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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Joan Didion Documentary's Pioneering Approach to Collaborative Filmmaking

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Nicholas

Here is a compendium of characters Didion herself might appreciate, and one which her own family is now joining.

Wim Wenders: Painter, Filmmaker, Photographer

Louisiana Channel | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Common for Wenders' approach to both film and photography, is the starting point in painting and in particular the concept of frames. He considers the frame to be the defining factor -- if it is not in the frame, then it is out: "The frame is the main act."

Wim Wenders: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Do what nobody else can do except for you." Such is the unflagging advice from German filmmaker Wim Wenders, who in this video gives us his take on...

Ruling Galaxies But Not Countries: New Research on Women in Film

David Kleeman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

Worldwide, across about 5,800 speaking or named characters, roughly 69 percent were male and 31 percent female. Fewer than a quarter of the films had a female lead

The Top 5 Insights for Directors from James DeMonaco, Writer/Director of The Purge: Anarchy

Quora | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora. Answer by James DeMonaco, Writer/Director, The Purge: Anarchy Q: What are your top five recommendat...

Adventures in Brudderland: Conor Byrne's Foureyes and the New Nostalgia

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Hanging out with Conor Byrne is like visiting Movie Nerd Disneyland, and you'd better have your adventure cap on.

The Godfather Speaks: Francis Ford Coppola

Patricia Rust | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Patricia Rust

Everyone has someone that they would kill to meet and listen to, and the producers at the sixth Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. got to have their wishes more than fulfilled with writer, director, producer Francis Ford Coppola.

Director Joel Hopkins Breaks Down What It's Like to Both Write and Direct a Film

Quora | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"The challenges of both writing and directing a script are that sometimes I might underwrite things a little bit."

Perfection Is So Overrated

Donald D'Haene | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Donald D'Haene

Perfection is so overrated and boring. Call me twisted but during my quarter century in theatre, I loved it when things went wrong.

Making Sondheim Sing: Interview with Michael Mahler, Music Director of Chicago Shakespeare's Road Show

Robert Bullen | Posted 04.26.2014 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

The show returns, in yet another revised format, to Chicago, and I had the chance to speak with the production's Music Director, Michael Mahler, about the show's evolution and musical language.

Redford's LIFE Is His Oscar -- the Academy Can Keep Theirs

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Look at the man. The man, not the movie star. What we know of him anyway--he's done a great job of staying out of the tabloids and such, so we only know him by his work. And good work it has been, from his love of the "craft" of movie making to his tireless campaign to save the whole damned planet.

What Is So Great About Martin Scorsese?

Quora | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

Martin Scorsese is an American icon. If there ever were a quintessential American director that captured Americana so well throughout his whole career, it would be Martin Scorsese.

Best Films of 2013 -- Black Talent Thrives

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In a banner year for filmmaking, black films, filmmakers, screenwriters and actors thrived.

This Is Completely Insane

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy

All jobs require some sort of audition, but in the competitive world of film, would-be directors must go all out to impress potential employers. Th...

Director Thomas Trail Explores New Frontiers With Cutting-Edge Artists

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

If it has a picture, and it moves, Thomas Trail's all over it -- from feature films to music videos for major global artists (Nervo and Steve Aoki, to name but two), to commercials, shorts, art films and plenty more.

Directors Must Remedy Known Regulatory Violations or Face Personal Liability

Brad Reid | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

The business judgment rule insulates corporate directors from personal liability for mistaken decisions made with adequate information and in good faith.

What Is the Relationship Like Between Spielberg and Lucas?

Quora | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

I don't know them personally, but through interviews and observations, they are the best of friends.

Dial B for Birthday

Jack Meyer | Posted 10.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jack Meyer

August 13 marks the birthday of virtuoso director, Sir Alfred Hitchcock. To honor Mr. Hitchcock, the man who inspired my adoration of film, I would like to recount my peculiar relationship with the Master of Suspense.

TV or Not TV, That Is the Question

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

TV is a writers medium. There's no other alternative. It's not about creativity or talent -- though the best of TV is wildly creative and majestically talented. It's because Nature created a week with 7 days.

Who Is a Better Director, J J Abrams or Christopher Nolan?

Quora | Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

I think Chris Nolan is a better director and storyteller, by far. Abrams makes good films, but I've yet to see him make a film that I would call truly "great."

Directors Must Conduct a 'Market Check' When Selling the Corporation

Brad Reid | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

The business judgment rule broadly shields directors from liability for mistakes when acting in a reasonable and informed manner. Precisely what constitutes a reasonable and informed process when directors negotiate the sale of the corporation was discussed by the Delaware Court of Chancery in an unpublished recent decision, Koehler v. NetSpend Holdings, Inc.

10 Top Female Directors

GalTime | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women
GalTime

To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.

Will Robert Kouba and Kickstarter Kick Ass?

Kenneth Robinson | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Kenneth Robinson

Between Kickstarter and the rapid advances in technology, the playing field has been leveled. I predict we will soon see a blockbuster movie conceived, produced and distributed by a new age of independent film professionals, untainted by the Hollywood experience.

Who Is the Most Accomplished Film Director of All Time?

Quora | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ken Miyamoto, Screenwriter Without any hesitation or doubt, the best example in my opinion i...

Who Would Your Top Nominations for "Best Director" at the Academy Awards 2013 Be?

Quora | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mark Rogowsky,Internet Entrepeneur, @maxrogo The Academy Awards have been a farce before, b...