First Things Film

A Different Kind of Writer’s Block

Aug 16th, 2023

Putting my time at WINDOW FILM magazine and PPFMag into words is difficult. So I’ll keep this short and sweet—thank you for welcoming me into your industry two and a half years ago. Today, this segment feels like home. For my last WINDOW FILM magazine blog, the last thing I want to do is to […]

“Not the Bees!”

Aug 9th, 2023

Nicolas Cage is all the rage in 2023. Playing Edward Malus in a 2006 horror film The Wicker Man, Cage screams, “Not the Bees!” during an infamous bee torture scene. I felt a little like Cage when I discovered an estimated 40,000 bees in the siding of my house a few weeks ago (I have […]

Barbenheimer’s Connection to the Film Industry

Aug 2nd, 2023

I was as excited as anyone for Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer—a film that documents the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Nolan’s Tenet, Interstellar and Inception are among my favorite movies. But leading up to Oppenheimer’s release, I realized the movie was Nolan’s most anticipated. Why? He unintentionally hitched a ride with Barbie. An Explosive (Yet Glamorous) […]

Remembering Hailey Holder Allen

Jul 26th, 2023

Hailey Holder Allen battled stage IV Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), an extremely aggressive sarcoma typically found in muscles attached to bones. She had tumors in both thighs, underwent numerous surgeries and finished 54 weeks of chemotherapy in August 2020. On Oct. 16, 2021, middle Georgia film shops converged and combined forces at Tint Pro in Warner […]

The Boat Business

Jul 19th, 2023

Chris Brooks, owner of Kauff’s Tint and Wraps in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is fully immersed (pun intended) in the boat business. He’s been tinting boats for 20 years and is ready to share his story. WF: What got you into boat tinting? Brooks: I live in Palm Beach County, and we have a lot […]

The Most Important W

Jul 12th, 2023

The key questions every news article must answer are the five “Ws” of journalism—who, what, where, when and why. This guideline rings throughout journalism programs everywhere, but there is one thing you must discover for yourself: why you write articles in the first place. I have typed thousands of words and conducted dozens of interviews […]

A 2010 Throwback

Jul 5th, 2023

2010 was a whole different world. The Hurt Locker won Best Picture at the Oscars. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Instagram was launched and Apple released the first iPad. The New Orleans Saints were Super Bowl XLIV champions. Thanks to the power of Google Analytics, we […]

Windshield Talk With EPD’s Manny Hondroulis

Jun 28th, 2023

I know windshields pretty well. A sister publication to WINDOW FILM magazine, Auto Glass Repair and Replacement (AGRR) magazine is geared toward auto glass shop owners and installers and offers specific content to help them run their businesses and install glass efficiently. I connected with Manny Hondroulis, vice president of Energy Products Distribution (EPD) in […]

Fuel For the Film Industry

Jun 21st, 2023

Jimmy Dean Sausage Biscuits and orange juice are the two components boosting my mornings forward during the work week … can you tell I’m southern? Believe it or not, I’ve never had a cup of coffee, but we’ll see how long that lasts as I near my 30s. That biscuit tasted so good that I […]

The Most Tinted and Paint-Protected Vehicles of 2023

Jun 7th, 2023

American automotive enthusiast magazine Car and Driver recently ranked the 25 best-selling cars, trucks and SUVs of 2023 in the U.S. (so far). It got me thinking … what are your most tinted and paint-protected vehicles of the year? A Tesla Tide-Turner “Tesla has made a significant push with the Model Y as their newest […]