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Month March 2017

Music Licensing Platforms Artlist and Music Vine Get Updates

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Over the past year, there’s been an explosion in music licensing platforms for filmmakers. The goal has been to streamline the entire process, and to make finding and licensing music very simple and intuitive. Two of those platforms, Artlist (formerly Art-List) and Music Vine, have just been upgraded to make […]

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Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 3: Analyzing The Script

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In part 2 of this series on directing actors, we talked about how an actor fundamentally approaches any part in a film. A great actor will make some specific choices about a character, their history, how they speak, how they carry themselves, etc. These are very powerful decisions and will […]

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Top 20 Troubling Facts About North Korea

There are few places around the world that are as secretive as North Korea. The borders are tightly controlled and while the Korean war effectively ended in 1953, an armistice …

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A Geek’s Reaction to the Justice League Trailer

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After several days of teasing the release of the Justice League trailer with quick 15 to 20 second teasers, Warner Bros. has finally dropped it onto the world wide web. Up to this point the only other look we’ve had at the team-up film was a four-minute sizzle reel that director Zack […]

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Disney CEO Drops Huge Han Solo Secret, and Talks Future of Star Wars [Spoilers!]

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There will be spoilers for the untitled Star Wars: Han Solo anthology film in this article. We’ll warn you before we reach that point. Disney CEO Bob Iger had a lot to say about Star Wars during a chat at the USC Marshall School of Business yesterday. He not only revealed […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Won’t Change Leia’s Role After Carrie Fisher’s Death

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Tragedy struck at the end of last year as Hollywood lost both Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds back in December. While Fisher had completed shooting her role as Leia on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there was a question of what would become of her character. We know […]

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Filmmaking 101: Directing Actors – Part 2: On Acting and Actors

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There’s a great bit in the Ricky Gervais television series Extras with Sir Ian McKellen. In it, McKellen describes the acting process that he just pretends to be the person he portrays in the film or play. How does he know what to say? The words were written down in […]

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Deadpool 2 Eyeing Michael Shannon for Cable

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The big question on every fan’s mind ever since Deadpool premiered last year has been, “Just who will be playing Cable?” The character was announced during the post credit scene in the film to be part of the sequel, in a sequence that spoofed the post-credits scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day […]

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Rogue One Alternate Endings: Flight to Coruscant & Carbon Freeze Bomb

It’s no secret that Rogue One went through major changes during its reshoots. Many of the trailers for the film up to that point had clips and footage that would never make it to the big screen because part of those… Continue Reading →

Producer Says Terminator Announcement Due Later This Year

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There’s something about the Terminator franchise that really reminds me of the Alien franchise… Despite multiple sequels, the last great film in the series was the second one, and in both cases, they were directed by James Cameron. Still, it seems one bad movie after another for the last 20+ years […]

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