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“And The Oscar Goes To…” (Live Updates of 86th Academy Awards)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

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Freelancing and self-respect by Zoe.D


“I quit the production.”

It was the first time I had ever left a film and the sentence/thought/action/idea felt all so alien to me. It was even more alien once I said it aloud, to my friend. It spilled out like marbles clanking out of a glass jar.

I’ve “toughed it out” on a number of rough sets, ultimately feeling the kind of victory a Spartan feels after winning a war. But I had quit this one and it didn’t feel good.

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“Getting started in freelancing (as a videographer)” by Zoe.D


My advice: don’t quit your day job.

In fact, get a small side job!

I moved to my current residence after studying in college so when I got here, I had ZERO contacts. And having no contacts is the worst possible thing for a videographer. It means no clients, no work/projects, no income. But more importantly, it means no challenges, no growth and development as a freelancer/artist.

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New “series” on Freelancing in the video world (via Zoe.D)


Hey IU fans! We’re starting a new “series” on freelancing in the video production world! Check it out and let us know if it’s something you’d like to see more of. And be sure to comment!

Zoe.D here. New to blogging for IU so I’m pretty excited! I’ve been asked to write on what it’s like being a freelance videographer in the California area. Keep in mind, I’m still pretty new to the business – I graduated not long ago having studied video production – and am still learning the ropes. This series documents some of the things I’ve learned along the way – and am certainly STILL learning. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment or share your own experiences with freelancing! Let’s dive in:
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Rock the Vote: Indiewire’s Project of the Day/Week/Month


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How exactly does this work?

It all starts with Indiewire editors selecting their top picks for Project of the Day. Then it’s all in your hands, folks. Projects of the Day advance on into the running for Project of the Week. Winners from that round receive a “phone consultation with a representative from SnagFilms” and proceed to Project of the Month. The film with the most votes wins a “phone consultation with a representative from Tribeca Film Institute”.

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Protagonistas: Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul


Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul

Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul

Summer sequel writers also co-wrote their first film together Bubble Boy (2001), along with other films such as The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and Hop (2011). They both wrote Despicable Me as well with Sergio Pablos credited as story writer.

 

Protagonistas – Protagonist – Person of the day, 5 days a week!

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Protagonistas: Jumanji (Expiring 6/1/13)


Jumanji (Expires on Netflix 6/1/13

Jumanji (Expires on Netflix 6/1/13

Written by Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, & Jim Strain

Directed by Joe Johnston

Based on the novel by Chris Ban Allsburg

A board game has unexpected & disastrous consequences for its players

Jumanji (1995): 1 phrase to sum it up – My childhood.

Fun movie that made you want to be a part of it. I could break this film down & find its faults, but what’s the point? It’s amazing regardless.

Cool factor: 10

Production value: 8

Writing: 7

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Protagonistas: Dirty Dancing (Expiring 6/1/13)


Dirty Dancing: Expires on Netflix 6/1/13

Dirty Dancing: Expires on Netflix 6/1/13

Written by Eleanor Bergstein

Directed by Emile Ardolino

A girl falls for her dance instructor

Dirty Dancing (1987) A fun chick flick that has its iconic scenes (well, really just the one). Plot is meh (even for its genre & time), so just focus on the chemistry between Patrick & Jennifer and of course, the dancing.

Cool factor: 9

Production value: 7

Writing: 7

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Protagonistas: Anaconda (Expiring 6/1/13)


Anaconda: Expiring on Netflix 6/1/13

Anaconda: Expires on Netflix 6/1/13

Written by Hans Bauer, Jim Cash, & Jack Epps Jr.

Directed by Luis Llosa

A film crew unwillingly follows a hunter of deadly snakes up the Amazon River

Anaconda (1997): It’s one of those good movies that is not a good movie. It stars JLO, Ice Cube, & Jon Voight – go figure.

Over the top acting, bad effects, ridiculous plot line, & plenty of plot holes…but damn if it isn’t entertaining.

Cool factor: 8

Production value: 6

Writing: 3

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Protagonistas: Limitless (Expiring 5/16/13)


Limitless: Expires on Netflix 5/16/13

Limitless: Expires on Netflix 5/16/13

Written by Leslie Dixon

Directed by Neil Burger

Based on the novel by Alan Glynn

A writer comes across a pill that makes it possible for him to tap into 100% of his brain

Limitless (2011) – One of those cool concepts that falls short on the screen, not to mention several plot holes throughout. But, it’s still worth the watch.

It’s a fun movie, but the beginning and ending are pretty ridiculous & seem rushed (e.g., the friend’s selling point for the drug was too weak and that scene seemed extremely forced). They could have made this movie 10x better, but again, it’s still fun to watch.

Cool factor: 10

Production value: 8

Writing: 6

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Protagonistas: Sightseers (2012)


Sightseers (2012)

Sightseers (2012)

Writers: Alice Lowe & Steve Oram

Director: Ben Wheatley

Starring: Alice Lowe & Steve Oram

IMDB plot summary: “Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.”

Recently saw Death at a Funeral and can’t get enough of British comedies and well, comedians. QI, anyone?

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Protagonistas: Shadow Dancer (2012)


Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

Writer: Tom Bradby

Director: James Marsh

Starring: Clive Owen & Andrea Riseborough

IMDB plot summary: Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son’s welfare.

US limited theatre release date: May 31, 2013

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Protagonistas: The General (1926)


The General (1926)

The General (1926)

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack

IMDB plot summary: “Johnnie loves his train (“The General”) and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he’s more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks Continue reading

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2013


TCM Classic Film Fest

TCM Classic Film Fest

Celebrate your favorite classic films this year in Hollywood at the TCM Classic Film Festival April 25-28

Audiences without a badge can now join in on the fun! Last night’s screening of Funny Girl (for Spotlight & Essential guest only) was a success – Packed house! It was such an exciting event, especially with Cher’s surprise visit!

Tickets are not sold in advance, but you can purchase individual tickets (cash only) in the stand-by line. There are plenty of screenings happening at the same time so it won’t be too hard to get in.

Here’s the schedule for the fest & here’s more information on the screenings.

All screenings except Thursday night & Sunday’s screening of The General

$20 for general audiences

$10 valid student ID

For The General closing night screening

$30 for general audiences

$15 valid student ID

You will probably catch me running around as a festival assistant. Hope to see you there!

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Protagonistas: Airplane! (1980)


Airplane! (1980)

Airplane! (1980)

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty

…And also starring Leslie Nielson & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

IMDB plot summary: “Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as a member of the cabin crew. Elaine doesn’t want to be with Ted anymore, but Continue reading

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Protagonistas: The Great Escape (1963)


The Great Escape (1963)

The Great Escape (1963)

Starring: Steve McQueen, James Gardner

IMDB plot summary: Based on a true story, “The Great Escape” deals with the largest Allied escape attempt from a German POW camp during the Second World War.

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Protagonistas: On the Waterfront (1954)


On the Waterfront (1954)

On the Waterfront (1954)

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden

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Protagonistas: “Funny Girl” (1968)


Funny Girl (1968)

Funny Girl (1968)

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif

IMDB synopsis:

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