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 Andrew Bloomenthal

Anatomy of a Production Deal

Anatomy of a Production Deal

Nina Yang Bongiovi on producing Fruitvale Station

by Andrew Bloomenthal It began when Nina Yang Bongiovi—producer with Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, received word from her old USC film professor about an ambitious young film student with a compelling story to tell. It just so happened, Yang Bongiovi was looking for candidates for her company’s Emerging Filmmakers program. Yang Bongiovi subsequently met with […]

 Scott Essman

Travis Beacham on Breaking Into Hollywood

Travis Beacham on Breaking Into Hollywood

by Scott Essman When prompted how he launched his career as a screenwriter, Travis Beacham humbly stated, “I don’t really know.” Surely, with Pacific Rim in theaters in 2013, and Clash of the Titans a major international hit in 2010, Beacham is already near the top of a very short list of reliable genre writers, […]

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