A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Investigation Discovery, a crime-themed cable network that reaches 85 million U.S. households, will air the true crime thriller "Dead North" about Kelly Cochran, a Northwest Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of her husband, Jason Cochran, at their home on the 7100 block of Mississippi Street of Hobart. Cochran told Hobart police she injected her husband with heroin and smothered him with a pillow as revenge for the murder of her lover Christopher Regan, who she lured to her other home in Iron River, Michigan, with the promise of sex. Her husband burst out of the basement and shot Regan in the head with a .22 caliber rifle during the act, which the couple had plotted after making a "pact to kill off … [Read more...] about Documentary: Hobart woman may have fed dismembered lover to neighbors at barbecue, killed up to nine people
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July 3 Hollywood studio announces boot camp to nurture female directors The Guardian New platform lets Exeter cinema-goers pick which film they want to watch on the big screen Exeter Express & Echo Film academy sues over Oscar auction BBC News Soccer Film Festival to be held at CAC The New Indian Express July 2Brosnan keen to do Expendables 4Actor Pierce Brosnan has confirmed he wants to join the next Expendables movie. Irish Independent http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/brosnan-keen-to-do-expendables-4-30401228.htmlAlex Turner and Miles Kane writing superhero movieAlex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane are teaming-up to write a superhero movie, Kane has revealed. MTV UK http://www.mtv.co.uk/arctic-monkeys/news/alex-turner-and-miles-kane-writing-superhero-movieFilm fest brings Israel up-close for city buffsCine buffs get to see the best of art, life and even Indians up close through Israeli films in Bangalore this month. The Hindu … [Read more...] about The Web Today (Oct 2013 – June 2014)
This story first appeared in the May 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.At a time when securing film financing is harder than ever, Hollywood desperately is searching for a pot of gold. And there it sits in China -- if only the studios can figure out how to get their hands on it.But increasingly, whether seeking a big investment in a slate of movies or a far smaller commitment to an individual film, they are meeting with frustration. "A lot of people in China talk about wanting to invest, and ultimately, for whatever reason, it doesn't seem to happen," says the head of one entertainment company. "It's unclear to me what they think they're getting going in and, when it doesn't happen, what's caused them to change their minds." PHOTOS: China Box Office: 10 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time By now, many studio executives have given up on the idea that authorities will ever permit a Chinese company to invest broadly in a studio whose films might not suit the state-run … [Read more...] about The China Clusterf–k: Is Hollywood Fed Up?
Have you heard? The United Nations designated 2015 the “International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies,” and cinematography made the cut.But is IYL 2015 finally the year in which the dam burst of innovation subsides, and new digital cameras and techniques no longer threaten to drown us?Surveying the latest advances in large-sensor digital cinema cameras for Filmmaker’s fifth annual round-up — written, as always, on the eve of NAB — gives me pause to consider how far we’ve come in the five years since Sony’s F3 and FS100 were cutting-edge… since Panasonic’s AF100 stirred passions, ARRI’s Alexa represented a bold choice, and RED’s hand-assembled Epic-M was a rare sighting on a Peter Jackson Hobbit set.In IYL 2015 our sensors are dramatically more sensitive to light, and we’re better able to capture and display extended color gamut, tonal … [Read more...] about Digital Motion Picture Cameras in 2015: The Dust Settles