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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...

Hoberman: Ten Filmmakers That Will Define Cinema's Next Decade

ARTINFO | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Here are 10 mid-career film directors, all in their 40s or younger. Some are still obscure, others are pretty famous -- but only a few are as well-known as they deserve to be.

YouTube Horror Directors Share Top Creepy Holiday Movies (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

YouTube's favorite horror directors Michael Gallagher (Totally Sketch, "Smiley") and Tony V (BlackBoxTV) dish on the scariest horror movies of all ti...

Is Molly Ringwald Right? Is Writing Like Acting?

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.21.2012 | Arts
Lev Raphael

I've only acted in college, but I've been a regular theater goer for as long as I've been a published author, and I think her comparisons don't hold up.

Creating a Great Board of Directors

David K. Rehr | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
David K. Rehr

When we have a great board, it makes the mission (whether it is making great products, providing outstanding services, curing AIDS, or ending malaria in Africa) easier to achieve. So how can a CEO use his/her board members to maximize the enterprise's success?

Michel Gondry's Unexpected New Film

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home

Michel Gondry used to have a style that was easy to pigeonhole. His "Science of Sleep," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and past music video c...

A List You Can't Refuse: The 15 "Boss" Gangster Directors Of Film History

Posted 04.05.2012 | Entertainment

Martin Scorsese may very well be a product of his environment: growing up in Little Italy while struggling with his Roman Catholic faith, only later t...

What's It Like to Direct a Big Budget Movie for the First Time?

Quora | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Nick Rheinwald-Jones, Screenwriter Interestingly, a lot of big-budget feature directors end up being...

Hollywood's Female Trouble: Part 2, The Directors

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Even with Bigelow's Oscar win in 2009, why are the statistics for female directors (in both film and television) less than golden?

What Do Directors Think When People Make a Torrent for Their Movie?

Quora | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

The Motion Picture Association of America has never written me a paycheck for anything. They're not backing my picture. These are not nice guys. They are not in this business to help filmmakers at all.

[Interview] The Documentarians Who Prove That 'We're Not Broke'

Turnstyle | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah Nelson Exactly how and why the United States has found itself in financial crisis and up to its eyeballs in debt is, from one point-of-view, ...

Director Nacho Vigalondo Unearths The Romantic Soul of the Modern Nerd

Turnstyle | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By: Noah Nelson One of my favorite films at this year's AFI Fest was Extraterrestrial (see our review), a farcical romantic comedy with a science fic...

Fixing Dysfunctional Boards

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

What do Hewlett Packard, Yahoo, Bank of America, Sprint-Nextel, AMD, Moody's, Best Buy, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Sears and GE have in common?