April 18, 2014

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Zooey Deschanel talks first Primetime Emmy nomination

HollywoodNews.com: Zooey Deschanel just received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her role in ‘New Girl,’ and the actress could not feel more honored.
Deschanel recently commented about being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, states UsMagazine.com. “This is the kind of moment you dream about. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I could have this incredible honor and recognition,” Deschanel said.
Her costar, Max Greenfield, was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Do you think she will win?
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Emily Deschanel reveals a very personal episode of “Bones”

By Fred Topel
HollywoodNews.com: Warning: Some spoilers follow
Emily Deschanel has a very intense episode of Bones coming up. In “The Doctor in the Photo,” airing Thursday December 9 at 8, Brennan (Deschanel) analyzes the body of a surgeon. Her investigation shows a lot of parallels between the deceased and herself, including career habits, relationships or lack thereof. The case makes Brennan reflect on her life in an uncharacteristically emotional episode. Deschanel spoke with the media in a conference call to discuss next week’s show, with very minor spoilers.
Q: How did it feel to portray Brennan so vulnerably?
Emily Deschanel: It’s hard because you have to go through all the emotions that she’s going through. At the same time it’s refreshing because it’s a very different episode than most episodes of the show. It’s kind of strange. It’s a different episode but it was one of my favorite scripts. I haven’t seen the actual final cut yet but hopefully it’ll be one of my favorite episodes. It’s just very unique. It’s very personal to Brennan. She’s facing her own mortality and also looking at her life and seeing what she would be leaving behind when she dies. You don’t see that side of Brennan very often. She becomes very vulnerable trying to solve this case. Brennan thinks it sounds very familiar whether they’re physical or personal qualities. Then even looking at the photograph of the person who died, it looks like Brennan. This episode is from Brennan’s perspective. It’s very interesting but very terrifying for Brennan, confusing. Then she’s visited by a night watchman who we’re not even sure if he really exists in real life. Enrico Colantoni plays that part. It was hard to go through that because I was in every single scene of this episode so there were not breaks in this episode.
Q: What scene was the hardest to do in this episode?
ED: Basically, Brennan has to face her own life because this woman has died, she doesn’t have much of a persona life. The only people who listed her missing are people at work. She doesn’t have friends. She had kind of a romance with a guy but nothing really happened. No one really missed her and isn’t that every human’s worst fear? Dying and no one missed you, no one notices. This affects Brennan greatly, she starts relating to the character, believing it was her. She realizes she [...]

‘The Hurt Locker’s’ Kathryn Bigelow elected to Academy’s Board of Governors

HollywoodNews.com: Director Kathryn Bigelow, film editor Anne Coates and documentarian Michael Moore have been selected to make up the year’s first-time electees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors.
Coates received her award for the editing of “Lawrence of Arabia,” Moore won in the Documentary Feature category for “Bowling from Columbine,” and Bigelow received Oscars® this year in the Directing category and as one of the producers of “The Hurt Locker.” In addition, nine incumbents were reelected and three other filmmakers will return to the Board after a time away.
The reelected governors are Curt Behlmer, Sound Branch; Rosemary Brandenburg, Art Directors; Richard Edlund, Visual Effects; Leonard Engelman, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists; Charles Fox, Music; Jim Gianopulos, Executives; Hawk Koch, Producers; Marvin Levy, Public Relations; and Frank Pierson, Writers.
Returning to the board after a hiatus are John Bailey, Cinematographers; Ed Begley, Jr., Actors; and Jon Bloom, Short Films and Feature Animation. Bailey previously served on the board from 1996 to 2002; Begley and Bloom both were governors from 2000 to 2009.
Fourteen of the Academy’s 15 branches are represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. Terms are staggered so that each branch elects or reelects one governor each year. The Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch is represented by a single governor.
Governors who were not up for reelection and who continue on the Board are Annette Bening and Tom Hanks, Actors Branch; Jim Bissell and Jeffrey Kurland, Art Directors; Caleb Deschanel and Owen Roizman, Cinematographers; Martha Coolidge and Edward Zwick, Directors; Rob Epstein and Lynne Littman, Documentary; Robert Rehme and Tom Sherak, Executives; Donn Cambern and Mark Goldblatt, Film Editors; Bruce Broughton and Arthur Hamilton, Music; Mark Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers; Robert G. Friedman and Sid Ganis, Public Relations; Bill Kroyer and John Lasseter, Short Films and Feature Animation; Don Hall and Kevin O’Connell, Sound; Craig Barron and Bill Taylor, Visual Effects; and James L. Brooks and Phil Robinson, Writers.
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The Power of Super 8 Film!

BY BOB FISHER
Robert Richardson, ASC, Robert Elswitt, ASC, John Toll, ASC, Jim Chressanthis, ASC, Ed Lachman, ASC and Caleb Deschanel, ASC are among the cinematographers whose names grace the back cover of a new book titled “The Power of Super 8 Film.” The list also includes Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese among the iconic filmmakers who have created stories with moving images recorded on 8 mm or Super 8 film.
The book was written by Phil Vigeant, who has owned Pro8MM, in Burbank, California for the past 30-plus years along with his wife Rhonda. The company rents and sells cameras and professional motion picture film in Super 8 format. It also provides film processing, telecine, other postproduction and archiving services.
The Power of Super 8 Film takes readers on an 80 year journey through the history of the format, which was introduced as a visual story-telling medium for hobbyists during the early 1930s. Vigeant says that contemporary applications for Super 8 film include wedding movies produced by professionals and amateurs, documentaries, commercials, music videos, flashback scenes and other inserts in narrative films.
“Filmmakers and other people are also asking us to convert 8 mm home movies from their childhoods to HD DVDs for their home movie theaters,” he says. “We are able to do that because film is a proven archival medium which stands the test of time.”
Vigeant brought an unique perspective to this endeavor. In addition to managing the company for decades, he scans around a million feet of film a year in his role as a senior colorist for Pro8MM. That gives him a bird?s eye view of the innovative ways that people, ranging from hobbyists to professionals in all sectors of the motion picture industry are using 8 film and what they are doing right and wrong.
Pro8MM is scheduling two-day “boot camps” where participants shoot Super 8 films and follow them through the post production work flow with Vigeant from beginning to end. For information about where The Power of Super 8 Film can be purchased and how you, your friends and family members can arrange to participate in a “boot camp” visit thepowerofsuper8film.com.

ASC Salutes Morgan Freeman

BY BOB FISHER
Morgan Freeman will be in the spotlight during the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration Saturday evening (February 27th) at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
The venerable actor will receive the ASC Board of Directors Award. The cinematographers reserve this recognition for colleagues in other sectors of the industry who have earned their admiration. Freeman is in good company. Former recipients include Gregory Peck, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert Wise, Francis Ford Coppola,Warren Beatty, Ron Howard, Sally Field, Sydney Pollack and Annette Benning.
Freeman has earned nearly 90 credits on the other side of the camera during the past 40 years. He won an Oscar for his compelling portrayal of Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris in Million Dollar Baby in 2005. There were other Academy Award nominations for Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus. That’s just the short list of his memorable performances in every genre from comedy to drama.
“Morgan is an enormously talented actor,” says Tom Stern, ASC, who was on the other side of the camera during the production of Million Dollar Baby and Invictus. They were both amazing experiences. He became “Scrap Iron” and Nelson Mandela before our eyes and inspired everyone in the cast and crew. I treasure those experiences.”
ASC will also be honoring three of their peers for career achievements. Caleb Deschanel, ASC will receive the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris Menges, ASC, BSC is the recipient of the 2007 International Achievement Award. John Flinn, ASC is on deck to receive the Career Achievement Award for Television.
I promised to report that while Caleb, Chris and John are receiving career achievement awards from their peers, they are active cinematographers at the peaks of their careers. Stay tuned. Chances are the best is yet to come. ASC will also present Outstanding Achievement awards in three competitive categories, feature films, television movies and episodic programs.

Kudos For Caleb Deschanel

Caleb Deschanel, ASC will step out from behind the camera into the limelight when he receives a lifetime achievement award from his peers in the American Society of Cinematographers. The presentation will be made during the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century in Los Angeles on February 27, 2010.
Guess who will present the award to Deschanel. Hint: Their initials are E.D. and Z.D.
His life story (so far) has kind of a storybook quality. Maybe someone should make a movie. Deschanel was born in Philadelphia. His family moved to Annapolis when he was 11. He enrolled at John Hopkins University as a science and math major. Two of his teachers sparked his interest in filmmaking when they organized screenings of French and Italian New Wave cinema films. Deschanel transferred to USC when he majored in filmmaking and instinctively focussed on cinematography.
Soon after completing his education at AFI, Deschanel earned his first cinematography credit for The Black Stallion in 1979. He quickly became a rising star in the gallaxy of cinematographers. Deschanel married actress Mary Jo Deschanel. He put his feature film career on hold for about eight years and concentrated on directing and shooting commercials when their daughters Emily and Zooey were too old to take out of school on location. Deschanel has earned Oscar nominations The Right Stuff, The Natural, Fly Away Home, The Patriot and The Passion of the Christ.
Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel have followed their mother’s career path. They are both successful actresses. Emily also co-produces the hit television series Bones.
Guess who will present the award to Deschanel. Hint: Their initials are E.D. and Z.D.