Kodak has named Bradford Young as the 2015 Cinematographer-In-Residence at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Young, whose credits include Pawn Sacrifice, A Most Violent Year, Selma, and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, is the 16th recipient of the honor, which aims to to “enhance the learning experience of students with insight from renowned cinematographers”. His residency begins in December with hands-on workshops for students, and will continue through the end of the academic year.
As part of his residency, Young is screening Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, which was directed by David Lowery and shot on Kodak film. The screening happens Monday, Oct. 5 at 8:00 p.m. in UCLA TFT’s James Bridges Theater, followed by a Q&A session moderated by UCLA TFT’s Jeanne Tyson. Established in 2000, previous Kodak Cinematographers-in-Residence include John Bailey, ASC (American Gigolo, In the Line of Fire, As Good As It Gets), Guillermo Navarro (From Dusk Till Dawn, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2), and Dean Cundey (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jurassic Park, Apollo 13), among many others.
In a joint venture, Tribeca Enterprises and Lionsgate have launched Tribeca Short List, a new SVOD service which launched October 1. The service offers nearly 150 high quality film titles, rotating a third of them on a monthly basis and curated by a roster of industry experts that include actors, directors, producers, and other insiders. The service also includes the TSL experience, in which stars, filmmakers and fans, dubbed TSL Shortlisters, create their own top film shortlists built around themes, with video commentary and recollections exclusive to the service include with the films. Among the participants are John Leguizamo, Matthew Modine, Filmmaker and producer Morgan Spurlock, and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum.
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Shortlisters choose their titles from a mix of films from Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises, as well as studios and independents including Magnolia Pictures, Kino Lorber, and Ocilliscope Pictures. Additional distribution deals will be announced shortly. Additional tablets beyond iPad will be available in the coming weeks. The service is available for streaming on the web and mobile devices for $5.99 per month via the official site, with an introductory cost of $4.99 at launch.
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