Drew Pendleton

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Toronto Film expansion intriguing

In late July, the Toronto Film Festival became the first major organization to release its film selection to the public.With films from directors like Tom Hooper (“The Danish Girl”), Michael Moore (“Where to Invade Next”), Ridley Scott (“The Martian”) and others set to premiere at the festival, ...

Musical scores essential to films

On the night of June 22, 2015, the film industry lost a true legend when composer James Horner died in a plane crash in Santa Barbara, California.

Students self-choreograph for Dance Collection

Dance Collection, a one-night, one-performance event, showcases a range of dances and choreographers. The UATD show lets student choreographers bring their work into the limelight alongside the work of the department’s faculty.

Same-day on-demand releases offer convenience but hurt theaters

In the past few years, a trend has begun to take hold in the movie marketplace: the same-day, video-on-demand release. In this scenario, a film is released on both digital on-demand platforms and in theaters – typically in a limited release – on the very same day. While this makes the films more ...

Films should honor, not exploit

The Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi in 2012 and the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 are among the most notable events to take place in the 21st century. Each event impacted thousands of people across the country and the ...