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ScreenCraft Is One-On-One with Indie Writer/Director Kenneth Andrew Williams

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.18.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

From the Filmmaker's Mouth

The CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay Honors College | Posted 04.15.2016 | Media
The CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay Honors College

By the end of the interview session, I felt like I had learned a lot. The filmmakers' words all left me with a positive feeling and inspiration, and I'm rooting for all of them to find some success in mid-April.

Bringing Beauty Back: Robinson and Shackelford Show What Chicago Can Still Be in "Urban Pointe Shoes"

Johnny Nevin | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

Briana Robinson and Kevin Shackelford didn't exactly know at first. As they loaded Shackelford's video equipment into a car they borrowed from one of Briana's friends, they didn't know that what they would film that bright summer day would turn out the way it did.

Racism Erases History: One Black Brazilian Filmmaker We Must Remember

Renata Martins | Posted 03.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Renata Martins

Cinema is no doubt an elitist form of art -- and then you get this black woman, daughter of a housemaid, saying she wants to become a director. It was definitely difficult.

'We Are Facing a Disaster': Berlinale Winner Gianfranco Rosi Talks Fuocoammare

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Can a film change the world? If we believe in the power of one, that ability each human being carries around to make the environment around them better by simply adjusting their behavior, then films have the potential to change the world.

Becoming Mike Nichols, an HBO Master Class in Theater, Film and TV

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.11.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

On February 22nd, HBO will air Becoming Mike Nichols, a conversation between actor/director/producer Mike Nichols and his friend and colleague Jack O' Brien, which was Recorded only four months before Nichols' death in 2014.

'Homeland Is Not a Series' Now Showing on Laura Poitras' Field of Vision

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.10.2016 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

Homeland Is Not a Series is a quick, interesting, quirky and insightful look at what has come to be known as "The Homeland Incident," showing now on Field of Vision.

Award-Winning Sex-Change Documentary Call Me Marianna Brightens Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Faith, trust and the courage to live as the person you know yourself to be all come into play in Karolina Bielawska's moving, award-winning documentary Call Me Marianna. The film has been turning heads at film festivals around the world.

Filmmaking as a Tool for Conservation

Kate Neligan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Kate Neligan

Filmmakers are gifted with the power of the moving image to enlighten, educate and inspire audiences and activate social change. One of the best ways ...

The Ultimate Guide to Hollywood Meeting Terminology

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Development and acquisition talk can be another language to some. Below we will cover some of the most common terms that screenwriters may come across.

Meet the Ebola Filmmakers in Liberia

Blair Glencorse | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

The Liberia Film Institute's latest class of filmmakers recently completed a series of short documentaries and dramas dealing with their country's unprecedented Ebola outbreak. Here's a look at some of the student filmmakers behind the project.

What Are Movie Extras Saying to Each Other in the Background of Movies?

Quora | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Most of the time they are pantomiming, which means that not a vocal word is coming from their mouth at all, rather, they are simply mouthing words while matching them with physical movement. And nine times out of ten, it's gibberish, random, and unplanned.

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.

Director Michael Mann on His Research Process for Films Like Blackhat and Insider

Quora | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

I don't look at other pictures about a subject. If I want to do a movie about a thief, I don't watch a film about a thief, I meet and hang out with thieves. The same goes for researching investigative journalists in a film like Insider.

IndieFlix: A Movement to Change the World One Indie Movie at a Time

Heather Martin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Heather Martin

Imagine this scenario: You recently got divorced, are now a single mother, your father has passed away and you are running a startup. You have exactly six weeks of funding left when your business partner has a heart to heart conversation where he politely bows out of the business.

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

'Manuscripts Don't Burn'

Amnesty International | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Amnesty International

By Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA and Gregory Nava, Writer-Director, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts an...

ReelWorld Film Festival Explores Cross-Cultural Connections

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Thornley-Brown

It's easy to perceive differences between cultures and conclude the challenges of our own cultures and families are unique. ReelWorld Film Festival pr...

The Invisible Woman Syndrome Is Just a State of Mind

Amancay Tapia | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Amancay Tapia

Whoever you are and whatever you do, make sure you use any experience you have -- good or bad -- as the clay you need to transform your sculpture into a piece of art.

Quoth the Re-Animator: Filmmaker Stuart Gordon on Nevermore

Michael Varrati | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Stuart Gordon is, inarguably, one of the undisputed masters of the horror genre. With such landmark works as the cult classic Re-Animator under his belt, Gordon's filmic oeuvre has always sought to blend a touch of scholarly class with the genre's gory grand guignol.

Sunnyside of the Doc: Cultural Exception Also Applies to Documentary

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

What differentiates the annual French documentary festival Sunnyside of the Doc from other festivals and markets, is its international reach.

Kids in the Hood: Los Angeles, Early 2001

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Usually on feature films, the mandate to the still photographer is to photograph only the actors and key filmmakers, but not extras and certainly not ...

With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The closing gala for this year's New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU's Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artist...

Bands and Filmmakers Unite at the Music Video Race

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 07.20.2013 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

The MVR is a unique approach to music video production. 20 bands are paired with 20 filmmakers at random. They have just one weekend to write, film and edit a music video.

Filmmaker Shares Backstory on Career and Advice for Others

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

As a writer and someone who has been in the entertainment industry for as long as I have, I can't help but wonder about the story "behind the story" when I watch a film or read a new book.