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“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”: VFX Breakdown (Video)

A look at VFX breakdown for the movie “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile...

Most Popular Anime Streaming Services

Below you will find a list of the most popular streaming services and channels that focus on “Anime” content. You can find out how much each service costs per month or per year (there...

Most Popular Animation Streaming Services

Below you will find a list of the most popular streaming services and channels that focus on “Animation” content. You can find out how much each service costs per month or per year (there...

Drive-in Theaters Giving Hollywood a Box Office Boost

Indie films and drive-in theaters don’t usually go together. Drive-ins need the big movies, the ones with superheroes and superstars, to draw substantial audiences. So it was a little surprising when “ The Wretched,” a...

Ron Howard (Filmmaker): Commentary

In this exclusive interview, Ron Howard discusses the most important part of making a movie. Ronald William Howard is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest-starring...

Most Popular “Faith & Family” Streaming Services

Below you will find a list of the most popular streaming services and channels that focus on “Faith & Family” content. You can find out how much each service costs per month or per...

What Is Facebook Gaming?

As part of that many-pronged adventure into the $120 billion games industry, Facebook launched its Facebook Gaming app, where users can both pick back up that old Words With Friends game and watch their fifth or sixth-favorite Call...

Animal Crossing “New Horizon” Tips (Intermediate)

Tips where to find Bunny Day eggs, how to get foreign fruit and when to sell turnips on your island in New Horizons, the latest installation of Animal Crossing. 1. Plant plenty of fruit...

Your Chance to Join a “Once Upon A Time” Virtual Reunion

Lana Parrilla, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Rebecca Mader, Andrew J. West, Dania Ramirez, Sean Maguire and Raphael Sbarge, stars of the hit television show “Once Upon A Time”, are honored to team up for a great...

Genius Fashion Hacks That Get You Red-Carpet Ready

Our absolute favorite thing to do when we want to be red carpet ready is smile. Let’s face it, when you know you look good, you can’t help but smile from ear to ear....

Money Management Tips from Showbiz Superstars

We’re taking a look at some celebrities who make ‘money management living‘ part of their everyday lives. Major stars, with their frequently eccentric taste, don’t always play the real estate game to their best advantage. A clear...

Top 5 Hollywood Dating Tips For Women

1. Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. 2. You’re...

Beauty Hacks To Steal From Hollywood

From DIY techniques that belong in your routine to “don’t try this at home”, here are the super-sneaky beauty secrets of Hollywood. Collagen is undoubtedly one of the best supplements for the skin as it really helps...

Hollywood Negotiation Tips

10 tips to get the salary of your dreams, according to some of the world’s most successful women. According to “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo, women need to demand more of a stake in...

Get Rewards in Animal Crossing “New Horizons” Stamp Rally

If you’ve checked in to your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ve no doubt heard about the Stamp Rally ($60 at Amazon). It’s an event taking place in your island’s Museum commemorating International Museum Day (duh),...

Actors & Musicians Making A Big Difference

What do Elton John, George Lucas, Bono and George Clooney all have in common? They are all celebrities that use their wealth to help others who are less fortunate in need. Bono: ONE Campaign...

How Will Disney Reopen its Parks?

For a glimpse at how Disney recovers from the pandemic, look no further than Shanghai, where the entertainment giant has staged a limited reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort. Adults, kids and senior citizens wear...

Top 5 Simple Cookbooks to Get You Through Quarantine

Whether you need comfort, have too many leftovers or don’t know what to do with your pantry ingredients, these books have you covered. 1. My Perfect Pantry: 150 Easy Recipes from 50 Essential Ingredients...

Toy Companies Are Reducing Their Carbon Footprint

Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess. Hardly eco-friendly, the process can yield more clutter from plastic and cardboard than the actual toy. But there are moves to change that...

Hollywood Stars Say “You Are What You Eat”

Chris Pratt slimmed down for Guardians of the Galaxy with a lot of exercise, but he made sure to ditch one beverage and replace it with water. “Six months no beer,” Pratt captioned this Instagram post. Instead,...

How To Fix “Destiny 2”

The way we see it, Bungie doesn’t understand what its players want: players want things to chase but describe the problem as “stuff to do.” While Bungie is giving players a lot of activities through bounties...

The Criterion Channel Is A Classic Movie Feast

The Criterion Channel, which launched last year in the wake of the shuttering of the Turner Classic Movies-Criterion Collection collaboration Filmstruck, is the streaming arm of the Criterion Collection, the highly regarded maker of robust...

Time For Hollywood To Take More Chances

This year’s uproar over the lack of diversity among nominations in the highest-profile awards categories is the latest example Hollywood’s failure to recognize artistic diversity. The milestone nominations for best picture for “BlacKkKlansman” and “Black Panther” or...

Believe In “Dragon’s Lair” As A Film

Nearly 40 years after the classic game debuted in arcades, Ryan Reynolds and Netflix are teaming to bring it to the screen, but why didn’t such a popular franchise get a movie sooner? When...

Think About Becoming A YouTuber

Thing about starting a successful career on YouTube. To start your YouTube career you will need equipment that compliments the kind of content channel you’re promoting. For example a gaming channel you’ll need a...

Stadia’s Launch Was an Expensive Beta Test

We’ve been a Stadia optimist from the start. It had less to do with any particular faith in Google, a company infamous for starting ambitious projects and scuttling them when faced with short term...

Media Giants Make Smaller Moves for Survival in Streaming Era

Over the past few months, a number of developments have emerged for traditional media companies that indicate a spirit of reinvention and experimentation is spreading across the industry. There’s a new willingness to take...

Now Is The Time To Launch A Hollywood Career

Last November, 400,000 writers from around the world agreed to spend a month with their friends writing novels. They met in libraries and cafés, cheered on by 1,000 volunteers. One writer, a 20-year-old college...

Pandemic Puts Spotlight on the Value and Importance of Local TV

Even in a hyperconnected and overheated media environment in which news is available online in a nanosecond, survey after survey by Pew Research Center and others confirm that nearly half the country still gets...

When Will the Academy Start Acknowledging Asian Actors?

“Parasite” made history as the first foreign language film to ever win the Academy Award for best picture, in addition to taking home three other awards for best director, best international feature film and...

Apple Arcade Keeps Chugging Along

Although the number of games added to Apple’s subscription-based service has certainly died down, the weekly releases continue to go strong. Last month four new games were added. They include the food-based survival game Butter...

Nintendo Games Generate the Most Movie Interest from Hollywood

As Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog races past the $200 million mark at the global box office, Hollywood is looking ahead to a number of other video game adaptations on the horizon. Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. and Namco’s Pac-Man top the...

Foldable Displays Are The Way To Go…Until Rollables (Video)

The Galaxy Fold blew people away when Samsung showed off the device a year ago. A few days after that, Huawei added fuel to the fire with the crowd-stopping Mate X. The age of foldable phones was upon us. This year, with the Galaxy...

What is Byte?

Byte was developed by Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman. Since the app is still new, it’s currently only available on Android and iOS. Even though Byte had a run-in with bots shortly after launch, it still reported a promising first week...

What is TikTok?

TikTok was developed by Chinese company ByteDance, and launched in the US in 2017. You can download TikTok for free on iOS, Android or from the Amazon app store. Videos will automatically start playing on the app and you...

Amazon is Ramping Up on Sci-Fi TV Shows (Video)

Amazon has recently found success with sci-fi programming like “The Boys” and “The Expanse,” and it’s part of the company’s larger TV strategy for its streaming component, Prime Video. Amazon appears to be ramping up its efforts in...

Disney+ will be the Biggest SVOD Winner Over the Next Five Years

Disney+ will reach 53 percent of Netflix’s estimated user base, predicts Digital TV Research. Disney+ will reach 126 million subscribers worldwide by 2025 to reach 53 percent of Netflix’s nearly 238 million. Netflix will...

What is Quibi?

The new mobile-centric short-form streamer Quibi was making a lot of noise at CES. Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman delivered a keynote presentation, offering the following information about Quibi: • The service rolls out April...

Hollywood Dietitians Recommend Having Eggs For Breakfast On-Set

We have to have eggs every day. We like a farmer’s breakfast: two over-easy eggs, turkey bacon or pork sausage, sliced avocado, and grilled tomatoes. To keep your energy levels up until lunch, you...

How Hollywood Prepares Perfect Craft Service Steaks On-Set

Reverse-sear your steak: Start in a low heated oven and slow-roast to your desired doneness, then finish in a hot cast-iron skillet. It gives you better internal temperature control and produces an awesome brown...

7 Hollywood Tips for Finding Cheap Flights

You probably already know this, but it bears repeating: buying your flights early can save you lots of money According to CheapAir.com’s annual airfare study, if you book between seven and 13 days ahead of...

The Hollywood Diet Includes A Big Pot Of Veggie Soup

Stay away from over-processed meats. Inexpensive and unprocessed foods like beans, rice, nuts and grains are far healthier than modern convenience foods, like soda and processed breads and cheeses. We also suggests preparing for the...

TV Commercials: Make Sure To Rehearse Blocking

When you move from scene to scene, you should consider running a rehearsal on-set for blocking (an actor’s movement through the scene). While full rehearsals can drain an actor emotionally before the camera rolls,...

Bootstrapping: Get Paid to Shop Online

Sign up for a MyPoints account, and you’ll earn points for every dollar you spend when you go to MyPoints Amazon. If you’re already shopping on Amazon, you might as well make money while...

Low-Budget Filmmaker’s Ideal Equipment List

If you opened a low-budget director’s travel bag, you’d find the following:  Canon T2i DSLR Camera The whole film can be shot with this camera at 1080p, 24fps. While it’s not a high-end camera...

8 Websites to Find a Storyboard Artists

Looking to storyboard your project? A great storyboard not only excites talent, crew, and clients, but also aligns your production departments behind the vision. We’ve compiled our top 8 websites to help you find...

Hosting A Stress-Free Hollywood Wrap Party

The hardest thing about dinner is getting everything to the table hot at the same time. I plan a menu that has one thing roasted in the oven (like rack of lamb), one thing...

“Star Wars, A New Hope”: Storyboards (Video)

Scene: A Galaxy Far, Far Away George Lucas did a storyboard for the title sequence. C3PO looks really different in these. Tougher. Lucas knew how he wanted that final shot. Storyboards by George Lucas...

How to Create a Teaser Trailer on a Budget

Low Budget Teaser Trailers Think about the type of teaser trailer you want to create. For low budget projects, videos can be used to build awareness, foster engagement (motivation to buy/rent, get involved, etc.) and educate. There are...

Bootstrapping: Make Extra Cash On Amazon

You can sell items on Amazon through its Fulfillment by Amazon program, complete small tasks for others through Mechanical Turk or sell T-shirt designs on Merch by Amazon. How much can you make? Your income through Amazon will...

5 Hollywood Networking Tips When You’re an Introvert

1. Network and make connections online Connecting with people online before you meet them can be really helpful.  Connect with other event attendees on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and social media platforms before an event....

Do These 5 Things to (Actually) Stick to Your Filmmaking Goals

1. Devote at least 15 minutes a day to your change. Even if it’s just a walk around your neighborhood, one less cigarette, reading an inspirational article, do it. Mix it up, too. No one wants...

5 Tips To Stay Connected While Working Remote

1. Find a New Workspace Patrick Hill jokes that he knew he had to get out of the house when he started talking about work with his cats. At the time, his only conversations...

Bootstrapping: Make Money Through Social Media Platforms

Consider becoming an Instagram influencer. You can make money from sponsored posts and affiliate marketing. Then branch out and make money through YouTube advertising. How much can you make? It’ll depend, but a fellow...

Stay Fit In Hollywood, Stop Eating Sugar!

Alec Baldwin was a pre-diabetic when he met his then-girlfriend Hilaria, but he didn’t even know it. He admitted, however, that when he was done shooting 30 Rock he would eat pints of ice cream. He...

8 Best Practices for Hollywood Event Fundraising

Some might think a celebrity charity event is a one-size-fits-all type of thing. But, in reality, celebrities and charities have many reasons for hosting an event. 1. Start with a clear goal. Maybe you’re...

Bootstrapping: Trade in Items on Amazon and Earn Cash Rewards

Use the Amazon Trade-In program to earn gift cards on items you no longer use. Instead of taking your books, toys, or video games to a secondhand store, add trade-in items to your account and earn...

What are the Differences Between an Agent and a Manager

This again falls under the category of, “The only stupid question is the one not asked.” To some, the differences between agent and manager are as starkly contrasting as night and day. But rest...

5 Tips For Studying Film Abroad For Free

For the more traditional folk, national scholarships are a great way to get most (if not all) of your study-abroad expenses covered. Some scholarships may have niche requirements. But, hey, the more niche the...

Bootstrapping: 4 Easy Ways to Start Investing for Extra Cash

Financial experts diversify their portfolios. Besides stocks and bonds, they invest in tangible assets like real estate that can produce income and grow in value over time. 1. Invest Fee-Free The Robinhood app is best known...

6 Legal Documents for Every New Film Company

A common mistake startup founders make is failing to put the proper business structure in place. While time is a precious resource for any startup, founders should prioritize putting these agreements into place to...

Top 5 (Free) Time-Tracking Apps for Filmmakers

These time tracking apps make it easy to organize your time and clients’ information by name, address, hourly rates, or even different currencies. 1. Due Time Tracking Price: Free for Life Due is an extremely...

12 Free Online Learning Sites For Every Filmmaker

Learning to code can help entrepreneurs fix bugs if they don’t have a developer, or even go down the road of building their own website or products (such as apps). 1. CodeAcademy This great resource offers free...