DreamFactory Studios is a film, TV and entertainment parent company with seven divisions founded by filmmaker Tom Luca
*applause* Alright, at least Lawrence of Arabia made number one. *thumbs up* it is one of my most influential pictures and one of a handful of the greatest pictures made I think, although it's difficult to say that because Cinema is in the eye of the beholder or audience and one can't really say any one film is best because there are many really. But 2001: A Space Odyssey could have been number two in my humble opinion. Yeah, I am a big follower of Stanley, and David, and more great Directors. Great list.
*applause* The A.S.C. or to members known as The Clubhouse, is the pinnacle for Cinematographers to reach in Cinema. Same to same goes for others that are in the business such as The D.G.A., A.D.G., and M.P.E.G. And others still such as the W.G.A., and P.G.A. There's a Trinity in Film and it's when the Director works close with the Production Designer, and Editor. And it's best if they know each other from previous productions. Because
even though the Director is the General of their army or Admiral steering the ship, all three are the ones that bring it together, creatively, visually, and when all Departments come together; the whole Art Department, the Production Department (Camera/G&E/Lighting), Post, etc. Right down to the Crew, Production Office Staff, even PA. Because it takes an army or #FilmFamily that's what I call it at DreamFactory Studios because it's a Family atmosphere here. ...that's Movie Magic. #CinemaMagic
Visual Effects are not the real stars. Although I do love Special Effects, the Talent/Actors are the stars, or if you really want to boil it down then its the Story/Script that's what really matters. It's like George once said, "Special Effects without Story are just Spectacle." Well, every aspect or Department in Cinema is what really makes Movie Magic.
One day you're up and the next day you're down. Bill Goldman once said, "Nobody knows anything or what's going to happen in this business." *applause* This is a business first, then art and craft. Cinema is also about teamwork. Everyone that's a Employee or Contractor on a picture whether in the Production Office or the Art Department, the Production Camera/G&E/Lighting Department, from the above-the-line to below-the-line, to Staff, Artists, Craftspeople, Technicians all need to be paid. I love the old Hollywood traditional ways of filmmaking, when all the Departments got together to make Movie Magic. DreamFactory Studios has a #FilmFamily atmosphere. I have a motto for our #FilmFamily at the studio and it is, "When I do good. You do good."
Statistics. Although the times are changing lightning fast, Summer has always been the best strategic time to release a picture. JAWS. However there are alternatives especially in this day in age. Cinema is always in constant flux and filmmakers will never really know the best thing what to do next or what will happen because of it. It's like William Goldman once said, "Nobody really knows anything in Cinema and Hollywood."
This is a personal topic really. As everyone will find different resources at their favorite film festival. It could be due to colleagues they know their regularly or experiences they've had that keeps them going back. However, these are noteworthy but don't forget about AFM.