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This Animation Perfectly Captures The Weirdness Of Trump’s Handshake

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.16.2017 | Weird News

President Donald Trump may claim to know the art of the deal, but it seems he’s yet to master the art of the handshake. The bizarre way he often gre...

How One Filmmaker Is Bringing The Spotlight To His Homeland With Movie Parodies

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Leo Pons, a filmmaker from France, is well known for his short films putting his local region of Cantal in the spotlight. His short films have gotten ...

Prisoner #B57661

Violeta Ayala | Posted 12.12.2016 | Arts
Violeta Ayala

Reggie Austin rehearsing with Grace Kelly in Taos NM. ©NC Heikin Over the weekend, I met NC Heikin*, a fellow filmmaker for a drink in Paris. She or...

How To Get Your Film Accepted By A Film Festival

Geri Spieler | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment
Geri Spieler

One of the most important things to remember when trying to get your film accepted to any film festival, according to experts is: pay close attention and follow the rules and regulations of the festival committee.

Indie Dreams

Ken Spooner | Posted 10.18.2016 | Entertainment
Ken Spooner

As I close my eyes before I go to sleep, the hours of footage I studied earlier that day replays in my head over and over again. The interview sound bites are imprinted in my mind as I piece them together on an imaginary timeline.

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Celebrates National Coming Out Day 2016

Mythic Bridge | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Mythic Bridge

Imagine having a major realization about who you are and feeling like you can't share it with anyone, not even your best friend. Imagine having this r...

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Supports LGBTQ Youth With A Heart-stopping PSA For Suicide Prevention Month

Mythic Bridge | Posted 08.25.2016 | Teen
Mythic Bridge

Mythic Bridge supports at-risk youth through the transformative power of filmmaking. We enable them to actualize their potential through filmmaking workshops.

7 Things I Learned While Making A Movie About Pregnancy Loss

Ann Zamudio | Posted 08.22.2016 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

Three years ago, I started this journey thinking I knew my shit. I’d had a miscarriage and struggled with infertility, so I was a part of the club ...

Short Film Featuring Both Superheroes And Teens To Address Heroin Epidemic

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
Alicia Cook

Filming of Heroes Rising wrapped in July 2016 and is now in post-production. The film, along with an original soundtrack, will be available nationwide.

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...

Announcing the Release of My New Movie, "Autumn Lights"!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.17.2016 | Entertainment
Anthony W. Orlando

I've been sitting on this secret for awhile. Finally, thanks to this Deadline article, I can announce the release of my new film, Autumn Lights: Free...

10 Reasons "Beat By Beat" Should Be In Your Screenwriting Arsenal

Todd Klick | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home
Todd Klick

I'm thrilled to announce that my new book, Beat By Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters, will be available nationwide Aug 1. It's written for screenw...

Music And Adult Films: An Underappreciated Relationship

Angie Rowntree | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Angie Rowntree

Let's spend a little time discussing something to which we often don't pay enough attention to when it comes to adult filmmaking -- the musical component.

A Young Native American's Journey From Jail To Award-Winning Film Actor -- Lessons In How To Help Our Struggling Youth

Reiner Lomb | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Reiner Lomb

I strongly believe that by focusing on young people's growth needs, we can motivate many of our struggling young people to lead healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

C'MON, GET HAPPY! Filmmaker ADAM SHELL Asks Long Unanswered Questions With New Inspiring Documentary; PURSUING HAPPINESS!

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

The idea of even asking the question, "What is the secret to happiness?" or how to find it might seem impossible to the average man, but filmmaker Adam Shell quickly shows that he is anything but average as he seeks to take on the complicated question with his new film; Pursuing Happiness.

The Palm Springs International ShortFest Debuts With A Brilliant, Innovative Lineup

Greg Archer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Over the last decade, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which rolls out the red carpet every January, has emerged as one of the more allur...

Why Society Can Destroy Your Dreams

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my o...

How a Passion for Horses was the Secret Ingredient for the World's Next Great Western Movie

Elaine Heney | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Elaine Heney

On a sunny day last September, I left the casinos of the Las Vegas strip and drove west out of the city. After passing the sign for Red Rock Canyon, I...

Making a Film Is Only Half the Battle

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my o...

Why I'm Optimistic About Our Climate Future

EF Education First | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
EF Education First

The Krafla Lava Fields in Myvatn, Iceland By Maximilian DeArmon In March 2016, future leaders gathered for a few days in Iceland - the land of Vikin...

4 Ways Indie Filmmakers Can Empower Themselves Through Genre

ScreenCraft | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

From Brooklyn to Cannes: Everything's OK With Filmmaker Ace Salisbury

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2016 | New York
Xaque Gruber

Twenty-eight-year-old, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Ace Salisbury was taking a shower (because that's where all great ideas originate) when he was struck ...

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

Thrillist | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
Thrillist

By: Christopher Campbell Credit: Portrait Films (edited) Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse q...

Michael Madsen and His Filmmaker Mother, Elaine Madsen, on Quentin Tarantino, Her Newest Movie and Parenting

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

In this touching episode of The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, Michael and his Emmy-Award winning filmmaker mother, Elaine Madsen, join me at the Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles

A Brief Guide to Pitching and Branding for Independent Film

Gabrielle Nadig | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
Gabrielle Nadig

Making an independent film is a hard job. If you didn't know that already, seriously, it's hard. The producer and director have to deal with finding a...