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How to Network in Hollywood

Let’s say you’re looking to hire a professional. Maybe it’s a doctor, or a plumber, or an auto mechanic. While you can certainly go online and search for someone, you’d probably feel much better getting a referral from a friend or family member. Working on a film project is no

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FilmSkills Powers State of Kentucky

We are excited to announce that FilmSkills is powering the State of Kentucky online film training program. Kentucky offers aggressive tax incentives for film production, making it one of the more affordable film production locations in the United States. Due to the growing number of films coming to the state,

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Coyote – the Story of Human Trafficking

Los Angeles-based director, Mark Grabianowski takes us behind the scenes of his new short film, Coyote.  Set deep in the heart of Mexico, Coyote is the story of human traffickers’ search for the disappearance of a young woman. What inspired this story? I have always been fascinated with the fact

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Film Commissions Are Your Friends

  When a production company is looking for a city in which to shoot, there are several factors to consider. Permits, local laws regarding film production, tax incentives, and coordination between police, fire, and other city departments will affect the budget and shooting schedule. Because the production company may not

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All New Film Marketing Classes

We are excited to announce the all new FilmSkills Film Marketing series. We’ve assembled an all-star group of studio executives and marketing professionals to help you craft a powerful and effective marketing campaign for your movie. In this series, you will learn from: Jeff Ulin – Vice President of LucasFilm

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING King

As expected, Spidey opened huge with $117M, kicking off a rebooted franchise in auspicious fashion. But how does its weekend gross compare to fellow superhero moneymakers, and could it have done better? Since its no surprise the webslinger had a fantastic opening weekend, let’s take a look at the numbers

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  • Huawei Restricted From Using Google’s Android as U.S.-China Tensions Mount May 20, 2019
    Google has prevented controversial Chinese tech firm Huawei from accessing the latest versions of the Android mobile phone operating system. The move follows U.S. government attempts to blacklist the Chinese firm. “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” Google sources told news agencies on Sunday. “Huawei will only be able to use […]
    Patrick Frater
  • 5 Burning Questions for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ in Cannes May 20, 2019
    On Tuesday, Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will make its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. So what do festivalgoers most want to know about the movie’s debut in the south of France? 1. How long will Tarantino’s standing ovation be? It’s not a question about if a movie will get […]
    Ramin Setoodeh
  • Cannes Film Review: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ May 20, 2019
    The title of Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” implies that her subversively seductive film will focus on the subject of its titular painting — an 18th-century woman who refuses to pose, in defiance of the arranged marriage into which she’s being forced — when it’s just as much a portrait of the […]
    Peter Debruge
  • Cannes: Colin Firth WWII Drama ‘Operation Mincemeat’ Sells Out Internationally (EXCLUSIVE) May 20, 2019
    “Operation Mincemeat,” a buzzy World War II drama that stars Colin Firth, has sold out international territories at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Warner Bros. has picked up several key markets, as has Central and Eastern European distributor Prorom. The film reunites Firth with John Madden, his “Shakespeare in Love” director. FilmNation Entertainment and Cross […]
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  • ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Trailer Focuses on New Cast Member Aaron Paul May 20, 2019
    Ahead of the final episode of “Game of Thrones,” HBO released the first trailer for the new season of another flagship show: “Westworld.” The first look at the third season of the sci-fi show puts the focus on new series regular Aaron Paul, best known for his run on “Breaking Bad.” The trailer doesn’t reveal […]
    Alex Stedman

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