Ivan Reitman’s Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers

Filmmaker Ivan Reitman and actor Ernie Hudson were on hand at Wizard World Chicago in the lead-up to next year’s 35th anniversary celebration for Ghostbusters.  The two spoke addressed fans for nearly an hour on Saturday afternoon with a limited amount of time at the end for audience questions. Early on, I decided that I would ask a question during the panel.  The obvious choice would be something related to Ghostbusters.  Given my background, I…

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Wizard World 2018: Panel Highlights

Wizard World Chicago kicks off this Thursday in Rosemont with a number of celebrities coming to town for the comic con.  Among the highlights are a reunion of the Boy Meets World cast featuring Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong, and Will Friedle.  What follows below are a small selection of panels that I recommend checking out! Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman was among those recently added to the schedule.  He’s in town for Saturday only…

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Dave: The President We Need Right Now

Dave is able to hold up so well 25 years after it’s release because of such a strong performance by Kevin Kline. Ivan Reitman followed his 1980s successes by directing the political comedy from Gary Ross’ hilariously written screenplay.  There are so few political comedies that can work in a way that the script does.  Could the Oscar-nominated screenplay be written today and still appeal to movie going audiences?  I’d like to think so.  A…

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Comic Con: New Ghostbusters film coming in 2019

At a Comic Con panel on Thursday, Ivan Reitman announced that a new Ghostbusters movie is coming in 2019. This announcement comes over a month after Dan Aykroyd said last month that Sony lost too much money with the all-female reboot and a sequel would be unlikely as a result. The Ghostbusters panel, titled Ghostbusters 101: A Ghostbusters Panel of Biblical Proportions!, featured Reitman alongside IDW’s Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Tom Waltz. The Ghostbusters:…

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