Energy and earth aware on film sets

A short and inspirational video about how the TV show Pretty Little Liars have really incorporated energy efficiency and earth awareness throughout the film production processes, from a shift to LED lights to the compostable utensils on the craft table.

Glo’ing Review – Summer is coming

‘Cold’ is a relative term. Here in South Africa, when the weather is at its coldest, and we’re wearing our thermal underwear, and have turned the tea cossie into ear muffs, we’re at about zero degrees Centigrade, or 32 Fahrenheit. In Norway, that is the sort of rarely-seen temperature that demands wearing a bikini and…

Hollywood 2 SA Talent Search comes to Joburg and Cape Town

Hollywood casting director and acting coach Michelle Danner will be facilitating the Hollywood 2 SA Master classes in Joburg and Cape Town in February. Michelle Danner is one of Hollywood’s finest film/casting directors and acting coach to A list Hollywood actors including Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Chris Rock, Christian Slater and Gerard Butler. The “Hollywood…

Meryl Streep’s ‘Iron Lady’ opens in US on 30 December

Meryl Streep’s much-anticipated performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady will debut on US sceens on 30 December. Films eligible for the Oscars, scheduled for 26 February 2012, must have been released by 30 December 2011.

18 Animated movies submitted for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – which awards the Oscars – has received 18 qualifying submissions for best animated feature.  Amongst the qualifying rules are that the  films must have a majority of animated characters;  animation must factor into 75% of the film; and the films must run for a minimum of seven consecutive…