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For example an actor does not like to go nude or shoot a sensual scene.But if it is a part of a script, can they choose to not do it? or do they HAVE to shoot because of the contract despite not having personal approval? The choice is always the actor's. The actor's contract will spell out what they are willing or unwilling to do. Some refuse different ...


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The SAG-AFTRA union provides specific protections for actors for nudity and sex scenes. What You Should Know About Nudity Riders: If your performance in a film will include nudity, partial nudity or simulated sex acts, be sure that you or your representatives have negotiated a nudity rider with production. The nudity rider should include a detailed ...


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I'm going to drop this into the answer space as a temporary space-filler rather than as a final product. I don't have the time to fully flesh it at the moment, so it's open season for anyone who wants to fill this answer, or just go for it and write your own. I can't answer for this franchise specifically, but many many TV shows use a similar 'look book', a ...


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I want to add this as input, but not as a final answer. I don't know anything about what Hallmark's internal policies might be. But, part of the reason this happens is because "Christmas movie" is such a narrow genre. It's like shooting a zombie movie, there's really not too many directions to take it and run. If you watch almost any Christmas movie, it ...


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Actress Terri Garr related an anecdote about this: In the original Close Encounters of the Third Kind script, she was supposed to do a topless scene. Richard Dreyfuss was supposed to look at her bare breast while she slept, at see it as the same shape as the tower he was obsessed with. In the days leading up to shooting that scene, Terri said she was ...


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In addition to tetsujin's answer, I'ld like to give an idea of those style guides. These are given to different teams involved in the creation process to allow for consistency of viewer experience. Here is an example of the "look book" for King of the Hill. This allows for a wide variety of animation teams to be brought on as needed, while still giving the ...


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There are multiple reasons here. Money Simply put, cartoony graphics are considerably cheaper to develop than the high realism 3D cinematics. Animated cartoons don't have the biggest audience (compared to live action movies). The smaller the profits, the smaller the development budget. Without having seen the numbers (I can't find any reasonably ...


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the tl;dr is that it's complicated. A lot of it depends on preexisting contracts and legislation, but a lot of laws are lagging behind the advancements being made in technology. Some studios and directors acknowledge actor's rights to their likeness and are respectful, and others don't care. Screen Actor's Guild on digital image rights Crispin Glover sued ...


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In addition to Flater's answer, I feel it's worth emphasizing that Batman: Hush and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight are both direct-to-video productions - they are not intended for theatrical release, but are instead sold as DVDs or Blu-Rays. Direct-to-video productions don't make anywhere near as much money as theatrical releases: as of 4 January 2020, Gotham by ...


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So, has any film or show ever been made, where an actor was uncredited in order to hide their face from the viewers? Yes, the TV series Charlie's Angels John Forsythe (as Charlie) was readily identifiable by his voice but was never credited or seen. During the show's five-year run, the identity of Charlie was one of TV's most closely guarded secrets. John ...


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From pagalparrot You will get surprised to know that the world’s first porn film was made in 1896 during the silent era of films. It was a seven-minute French film that featured a woman stripteasing in the bathroom, gets bathed, and then gets dressed again. The name of the movie was “Le Coucher de la Mariée.” From Wikipedia The original film has been ...


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Is it common practice to award the deceased author of a character an executive producer credit on the character's TV Show or Movie? Common?...No. But that's not exactly what is happening here. The "Tom Clancy" referenced is not the "person" Tom Clancy but rather his estate without whom the series could not be made. They just reference ...


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The question is overstating its assertion that there are virtually no animated movies for adults. I could make a list but I'd rather address the underlying truth to your question, i.e. that there are proportionately less animated movies for adults, which I do think is true. First of all, if you're focusing on top-tier graphical quality, the production ...


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Think of Netflix like a TV station, BBC, NBC, Disney[1] etc. They're a 'broadcaster' - they run a TV network. Just because their distribution model is different doesn't mean everything else is. They make their money from broadcasts. They spend it on content to make people want to pay for that service. So, they buy a TV show or movie. They hire a director, ...


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I will focus on technology. Those movies look so similar because they are made for specific "target". Hallmark might (and probably is) using a set type of camera filters. To make a cookie-cutter film you need to make a cutter. One of the requirment is pipeling the production time and effinency. So now an editor will have a set of presets for color, balance, ...


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Preview audiences are selected from a cross-section of the population, and are usually asked to complete a questionnaire or provide feedback in some form. This Wikipedia article provides information, that the audience is a cross-section of the population. So they are chosen based on their profiles to reflect the population in the best way. Selecting a ...


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There's an old musical equivalent to this called a "Sonata Factory". Basically, you write and publish a piano sonata (can work for other instrumentations, but let's just stick to that for simplicity), then you take that sonata, and rewrite a new part for the right hand to go with its left hand part, and then rewrite a new part for the left hand to go with ...


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There's a scene in Under the Skin (2013), starring Scarlett Johansson, where there's a baby/toddler alone on a beach - the baby is crying and looks really properly distressed and too young to be acting - I've always wondered what they did to it. It's mentioned in an interview with the director, Jonathan Glazer. Basically, they found a baby that would cry ...


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It might be different these days with digital projectors and all, but back in the day when I worked for a theater corporation, a huge amount of expense for a given film was the cost of "the cans" - the hexagonal cans the films came rolled up in before they are spliced together (like depicted in fight club) This may have had other more itemized expenses ...


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The answer will have to be "it depends". It's got to depend on the director, the casting director, possible changes to the script, etc. An interesting case regarding script changes: One draft of the script for Close Encounters of the Third Kind included a topless scene with Teri Garr. However, that scene was never shot, and the actress never had to appear ...


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I suspect there were several factors contributing to this, but the main one probably is related to the change in name from “Festival of Festivals.” As originally conceived, it showed the best films from other film festivals - hence I would think no premiers were held there and it wouldn’t be associated with big films. The name change was not just a ...


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By definition, method acting is not about being becoming the character full time. In order for actors to create natural performances, Stanislavski believed that they needed to use personal experiences in order to imagine how their characters are feeling. They would use their own memories and relate these emotions to their portrayal of a character. ...


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It should be noted, in updating this question with to-date data, that Mortal Engines (2018) would seem to have topped the list: From the Mortal Engines Wiki page: Deadline Hollywood calculated the film lost the studio $174.8 million, when factoring together all expenses and revenues, making it one of the biggest box office bombs of all time. This ...


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