HOLLYWOOD STUDIO VOWS TO KEEP PRODUCTION IN CALIFORNIA

Charlize Theron behind the scenes on "Prometheus"

Charlize Theron behind the scenes on “Prometheus”

(Burbank, CA):  Television and feature film production has been defecting from their traditional roots in California to other states in order to take advantage of attractive tax credits and other incentives.  This has caused a slowdown in all levels of businesses associated with production; from camera operators to caterers.

Star Wars Speeder Bike on Loyal Studios Burbank green screen.

Star Wars Speeder Bike on Loyal Studios Burbank green screen.

Producer and studio owner, Bob Bekian, has just finished an extensive re-modeling of his Loyal Studios location in Burbank, incorporating the latest technical tools into his facility in order to provide a reduced cost to producers.  “We are a leader in Green Screen technology, and have installed one of the most advanced 360 degree lighting systems in our industry,” Bekian says.  This allows for very quick set-ups in our studio, saving an average of 20% on preparation time, which leads to more shots completed during the day.

Jaeger suits from "Prometheus."

Jaeger suits from “Prometheus.”

Another important feature the studio has developed is a fully-integrated control room with the studio.  This allows for editors and file managers to work in tandem with the camera operators to assemble and edit footage immediately during a day in the studio, allowing for immediate revisions and notes.  “We have incorporated the latest HD storage and file management technology into our facilities so that producers can reduce costs and keep production value high.”  The strategy is paying off with several of the big studios turning to Loyal Studios to augment their production slates, recently Pacific Rim, Movie 43, and Prometheus have all shot sequences at Loyal Studios.

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LOYAL STUDIOS PRODUCES SEQUENCES FOR LEGENDARY PICTURES’ “PACIFIC RIM”

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“Pacific Rim” is scheduled
for release summer 2013

(Burbank, CA) : Legendary Pictures summer blockbuster, Pacific Rim, will tell the story of humanity fighting against an alien attack that threatens Earth’s existence.  “Giant robots piloted by Humans are deployed to fight off the menace.” – (IMDB)

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Behind the scenes with the spacesuits from “Pacific Rim”

It is an epic production that utilizes hundreds of visual effects shots in order to create the giant monsters and environments in the story.  Warner Brothers and Legendary called on Bob Bekian’s high tech Digital HD studios in Burbank to provide the production elements for several sequences. The shots called for the use of Bekian’s pre-lit green screens with specialized lighting and monitoring in order to do pre-visualization of how the sequence will look after post production.

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Loyal Studios HD Engineer Hector Luken with Guillermo Del Toro at the Burbank
High-Tech Facility

“We have designed our facilities to use the latest technology in order to produce incredible images that tell compelling stories,” Bekian said.  The sequences shot at Loyal Studios employ the ARRI Alexa camera system.  The studio’s integrated control room that feeds the HD files into an array of technology does everything from immediately replacing the green screen background with various sample digital “plates,” to uploading the files to off-site Producers via a high speed internet connection.

Guillermo del Toro directed the sequences, including one with renowned NFL quarterback, Terry Bradshaw. “We love working with Legendary Pictures and especially Guillermo Del Toro,” Bekian adds.  “He is a visionary director, and Legendary Pictures continues to produce incredible films that continually push the industry’s bar of excellence.”

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Disney Not Stopping at Star Wars 7: 3 Films and More Coming!

 

George Lucas in works with Disney for more Star Wars films

George Lucas in works with Disney for more Star Wars films

George Lucas’ original vision is going to become a reality.

After initially offering up the promise of a seventh Star Wars film in 2015, Disney—which bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion this week—revealed today that Episode 78 and 9 are in the works.

The Mouse House is planning on releasing the ensuing sequels every two to three years, Disney chief exec Robert Iger said in a conference call with reporters.

Back when Lucas was announcing plans for Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phantom Menace back in the 1990s (those high expectations we harbored were so long ago), he indicated that he envisioned both three prequels and three sequels to kick off and cap off his seminal trilogy.

And now, Disney is looking to make it happen.

The mega-brand is also interested in developing new Star Wars properties for its theme parks (what, improve on Star Tours?!) and Disney XD network.

“We love the fact that this will take its place in our live-action strategy as a known and loved brand,” Iger said. “We really like Star Wars potential on TV, and Disney XD would be a great home for that.”

But while Lucas characterized the Disney buyout as a changing of the guard, veteran producer and current Lucasfilm cochair Kathleen Kennedy isn’t moving to a galaxy far, far away—she’ll remain as president under Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and executive-produce the coming Star Wars films.

And, of course, Lucas created the whole universe, so…his name won’t be forgotten.

SOURCE: E! Online

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James Bond Bisexual: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem On Alleged Homoerotic ‘Skyfall’ Scene

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Javier Bardem and Daniel Craig at the premiere of the new James Bond film “Skyfall”

Is Javier Bardem the first “Bond boy”?

Speculation over what has been described as an “erotically-charged scene” in which Bardem’s character Silva apparently caresses the torso of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in the latest installment of the 007 franchise, “Skyfall,” has been rampant in the weeks leading up the movie’s Nov. 9 release.

Now Craig is setting the record straight, albeit somewhat coyly, in a new Movieline interview. Describing the scene as “a great flirt” and “a game of cards,” the actor says, “Someone suggested that Silva may be gay. And I’m like, I think he’ll f*** anything.”

Craig, who said that he “loves the scene,” also noted, ” I don’t see the world in sexual divisions.”

As for Bardem, the Spanish actor noted that while Silva’s sexuality was “part of the game,” his goal as the character was simply to create “uncomfortable situations” for the other players. “Within that, you can read anything that you want or wish,” he said. “But it was more about putting the other person in a very uncomfortable situation where even James Bond doesn’t know how to get out of it.”

You can read the full Movieline interview here.

It should be noted that the torture scene in 2006’s “Casino Royale” — in which a naked Bond is strapped to a bottomless chair while being whipped in the genitals bythe villainous Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) — was also noted for its “homoerotic” subtext.

SOURCE: The Huffington Post

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Simon Cowell and Will.I.Am Plan A New Tech Based X-Factor

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Will I Am works on “Curiosity” at Loyal Studios in Burbank http://www.loyalstudios.tv

With hopes of finding the next Bill Gates of the modern tech age, television mogul, Simon Cowell, and Black Eyed Pea’s Will.i.am have partnered up for a collaboration which Will.i.am calls “… X Factor for Tech — and it’s going to be out of this world.”

The two allegedly had a “wicked dinner” in Los Angeles last month, as they discussed plans for their potential T.V. show, according to Will.i.am. He made the announcement for their idea at a technology conference held in England some time ago.

The idea for the new “Techs Factor” show has drawn a lot of comparisons with another reality television show called Shark Tank, where various entrepreneurs and inventors try and convince rich “Sharks” to invest in them and their idea.

Very similarly to this, Cowell and Will.i.am are out to find the next Bill Gates and Steve Jobs from the tech world, and if they can find and invest in them early on, their X Factor for tech could spell them some very big bucks.

Regardless of his motivations for the show, Will.i.am has been a strong supporter of bringing children closer

Will I Am and Bob Bekian

Will I Am and producer Bob Bekian after their shoot at Loyal Studios http://www.loyalstudios.tv

towards the math and sciences, with his charity work to raise over 7 million dollars for an East Los Angeles school that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math) principles. He has also been advocating and promoting STEM for some time now, and has worked with NASA on several STEM projects in the past.

On the other hand, it could be Simon Cowell’s attempt at another successful reality T.V. show, though when he broke away from American Idol he promised at least twenty million views for X Factor, which he failed to deliver. Regardless, we can keep it in mind among the next branch of upcoming television shows, and who knows, we might find out what the Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson of the tech world look like.

 

SOURCE: Neon Tommy

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Nicole Kidman & ‘The Paperboy’: Actress Refused To Say The N-Word

 

Nicole Kidman at the premiere of "The Paperboy" at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival

Nicole Kidman at the premiere of “The Paperboy” at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival

Nicole Kidman infamously urinates on Zac Efron in “The Paperboy,” but there’s one thing she flat-out refused to do.

Speaking at a press conference at the New York Film Festival, director Lee Daniels revealed that Kidman would not call a black cast member the N-word. Kidman, who the Los Angeles Times describes as “looking slightly annoyed,” explained that she felt as though the slur didn’t “feel right for the character.”

“I have a son who’s African-American and I just didn’t feel it was right,” the actress added. “It wasn’t right.”

Kidman’s turn as Charlotte Bless has earned rave reviews from critics, many of whom were simply shocked by her daringness in the film. In addition to urinating on Efron (his character has an unfortunate encounter with a jellyfish), she also participates in a couple of wild sex scenes, including one in which she pantomimes performing oral sex on an inmate (played by John Cusack).

The urination scene, though, has emerged as the biggest story to come out of the movie. Daniels explained the shooting to GQ: “First of all, it was really hard to shoot. It was the third day. The first scene we shot was the sex scene with John [Cusack and Kidman]. I like to get that right out of the way. The second day was the telepathic sex scene in the prison. And the third day of shooting was the piss scene.”

He also said he thought it was too much to keep in the film, but Kidman insisted. Kidman — who recently appeared topless on the cover of V Magazine —
apparently didn’t want the work to go to waste.

Daniels told HuffPost Entertainment that he thinks audiences will be surprised by the film, especially given that it’s his follow-up to “Precious,” the 2009 movie which garnered six Academy Award nominations.

SOURCE: Huffington Post

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‘New Girl’: ‘Newsroom’s’ Olivia Munn to play Nick’s new girlfriend

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Olivia Munn at Loyal Studios in a “Do Something.org” spot directed by Bob Bekian http://www.loyalstudios.com

Newsroom” star Olivia Munn has booked a multi-episode arc on Season 2 of FOX’s “New Girl.”

According to Deadline, she’ll play Nick’s (Jake Johnson) new girlfriend Angie, who is described as a sexy, earthy and charming woman who can hold her own with the group. Her first appearance is likely to air in November.

“Welcome to the show,” Johnson tweeted Munn after the news broke on Thursday (Sept. 27).

Munn will film her episodes of the Zooey Deschanel comedy before production begins on Season 2 of HBO’s Aaron Sorkin drama “Newsroom,” on which she plays Sloan Sabbith.

The former “Attack of the Show” co-host and “Daily Show” correspondent was recently seen in the films “Magic Mike” and “Babymakers.”

She joins a growing list of Season 2 guest stars, including Carla Gugino, Parker Posey, Niecy Nash and David Walton.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner will also appear as Jess’ divorced parents in this season’s Thanksgiving episode, which will also introduce Rob Riggle as Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) cousin, who is also named Schmidt.

The sophomore comedy returned Tuesday night to 5.3 million viewers and a 2.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

“New Girl” continues Tuesday nights on FOX.

SOURCE: Examiner

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Dusty Springfield Drama Set to Premiere at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival

Set in 1970, “The Soul of Blue Eye” tells the story of Dusty Springfield’s decision to record her Platinum selling hit Son of a Preacher Man for Atlantic Records, and the struggles she had as a white gay woman singing black soul music during the tumultuous 1960’s. Besides having a hit show, “It Must Be Dusty” in […]

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