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Synopsis Too young to feel anything but anguish, It Has To Do With Me is about a young teenager, Reuben whose life of hedonistic privilege becomes an unbearable nightmare. 107.1°F A desert town. Reuben is rich, smart, beautiful, experienced in drugs and disaffection. It’s the summer after high school, and what should be an endless pool party is ruined by the presence of Leandro, his mother’s new toy-boy boyfriend. There is just not enough place in the mansion for both of them. Reuben looks for refuge in Lucas, the pool boy, his latest object of desire, as well as Valerie, …
Anton Yelchin - Pavel Chekov

This weekend marks the debut of Star Trek Beyond, and by all accounts it’s quite good. So good, in fact, that Paramount is already moving full speed ahead on a sequel. But there’s a bittersweetness underlying all the warm buzz and giddy celebration — Star Trek Beyond is one of the last-ever completed roles of actor Anton Yelchin, who recently passed away at the age of 27. So how will the franchise deal with Yelchin’s character Chekov going forward? Producer J.J. Abrams said the filmmakers are still weighing their options, pointing out it’s still “too early” to announce a decision. …
sue-harding-foley

You know what they say: behind every good tooth brushing there is a cat being shaved with a hair trimmer. Or at least that’s how the world works in “The Foley Artist,” a short film by Feast Films. This funny take on the relationship between video and audio shows some creative sound production techniques that are just a little bit out there. But hey, you do what you gotta do. As many of you know, the sound in films are usually completely added in or are the result of heavy production in post. Being able to control and perfect these …
Vertical Video

Video is something I have begun to play with over the last few weeks in the form of a vlog on YouTube, but as you might know it’s difficult to gain that organic reach you’re used to on social platforms. That doesn’t mean its impossible, but by using various other channels to advertise and push them to that new content is key in today’s world. That is where vertical video comes in on Instagram! Yes, it might be annoying as hell to see yet another vertical video, but hold tight as I walk you through why this is a brilliant …
Set Floor

In working with hundreds of filmmakers over the last couple of years, I have found that very few have the desire, skills, or time to take on the task of being in charge of distributing and marketing their own films — even when they have split rights distribution partners involved. There are a lot of films created every year that don’t have anyone to help them get out into the world. Two weeks before I went to print on my book Think Outside the Box Office in 2010, I coined a new crew position: the Producer of Marketing and Distribution. …

Thailand’s worst flooding in decades has affected every industry and the entertainment business is no exception. That old adage, the show must go on, doesn’t apply in this case, especially now that Bangkok has also been hit by the floods and residents of several districts have been told to evacuate. With many venues facing the uncertainty of flooding, almost all events scheduled until early December have either been cancelled or postponed.