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How the Best Hollywood Directors Stay True to Their Creative Compasses

Quora | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

How I Got There: Jiri Menzel

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Lan Anh Vu

Jiri Menzel is an Oscar-winning director and a theatre director. Menzel is not only a director, however he is also an actor and screenwriter. He has directed 28 films, written 20 screenplays, and starred in 67 titles. He has also been a member of the jury at the Moscow and Berlin International Film Festivals.

Why Are There So Few Women Directors?

Susanna White | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
Susanna White

When the last person ranted at me there were so few women directing movies because they would rather stay home with their children, I thought I was go...

Prince... Launching 'Purple Rain'

Dick Guttman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Great management always starts with devotion to and amazement about the client. And that's certainly what Prince was getting from his guys. I looked f...

We Only Got 4 Minutes To Save The World: An Interview With David N. Donihue

Kelly Hughes | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Kelly Hughes

2016 marks the 35th anniversary of MTV. And a lot has happened in the world of music videos since then (and not just the absence of music videos on MT...

Collaboration Now

Todd Felderstein | Posted 12.21.2016 | Entertainment
Todd Felderstein

"Collaboration" is the catch word that is bandied about when describing the show business industry. We thrive on lunches, conference calls and writers' rooms. You would think with all of these partnerships this would be the happiest place on earth, a community of calm where executives and creatives share suggestions throughout their eight-hour workday.

Am I Acting Like a Woman?

Rachel Kessler | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Rachel Kessler

Why do we statistically lack confidence? Why do we keep our heads down and stay quiet at meetings? Maybe we lean back because deep down we are scared that when we finally lean in and speak up we will act like women. And maybe even deeper down we believe that acting like a woman is the wrong way to act.

Henning Carlsen: A Remembrance

Mark Axelrod | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Axelrod

Henning Carlsen, the Danish film director, died on May 30 shortly before his 87th birthday. I first heard of Henning Carlsen in the early 90s when I was teaching a course on the fiction of Knut Hamsun and wondered if there were a film based on his novel, Hunger.

Making Your First Feature Film: Campo De Batalla

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Amancay Tapia

Making your first feature film not only takes a lot of work, but endless energy and determination. The results may not be what you expected, but what ...

The Glamorous Myth of the Filmmaker

Rolla Selbak | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment
Rolla Selbak

We are dreamers, we are drained, but we are fearless, and even if our energy is depleted, our ambition is unrivaled. And in the end, if we have an audience, no matter how small, we will always strive to do better.

Outland Sci-Fi Remake, What's The Hold Up?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

In just the past few weeks I've found out the classic science fiction film Outland was slated for a remake. Then afterwards I checked further info about the remake of the film that starred Sean Connery, which all pertaining articles seeming to corroborate two facts.

The Three Filmmaking Andersons: A Guide

Gordy Grundy | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

With a gaggle of great films over the recent season, it is very easy to get confused between the many Andersons of contemporary cinema. Following is a guide.

Long Way Left To Go: Women Directors Face Uphill Battle in Hollywood

Turnstyle | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women

By: Amanda Mae Meyncke Part one of a three part series about the uphill battle women directors face in Hollywood. Check out parts two and three at Tu...

'It's Definitely a Democracy': Clint Eastwood's Self-Portrait as an Experimental Director

David Galenson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Experimental artists are often overshadowed by their more precocious and more flamboyant conceptual counterparts. Yet Clint Eastwood's success demonstrates that dictatorship is not the only way to make great movies.

Culinary Tips From a Film Wallah

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Morais

"The key to cooking is your attitude. You must have complete confidence that whatever you do will be wonderful." That was one of the bits of advice that my late friend, Ismail Merchant, passed on to me in 1990.

The High Price of Independent, Dissident Filmmaking in Iran

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

After weeks of silence, the Iranian government has said it detained internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi for making an anti-government film inside his house. His family completely denies the accusation.

Behind The Filming Of One Of My Favorite Fantastic Mr. Fox Performances

Wes Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wes Anderson

When you're making an animated film, one of the big differences is that you can add scenes, change dialogue, and re-write as you're going along.

Hollywood Directors Go Viral

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

I'd like to look a few directors that won't be getting much attention this awards season -- directors who recently popped up in an internet video.

The Tao of Wow

Alan Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alan Shapiro

There are many good teachers, but Miss Newman was something special. She held an unwavering conviction in me, and I craved her approval.