At one point in the new documentary "RBG," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her granddaughter Clara Spera are looking over a scrapbook Ginsburg's late husband, Marty, put together for her.Marty's idea was to solicit letters from his wife's admirers on the occasion of her 50th birthday. His own submission said that Ginsburg could take great pride in her accomplishments as a lawyer and judge but that there is "no way you take greater pride than I do."Spera asks her grandmother: "Do you read these often?"Ginsburg answers nonchalantly, never looking up: "No, I never read them.""You should. They're very nice," Spera says. "If you ever need a boost of self-confidence."Seems unlikely. Self-assurance would be an essential attribute for a woman born in the 1930s, the first in her family to go to college, one of nine women among a Harvard Law School class of more than 500, the second female to sit on the nation's highest court after about 200 years of only men.Now, she's the Notorious R.B.G. and … [Read more...] about The new film ‘RBG’ reveals how Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a meme — and why that’s so surprising
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 19, 2018--Unity Technologies ( https://unity3d.com/ ), creator of the world’s most widely-used real-time 3D development platform, today announced the launch of the first annual Unity for Humanity grant: a $25,000 grant designed to support creators who are developing Unity projects that feature themes of social awareness, healthcare, science, education, humanity and the environment. The grant is inspired by projects dealing with social issues like , an interactive, augmented-reality documentary by Asad J. Malik, exploring contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. which Unity partnered with earlier this year to support its premiere at Tribeca.Created by Asad J. Malik, an independent XR creator who runs 1RIC, Terminal 3 takes viewers into an interrogation room to determine the fate of a hologram passenger before them, exploring perceived Muslim identity in the current climate. Terminal 3 is produced … [Read more...] about Unity Technologies’ Unity for Humanity Grant Brings Terminal 3 to Tribeca Film Festival
How do you simulate a FaceTime video but maintain the level of control and quality necessary for a Netflix feature film? For Face 2 Face, that meant using GoPro cameras. The recent Netflix addition joins the video-streaming service’s list of lesser-known gems, and along with the witty, poignant story of a growing friendship between two teenagers, each hiding their own secret, the independent film has an equally intriguing behind-the-scenes story. Shot solely on GoPros, the actors did much of the camera work, and the frequent movement of the cameras meant the scene had to be prepped from every direction. Face 2 Face follows Madison (Daniela Bodadilla, Anger Management) and Teal (Daniel Amerman, Arrested Development, Office, and Glee), two former childhood friends that reconnect as teenagers via video chat from halfway across the country. The film consists entirely of the views from the teenagers’ laptops and smartphones as the two grow closer together, sharing inside jokes … [Read more...] about This Netflix film was shot with nothing but GoPro cameras
January 19, 2018 - Written By Manny Reyes Amazon Studios, the online retail giant’s division focused on developing TV shows and producing films, intends to allocate more resources to commercial films and cut back on independent movies, according to a new report from Reuters citing industry sources close to the company. Amazon Studios used to purchase rights to indie films at the annual Sundance Film Festival in an effort to help independent producers bring their works to Hollywood and gain more mainstream support. The strategy shift comes after the firm’s comedy and drama programming chief Joe Lewis and the division’s head Roy Price allegedly clashed with high-profile filmmakers and alienated many big Hollywood names. The spat between Amazon Studios and Hollywood eventually led the former to struggle with establishing itself as a major producer and distributor of movies.As part of the strategy shift, the company plans to reach more audiences with high-budget … [Read more...] about Amazon Studios Shifting From Indie Films To Blockbusters
With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business, [email protected] can help you -- from prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started.When Saks Fifth Avenue agreed to stock coats and blazers made by startup Norwegian Wool, founder Michael Berkowitz needed to create a booklet to educate the big retailer's salespeople about the new line."Saks gets in brands all the time and so you need to set yourself apart," said Berkowitz, who left a career on Wall Street to start his New York-based company in 2014. "We wanted this to be good."But Norwegian Wool didn't have that kind of in-house talent, so Berkowitz decided to outsource the work to a freelance designer based overseas. "You can find really good design work using contractors," said Berkowitz, who was pleased with the results. "There are lots of them out there who just prefer to work as freelancers."And there are a lot of businesses interested in going that route.One recent study found … [Read more...] about Your next hire: Employee or independent contractor?