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Filmmaker Derick Prince Explores the Impact That Baltimore Has Had in His Films

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.03.2016 | Black Voices
Nancy Laws

Derick is passionate about the strange and yet loving Baltimore that helped to shape him as a filmmaker through Da Vision Pictures Studio, and allows the gritty streets inspire films that speak to the challenges that the young black men face everyday in their communities.

The Myth of Masculinity

Rachel Kessler | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women
Rachel Kessler

Why is it so hard, as a woman, to be truly confident? I think it's because we are scared to publicly fail, and, unfortunately, failure is the prerequisite for improvement. Any success I can point to I acquired by means of failure, by learning from mistakes

Animating a Film When You Can't Draw

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 04.25.2016 | 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...

Are Smartphones The Future Of Feature Filmmaking?

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.21.2016 | Technology

Everyone takes snapshots on their iPhone, but maybe they should aim a bit higher. Smartphones are becoming a powerful tool for filmmakers who want to ...

A Unique Insight Into The Release of a International Documentary

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 04.11.2016 | 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...

The Experience of Working With Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey

ScreenCraft | Posted 04.04.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, scree...

We're Having a Baby!

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 03.18.2016 | 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...

3 Most Common Conceptual Mistakes Screenwriters Make

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

Top Ten Best Screenplay Contests to Enter in 2016

ScreenCraft | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

Television Needs to Change in Order to Survive!

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 03.01.2016 | 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 own struggle as a filmmaker.

Are We Too Diverse for You?

Caroline Hart | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
Caroline Hart

At the moment all the talk in Hollywood is of the Oscars and diversity, you have those saying it is the Academy's fault and then there are those who blame the industry as a whole, but it really is everyone's fault!

Front and Center at the Academy

Courtney McKinney | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney McKinney

Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, and while the show is expected to proceed mostly as usual, there will be a white cloud hanging overhead, as well as a few well-publicized absences.

Oscar 2016: I've Never Seen a Film Quite Like This Before... The Look of Silence

Molly Dedham | Posted 02.25.2016 | Media
Molly Dedham

The Look of Silence is the latest film by Joshua Oppenheimer. It's companion film; The Act of Killing was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. When I first saw these films I knew I was watching something that went beyond anything I'd seen in documentary filmmaking.

Beware the Writing Zombies

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

Stuntwoman Turned Filmmaker Patty Dillon Takes on Execution From the Executioner's Perspective in There Will Be No Stay

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment
Lindsey Kesel

After a few years of performing stunt work on television shows like Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, and Eastbound and Down, Patty Dillon had a sudden drive to get behind the camera. In 2010, she jumped on the opportunity to move back to Omaha to learn from producer/director Dana Altman.

What Does Human Rights Mean To You?

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 02.21.2017 | 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...

'Status Unknown,' Filming for LGBT Acceptance

Caroline Hart | Posted 02.17.2017 | Queer Voices
Caroline Hart

As Laurie and I watched the trailer tears rolled down our cheeks as we were brought back to that terrible time and the decision we were faced with.

Meet Sam Carr

Kaavya Raman | Posted 02.16.2017 | Entertainment
Kaavya Raman

There's something infectious about Sam Carr's laugh; if I made a bad joke or sarcastic comment, he'd laugh, then I'd laugh.

The Internet Is the Future of Filmmaking

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 02.14.2017 | Entertainment
Jonny von Wallström

About three years ago I started working on my debut feature documentary called The Pearl Of Africa. Making it seems to be impossible, which I why I decided to create a vlog about my struggle to make the film.

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

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.11.2017 | 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.

How do you Make a Living as an Independent Filmmaker?

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 02.07.2017 | 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...

Got Writer's Block? Get Flowstate

Jesse Damiani | Posted 01.31.2017 | Media
Jesse Damiani

So you've finally decided to write that Great American Novel. Or maybe you need to jot down some notes for your next paper. Close your current word pr...

Purgatory? (or Just Paying Our Dues?)

Kelly Hughes | Posted 01.29.2017 | 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 for...

Dancing In Abandoned Places with Austen Browne

Jeff Kelley | Posted 01.26.2017 | Arts
Jeff Kelley

I can remember when I first found Austen Browne's work on Instagram. The ability to upload video was still relatively new to the app, and I was search...

Making A Documentary With No Money

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 01.24.2017 | 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...