Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker, is the only woman EVER to win a Best Director Oscar. Only4 women have ever been nominated. Women made up only 6% of Directors for the top movies of 2013. There were NO female nominees for directing, cinematography, film editing, writing (original screenplay), or music (original score) during last year’s Academy Awards.
Cinematographer Darius Khondji has worked with some wildly divergent and distinctive talents: David Fincher (“Se7en,” “Panic Room”), Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro (“Delicatessen,” “The City of Lost Children”), Bernardo Bertolucci (“Stealing Beauty”), Danny Boyle (“The Beach”), Wong Kar Wai (“My Blueberry Nights”) and Michael Haneke (“Funny Games,” “Amour”) among them. His next film in release is Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love” June 22 – the film has its North American premiere to kick off the Los Angeles Film Festival tonight – and it’s yet another opportunity for the Oscar-nominated DP to show off what he can do with a location. (Yes, he shot Allen’s romance-drenched “Midnight in Paris,” too.)
Currently upgrading my daily rate… this article really helps to break things down and explain the reasoning for certain prices, so that you’re not just picking a number out of the air.
Also love the difference between reactive and proactive pricing, it makes sense to set a price according to how much time and effort you’re going to spend on a project, and not just how much other people are willing to do the job for in a race to the bottom. Great advice!
Check out this excerpt from Louise Levison’s “Filmmakers & Financing: Business Plans for Independents,” available now from the Focal Press. Levison’s clients have raised money for low-budget films such as “The Blair Witch Project,” the most profitable independent film in history, and for companies raising as much as $300 million. “Filmmakers & Financing” is available on Amazon here.
Of course thanks to Haddaway we laugh every time we ask the question, but it truly is an important question, and without delving into it, our efforts to write a romantic comedy script will be futile. In this third installment of the mini-series…
Like many people in the film industry, my mind this week has been on Sarah Jones. Sarah was a second assistant camera (the person who transports cameras and lenses, helps the focus puller take measurements to get the focus right and slates the take, among other things) who was…
"The value of money is higher than the value of humanity" Modern civilisation in a nutshell