Probably not a good time to watch ‘Richard Jewell’, but glad we did

Still shot from film 'Richard Jewell'
Still shot from film ‘Richard Jewell’. Paul Walter Hauser gave an amazing performance of the title character.

We were in search of a film to watch in these trying times, and we settled on Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell. The Coronavirus epidemic is upending my innate distrust of the federal government, because right now, we pretty much have to trust different tiers of government, at least on some level.  So this probably wasn’t a good time to watch a film like this. Continue reading “Probably not a good time to watch ‘Richard Jewell’, but glad we did”

Netflix takes on Long Island killer case, including new details, with ‘Lost Girls’

The belt inscribed with initials was released by Suffolk police in January, 2020.
The belt inscribed with initials was released by Suffolk police in January, 2020.

Netflix takes on the Long Island killer case, also known as the Gilgo Beach Homicide Investigation, with a film that doesn’t follow the usual route for an account of a serial killer. Continue reading “Netflix takes on Long Island killer case, including new details, with ‘Lost Girls’”

Jacksonville Film & Television forum was a must-attend for musicians

Before Jacksonville Television, Digital Media, & Music Forum 2-20-2020
Attendees filtered in ahead of start time for the inaugural Jacksonville Television, Digital Media, and Music Forum on Feb. 20. (Photo: Indie Art South)

Jacksonville’s Film and Television Office held a forum at the main library on February 20 and it was a must-attend if you’re an aspiring or working musician. The “inaugural” Television, Digital Media, & Music Forum featured a stellar lineup of panelists and hosts.

Even a musician who has already established a career learned a great deal about getting music into TV and film productions as well as streaming, capturing royalties, and the benefits of a Performance Rights Organization like BMI. Continue reading “Jacksonville Film & Television forum was a must-attend for musicians”

Oscars on social media better than the show; one standout speech

Renee Zellweger Berlin International Film Fest. 2010
Actress Renée Zellweger, member of the international jury, arriving at the opening of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb. 2010). Photo credit Seibbi via Wikipedia.

Did you watch the Academy Awards on Sunday? I didn’t. I never watch the celeb class TV galas. You don’t have to watch it live, you know. Continue reading “Oscars on social media better than the show; one standout speech”

Florida filmmaker, on heels of success, wraps production on genre blend ‘The Waiting’

Promo poster for film 'The Waiting'Florida filmmaker F. C. Rabbath is in a minority of indie filmmakers. On the heels of wrapping a film picked up this year by robust distributor Gravitas Ventures, Rabbath set to work on a new film The Waiting. After a few weeks of editing, the new film will be sent to festivals.

Reception at those festivals will determine the world premiere. The Waiting is a blend of horror, romance, and comedy. Rabbath summed it up in a nutshell for Indie Art South. Continue reading “Florida filmmaker, on heels of success, wraps production on genre blend ‘The Waiting’”