Sarah Jones

Multiplexer

Multiplexer

He's an accomplished film producer, the president of a global film production and consulting company, and an expert on the planning, budgeting and execution of both international and domestic filming. On the next Cinematic Immunity, Billy Badalato, Jr., tells us his story, and shares so much sage advice for finding success in the entertainment industry ("Your first day of work is really your second job interview.") that we couldn't fit it all into just one episode. Yes, it's another Cinematic Immunity two-parter - but with thirty years of working in the film industry, Badalato, Jr., had so many valuable lessons to share with our listeners, that we just couldn't leave any of them out. 

Hear Billy Badalato, Jr., school us on the ins and outs of international and domestic film consulting, the logistics of Navy fighter-jet refueling, and some of the difficulties of using trains, planes and boats in your movie. We'll discuss what happens when you go to shoot in the middle of nowhere, and how to climb the showbiz ladder from personal assistant to president of a global production and consulting company. Learn all that and more, on the next episode of the Cinematic Immunity podcast, this Tuesday

Sequential Frame

Sequential Frame

Part two of our interview with the great Billy Badalato, Jr., is just a few short days away! 

These are just a few of the things you'll hear in part two: Questionable John Woo impersonations, what it's like shooting on a moving train from a moving helicopter, who wins a budgets-vs.-creative battle in the studio system - or budgets and efficiency vs. safety - how our guest climbed the ladder in production, the answers to questions like Why are we still waiting to shoot? Why are studios the way they are? What goes into the machinery of studio financing? ...and how Billy knew he had finally made it in the business when no one would sit with him at lunch.  All that, and more, this Tuesday on Cinematic Immunity!

Close Encounters of the Chicago Kind

Close Encounters of the Chicago Kind

Next week on Cinematic Immunity, Steven Poster, president of the International Cinematographers Guild; I.A.T.S.E. local 600, the union representing camera workers and film publicists across the United States. 

Cinematic Immunity discusses Sarah Jones and the Future of Set Safety

Cinematic Immunity discusses Sarah Jones and the Future of Set Safety

Cinematic Immunity held a panel last week to discuss the state of the entertainment business since the passing of 2nd camera assistant Sarah Jones.  How can this can be prevented? What are the logistics of production that were not followed?  In today's blog, we would like to introduce our guests for the panel.  Join us tomorrow, May 6th for the release of part one of this very important discussion, the complex tragedy of Sarah Jones. Our panelists Danelle Hand, Ted Hayash and Vannessa Manlunas discuss the boiled down facts as presented by Bryan Hart and the Cinematic Immunity team. 

Sarah Jones and the Future of Sat Safety - Part 1

Sarah Jones and the Future of Sat Safety - Part 1

In an attempt to get everyone up to speed with the facts of the story thus far, we are going to  share some of the reports that have emerged over the last two months regarding this complex tragedy.  Variety would tell us that on February 20th, in Wayne County GA while filming Midnight Rider, the Gregg Allman Biopic,  that 2nd Assistant Camera, Sarah Jones was killed during filming. This is the panel discussion that covers the logistics of how this happened and why this is one of the most important discussions happening in entertainment right now.