Frankie Wallace

Frankie Wallace is a recent graduate from the University of Montana and currently contributes to blogs on a variety of topics. Wallace resides in Boise, Idaho and writes as a freelancer full time.

Why the Film Industry Needs to Hire More Veterans
Why the Film Industry Needs to Hire More Veterans

On the surface, no one argues that veterans are a valuable part of American society. In fact, acknowledgment of their heroic personal sacrifices is often used as proof that the... Read More

Why Prop Masters Matter to a Film's Production
Why Prop Masters Matter to a Film's Production

Question: What do the Golden Snitch in Harry Potter and the pile of cocaine in Scarface have in common? Answer: They were both created by expert property masters, or “Prop... Read More

Narratives About School Shootings: Are They Exploiting Victims?
Narratives About School Shootings: Are They Exploiting Victims?

With the increase in school shootings in the United States, movies and other forms of media have begun to include such events in their plots more frequently. As we struggle... Read More

How Hollywood Should Be Protecting Itself Against Data Breaches
How Hollywood Should Be Protecting Itself Against Data Breaches

In 2014, Hollywood heartthrob James Franco and well-known funny guy Seth Rogan released the trailer for their action comedy The Interview. The Sony Pictures movie satirized North Korean dictator Kim... Read More

How Movies Have Portrayed Cancer Over the Years
How Movies Have Portrayed Cancer Over the Years

One of the most precious things about art is its appeal to real emotions, beliefs, or experiences. Many creative endeavors are made with the intent to be relatable or inspiring,... Read More

What's Being Done to Eliminate Waste From Film Sets?
What's Being Done to Eliminate Waste From Film Sets?

Movies are a huge business, with the global film industry’s box office revenue expected to reach $50 billion in 2020. But the entertainment industry has a dark side when it... Read More

Are Plane Crashes Portrayed Realistically Enough in Movies?
Are Plane Crashes Portrayed Realistically Enough in Movies?

How many times have you watched a plane crash on film and thought, “Is that what it’s really like?” Unless you’ve ever been in a plane crash yourself, it’s impossible... Read More

Are Abusive Filmmakers Finally Facing Consequences for Their Actions?
Are Abusive Filmmakers Finally Facing Consequences for Their Actions?

Until recently, most people knew Max Landis as the screenwriter for the Netflix fantasy film Bright. Now, though, his career accomplishments have become buried under an avalanche of condemnation as... Read More

How Movies Are Glamorizing Smoking
How Movies Are Glamorizing Smoking

The tobacco industry spends upwards of $1 million each hour marketing their products. That’s why it seems impossible to avoid commercials, billboards, and other types of ads for cigarettes. Unfortunately,... Read More

How Is Police Brutality Depicted in Movies?
How Is Police Brutality Depicted in Movies?

The U.S. police force has been widely criticized for high-profile instances of brutality. These events have become a relatively common topic in the media, with headline after headline examining the... Read More

Self-Driving Cars in the Movies: Could They Soon Be a Reality?
Self-Driving Cars in the Movies: Could They Soon Be a Reality?

Cinema has always been a stomping ground for cutting-edge scientific advancement, but that’s not to say that everything we see in the movies is directly translated from our television sets... Read More

How Are Movies Handling Scenes of Sexual Assault in the #MeToo Era?
How Are Movies Handling Scenes of Sexual Assault in the #MeToo Era?

The rise of the #MeToo movement shows that women aren’t afraid to speak out against sexual harassment and assault. Women of Hollywood have been especially outspoken in this movement, revealing... Read More

Is Social Media Helping or Hurting the Movie Industry?
Is Social Media Helping or Hurting the Movie Industry?

The incredible effect that social media is having on the world cannot be understated. From the way we are able to globally connect, to the way we get our entertainment,... Read More

How the Disney-Fox Merger Will Change Hollywood Forever
How the Disney-Fox Merger Will Change Hollywood Forever

As of March 2019, Hollywood’s six major production studios have been whittled down to five. The Walt Disney Company paid $71.3 billion to purchase most of the film and TV... Read More

Can 'Avengers: Endgame' Save Hollywood's Box Office Problem?
Can 'Avengers: Endgame' Save Hollywood's Box Office Problem?

Note to reader: this is spoiler FREE!Superhero films are a critical part of Hollywood’s survival right now. They’re nostalgic, flashy, exciting, and — in a weird way — relatable. They... Read More

How Movies Are Shedding Light on America's Opioid Crisis
How Movies Are Shedding Light on America's Opioid Crisis

Opioid use has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. over the past few years, leading many policymakers and communities to search for ways to combat the overwhelming issue. The problem... Read More

Hollywood and Its Ever-Changing Approach to Advertising
Hollywood and Its Ever-Changing Approach to Advertising

For the longest time, the film industry had a high level of control over consumers. The movies it made weren’t the only things that brought it profit; Hollywood itself was... Read More

From Hollywood to Wall Street: The Best Films About Stock Trading
From Hollywood to Wall Street: The Best Films About Stock Trading

From the famous “Greed is good” line in 1987’s “Wall Street” to the outlandish language in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the film industry is no stranger to showcasing stocks,... Read More

How Is Virtual Reality Being Used at Film Festivals?
How Is Virtual Reality Being Used at Film Festivals?

Groundbreaking cinematic experiences are nothing new at the world’s biggest film festivals, and technological innovation continues to thrill audiences across the globe. In recent years, virtual reality has become a... Read More

Are Horror Movies Bad for Your Heart Health?
Are Horror Movies Bad for Your Heart Health?

Horror movies have been delighting and terrifying audiences for decades. Aside from making you shield your eyes in the theater and replay the scariest scenes in your head as you... Read More

Stressed Out? Try Watching These Movies
Stressed Out? Try Watching These Movies

Movies tell a story. They might offer you the escape you need when stress has taken over your life. You can lose yourself in someone else’s love story, a thriller,... Read More

How Artificial Intelligence Is Poised to Transform the Film Industry
How Artificial Intelligence Is Poised to Transform the Film Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into numerous industries. In the healthcare field, AI is helping doctors diagnose patients and choose treatment plans. Financial AI is predicting stock market... Read More

Why is Representation for Women in Movies So Low?
Why is Representation for Women in Movies So Low?

The 2019 Oscars were held the last weekend of February, and they were a record year for the representation of women and people of color. Despite this, the diverse list... Read More