Harvard Business School Working Knowledge: Crowd Sourcing Is Helping Hollywood Reduce the Risk of Movie-Making

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge: Crowd Sourcing Is Helping Hollywood Reduce the Risk of Movie-Making. “Hollywood insiders have created ‘The Black List,’ which helps surface good but often overlooked scripts. Does the wisdom of the crowd work at the box office? Research by Hong Luo.”

Tahlequah Daily Press: Natives encouraged to sign up for film database

Tahlequah Daily Press: Natives encouraged to sign up for film database. “The next big star could be discovered this weekend during the 67th Annual Cherokee National Holiday, as the Cherokee Nation Film Office is signing up actors to be included in a Native American talent and crew database for filmmakers. Jennifer Loren, CNFO senior Manager, said the agency constantly hears about Hollywood casting non-Native people for Native American roles, so they’ve devised a way to bring Natives to Hollywood.”

New York Times: Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame

New York Times: Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame. “Creating a stop-motion clip can be a great way to jazz up a presentation, dabble in moviemaking basics or keep the children busy with a time-consuming project. All you need is something to animate — paper cutouts, Lego figures or other toys, for example — along with a camera, the right app and patience. Here’s how to get rolling.”

ArtForum: Turkish Filmmaker Arrested For Protesting Government Confiscation Of Archive

ArtForum: Turkish Filmmaker Arrested For Protesting Government Confiscation Of Archive. “Turkish filmmaker and activist Oktay Ince was detained in Ankara on Thursday, May 30, after he shackled himself to a pole outside the offices of the Ministry of Culture’s General Film Directorate. The arrest was the latest in the Turkish government’s crackdown on dissident activities.”

IndieWire: The Korean Film Archive Is Now Streaming Over 200 Movies for Free on YouTube

IndieWire: The Korean Film Archive Is Now Streaming Over 200 Movies for Free on YouTube. “After making history at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival by becoming the first South Korean director to win the Palme d’Or, ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho encouraged cinephiles around the world to seek out more works of South Korean cinema. Thanks to the Korean Film Archive’s official YouTube page, Bong’s wish could not be easier for American moviegoers to fulfill. The KFA is streaming over 200 feature films for free right now on YouTube, many of which have been uploaded to the platform in restored versions.”

The Verge: Hollywood is quietly using AI to help decide which movies to make

The Verge: Hollywood is quietly using AI to help decide which movies to make. “The film world is full of intriguing what-ifs. Will Smith famously turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix. Nicolas Cage was cast as the lead in Tim Burton’s Superman Lives, but he only had time to try on the costume before the film was canned. Actors and directors are forever glancing off projects that never get made or that get made by someone else, and fans are left wondering what might have been. For the people who make money from movies, that isn’t good enough.”

Screen Daily: New database launches to promote female film experts (exclusive)

Screen Daily: New database launches to promote female film experts (exclusive). “All listings are vetted by the team behind Primetime, and women have to have a minimum of three IMDb sole credits in the grade in which they are applying. In addition to this, credits from major theatre productions and from APA-registered companies will also be accepted.”