• Film

Tollywood –Telugu Cinema in India

To most film fans, Indian cinema is synonymous with Bollywood, the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) known for its commercial films with melodramatic plots, song-and-dance numbers, star-crossed lovers, mustache-twirling villains, and prostitutes with hearts-of-gold. But South Indian cinema has been thriving for decades even though it has been mostly ignored by Western audiences until the success of the blockbuster RRR cast a spotlight on Tollywood, the Telugu-language film industry based in Hyderabad.
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The End of an Era? Is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Revolution Exciting or Concerning?

As the world of technology continues to rapidly advance, particularly in the sphere of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the film industry has also begun incorporating AI into all aspects of the filmmaking process, transforming the way in which films are made and seen. For people who may not have a background in technology, it can be challenging to fully understand the implications and potential benefits of using AI within the industry.
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The Prevalence of “True” Stories

Casual channel zapping lets you follow the labor pains of the music streamer Spotify (The Playlist), or lets you get into the conflicted mind of the “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski (Ted K), or lets you observe a boxer named Stuart Long changing his work clothes as he becomes a fighter for God (Father Stu), or lets you get a glimpse into the histrionic insularity of the British Royals (The Crown) and their offspring’s revelations (Harry & Meghan). Stories of real people’s lives and actual historical events are ubiquitous and it seems they are more numerous than ever.
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Producer Rodrigo Teixeira on Working in Hollywood and the Future of Brazilian Cinema

His name is synonymous with independent cinema, both in his home country, Brazil, as in Hollywood, where he was involved in films like Call Me By Your Name, The Witch, The Lighthouse, Frances Ha, Mistress America, and Patti Cake$. And he has acted as co-producer for international projects such as Mia Hansen-Love’s Bergman Island,  Olivier Assayas' Wasp Network, Leonardo Brzezicki's Wandering Heart and Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra.