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My full name is Ajeng Canyarasmi but I go by Jay. Born and raised in Bandung, Indonesia, I moved to Los Angeles four years ago to pursue an MFA in film production. After graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, I have been working as an independent re-recording mixer and sound designer.

For the past couple of years, I have worked on numerous project...

Like most of us, Russell Crowe has had a lot of time on his hands to reminisce and think about simpler times in recent weeks. But going on a trip down memory lane is quite different for A-list actors like Crowe — that street is often paved with memories from behind the scenes of iconic films.

As Gladiator, Ridley Scott’s epic drama, is about to celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Empire reached out to its leading man. To eve...

Never wanting to limit herself to one style, Canadian Iranian Actress Sima Sepehri is known for her dedication to her craft. As a master of both drama and comedy, Sepehri enjoys playing that tough and strong character, and at the same time, she is immensely skilled at stand-up and live sketches. For this renowned actress, it isn’t about the genre, it is about the story.

“The thing I love the most about acting is telling stories...

Editing a film is much like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. However, unlike a puzzle, a film does not have pieces that fit perfectly into each other; the outcomes are endless, and it takes a true mastermind to look at those many pieces and figure out the most visually stunning and cohesive result. That is where Jing Wang comes in. When she opens that puzzle box, she sees the pieces and an instruction manual. For her, editing...

From the time he was just a child, growing up in Taipei, Taiwan, Weilun Feng was always enchanted by the idea of becoming a cinematographer. He was only four when he realized his passion for looking through the lens of a camera and making movies and has spent every day since working toward reaching that dream. 

Feng has now achieved his dream and is an internationally sought-after cinematographer, working behind the camera on m...

  Life is exciting as a Chief Lighting Technician. Okay, so you may not even know exactly what that means if you aren’t keenly aware of this position in film, television, and a variety of other platforms. A glimpse into the career of Junbai Zhou, the Chinese born professional who has worked across the planet engaging her talent for lighting to the benefit of many productions, proves that a successful career pursing one’s passi...

At just 5 years of age, George Takei was classified by the American government as an "enemy alien" and forcibly imprisoned in an internment camp with his family in 1942. Growing up, he noticed how very few people knew about his family's horrible experience. “I read all the history books that I could get my hands on, and there wasn’t a word about this chapter of American history,” explains Takei. Today, he's part of a growing m...

Known for her previous films Home and The Theatre, Natalia Montecinos’ new film Voiceless is making waves in the filmmaking community after winning, ‘Best Drama’ and ‘Best Actress’ at the LA Indie Short Fest. Also, it recently was announced as the finalist on the running for a Remi award, and will be screened at the 53rd Annual WorldFest-Houston Film Festival.

The film tracks Mia, a 9-year-old girl who suffers from selective mu...

As a dreamer, the arising writer Elizabeth Soto-Lara never stopped believing in the power of the magic that lies within ourselves when we deeply want a dream to become reality. Her unique ability to empathize to the core with others has taken her to travel while fulfilling her dreams. The Mexican filmmaker has collaborated in projects around the globe and her work has been recognized in the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile and In...

 The film Immortal boasts some very recognizable talent onscreen. One of the most impressive talents you won’t see in this film which recently premiered at Screamfest in Hollywood is the film’s music composer Kieran Kiely. While Kiely spent a large amount of time on the world’s biggest rock stages as Musical Director and band member for Grammy award-winning artist Sinead O’Connor or performing/recording with legendary musician...

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