Animation Contracts And The Beast

The recent trend of live action remakes of animated Disney classic shows no signs of slowing down with this week’s news that The Hunchback of Notre Dame is now in development. This year alone will see Dumbo released in March, followed by Aladdin in May, and then photo-realistic CGI hybrid The Lion King in July. While 2020 will definitely see Mulan brought to life, there are release dates that at one time were planned for The Little Mermaid and Tinkerbell as well. With the behind-the-scenes technology advancing at an awe-inspiring rate, it’s the animation contracts that could benefit from some attention and still have a long way to go to protect writers and financially tie them to the success of these updated projects.

– Forbes

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10 Great Food Shows That Aren’t About Food

In recent years, food styling — that is, the job of preparing and arranging food for film, TV, and photos — has become more important than ever. At first, says food stylist Sienna DeGovia, the food styling industry was primarily about longevity; food had to be built to last under hot lights and long shoots. Now that technology has lessened those difficulties (though they certainly still exist), food stylists can focus more on making things look amazing. “People do pay more attention now than they did in the past,” she says.” Adds fellow food stylist Janice Poon: “I want my food to be so compelling that the camera will just go to it, as if it’s a beautiful starlet.”

– Vulture

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Martin Scorsese to direct a new Bob Dylan film for Netflix

According to Variety, a long-rumored project that Bob Dylan fans have heard rumblings about for years is finally coming to fruition, with Netflix reportedly set to release a new Bob Dylan documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. The project is based around Dylan’s 1975-76 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour, which featured appearances from Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, T Bone Burnett, Allen Ginsberg, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, and Bette Midler (among many others), and Scorsese has apparently spent the last few years conducting interviews with “many of the alumni”—including Dylan himself, who rarely participates in interviews at all.

– The A.V. Club

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Academy Voters: You Better Not Overlook These 6 Animated Features In The Oscar Race

Upon the release of Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — and the overwhelmingly positive reactions it received from both the press and in box-office numbers — the awards season narrative shifted from another Disney/Pixar lock in the Best Animated Feature race to the very real possibility of a different studio winning major accolades for the first time since 2012 (when Paramount’s Rango won the Oscar).

– Cartoon Brew

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