TV series, web series, and even film series

Beyond the Vlog - The Business of the Web Series

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 23:47

As broadcast and cable television series have proliferated we’ve seen a massive growth in the dramatic web series.

One of the panels at VIFF Industry on Friday focused on two very different web series in terms of style and content: Carmilla is a contemporary vlog style adaptation of a 19th century Gothic vampire novella about a young woman preyed upon by a lesbian vampire.

Ridley Scott's Alien Re-cut

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Tue, 12/16/2003 - 13:45

Based on a story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett, a crew of seven astronauts, five men and two women on board the cargo ship Nostromo are awoken when their computer answers what they believe is a distress signal. Investigating, one of their crew is attacked by an organism. Origin unknown. They bring the injured party with organism attached back onto the ship to treat him. From there, the organism wreaks havoc.

When Harry Met James

Submitted by Brian Pendreigh on Mon, 11/18/2002 - 00:42

If an old-age-pensioner were menaced in the street by a teenage boy, the police might well be summoned. It seems it is fair enough in the cinema however for Harry Potter to take on James Bond head-to-head.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, opened nationwide on Friday five days ahead of James Bond’s 20th "official" outing, as if the ageing secret agent can no longer quite keep up. That does not take into account extensive Harry Potter "previews" last weekend, which gave the lad an £8 million start.

007 Agents Seek World Domination

Submitted by Brian Pendreigh on Thu, 05/02/2002 - 00:23

An advertisement in cinema magazine Screen International launches James Bond rights holders on path of shadowy agent. 

Not only is James Bond up against an old adversary he thought he had killed off, he is also facing a mysterious agent from Amsterdam, who communicates with the world through the press. What the Dutchman is selling would make any self-respecting secret agent twitchy - he is offering James Bond to the highest bidder.

The New Rat Pack

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Thu, 01/17/2002 - 14:15

What do you get when you put George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle, plus veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh in a room with journalists? Enough heat to melt by.

The room in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles is, not unexpectedly, buzzing. A group of eager journalists have gathered on a Saturday night in December to discuss Steven Soderbergh's smooth and ultra-cool reworking of the Sixties Rat Pack caper flick, Ocean 's 11.

The Making of Shrek

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Thu, 05/10/2001 - 21:30

Shrek is unlike any animated film you have ever seen. A cartoon for adults, it’s a fractured fairy tale for everyone. The film’s directors, DreamWorks head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg and director Andrew Adamson, share the inside scoop on the making of Shrek.

“When we started Shrek, we wanted to make a fairy tale come to life,” says New Zealander Andrew Adamson, who directed the film with Vicky Jenson, “as if you opened a storybook and stepped into that world.”