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Purgatory? (or Just Paying Our Dues?)

Kelly Hughes | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Hughes

In the early '80s, I did sound for an unauthorized stage adaptation of the flop movie musical Grease 2. And by "sound" I mean switching back and f...

French Filmmaker Maxime Ginolin Discusses His Passion For Combining Activism and Film-making

Nancy Laws | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Nancy Laws

Maxime Ginolin is a passionate activist who has translated his passion into movies that can only be described as works of art. The controversial arti...

White People on Patrol

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Last year ended with a bitter reality; a black 12-year-old gets shot by the police and the white policeman doesn't even face charges. I live in a world where any of my brothers or cousins, because of the color of their skin and complexion, can be shot by the police.

An Indie (Independent) Film Producer's Foray in the World of Film Distribution

Nipa Shah | Posted 12.07.2015 | Entertainment
Nipa Shah

So I attended #Cannes2015 in beautiful Nice, France, in May 2015 (my first time there). I also attended the #AmericanFilmMarket (#AFM) in Santa Monic...

Three Smart Ways to Tap the Power of Crowdfunding

John Bowen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
John Bowen

It's no secret that crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a go-to method for entrepreneurs to access much needed capital -- and attract attention from the ...

How to Reignite Your Personal Power and Branding

Ellevate | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Have you thought about reinventing yourself and about reigniting your personal branding? If so, what are the challenges that keep you from acting upon your dreams? How can you break through and achieve success?

Remembering Wes Craven: Terror Titan and Tastemaker

Michael Varrati | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

To film enthusiasts and horror fans, Wes Craven was one of these rare individuals. An artist whose work not only impacted the genre, but also changed the whole conversation.

You Have Something to Say That We Need to Know

Macky Alston | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Macky Alston

You were not born for nothing. In you, in the terrific, singular way life has shaped you, there is a truth that is yours to tell. You may say: Not me. You may think: What I have done in this lifetime is to follow orders well. Not true. There is an undercurrent. You dream. You have something to say that we need to hear.

Artur Balder's Little Spain

Donald Kuspit | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Donald Kuspit

Artur Balder's Little Spain offer us a neglected, often forgotten, seemingly incidental part of the history of Spain and New York. They converge in the form of Spanish immigrants to the city, a place where, as the song goes, "if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere."

Artur Balder's Little Spain

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Adriana Aristizábal

Artur Balder's Little Spain offer us a neglected, often forgotten, seemingly incidental part of the history of Spain and New York. They converge in the form of Spanish immigrants to the city, a place where, as the song goes, "if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere."

LGBTQ People Of Color Are Not Monolithic--In Reality Or Fiction

Riley S. Wilson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices
Riley S. Wilson

Not all black gay men are either fairies or homothugs. Not all lesbians are butches. LGBTQ people of color are creative, hopeful, well-learned, and at times buoyantly empathetic. Where is the content that shows us in this light?

Christian and Karen Glymph: New York, September, 2014

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

In the fall of 2003 I'm in the streets of Washington, DC doing stills for the filming of "National Treasure." A young man and his Mom, Christian and Karen Glymph, are closely watching the proceedings. Christian, then aged 17, is a passionate filmmaker, who already has made a number of short films. He shares his work with me and it displays a distinct sense of style and knowledge of technique and conventions.

PAMM Draws International Visitors to Eclectic Exhibits

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Zaatari, a noted photographer, filmmaker and curator, co-founded the Arab Image Foundation in 1997 to locate and preserve his country's -- and the Middle East's -- photographic archives.

My Friendship and Journey With Albert Maysles

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

My friend, my supporter, my colleague -- whom I shared so many deeply personal stories with, as he shared stories of his life with me -- was leaving this world. I would no longer be able to call him, to see him or speak with him.

How to Hang With Warhol

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Baudouin

I caught up with Brendan to talk about his project, what he learned from Danny (that every artist needs to hear) and the moment he discovered tape of Lou Reed listening to The Ramones for the first time.

An American Filmmaker in Moscow

Carole Keeney Harrington | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Carole Keeney Harrington

Russia is spooky. With Vladimir Putin at the helm, his annexation of Crimea, support for separatist in the Ukraine, it gets spookier every day.

The School of the Heartist -- Days of Founding a New School

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

It was time for me to speak more directly than I could with paintings -- to speak with living people -- in particular, those for whom creativity is a strong impulse that is sometimes problematic.

5 Huge Mistakes You'll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean Silvers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?

YouTube Star Shane Dawson Brings Cool To Feature Film

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

YouTube star and director Shane Dawson stopped by What's Trending to talk about everything from hashtags and Snapchat to his new movie, Not Cool. T...

Thales Corrêa: Filmmaker Tackles Suicide in Short Film

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Some filmmakers make films to purely entertain the masses. During the summer blockbuster season, this is very apparent. However as this season comes to a close, audiences will begin to see the crop of "Oscar-worthy" films.

@Dinosaur_13 Peter Larson and Todd Douglas Miller on #AOLBUILD with @moviefone

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.04.2014 | Science
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the latest #AOLBUILD featuring the cast and crew behind the new documentary "Dinosaur 13." Filmmaker Todd Douglas ...

#AOLBUILD Features Documentary Filmmaker, Brian Knappenberger

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet," Reddit is the tech world's "new black." From social media and entertainment ...

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

Is This The 'Most Serious Environmental Threat To Mankind'?

OWN | Posted 06.18.2014 | OWN

Louie Schwartzberg is a master of time-lapse photography, specializing in nature films. Over a career that has spanned more than 30 decades, Schwartzb...

Astoria Characters: The Cigar Aficionado

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.20.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Every time Tomas Hinojal lights a cigar, he thinks of his father. He's puffing on a Davidoff, savoring the smoke as it covers his face like a ski mask.