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Category: Production

Creating the lethal shark in ‘The Shallows’

Columbia Pictures’ suspenseful tale “The Shallows” presents the breathtaking story of Nancy (Blake Lively), a surfer who finds herself in the feeding ground of a great white shark. In creating the shark, director Jaume Collet-Serra wanted to create a worthy adversary that would keep audiences on the edge of their seats. “I wanted the shark ...

Filming underway for highly anticipated horror film ‘Annabelle 2’

She’s back! Principal photography has begun on New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle 2,” with David F. Sandberg (upcoming “Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran ...

Fil-Am stunt experts choreograph fight scenes in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’

Action is the operative word when it comes to the four brother Turtles, but the filmmakers of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” are careful to intersperse every skirmish with humor. “Fun energy,” as director Dave Green likes to call it. “It’s important that the audience feels that the Turtles are always in ...

‘Gravity,’ ‘Avatar’ artists tap latest tech for Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

Filmmakers explored the best way to immerse audiences in the world they’d imagined in their new version of Walt Disney Pictures’ reimagined “The Jungle Book.” Says director Jon Favreau, “We asked ourselves, ‘How can we create a world? How can we use this technology, these storytelling tools to their fullest potential?’ Ideally, we wanted the ...

Marvel Studios begins production of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

ATLANTA, Ga. (February 17, 2016) – Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed ...

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ starts production

Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016. Star ...

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ co-head of story is a Filipino!

Another Filipino artist rises atop the global animation stage with the release of Disney’s new animated feature, “Zootopia” whose Co-Head of Story is Filipino-American Josie Trinidad. She oversees the story team, which is responsible for translating the script to its first visual form. Trinidad joined Disney Animation Studios in 2004 as a story apprentice. Once ...

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