And the Oscar goes to... Will the night belong to “Moonlight” or “La La Land”? With 14 nominations, "La La Land" has tied the Oscar nominations record with "All About Eve" and "Titanic." Will the movie musical sweep the ceremony, matching or surpassing the Oscar record of 11 wins (by "Ben-Hur," "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King")? While unlikely, it's possible. "La La Land" also breaks other records. It's the first musical with original music and story to receive a Best Picture nomination since 1979's "All That Jazz" and 1945's "Anchors Aweigh." Ai-Ling Lee and … [Read more...] about FilmDayton invites you to make your Oscar Predictions!
Omari Matlock and Alexander McCoy-Smith are two independent filmmakers/Founders of Rebirth Films, an independent production company since 2004. While producing projects such as music videos, promo videos, instructional videos and commercials for numerous clients they have as always simultaneously worked on passion projects. Unaware of the commonly excepted order of making films, the duo's first film would be a feature and go to be officially nominated for the Hollywood Black Film Festival. From there Omari and Alex would continue blazing their own path. The filmmakers would create a web … [Read more...] about Dayton Natives Premiere Dark Fantasy/Horror Series
Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law the revised Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, passed by the Ohio General Assembly, which raises the annual movie production incentive, doubling the cap to $40 million and changes the incentive rate to 30% on all production dollars spent in Ohio. This new incentive elevates Ohio to the competitive level of states like Georgia and Louisiana, which currently lead the country in film production. Since passing the film incentive in 2009, over $100 million has been rebated to production companies, shooting movies in Ohio. Of that money 90% has gone to … [Read more...] about Ohio Film Rebate Increased to $40 Million
The seniors from the award winning Motion Picture program at Wright State University are showcasing their thesis work at the annual Big Lens Film Festival. The film festival is returning on May 1st, 2016 at the Neon in downtown Dayton. There will be work from Joe Cook, Alan Lewin, Mitch Centers, Sydney Waltz, Brian Roll, C. B. Hovey, Jessica Barton, Michaela Scholl, and Eric Risher. SSome of the films you can expect to see: THE TOOTH MAN COMETHAn aging salesman believes that stealing a baby tooth will make him become visible to others. Director/Writer: Mitch Centers Produced by: … [Read more...] about Big Lens Film Festival Sunday at Neon
Academy Award-nominated, Yellow Springs-based filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar debut their latest short film Sunday, April 17th at 5:15pm at The Neon, as part of the Dayton Jewish Film Festival. Featuring interviews and footage of the composer Ricky Ian Gordon, librettist William M. Hoffman, and stage director Ron Daniels, Making Morning Star presents a behind-the-scenes look at the joys and challenges of developing a new opera. Much of the footage was shot in Cincinnati during a 10-day workshop hosted by Cincinnati Opera and CCM, part of the Opera Fusion: New Works … [Read more...] about Local Filmmakers Debut Short Film at Jewish Film Festival