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Screenwriters Still Feeling the Effects of the 2007-2008 WGA Strike and Economic Crisis

ScreenCraft | Posted 04.14.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Director Atom Egoyan on his Film, Remember, and Working with Christopher Plummer

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Academy Award nominated director, Atom Egoyan, joined me for the the most recent episode of The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano. His film, Remember, is out this Friday nationally.

Cinematic Subversions of the American Dream

Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D.

One of the most common religious categories that has been applied to film is that of "parable." Unfortunately, most understandings of parables are bland and antiseptic.

The Experience of Working With Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey

ScreenCraft | Posted 04.04.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, scree...

A Big Fat Greek World With Laughs

James Peron | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment
James Peron

I read the reviews of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and many were downright brutal. But, I've learned not to trust the critics and their often bitter -- sometimes jaded -- view of life and films. I've also learned critics will misstate the facts about films they dislike.

3 Most Common Conceptual Mistakes Screenwriters Make

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

10 European Art House Cinemas to Forget The Latest Blockbuster Releases

Bart van Poll | Posted 03.11.2016 | Travel
Bart van Poll

Babylon Cinema, Berlin - by Mike Steele Spring is at the door, but unfortunately for most of us Europeans, the weather often does not allow for outd...

Top Ten Best Screenplay Contests to Enter in 2016

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

#FredinChina: New Content Regulations in China

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

Last week there was another regulation concerning the Chinese Internet, forbidding foreign companies from posting content on Chinese social media. In short, Beijing is getting more and more controlling over anything and everything that is broadcasted in China online and offline, on the Internet and on TV.

BBC Culture Editor Predicts Oscar Winners And Talks Diversity

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 02.27.2016 | Media
Tara Kangarlou

In a casual conversation in BBC Worldwide offices in New York City, Christian Blauvelt, BBC.com's Deputy Culture Editor gives us an insider scoop into the 2016 Oscar nominations and predicts the top winners of this year's Academy Awards.

The Other Thing Hollywood Has Been Getting All Wrong

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 02.27.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

People 65 and older are now the fastest-growing age group in the western world, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It's no wonder, then, that the silver screen is rapidly growing a deeper shade of silver.

Beware the Writing Zombies

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

10 Lessons in Movie Theater Etiquette

Lee Allport | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment
Lee Allport

Recently while sitting in my local theater I began observing the actions of the patrons coming in as well as people who were already seated. My short but thorough investigation turned up more than one faux pas.

An Exclusive Interview with The Screenwriter's Bible Author Dave Trottier

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.18.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Hail, Caesar! and Our Lenten Journey

Rob Lee | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Rob Lee

The other day my friend Patrick and I went to see the new Cohen Brothers' film, Hail, Caesar! It's a beautifully done film, chronicling a day in the l...

Approaching 81, MOMA REELS Out Great Film!

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Isa Freeling

Image courtesy of MOMA Did you know that MOMA, one of the United States preeminent showcase's for international cinema and leading institutions for f...

10 Traps Screenwriters Need to Avoid

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Stop waiting. Once you click submit and you've entered that contest, leave it to the fates to decide. It's out of your control now so why torture yourself? And furthermore, the true trap here is putting all of your eggs in that one basket.

7 Adaptation Rules from the Screenwriter of Dracula and Contact

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Opera's Bizarro World

Miriam Gordon-Stewart | Posted 01.27.2016 | Arts
Miriam Gordon-Stewart

Imagine a world in which the Golden Age of Cinema had never ended. We had decided that it was so wonderful, it should just be preserved as it was. This world exists. It is the world of the opera establishment.

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

Die Hard 2 and Bad Boys Screenwriter Talks About the Heyday of Screenwriting in the 80s and 90s!

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

9 Tips for Filmmakers Struggling to Make Their Short Film

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

The rite of passage for any filmmaker is making that first short film, which is where filmmakers cut their teeth and truly come of age. They learn about filmmaking by making a lot of mistakes -- big and small.

Why Screenwriters Are the Biggest Employers in Hollywood

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

When a film wins Best Picture or makes a billion dollars at the box office, whose name do we hear? The star, the director, and maybe some of the high profile producers. A majority of the time, the screenwriter is somewhat anonymous amidst any of the hoopla.

5 Reasons Why Hans Gruber is the Greatest Movie Villain of All Time

ScreenCraft | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

"Who said we were terrorists?" These sinister words, spoken with almost Shakespearean grandeur and playfulness by the late Alan Rickman, is perhaps one of the greatest lines spoken by any movie villain. It denotes that all is not as it seems while watching the original Die Hard.

This Guy Wants Popcorn Banned Inside Movie Theaters

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.15.2016 | Weird News

Enough is enough for a frustrated movie fan who's calling for popcorn to be banned from theaters because he says it's too noisy. Mike Shotton, 39, fro...