TIFF 2020: How Hand-Crafted Animation Turned ‘Wolfwalkers’ into an Irish Folklore Tour de Force

With “Wolfwalkers,” Cartoon Saloon has achieved a hand-animated tour de force in completing its Irish folklore trilogy, led by Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore (“Song of the Sea,” “The Secret of Kells”) and art director-turned director Ross Stewart. The mystical adventure about two young girls saving the hunted wolf population of Kilkenny (home of Cartoon Saloon) in the mid-17th century offers

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‘The Morning Show’ Main Title Designers Angus Wall & Hazel Baird Address Weighty And Timely Themes Through Colorful, Abstract Sequence

For Apple TV+ drama The Morning Show, Angus Wall and Hazel Baird designed a main title sequence that was at once visually abstract and thematically rich, speaking to the various challenging facets of life in the high-pressure world of morning news. Created by Jay Carson and Kerry Ehrin, the series centers on a popular breakfast news program broadcast out of

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Apple Continues to Build Its Prestige Film Slate with New Justin Timberlake Drama ‘Palmer’

Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” The Tom Hanks-starrer “Greyhound.” Will Smith vehicle “Emancipation.” And announced Wednesday, “Palmer,” starring Justin Timberlake. As Apple continues to acquire films, the tech giant’s strategy in its first year in Hollywood is growing clearer: It’s betting that big names, big budgets, and prestige films will help keep users satisfied. The company’s latest acquisition,

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‘Visible: Out On Television’ Team Credits TV For Moving LGBTQ Needle; Trailer Unveiled – TCA

The creative forces behind AppleTV+ docuseries Visible: Out on Television, which Apple announced will launch Feb. 14, called the five-part series of hour-long installments a “love letter to the power of television” in moving the needle toward acceptance in the LGBTQ movement. Today’s panel included Director/Executive Producer Ryan White, Executive Producer Wanda Sykes and EP Wilson Cruz. Cruz said the

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‘Little America’ Review: Small Stories Pay Off Big in a Heartwarming Apple TV+ Series

No stars, no problem — that may not be the official tagline for “Little America,” but it’s certainly the ethos guiding Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, and Emily Gordon’s new series to success. Absent the big names and stripped of the grand scale tied to every Apple launch title, these eight standalone episodes are inspired by true stories of individual immigrants

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‘Morning Show’ Exec Producer on Moving From Programming to Building Production Banner

Four years ago, Michael Ellenberg faced a crossroads. He knew how to be a TV programming executive, after spending five years at HBO working on shows such as “True Detective,” “Westworld” and “Big Little Lies.” He knew how to be a producer, after working earlier in his career for Scott Rudin and Ridley Scott. What he didn’t know was how

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Apple Sets LGBTQ Docuseries ‘Visible: Out On Television’, Wanda Sykes And Wilson Cruz Producing

Apple has added the new docuseries Visible: Out On Television to its growing slate of original series on Apple TV+. The five-part television event puts a spotlight on how the LGBTQ movement shaped television and comes from Emmy-nominated filmmakers Ryan White (Ask Dr. Ruth, The Case Against 8, The Keepers) and Jessica Hargrave. It will be executive produced by Wanda Sykes and

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