackson's VFX Company is About 'Immersive Filmmaking'

    Weta Digital is observing its 20th anniversary this year, but the celebration is low-key, because the team is too busy to rest on its laurels. Top priorities include "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies," the culmination of 17 years and six films in...
  • Producers Say High Fees at L.A. County Parks Are Hurting Location Filming

    Few other places in Downtown Los Angeles have the vantage point of Grand Park: Stretching from the Music Center to the obelisk-capped City Hall, the park is a symbol of what many hope will be the revival of Downtown and, at last, give the region a sense...
  • Peter Jackson's Companies Offer Every Step for Filmmakers

    In the past two decades, Peter Jackson and his team have created five companies to service every aspect of filmmaking. These are among the most accomplished but misunderstood film companies in the world. That's because each was started without any...
  • Composer A.R. Rahman on His Transition to Hollywood and 'Slumdog Millionaire'

    Presumably, somewhere on the second floor of composer-songwriter-singer-multi-instrumentalist A.R. Rahman's Los Angeles house one might find a bedroom, or a television, or any of the other trappings of a residential home. But as for the ground floor, it's...
  • Kiwi Post-Production House: From Epics to Micro-Budget Works

    Of the five Peter Jackson companies in Wellington, Park Road Post wins the prize for the snazziest HQ. As each company started up, it took over warehouses or other spaces available in the suburb of Miramar. But Park Road, which debuted with 2003's "The...
  • With HBO and CBS Cutting the Cord, Which Networks Will Follow Suit?

    With two swift strokes, HBO and CBS have opened new doors to a future where you won't have to pay for a huge bundle of channels to get their TV shows. Now the questions are which networks will follow suit -- and how seriously the movement will threaten...
  • ‘The Hobbit’ stars cameo in new Air New Zealand safety video

     
    A new safety video from Air New Zealand once again features a host of stars from “The Hobbit” films, including […]...