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Harriet Tubman was the toughest freedom fighter that ever lived. Just ask John Toll, ASC, director Kasi Lemmons, and the dedicated indie team who brought Harriet to the big screen. By David Geffner Photos by Glen Wilson, SMPSP / ©2019 Focus Features, LLC With family members all having worked in elementary, secondary and higher education, and a […]
Author: editor
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:28 pm
Check out the biggest, baddest (and safest) reality competition show to ever hit the small screen. by David Geffner Photos by Daniel McFadden/Courtesy of Netflix How best to describe Hyperdrive to a reality TV fan? Imagining an unlikely (but spectacular) amalgam of three diverse cultural icons – NASCAR, Blade Runner, and American Ninja Warrior Â­â€“ is a good start. Ensuring that […]
Author: editor
Posted: November 8, 2019, 1:53 am
Lawrence Sher, ASC, re-teams with The Hangover’s Todd Phillips to spin a new kind of origin tale By Kevin Martin Photos by Niko Tavernise While Batman’s origins are better known to some fans than their own genealogies, the beginnings of his greatest nemesis, The Joker, remain tantalizingly ill defined in both comics and film. Batman […]
Author: editor
Posted: October 10, 2019, 3:00 pm
FX’s hit series sashays into Season 2 with more than just creative momentum – it’s become a life-changing experience for the many Local 600 members behind the lens.  by Margot Carmichael Lester You could look at the FX hit Pose, whose second season debuted this past June, as simply a terrific story well told. Which it […]
Author: editor
Posted: September 1, 2019, 6:56 pm
  Jon Favreau and VFX Supervisor Rob Legato, ASC, revisit (a virtual) Africa for another Disney classic, The Lion King, shot by Caleb Deschanel, ASC by Kevin H. Martin  Walt Disney Feature Animation’s The Lion King was among the early 1990’s biggest hits, cementing the studio’s resurgence in the industry. The coming-of-age tale of an […]
Author: editor
Posted: August 2, 2019, 1:51 am
  Meet the Union Workers Who Are Creating a Culture of Safer Sets Every Single Day by Pauline Rogers   Experts agree on this point: when it comes to safety, the film and TV industry has been complacent for too long. In the 1980s, if filmmakers needed to capture the majesty of the Cabrillo Highway […]
Author: editor
Posted: June 18, 2019, 4:44 pm
    Guild DP Jim Frohna and director Andrea Arnold probe “what lies beneath,” for Season 2 of HBO’s runaway hit, Big Little Lies. by Matt Hurwitz Jim Frohna emerges from the bedroom of Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman), having just captured a gut-wrenching moment between Celeste and her husband, Perry (Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd), in a flashback […]
Author: editor
Posted: June 5, 2019, 9:55 pm
CBS TV’s new drama, The Red Line, shot by Kira Kelly, visualizes the impact of a police shooting on three different American families.   Bringing their play, A Twist of Water, to an episodic series was an exciting challenge for writers Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss. The four-character story takes place over a month’s time […]
Author: editor
Posted: May 1, 2019, 3:52 pm
  Inclusivity Behind The Lens Is A Powerful # These Days – Here are two voices from the Netflix series, On My Block, to help deepen the conversation by Margot Carmichael Lester / Photos by Nicola Goode, SMPSP I don’t remember when I started hearing a lot about representation and inclusion in casual conversations about the industry […]
Author: editor
Posted: April 25, 2019, 1:02 am
CBS TV’s reboot of the classic 1980s crime series Magnum P.I. provides plenty of thrills, chills (in the water) and near-spills for its Hawaii-based Guild camera team. Photos by Karen Neal Fans of 80’s TV will recall, with some wistfulness, the often sarcastic but always enjoyable back-and-forth between an American reprobate with a heart of gold, […]
Author: editor
Posted: March 25, 2019, 9:36 pm


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Director: Steven Spielberg
Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski
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When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 7:05 pm

Director: Ami Canaan Mann
Cinematographer: Stuart Dryburgh

In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 4:45 am

Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Cinematographer: Senthil Kumar
In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 4:39 am

Director: John Woo
Cinematographer: Oliver Wood

In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:28 pm

Director: Tarsem Singh
Cinematographer: Brendan Galvin
Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:14 pm

Director: John T. Kretchmer, Russell Lee Fine, Paul Holahan, Michael Smith, Sanford Bookstaver, Kevin Bray, Dennie Gordon, David Straiton, Jeff King, Tim DeKay, Tricia Brock, Anton Cropper, Stefan Schwartz, Allan Arkush, Timothy Busfield, Bronwen Hughes, Phil Abraham, Ken Girotti, Tim Matheson, Vincent Misiano, Rosemary Rodriguez, Renny Harlin, Andrew McCarthy, Robert Duncan McNeill, Arlene Sanford, Willie Garson, Roger Kumble, Charlotte Sieling, Eric Stoltz, Doug Hannah, Martha Mitchell
Cinematographer: Russell Lee Fine, Robert Gantz, Niels Alpert, Jamie Silverstein, Joel Ransom
A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:07 pm

Director: Louise Bagnall

An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:05 pm

Director: Dean Holland, Michael Schur, Ken Whittingham, Troy Miller, Randall Einhorn, Morgan Sackett, Craig Zisk, Tristram Shapeero, Michael Trim, Nicole Holofcener, Wendey Stanzler, Greg Daniels, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Jason Woliner, Amy Poehler, Charles McDougall, Alex Hardcastle, Seth Gordon, Jorma Taccone, Tucker Gates, Daniel J. Goor, Nick Offerman, Alan Yang, Jeffrey Blitz, Paul Feig, Michael McCullers, Millicent Shelton, Ken Kwapis, David Rogers, Rob Schrab, Matt Sohn, Kyle Newacheck, Robert B. Weide, Norm Hiscock, Jay Karas, Julie Anne Robinson, Adam Scott, Tom Magill
Cinematographer: Tom Magill, Michael Trim, John Inwood, Peter Smokler, Matt Sohn, Shana Hagan, Johnny Martin, Jacob Pinger
The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 5:43 am

Director: Bruce Neibaur
Cinematographer: Matthew Williams

Set on a rural farm during the Sixties, this film tells the story of Ira and Oscar, two kids who stay faithful companions despite the racism and prejudice towards Oscar on the farm.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 5:39 am

Director: Desmond Nakano
Cinematographer: Matthew Williams
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The dramatic impact W.W.II had in the home-front as U.S. Japanese families were uprooted from their daily lives and placed in internment camps in western States in the early 1940s.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 5:35 am

Director: Roar Uthaug
Cinematographer: John Christian Rosenlund

Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 5:29 am

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Cinematographer: Matthew Williams

When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five ...
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:35 pm

Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Cinematographer: Edward Linden, J.O. Taylor, Vernon L. Walker, Kenneth Peach

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:32 pm

Director: Brian Klein, Phil Churchward, Nigel Simpkiss, Richard Heeley, James Bryce, Andrew Fettis, Owen Trevor, Konrad Begg, Scott Weintrob, Kit Lynch Robinson, Ben Duncan, Jon Richards, Mark McQueen, Chris Richards, Southan Morris, Ben Hume-Paton, Edward Bazalgette, Chris Hooke, Simon Ludgate, Michael Tuft, Lee Ford, Ed Venner, Iain May, Graham Sherrington, Ben Southwell, Nikki Parsons, Dennis Jarvis, Richard Thomson, James Wiseman, Rob Kaplan, Gary Broadhurst, Babak Zand Goodarzi, Michael Massey, Michael Armitt, Gerry Pomeroy, Lionel Mill, Hannah Springham, Benji Edwards
Cinematographer: Iain May

The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:28 pm

Director: Christopher Nolan
Cinematographer: Wally Pfister
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When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:10 pm

Director: Roman Polanski
Cinematographer: John A. Alonzo, Stanley Cortez

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:37 pm

Director: John Fawcett, David Frazee, Ken Girotti, T.J. Scott, Grant Harvey, Helen Shaver, Aaron Morton, David Wellington, Brett Sullivan, Chris Grismer, Vincenzo Natali, Peter Stebbings
Cinematographer: Aaron Morton, David Frazee, Michael Marshall

A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:32 pm

Director: Bruce Neibaur
Cinematographer: Matthew Williams

A story of the inspiration behind, construction and history of Hearst Castle.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:28 pm

Director: Jon Cassar, Brad Turner, Milan Cheylov, Bryan Spicer, Stephen Hopkins, Ian Toynton, Frederick King Keller, James Whitmore Jr., Tim Iacofano, Kevin Hooks, Michael Klick, Rodney Charters, Joseph A. Hodges, Winrich Kolbe, Davis Guggenheim, Paul Shapiro, Ken Girotti, Dwight H. Little, Nelson McCormick
Cinematographer: Rodney Charters, Jeffrey C. Mygatt, Guy Skinner, Peter Levy
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 8:30 pm

Director: David F. Sandberg
Cinematographer: Maxime Alexandre
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 8:00 pm

Director: Josie Rourke
Cinematographer: John Mathieson
Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 7:43 pm

Director: Joel Schumacher
Cinematographer: Robert Elswit
A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 7:27 pm

Director: Rakesh Roshan
Cinematographer: S. Tirru

Krrish and his scientist father have to save the world and their own family from an evil man named Kaal and his gang of mutants, led by the ruthless Kaya.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 7:20 pm

Director: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore
Cinematographer: Nathan Warner

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.
Posted: November 11, 2019, 7:01 pm

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cinematographer: Eduardo Serra

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:45 pm

Director: Victor Salva
Cinematographer: Don E. FauntLeRoy

A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:41 pm

Director: Josh Cooley
Cinematographer: Jean-Claude Kalache, Patrick Lin

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:38 pm

Director: Simon West
Cinematographer: James Whitaker

A former thief frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:36 pm

Director: Kevin James Hogan
Cinematographer: Brett Graybill

A thriller set in Los Angeles, following a working-class Latino artist and an affluent Japanese banker.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:34 pm

Director: Babak Anvari
Cinematographer: Kit Fraser

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:24 pm

Director: Jairus Cobb, Shannon Biggs, Jonathan Wyche, Guy Fiorita, Russell McCarroll, Emerson St. John, Diane Denzer, Laura Nieder, Courtney Kogler, Rennik Soholt, Martin Hardy
Cinematographer: Joe Murgia, Jeff Alberts, Brian Mills, Mike Turnbull

Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:16 pm

Director: Justin Baldoni
Cinematographer: Frank G. DeMarco
A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:14 pm

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cinematographer: Ryûto Kondô
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A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:08 pm

Director: Guy Nattiv
Cinematographer: Drew Daniels

In a small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10-year-old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 8:04 pm

Director: Ron Howard
Cinematographer: Bradford Young
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During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 7:43 pm

Director: Trevor Jimenez

'Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980's Toronto.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 7:09 pm

Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cinematographer: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer
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Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 7:07 pm

Director: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen
Cinematographer: John Bailey

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Posted: November 10, 2019, 6:58 pm

Director: Steve Simmons

A group of Android slave workers steal a space shuttle Off - World and journey back to Earth to find answers to the question why do they exist? Its a dangerous journey which they have to take in a bid for freedom.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 6:54 pm

Director: Randall Einhorn, Victor Nelli Jr.
Cinematographer: Bradford Lipson, Tom Magill, Kurt Jones, Blake T. Evans
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The story of a depressed man who inexplicably is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 5:25 pm

Director: Gabriel Robertson
Cinematographer: Peter Reniers

When a Japanese pilot crash-lands on the tiny remote Hawaiian island of Ni'ihau, he is met with courtesy and traditional Hawaiian hospitality from the locals - until they discover he was part of the recent attack on Pearl Harbor.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 5:11 pm

Director: Rob Hedden
Cinematographer: Matthew Williams

Two underdog surf dudes inadvertently invent a new sport, with outrageous results.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 5:09 pm

Director: Kabir Akhtar
Cinematographer: Matthew Williams, Larry Reibman

The students from the school where the High School Musical films were shot stage a musical production based in the franchise.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 5:08 pm

Director: Terrence Malick
Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki
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Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.
Posted: November 10, 2019, 5:06 pm
Posted: November 10, 2019, 4:59 pm

Director: Paul Hoen, Joe Menendez, Michelle Manning, Eyal Gordin, Adam Weissman, Michael Grossman, Jerry O'Connell, Vanessa Parise, David Warren, David Kendall, Charles Minsky, Kenny Ortega, Brent Geisler, Leslie Kolins Small, Aprill Winney
Cinematographer: Matthew Williams
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A contemporary coming-of-age story about a girl who's trying to determine where she fits in, when her free-spirited older sister returns with a revelation that changes everything, it sends Andi on an uncharted course of self-discovery.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 4:35 am

Director: Todd Phillips
Cinematographer: Lawrence Sher
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In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".
Posted: November 5, 2019, 4:25 am

Director: Pablo Larraín
Cinematographer: Stéphane Fontaine

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 3:34 am
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