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Goldie Hawn: How Her Foundation Is Supporting Our Youth

By Dan Schawbel, Contributor

I recently caught up with Goldie Hawn, who is an Academy Award winning actress, producer, director, best-selling author and children’s advocate. She is the founder of The Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives. …read more

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Get Ready For The All-Hail-Hillary Movies

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Hillary Clinton speech 9 SC Get Ready for the All Hail Hillary Movies

I wasn’t surprised to learn that sometime before the 2016 election, NBC will be releasing a four-hour miniseries about Hillary Clinton starring Academy Award nominee Diane Lane. What did surprise me was that the series will cover none of her life before the Monica Lewinsky scandal, which took place five years into her husband’s second term as president and when Hillary was already 51 years old. It’s as if her first half-century will be airbrushed away, along with the many scandals that dogged her in those decades.

While the series will still have a lot of ground to cover — impeachment and the “vast right-wing conspiracy” she suspected, her successful 2000 Senate race, her loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries, her time as secretary of state and her role in the Benghazi debacle — it’s striking that so much rich material will be excluded even before footage is discarded on the cutting-room floor.

Just consider what we’ll be missing.

Health-Care Gate: In 1997, federal judge Royce Lamberth levied $286,000 in sanctions against Bill Clinton’s administration for “running amok” in a “cover-up” of Hillary Clinton’s health-care task force. The scandal began when deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster made contradictory assertions about the first lady’s job status, in an attempt to keep the work of the task force secret. Foster later committed suicide, and a Secret Service agent saw Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, Margaret Williams, carry boxes of papers out of Foster’s office before investigators showed up to seal it.

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UK's first female leader rejected feminist label

She was Britain’s first female leader, a strong woman who battled her way to the top of a male-dominated political system — but don’t call Margaret Thatcher a feminist.

The former prime minister, who died Monday aged 87, rejected the label — “I owe nothing to women’s lib,” she once said — and she leaves a contested legacy for women. For some, she was an inspiration who showed that anything was possible. For others, she was an individualist who got to the top and pulled the ladder up behind her.

Meryl Streep, who won an Academy Award last year for playing Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” said that although some of Thatcher’s ideas could be seen as “wrongheaded or misguided,” her legacy for women was huge.

“To have given women and girls around the world reason to supplant fantasies of being princesses with a different dream: the real-life option of leading their nation; this was groundbreaking and admirable,” Streep said.

But Wendy Webster, professor of modern cultural history at the University of Huddersfield, said Thatcher regarded herself as a one-off who owed nothing to feminism.

“She didn’t see her career as having grown out of any kind of movements,” said Webster, author of a feminist analysis of the British leader, “Margaret Thatcher: Not a Man to Match Her.”

“She saw herself as a unique individual who had made it through her own talent and her own determination.”

Few would downplay the hurdles Thatcher overcame as a grocer’s daughter from a provincial town making her way in Britain’s macho, patrician Conservative Party. Though she was a graduate of Oxford University — in chemistry, then an unusual field for a woman — she had to fight to be selected as a parliamentary candidate, and her victory in a Conservative Party leadership contest in 1975 was a shock.

She wasn’t the first woman to head a modern government, but she was one of the first who was not the daughter or widow of a male leader.

“We should never forget that the odds were stacked against her,” Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday. “She was the shopkeeper’s daughter from Grantham who made it all the way to the highest office in the land.”

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Jake Gyllenhaal's Performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Now Available as an Audio Do

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Now Available as an Audio Download at Audible.com

NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Audible Studios, the production arm of Audible.com, today announced the publication of Jake Gyllenhaal‘s masterful audio interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s preeminent novel, The Great Gatsby. The release marks the first audiobook performance by Academy Award nominee Gyllenhaal, and the first of Audible Studios‘ series of definitive recordings of the Fitzgerald canon in association with the Fitzgerald Estate. Forthcoming audio editions will include Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon as well as other works of fiction.

“We are thrilled to bring this remarkable new recording of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s masterpiece to our listeners,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “Jake Gyllenhaal‘s subtle pacing of the narrative and his portrayal of these fabulous characters showcase his versatility as an actor. Fans of his theater and film work will love hearing Jake’s interpretation of Gatsby.”

Anderson added, “Everyone who’s planning on seeing the new film version of The Great Gatsby will want to listen to this audiobook first for the fullest experience of Fitzgerald’s language.”

Baz Luhrmann‘s much-anticipated film version of The Great Gatsby will open this year’s 66th annual Cannes Film Festival and will be released nationwide May 10.

“We are delighted that Audible Studios will be bringing an avid and growing audience of listeners to F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s works,” said Jake Elwell of Harold Ober Associates, which represents the Fitzgerald Estate.

Audible will announce its casting choice for Tender is the Night shortly.

Among the acclaimed actors who have performed works of literature for Audible Studios in the past year are Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Diane Keaton, Dustin Hoffman, Kate Winslet and Samuel L. Jackson. Audible Studios secured 31 nominations for this year’s Audie Awards, which honor outstanding audiobooks and other spoken-word performances. Earlier this year, Audible Studios received its first Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ian‘s memoir Society’s Child.With Audible Studios, Audible.com has become the largest producer of audiobooks in the world.

Audible, the world’s largest seller of digital spoken-word content, invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2012, Audible members downloaded an average of 18 books over the course of a year.

Exclusive audio excerpts of The Great Gatsby are available at www.soundcloud.com/audiblestudios.

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Academy Award Winning 'The Godfather' Returns to Screens for Cinemark's Classic Series on Wednesday,

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Academy Award Winning ‘The Godfather’ Returns to Screens for Cinemark’s Classic Series on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Next Round of Cinemark’s Classic Series Films to Feature ‘RAGING BULL’ and ‘THE GRADUATE’

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYS: CNK) , one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, is pleased to announce the final film in the Best Picture Classic Series. The 1972 Academy Award Winner for Best Motion Picture, THE GODFATHER, will play in over 120 Cinemark theatres across the country, including on the Cinemark XD – Extreme Digital Cinema screens where available. Ranked #2 on the 2007 American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, the film is scheduled to play on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at two separate show times, 2pm and 7pm.

“There is no greater iconic film than ‘The Godfather,’ states James Meredith, VP, Head of Marketing and Communications at Cinemark. “It has set the standard for story-telling, launched a generation of great actors, and provided movie-goers an unparalleled experience.”

“The Godfather,” Francis Ford Coppola‘s epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar©-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone’s family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo‘s best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Cann and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered eleven Academy Award® nominations, and won three including Best Picture in 1972. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest American films ever made. Cinemark will show the 40th Anniversary restoration version of the film, which is rated R by the MPAA.

Cinemark is also pleased to announce that the next set of Classic Series films will feature four diverse and groundbreaking films. All Classics will show at 2pm and 7pm on the following days:

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Jeremy Irons: Gay Marriage Could Lead to Legal Incest

By Evann Gastaldo Jeremy Irons has some interesting ideas about gay marriage. If it’s legalized, then “could a father not marry his son?” the Academy Award-winning actor asked in a Huffington Post interview. Sure, incest would presumably still be illegal, but in Irons’ view, “it’s not incest between men. Incest is there to… …read more

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Adobe Drives Innovation With New Video Workflows at NAB 2013

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Adobe Drives Innovation With New Video Workflows at NAB 2013

Company Previews Next Generation of Professional Video and Audio Products and Launches Adobe Anywhere for Video

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– At the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Adobe Systems Incorporated (NAS: ADBE) will showcase new software and video technology that is transforming the way broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals create and deliver high-quality productions across multiple screens. Highlights of the show include the first public demonstrations of the next generation of Adobe’s flagship video tools including Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Adobe After Effects® SpeedGrade™, Adobe Audition® Adobe Prelude™, Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Story before their official release. NAB attendees will see a modern, highly-interoperable set of video tools that enable fast, seamless workflows.

Adobe is also announcing Adobe Anywhere for video – a modern, collaborative workflow platform that empowers teams using Adobe professional video tools, to work together accessing and managing centralized media and assets across virtually any network (see separate release). Adobe will demonstrate its new solutions during the NAB 2013 Show at its booth #SL3910, South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 8 – 11. Adobe professional video and broadcast tools will also be presented in nearly 100 partner booths throughout the NAB exhibition.

The company also announced it is offering a special offer aimed at video professionals in North America to join Adobe Creative Cloud™ for $29.99 a month for their first year, which is 40 percent off the regular price of an annual membership to Adobe Creative Cloud. Although the new features being previewed at NAB are not yet publicly available, one of the major benefits of Adobe Creative Cloud membership is that members get access to the latest upgrades and features as soon as they are released for no additional cost. This offer is valid through April 19, 2013. For more information, visit here.

The next version of Adobe video tools has been developed with features created in direct response to the needs of filmmakers, broadcasters and video professionals. In fact, the multiple Academy Award winning Coen brothers have been working directly with the Adobe Premiere Pro product team and are switching to Adobe Premiere Pro for their next feature film slated for late 2013.

“Broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals are looking for modern tools that meet the demands of today’s evolving video industry,” said Steve Warner, vice president of product development, Adobe. “Adobe’s video tools revealed today provide content creators with one powerful toolset …read more

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Academy Award Winning 'CASABLANCA' Returns to Screens for Cinemark's Classic Films Series on Wednesd

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Academy Award Winning ‘CASABLANCA’ Returns to Screens for Cinemark’s Classic Films Series on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYS: CNK) , one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, is pleased to announce that the 1942 Academy Award Winner for Best Motion Picture, CASABLANCA will play at Cinemark’s Classic Series in over 120 Cinemark theatres across the country. Ranked #3 on the 2007 American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, the film is scheduled to play on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at two separate show times, 2 pm and 7 pm.

“Our Cinemark Classic Series continues to engage customers with favorites like CASABLANCA,” states James Meredith, Head of Marketing & Communications for Cinemark. “Bogart and Bergman, a moving love story, World War 2 espionage, and a great song in ‘As Time Goes By’; no wonder it’s considered one of the greatest American movies ever made.”

Winner of the 1942 Best Picture Academy Award, CASABLANCA, won additional Oscars for Best Director (Michael Curtiz) and Best Screenplay (Philip and Julius Epstein and Howard Koch). In addition; the film received the following Academy Award nominations: Humphrey Bogart, Best Actor; Claude Rains, Best Supporting Actor; Arthur Edeson, Cinematography; Owen Marks, Film Editing; Max Steiner, Musical Score.

Individual tickets or a specially priced bundled package for Cinemark’s Classic Series are now available at www.cinemark.com or at the participating theatre box office. For a full list of participating Cinemark locations, advance ticket purchases and show time information go to the Cinemark web site.

Cinemark takes pride in creating the best entertainment experience in the industry. In order to make movie-going as easy and enjoyable as possible, Cinemark focuses on offering more choices to their customers. For example, “Print at Home” ticketing available at www.cinemark.com, makes it easy for patrons to purchase tickets in advance from the comfort of their home or office. Customers can bypass lines at the box office and go directly to a kiosk in the theatre lobby. Also, guests can download and purchase tickets through Cinemark’s mobile applications that are available for iPhone and Android phones. Finally, to stay connected, customers can sign up online to receive free, weekly showtime e-mailers that contain online coupons for discounts at the concession stand and other weekly special offers.

About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

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Worst Performance of the Year: Kim K. in Temptation ?

By Evann Gastaldo Kim Kardashian may never get her hands on an Academy Award, but the New York Daily News predicts she will win a Razzie . She has a small part in Tyler Perry’s Temptation , which opened Friday to not-so-rave reviews ( Rotten Tomatoes score: 16%), and many reviewers are singling out Kardashian… …read more
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Hannibal: Series Premiere Review

By Eric Goldman

Advance Review: On the surface, Hannibal has so much going against it. A prequel TV series about Hannibal Lecter has to overcome a lot of preconceptions, starting with the intimidating shadow of anyone daring to stop into the shoes of Anthony Hopkins, who gave such an iconic (and Academy Award winning) performance in the role. Then you have the fact that some would say the character was arguably diminished by perhaps less than stellar cinematic follow-ups to the classic The Silence of the Lambs, including Hannibal Rising – which was itself a prequel! Oh, and by focusing on the relationship between Lecter and Will Graham, Hannibal invites the, “This story again?” cries, given the Lecter/Graham dynamic was explored in two previous films; Manhunter (with Brian Cox and William Petersen) and Red Dragon (with Hopkins and Edward Norton).

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Al Gore, ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Author And Global-Warming Expert, Talks About Change

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Since starring in the Academy Award–winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” (2006), former vice president Al Gore has been the planet’s eco-warrior in chief. Now the self-described “recovering politician” has written an ambitious new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. He spoke with O’s books editor, Leigh Haber, about the power of optimism and why we need to start taking the long view.

Q: One of your “six drivers of global change” zeros in on the education of girls. Why is that so essential?

Al Gore: Population growth is straining the Earth’s resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic power, and safeguarding their reproductive rights.

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Coen Bros. Producing Fargo Miniseries for FX

FX today announced they have given a greenlight to Fargo, a TV version of the Academy Award winning Coen Brothers movie.

The project will be a “limited run series” (AKA, a miniseries) consisting of ten episodes. Joel & Ethan Coen will executive produce, with Noah Hawley (The Unusuals) writing and serving as showrunner. Warren Littlefield is also executive producing.

The series won’t retell the film’s storyline, but follow a new case – presumably with Marge Gunderson (played so memorably by Frances McDormand in the film) involved, though FX only says “new characters” will be a part of the story.

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Prime Instant Video Greenlights Betas, an Original Comedy Pilot

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Prime Instant Video Greenlights Betas, an Original Comedy Pilot

Amazon Studios adds another comedy pilot for customers to enjoy for freecustomer feedback will help determine which of the 14 pilots will be made into full-season productions

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– (NAS: AMZN) —Amazon Studios, the original film and series production arm of Amazon.com, today announced that it will add the comedy pilot Betas to the line-up of pilots already in production for Prime Instant Video. Betas, which is the eighth comedy pilot added to Amazon’s pilot line-up, willbe made available (along with the other seven comedy pilots and six children’s pilots) for free on Amazon Instant Video, LOVEFiLM UK and LOVEFiLM Germany. Customers are invited to view the pilots and then review them on the site; customer feedback will help determine which of the 14 pilots Amazon Studios will make into full-season productions, to air on Prime Instant Video.

Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups where the right algorithm can make you king, Betas, written by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard, follows four computer geeks and their quest for nerd fame as they attempt to crack the ultimate code. Ed Begley Jr., Jon Daly, Joe Dinicol, Margo Harshman, Charlie Saxton and Karan Soni star in the pilot.

Michael Lehmann (Heathers, True Blood, Dexter, American Horror Story) will direct and produce the pilot along with Emmy Award winners Alan Freedland and Alan Cohen (King of the Hill, Due Date, American Dad), and Academy Award nominated producer Michael London (Sideways, The Visitor, The Informant).

“Amazon is giving us a chance to work outside the TV bureaucracies and connect directly with audiences hungry for original content, and Betas is the perfect match for that model,” said producer Michael London. “Betas is a half hour comedy about a group of tech-savvy millennials trying to connect with the world both personally and professionally. Speaking for the whole creative team on Betas, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of the first launch of Amazon Studios pilots and working with such an inspiring group of people.”

“We can’t wait to hear what fans think of this and the seven other comedy pilots we’re producing — we have unbelievable casts and crews working on these projects,” said Roy Price Director of Amazon Studios.

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To Go the Distance, Nike Doesn't Need a Tiger In Its Tank

By Allen Adamson, Contributor

“Past performance is not an indication of future results.” Anyone who’s invested, or thought of investing, in the latest hot stock or mutual fund is familiar with these words of warning. As a branding guy, I have to tell you that the same words of warning should be heeded by any company thinking of linking its brand with a particular athlete or Academy Award winner or any other celebrity. The idea that the endorser’s current winning streak will provide positive borrowed interest for the long term is not guaranteed and it’s not smart branding. …read more
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5 jailed in UK for inventing movie in tax scam

Five people have been jailed in Britain for pretending to make a Hollywood movie in a scam to defraud tax authorities of millions of pounds.

The fraudsters were convicted earlier this month of attempting to bilk the government of $4.2 million in a plot reminiscent of the Academy Award-winning hit “Argo” — but without that movie’s heroic hostage rescue.

Prosecutors said the fraudsters claimed to be producing a made-in-Britain movie with unnamed A-list actors and a 19 million-pound budget. But officials say the project was a sham to claim back millions in taxes.

Bashar Al-Issa, described as the leader of the fraud, was jailed Monday for six and a half years. The others were sentenced to around four years each.

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Elizabeth Taylor Death Anniversary: Legendary Actress Died Two Years Ago

By The Huffington Post News Editors

It’s been two years since the legendary Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79. The classic Hollywood actress had been suffering from health issues for a number of years. In addition to osteoporosis and scoliosis, Taylor underwent cardiac surgery in 2009 to replace a leaky heart valve. She spent the last month of her life in the hospital, punctuating years of physical problems that finally turned off the long-standing Hollywood spotlight that shone brightly on her career.

In addition to winning two Oscars, one in 1961 for “Butterfield 8” and the other in 1967 for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Taylor was perhaps best known for the revolving door of men who came and went from her life. She was married eight times, twice to Richard Burton, whom she met in 1960 on the set of “Cleopatra.” The two began an illicit affair that was condemned by the pope, marking her second marital scandal after previously embarking on a romance with Eddie Fisher while he was still married to Debbie Reynolds.

But while many liken Taylor’s tabloid-friendly legacy to that of Lindsay Lohan, who portrayed the actress in the roundly panned Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick,” not all of Taylor’s off-camera life was enshrouded in scandal. Often considered a devout humanitarian and activist, she spoke out in support of AIDS causes at a time when few celebrities had the chutzpah to do so. She co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and in 1992 was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a special Academy Award devoted to humanitarianism.

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The Other Pay Gap: Why Minorities Are Still Behind

By Daily Muse, Contributor

Quevenzhane Wallis and I have two things in common: We’re black women in mostly white, mostly male industries and our names are considered to be difficult to pronounce. And while the controversy surrounding Miss Wallis during the Academy Award weekend—from the butchering of her name to the Onion’s “satirical” tweet—was upsetting, it wasn’t surprising. I’m nearly 30 years old and I still feel uncomfortable when I hear things like: …read more
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Carole King Musical Eyes Broadway Stage

By The Huffington Post News Editors

NEW YORK — A musical based on the woman behind such pop standards as “It’s Too Late,” “You’ve Got a Friend” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” hopes to make it to Broadway.

Producers on Friday announced plans to take “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” to the Great White Way by spring 2014. The story is written by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath.

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World’s Burliest Camera Car: The World of Director Tim Damon and His F-150 SVT Raptor

By Andrew Wendler

“Why put nitrous on a V-12 Vanquish? Why not? I mean come on, you have to.” That statement alone should give you a pretty good idea of the delightfully skewed perspective with which Tim Damon views the automotive world. If you still need convincing, consider that, in addition to a fogged Aston Martin, the Detroit native and automotive photographer’s personal collection also includes a 1966 Lincoln Continental, a Porsche Cayenne, a 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix convertible, and,just for kicks, a 730-hp Lingenfelter prepped Cadillac CTS-V. “I just love cars,” he says unapologetically.

But the latest vehicle to catch Damon’s attention is Ford’s F-150 SVT Raptor pickup, and it’s a company car. As a driving force behind Camera Car Systems, which specializes in providing high-tech, high-speed still and live-action photo and video services to Hollywood and the advertising world, he’s perpetually looking for vehicles to serve as stout yet agile foundations for his cameras and rigging. Although the company’s current roster of fully prepped camera vehicles includes Porsches, Mercedes, a Hummer, and even a Ferrari F360 Modena, the nearly box-stock Ford Raptor is quickly becoming the boss’s favorite. In fact, the company just used it on the recently launched Project Fusion campaign, the first clip from which you can watch here:

As for the Raptor, Damon says, “We needed a robust platform for the next generation of off-road stuff, and, compared to where we are with the Cayenne Turbo, the Raptor is a huge leap forward for us.” With the exception of some minor reinforcements to the rear of the frame, the Raptor’s chassis is essentially unchanged. The Fox shocks and 4.10 axles remain, and, only some minor software tuning from Banks engineering keeps the engine from retaining a stock designation. With its flat-black paint—specially concocted to keep glare and reflection to a minimum—and huge roof-mounted crane, the Raptor’s look is nice blend of paramilitary chic and post-apocalyptic trendiness. At first glance, it’s not entirely clear which side of the camera its supposed to be on, and you can see some beauty footage of the Raptor in action at the bottom of this story.

According to Damon, one of the keys to the Raptor’s success is its comparatively primitive body-on-frame construction. The other cars are all very capable, but their unibodies tend to transmit the energy from harsh impacts and directional changes directly to the crane, and ultimately to the camera. By attaching the Raptor’s camera crane to a custom-built exoskeleton mounted only to the cab, the simplistic isolation solution between the Ford’s cab and chassis somewhat paradoxically delivers high levels of stability. This holds true even at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

The crane arm sprouting from the Raptor’s roof and its attendant stabilized head—the part on the end that holds the camera—is supplied by Filmotechnic, a company run by Damon’s Ukraine-based partner Anatoliy Kokush. A two-time Academy Award winner for technical achievement, Kokush designs …read more
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