Entries by Screenmancer

From The Last Tycoon to Woody Allen’s Café Society: Why We Love Stories About Hollywood

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Woody Allen’s newest film Café Society just opened July 15, and it fits into a cinematic history of stories about Hollywood that audiences love. But Woody Allen himself has been a lightning rod for so long, the electricity generated off the attendant controversies could power a small town. That said, […]

Director Byrd McDonald Unpacks VINTAGE TOMORROWS, His Epic Steampunk Doc

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent That director Byrd McDonald (Haunters) is from Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, birthplace of Loretta Lynn speaks volumes about his path toward the making of VINTAGE TOMORROWS, a documentary about the movement known as Steampunk coming at you on July 19 from Samuel Goldwyn Films. Viewing this film is essential as […]

When Content Moves Faster Than The Money: Paul Sweeting Talks DMW Rightstech Summit July 26 Event

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent On July 26, Digital Media Wire (DMW) will present a Rightstech Summit in NYC to address a digital blind spot you may not know about. If you think attribution when the term “Rights” comes up in the context of digital media, then you’re not seeing an important aspect as far as how […]

From Punch Cards to Stunt Hacking to Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS & Symantec’s Eric Chien on Stuxnet

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent You have to hand it to filmmaker Alex Gibney (GOING CLEAR), he has taken on everything from Eliot Spitzer’s political downfall to the Enron debacle to Lance Armstrong’s doping to soft-money “super-lobbyist” Jack Abramoff to Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, not to mention Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti. So […]

What’s Coming Next at Screenmancer? Watch This…

SCREENMANCER VIDEO PROMO ALERT: When we celebrate (gulp) Screenmancer’s 20th Anniversary next year in 2017, the technology for All Things Interwebs will have come so far a round-up on developments will be moot. But let’s just say we’ve gone from a 486 world to IOT (Internet of Things). And if that’s not enough to spin your head […]

HELL OR HIGH WATER? That Would Be Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine & Ben Foster in a Western

SCREENMANCER WESTERN ALERT: Who doesn’t love Dust & Feathers, the studio name for Westerns, redone well? That said, HELL OR HIGH WATER is a gritty modern bell-ringer set in West Texas where the poker tell between stand-up guys and gunslinger outlaws has blurred beyond all recognition. The killer cast includes Academy Award®-winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “True Grit”), Chris […]