Friday, November 4, 2011

The Help director Tate Taylor to Direct Melissa McCarthy Comedy

It's official.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Help director Tate Taylor is set to direct rising star Melissa McCarthy in a comedy which she wrote.

 Taylor is riding the success of The Help, as he should and it looks like since September McCarthy and Taylor have been in talks and finally confirmed the deal with New Line.

 Project centers round an overweight woman who is laid off from her job at Hardee's, discovers her husband is having an affair and decided to go on a road trip with her alcoholic, foul-mouthed, diabetic grandmother.

McCarthy co-wrote the script with her husband Ben Falcone (he plaied the air marshal in Bridesmaids)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Canon Announces 2 EOS C300 Cinema Cameras for High-Resolution Motion Picture Production

If the 5D Mark II changed the game.  This could do it again.  Though the price is not suitable for your average filmmaker.

Canon held its highly anticipated Cinema EOS event in Hollywood, California this afternoon. Chairman and CEO of Canon, Fujio Mitarai took the stage and declared that the company wanted to "leave no story untold".

Specifications include a completely new, designed-for-cinema 8.3MP 2160 x 3840 Super-35 CMOS sensor (4K resolution) alongside the DIGIC DV III processor.  Recording to dual compact flash cards is achieved with the Canon XF codec (50Mbps 4:2:2 1080p30 MPEG2 MXF). No priority, autofocus or auto exposure/white balance settings are included; the C300 is a completely manual operation.

The C300 body comes complete with a monitor, power adapter and battery, viewfinder, and modular handles and grips. Several new cinema lenses will also be released, including two zoom lenses available with either EF or PL mounts. Three prime lenses (EF mount only) that resolve to 4K will also be launched. The Canon C300 arrives in January at a list price of $20,000.00.

source: engadget

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