I saw The Red Shoes at the Ritz in the Bourse (Philadelphia) when I was in high school. I heard it was Martin Scorsese’s favorite movie, and my grandmother had cut out an article on it from The Inquirer to tell me about it.
I grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The only connection our town had to Hollywood is all the guys from Jackass…and M. Night Shyamalan would sometimes use our rolling hills to shoot a movie scene…but M. Night never let us push him in a grocery cart down a hill.
Initial reporting said that no additional filming would occur and new material would largely consist of special effects work, but that clearly has changed.
As filmmakers, we are always trying to make people lean in, and what better way to get them to do that than engage with them emotionally. We forget that long before we were around, painters and sculptors were the ones capturing human form and stories.
In a recent interview with lawyer Mark Litwak, Backstage asked him about all his areas of expertise. As an entertainment lawyer and the founder of the Law Offices of Mark Litwak and Associates, he gave some incredible answers.