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The Most Misunderstood Film Crew Job Titles

*image from the set of Film Connection grad, Taylor Giddens, owner of Kelly Productions!  The film industry has numerous bizarre sounding film crew job titles. Below is a virtual encyclopedia of all the titles that you see on a film’s credits and have likely wondered about. After reading this, you’ll also know the differences between […]

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4 Winners and Losers from Cannes 2017

Every year people pay great attention to what happens at Cannes. It’s the crown jewel of the global film market. Directors, actors, producers, and studios all descend upon the festival in the hopes of finding distributors and generating real buzz that can help their film ascend to the next level. Below are the top four […]

5 Artists to Watch Now

Five Artists to Watch Now (And Why)

2017 is full of young artists who are churning out really interesting work. The music game has evolved so much in the last ten years that it can be hard to keep up or find new and exciting acts to listen to. Listed below are five formidable new bands and artists you’re going to want […]

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Alien: Covenant – Return to Form or Complete Misfire?

The reviews for Alien: Covenant aren’t that hot. That said, before you decide not to see it, remember the reviews for Blade Runner (1982) were downright atrocious. When the film was first released you’d have thought that Ridley Scott was washed up. Turns out, he was simply ahead of the pack, way ahead. Blade Runner […]

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The Music Industry Rebounds Big

The last fifteen years have been rough on the music industry which has seen a nearly 40% shrinkage. However, the numbers are in and 2016 bodes well for the future of music. According to Variety and Global Music Report the music industry gained just under 6% globally in 2016. One of the main issues that […]

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Why Another Writer’s Strike Would Have Been a Very Big Deal

The last time the Writers Guild of America went on strike the Hollywood machine suffered greatly. Shows like Heroes and Battlestar Galactica took massive dips in quality. Films such as Men in Black 3 and X-men Origins: Wolverine were put into production with almost no script, and the finished products were very telling to say […]

Jonathan Demme Silence of the Lambs

Why Silence of the Lambs Was So Good

As the director of over 60 projects, Jonathan Demme, who died of complications from esophageal cancer on April 26, 2017, was a creative force to be reckoned with. With films like Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate, and Married to the Mob, Demme cemented himself as a highly acclaimed director with a distinctive point of view. He […]

Why Fate Beat Star Wars

Why Did Fate of the Furious Beat Star Wars at the Box Office?

The Fast and Furious film franchise is one of the most bizarre moneymaking machines to occur in recent film history. Starting as a series of lowbrow, car exploitation films in the early 2000’s, it has morphed and evolved into one of the biggest juggernauts in today’s franchise-dominated cinematic landscape. Most recently, Fate of the Furious […]

What really peeves the pros

What Really Peeves the Pros

Listed below are five things that every creative professional hates to deal with. If you’re an up-and-coming creative, please don’t do any of the items listed below. Just don’t. Unreturned Emails, Texts, Phone Calls Communication is key. It really is. Knowing how to return emails, phone calls, and texts in a timely manner should be […]

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