Game-Changer: Moneyball’s Christopher Tellfesen

September 1, 2011

It’s more about a man’s journey and struggle against conventional wisdom than it is about Baseball,” says editor Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. The film he’s discussing is Moneyball, which opens September 23 through Columbia Pictures, and the man is Billy Beane, por- trayed by Brad Pitt. Based on Michael Lewis’ non-fiction book of the same name, it tells the story of Beane, a star high school athlete with a keen mind who played big league Baseball for five years, not particularly distinguishing himself. […]

Don Hall: A Hands-On Collaborator

September 1, 2011

During a busy and productive career that spans 60 years in film and television, sound editor Don Hall––the 2011 recipient of the Editors Guild’s prestigious Fellowship and Service Award, to be presented to him at a ceremony scheduled for October 15––has collaborated with a number of prominent directors. […]

A Foothold in Reality

September 1, 2011

Fremantle is a large enough player that its going union will help to raise the bar for other employers. […]

Teaching Sound Consciousness: The USC Years

September 1, 2011

Having retired after 45 years in the business, Don Hall, was asked to join the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema. “After I retired in January 1996, my wife Teddy and I started to do all the things retired people do,” Hall remembers. […]

Wes Anderson’s ‘Rushmore’

September 1, 2011

There are those wonderful, albeit rare occasions when you are sent a script and immediately a sense of excitement overtakes you. Such was the case in 1997 when Wes Anderson sent me Rushmore. I felt so…lucky! […]

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