Resurrection – Q&A with Andrew Semans

What goes into fully developing characters like Margaret and David?  
Andrew Semans: I don’t have any brilliant insights into that, I don’t think. I think it’s just a matter of building up characters bit by bit, little by little, stealing from anybody you know, or any experiences you’ve had that seem to be relevant, and of course stealing from other films and other stories!

Elvis – Q&A with Baz Luhrmann, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, and Yola

Baz, I read that you were not setting out to make a biopic. Tell us a bit about that approach and how that informed the film we saw today?
I love a good biopic as much as anyone, but they tend to be formulaic… someone is born, then this happens, then that happens

Hold Your Fire – Q&A with Stefan Forbes

The following questions and answers are excerpted from a conversation that followed the NBR screening of Hold Your Fire. The film took place in my old neighborhood—I lived a block and a half from where those events took place, right on the J line. It’s a major intersection, a very busy hub.  To me, this is […]

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story – Q&A with Frank Marshall

How did this film get underway, and how did you decide to co-direct it?

How did this film get underway, and how did you decide to co-direct it?

Frank Marshall: One of the things that happens — as you get older — is that your friends also become experienced, and rise in their careers.