Articles by Jill Dale

"Success In Films" written by Julia Verdin and Matt Dean Book Review - Indie Film, Film Financing, Producing

"Success In Films" written by Julia Verdin and Matt Dean Book Review - Indie Film, Film Financing, Producing Written by Julia Verdin and Matt Dean, "Success in Films" is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to know how to take control of their own destiny in the world of film by making their own movies.

Windsor Drive Film Review – Obscure, Visceral, Stimulating

Windsor Drive Film Review – Obscure, Visceral, Stimulating Windsor Drive is a viscerally thrilling ride. Natalie Bible' brilliantly directs this epic work of stunning imagery, color and camera angles befitting of Martin Scorsese.

Camillia Monet, CEO and Executive Producer of Esperanza Productions, LLC Spotlight – Top Female Entrepreneurs of 2015 in Hollywood

Camillia Monet, CEO and Executive Producer of Esperanza Productions, LLC Spotlight – Top Female Entrepreneurs of 2015 in Hollywood Hollywood has received much criticism lately for lack of equal pay for women as well as number of females in leadership and crew roles. Camillia Monet, actress, writer, producer, has not been deterred by the male dominated entertainment industry.

Inverse Film Review – Riveting, Intellectual and Disconcertingly Addictive Sci-Fi Thriller

Inverse Film Review – Riveting, Intellectual and Disconcertingly Addictive Sci-Fi Thriller Inverse has an intellectually stimulating story line, so many facets to the story yet not confusing or overdone. Inverse is undeniably one of the best Indie films of 2015.

A Woman Like Me Film Review – SXSW 2015 Film Festival Premiere

A Woman Like Me Film Review – SXSW 2015 Film Festival Premiere A “Woman Like Me” is a hybrid documentary that interweaves the real story of director Alex Sichel, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2011, with the fictional story of Anna Seashell (Lili Taylor), who tries to find the glass half full.

Devil May Call Film Review - Ambiguous, Maniacal, Suspenseful Horror

Devil May Call Film Review - Ambiguous, Maniacal, Suspenseful Horror The claustrophobic thriller “Devil May Call,” produced by Angel and Bear Productions in association with Esperanza Productions holds the appeal and suspense of conventional horror films.

"Lost Girls" - a Poignant Film Produced By Julia Verdin Addresses Human Trafficking

"Lost Girls" - a Poignant Film Produced By Julia Verdin Addresses Human Trafficking Sex trafficking is becoming huge growing problem in the US and globally. Top Indie film producer, Julia Verdin, is tackling the important subject of human trafficking in her latest project, social message film “Lost Girls.”

Odd Brodsky Film Review – Pasadena Int’l Film Festival Screening

Odd Brodsky Film Review – Pasadena Int’l Film Festival Screening "Odd Brodsky" is a delightful deadpan comedy which cleverly parodies the eccentricities of Hollywood, ironically through the eccentricities of the main character, Audrey

The Class Analysis Film Review – Pasadena Int’l Film Festival Screening

The Class Analysis Film Review – Pasadena Int’l Film Festival Screening “The Class Analysis” takes a close look at racial stereotypes. Visually this film is appealing. The futuristic culmination added some opportunities for special FX makeup and editing which elevated this film’s entertainment value.

Madeline Makes A Man Film Review – Pasadena Int’l Film Festival Screening

Madeline Makes A Man Film Review – Pasadena Int’l Film Festival Screening With clever dialogue and visually appealing sequences, this seemingly silly short film is actually quite enjoyable and funny - if you can get past the gore of the human stitching.

'One Child' Documentary Film Review - Poignant, Visual, Emotion Evoking

'One Child' Documentary Film Review - Poignant, Visual, Emotion Evoking The minimal scoring creates a solemn undertone of raw emotion and tragedy of the narrative, and works with the primarily visual storytelling to create an elegant and powerful experience. Mu captures this human emotion with very little dialogue.

ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery Review – Hollywood’s Biggest Blockbusters Reflected In Movie Art and Original Pieces

 ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery Review – Hollywood’s Biggest Blockbusters Reflected In Movie Art and Original Pieces ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery is carrying unique and official art relating to all of the huge film releases including Disney's Frozen, Star Wars, Blade Runner, the new Peanuts feature, Cinderella, and Big Hero Six.

Lourdes Duque Baron feat. Ron Ellington Shy Jazz Show Review – Rat Pack Era Class and Style

Lourdes Duque Baron feat. Ron Ellington Shy Jazz Show Review – Rat Pack Era Class and Style Jazz crooners, Lourdes Duque Baron and Ron Ellington Shy charmed a packed audience at Upstairs at Vitellos on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

Carson Lueders feat. Jordyn Jones “Take Over” Music Video Review – Circus Themed, Up-Tempo, Pop Bliss

Carson Lueders feat. Jordyn Jones “Take Over” Music Video Review – Circus Themed, Up-Tempo, Pop Bliss Classic circus fare feel brings a component of innocence and fun; that feeling of being care-free at the summer carnival.

Beside Still Waters Film Review – Refreshing, Candid, Feel-Good

Beside Still Waters Film Review – Refreshing, Candid, Feel-Good Beside Still Waters is a simple, feel-good, nostalgic style film and refreshingly candid amongst the sea of highly technical, over-powering films.

Camp X-Ray Film Review – Stellar Acting but Slow Pacing

Camp X-Ray Film Review – Stellar Acting but Slow Pacing While an interesting slant on a military film, Camp X-Ray is mediocre at best and may be a tough sell in several U.S. markets.

Hollows Grove Film Review – Slow Pacing, Great Sound and Shock Value

Hollows Grove Film Review – Slow Pacing, Great Sound and Shock Value Hollows Grove is a documentary-style, thriller which relies heavily on loud and specific sound effects as well as visual FX for shock value but pacing is slow at first.

Two Faces of January Film Review – Lackluster, Light and Simple

Two Faces of January Film Review – Lackluster, Light and Simple Attention to detail for the 1960s era film is especially enjoyable, from the sound of the ring of the phone to the airport furniture to vintage wardrobe. Lighting and music score enhanced the mythology; however the overall production is simple.

Ciara McAvoy Awarded Outstanding Creative Design And James McAvoy Takes Best Actor at BIFA - Magnolia Pictures’ Dark, Edgy Film ‘Filth’

Ciara McAvoy Awarded Outstanding Creative Design And James McAvoy Takes Best Actor at BIFA - Magnolia Pictures’ Dark, Edgy Film ‘Filth’ Top Hollywood Illustrator, Ciara McAvoy, wins prestigious Creative Design Award for "Filth, " and James McAvoy won Best Actor at the 2013 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) and Jameson Empire Awards in 2014

Magnolia Pictures "Honeymoon" Film Review - Intriguing, Engrossing, Suspenseful

Magnolia Pictures "Honeymoon" Film Review - Intriguing, Engrossing, Suspenseful Honeymoon is a very good film with an incredible cast that die-hard horror movie fans will truly enjoy.

Brittany Glodean “A Day In My Life” Dance Video Review – Dynamic, Energetic, Fun

Brittany Glodean “A Day In My Life” Dance Video Review – Dynamic, Energetic, Fun Brittany Glodean's new dance concept video is nothing short of exciting, energetic and extremely entertaining.

Lourdes Duque Baron Hope For The World Foundation Concert Review – Magnetic, Dazzling, Sultry

Lourdes Duque Baron Hope For The World Foundation Concert Review – Magnetic, Dazzling, Sultry Lourdes Duque Baron and Aleigh O'Sullivan deliver mesmerizing performances at the Hope For The World Foundation Concert at the Gibson Showcase Center in Beverly Hills.

Mood Indigo Film Review - Inventive, Quirky, Charming

Mood Indigo Film Review - Inventive, Quirky, Charming Mood Indigo creates a wonderfully surreal and creative world that is easy with which to become immersed.

Lourdes Duque Baron’s “Feeling Good At Any Age” Red Carpet Release Review – Retrospective and Honoring Classic Musicians

Lourdes Duque Baron’s “Feeling Good At Any Age” Red Carpet Release Review – Retrospective and Honoring Classic Musicians At the age of 67, Filipino crooner, Lourdes Duque Baron, released her debut CD called “Feeling Good At Any Age” at a red carpet event attended by music’s elite.

"It's Okay" Short Film Review - Clever, Symbolic, Dark

"It's Okay" Short Film Review - Clever, Symbolic, Dark A young couple struggles to break free of the restricted world they've created together.

Nickelodeon Star Daniel Curtis Lee and Diana Salangina "Meteor Shower" Song Review - Powerful, Sensual, Unique

Nickelodeon Star Daniel Curtis Lee and Diana Salangina "Meteor Shower" Song Review - Powerful, Sensual, Unique Former Nickelodeon star and celebrity, Daniel Curtis Lee, has teamed up with singing sensation, Diana Salangina on a unique new song just released to Billboard called "Meteor Shower"

Limited Partnership Film Review - Poignant, Beautiful, Emotional

Limited Partnership Film Review - Poignant, Beautiful, Emotional Forced to choose between leaving the United States and leaving each other, Richard and Tony persevere as they are forced to endure humiliating tribulations and the vicissitudes of electoral politics.

Proxy Film Review – Psychological Thriller Gone Awry

Proxy Film Review – Psychological Thriller Gone Awry At first glance, Proxy is a well-made psychological thriller that will keep the audience on the edge of its seat. Unfortunately, Proxy falters.

11 Year Old Angel Berry Releases Profound Debut EP In Unique “Spoken Word” Music Genre Spotlight - Dynamic, Enlightened

11 Year Old Angel Berry Releases Profound Debut EP In Unique “Spoken Word” Music Genre Spotlight - Dynamic, Enlightened In the spotlight, tween music sensation, Angel Berry, releases “Spoken Word” debut EP

Hollywood Illustrator/Poster Artist, Ciara McAvoy Review- The Magic Behind the Art

Hollywood Illustrator/Poster Artist, Ciara McAvoy Review- The Magic Behind the Art Behind the magic of film illustrations - Hollywood Illustrator/Poster Artist, Ciara McAvoy.

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