The second edition of the Barbados Independent Film Festival continued last evening with the Opening Gala on the still relatively new grounds of the Walled Garden Theatre located at the Barbados Museum in the Garrison. The red carpet affair was a welcome improvement over the previous night’s activity which was […]

A review of the Barbados Independent Film Festival, in which ...


For the film and television industry in British Columbia, 2017 was a tough year to beat. A record-breaking $2.6 billion streamed into the province last year, much of it coming from international productions. Prem Gill, CEO of Creative B.C. who has been named one of the province’s most powerful women leaders, […]

B.C.’s film and television industry at edge of ‘perfect storm,’ ...




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/29/17 Contact: Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa Blue Shark Pictures, LLC blueshark@bluesharkpictures.com San Francisco, CA: Jeffrey Gliwa, Blue Shark Pictures, Christopher Coppola and CRCoppola Enterprises just announced plans to build a high value, low budget film studio somewhere in the Bay Area, perhaps the Presidio, to be called Blue Shark […]

Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to ...



You couldn’t find two more different characters than Christopher Coppola and Jeffrey Gliwa: one a garrulous, big bear of man, who likes bandana head gear, the other a smiley smaller fellow favoring ball caps emblazoned with a shark. Nevertheless, they just premiered their second collaboration as director and producer, “Torch”, […]

Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa featured in CineSOURCE Magazine!



Film trivia is vital to breaking awkward silences and enlivening the dullest of evenings everywhere, so prepare to dazzle your friends with these 51 trivia facts you might not know. 1. Die Hard originated from the failed script of Commando 2. 2. Samuel L. Jackson demanded that the studio keep Snakes on a […]

Fascinating movie trivia to stump even the biggest movie buff.


Moonlight triggers the world’s biggest orgy, strange creatures emerge from the depths, and waves glow blue. Some phenomena in the ocean can only be witnessed after dark. 1. Bioluminescence makes the sea shimmer You may have seen the pictures. It’s night-time in an impossibly exotic location. Waves are breaking on […]

The ocean has always held a mysterious attraction for many ...


Over the past few decades, Halloween celebrations have gained in popularity, not only with children and families, but with all those fascinated with the spooky and scary. As a scholar of myth and religion in popular culture, I look at Halloween with particular interest – especially the ways in which today’s Halloween tradition came to evolve. […]

Read about the colorful history of Halloween.



Hollywood: Perhaps no other place on earth evokes the same air of show-business magic and glamour. The legend of Hollywood began in the early 20th century and is an earmark of modern American society rich in history and innovation. The origin of movies and motion pictures began in the late […]

The fascinating history of the Hollywood movie industry.