Plus, Jeff Goldblum talks about his involvement with a possible "Independence Day" sequel and Fox Searchlight head Steve Gilula shares his thoughts going into the Oscars, where the specialty division's "12 Years a Slave" is up for nine awards.Read more
Relatives of the author meet in Washington, D.C., and tell THR the Oscar-nominated drama was difficult to get through; says one third great-granddaughter: "It's not just my family's history. It's the American story."Read more
THR gathers the descendants of Solomon Northup for a photo shoot in Rochester, New York. "Proud, very proud that we had someone very great in our family," says Elaine Cooper Johnson (2nd great niece). Read more
The descendants of Solomon Northup share what it means to be related to the African American who was kidnapped by slave traders in 1841. "Watching the movie so many times I feel like Chiwetel (Ejifor) is my grandfather Solomon Northup," says Evelyn Jackson (3rd great granddaughter). The family members get a surprise visit at THR photoshoot from Oscar nominated director Steve McQueen.
Behind the Screen explores the impact of technology on movies and TV shows, specifically content producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX shops and artists, sound mixers and editors, technical (including R&D) roles and the post-production community. This includes products from companies like Red, Canon, Dolby and Avid to new hires in key below-the-line positions on movies or at below the line post/VFX shops