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Drone Exemptions for Hollywood Pave the Way for Widespread Use

A handful of Hollywood studios have just been granted licenses to use drones for commercial purposes – the first move by the FAA to allow commercial unmanned aviation. What does this mean for the future of drones? LOS ANGELES — The commercial use of drones in American skies took a leap forward on Thursday with Read MoreRead More

Take it or Leave it with Bruce Gilden

Meet Bruce Gilden. He’s one of our favorite Magnum photographers, and in case you’re clueless, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship this past year and is known to be one of the badassest badasses in the business. When Vice asked him to film a new show, he agreed on the terms that it wouldn’t suck and, Read MoreRead More

Seeing The Light – Shane Hurlbut’s Philosophy On Success

David Geffin profiles Shane Hurlbut and what drives his success. What sets you and your work apart? Having a clear idea of this is critical if you want to develop your work but when was the last time you actually thought about it? Shane Hurlbut is a veteran Director of Photography and today shares his Read MoreRead More

Werner Herzog’s No-Bullshit Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Maria Popova digs into Herzog’s book “A Guide for the Perplexed” for gems of wisdom and advice for the creative. The best advice I can offer to those heading into the world of film is not to wait for the system to finance your projects and for others to decide your fate. If you can’t afford Read MoreRead More

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ at 20: How It Went From Bomb to Beloved

When it premiered on September 23, 1994, “The Shawshank Redemption” barely registered at the box office. The prison drama opened at No. 9, below the odious sex comedy “Exit to Eden” and just above Robert Redford’s “Quiz Show,” already in its fifth week. Though nominated for seven Academy Awards, the film failed to connect with Read MoreRead More

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