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The November/December issue features articles on the latest work from top-notch animation studios and editing houses; the most recent trends in mobile production; and a Spotlight on Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana and South Carolina.
After a long, cold winter in the mobile industry – and during today’s various and continuing iffy economic forecasts – many unit owners seem decidedly more upbeat these days.
The South is a beautiful and remarkable place. The diversity of its land and its people make for remarkable story telling, the evidence of which can be seen throughout film and television history. Markee reached out to the state film offices in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana and South Carolina to learn about their incentive packages and to get a sense for what it’s like to shoot in their states.
For many of us, one of the great pleasures of the holiday season is watching our favorite Christmas movies and TV specials. Just like the holidays themselves, these shows and films spark childhood memories of innocent times when our only cares were what would be waiting for us under the tree on Christmas morning, or which of our favorite cousins would be waiting for us at our grandparents’ house when we arrived for the annual holiday meal.
In a world of failed remakes, Hawaii Five-O is making it. The remake of the original hit cop show that ran from 1968 through 1980 is moving through its second season. Last February, the show ranked 29th on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the season’s top 50 shows. Top 30. Pretty good.
In a new Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) commercial, a butterfly lands on top of a house and knocks off a wood shake tile, revealing a collapsing house of cards beneath the façade. Voiceover: “The one thing 99 percent of investors can expect to find in their portfolio is unexpected risk.” A metaphor. Not many commercials use metaphors. Metaphors don’t read fast enough, but this one works, thanks to ideas like the butterfly.