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New Year's on the Run

Stuart Connelly | Posted 01.01.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Stuart Connelly

To ring in the New Year for me now is in the primal moment, because I know time is cruel and limited, and as far as I know, it has me running for my life, trying to accomplish what I need to before it catches me.

Hoberman: Ten Filmmakers That Will Define Cinema's Next Decade

ARTINFO | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Here are 10 mid-career film directors, all in their 40s or younger. Some are still obscure, others are pretty famous -- but only a few are as well-known as they deserve to be.

'Romantic Loner' Gets A Star-Studded Screening

Kalup Linzy | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Photos below are by Teri Slotkin On Thursday November 29th, I co-presented a private work in progress screening of my debut feature film, "Romantic ...

Everyone Deserves a New Beginning

K. Lorrel Manning | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
K. Lorrel Manning

The research for the film began to have an effect on me. Pretty soon, I found myself having trouble falling asleep. As I replayed certain events that had been revealed to me over and over in my head, I began to see images from my own childhood.

Surviving Thanksgiving With Lester Burnham

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
William Buckley Jr.

I remember when my seventeen year marriage ended. My life was a total wreck. And to be honest, if it wasn't for a movie, I don't know if I would have made it. The movie that saved my life was American Beauty.

Filmmaker Rafael Garcia's Thoughts On Mexico Travel

Joshua Berman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Mayan Blue, Garcia's feature length documentary film, explores the history of the Yucatan and surrounding regions -- often underwater in cenotes, lakes and other unique water features of the region. Mayan Blue also reveals the remarkable archaeological site of Samabaj, a pre-classic site that was flooded in a cataclysmic event on Lake Atitlan some 2000 years ago.

Music Video Premiere of "Guerra Solo Muertos" by Moisés Gadea

Joshua Berman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Joshua Berman

Moisés Gadea is a singer-songwriter from Managua who was once declared "Songwriter of the Year" by the Nicaraguan National Assembly. "Guerra Solo Mue...

What to Expect When You're Producing

Rick Schwartz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

Now that I'm segueing into my new career as a software titan/media mogul shameless self-promoter, I thought it would be nice to use my years of experience in the Hollywood trenches to give something back -- you know, to the kids just starting out.

David France's How to Survive a Plague Reveals How 6 Million Lived Through the AIDS Epidemic

Justine Browning | Posted 11.27.2012 | Gay Voices
 Justine Browning

The archival-based documentary directed by renowned journalist David France manages to be moving, disquieting and gratifying all at once.

The Global Search for Education: Education in Film - the IB Film Program

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"I don't believe there is a young person across the world that isn't a film fan. Our goal was to develop that passion into an awareness of how film is constructed and how meaning is developed when you work with audiovisual imagery."

Five Days of Fidelio With Robert Standish and the Meaning of Trust in the Art World (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Like Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut, I've become a voyeur in their world. I just hope I don't get caught.

Exploration -- Around the World Or Around the Corner

XPRIZE | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel
XPRIZE

2012-08-28-xprize.JPGExploring is something that can be done and enjoyed by everyone in this world.

Search for the Real: Part 1

James Franco | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

It has taken me at least a decade to get to a place where I am respected as an actor; I can demand a high salary, and I can get artsy movies off the ground because of my involvement. What all this means is that if I am careful I can make work that is pure.

The Future of Film and Social Change

Layla Revis | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Layla Revis

This evolving mediascape may continue to be under-the-radar and consistently in search of funds, but it could also very well mark the future of film -- at home or in the theater.

Finding Self: Digital Storytelling

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

As consumers rally around storytellers and their narratives thanks to these types of platforms, it will be interesting to see what continued effect this will have on media producers and brands.

Searching for Searching for Sugar Man

Daniel Menaker | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Daniel Menaker

Heisenberg haunts every documentary movie. The viewer never knows how the presence of the camera has affected what he or she is seeing. But we can always be sure that it has.

The Stinging Comedy of "Gringoyo" Cuts Away the Twisted Logic of the Mexican Drug War

Anthony Papa | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
Anthony Papa

Could someone actually be bold enough to make comedy about Mexico's devastating War on Drugs? Filmmaker, journalist and self-proclaimed "recovering documentary filmmaker" Greg Berger has done just that.

Ron Dicker

A New Crop Of Filmmakers On Madison Avenue

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Imagine if the ad men from the "Mad Men" era were to put down their drinks and make documentaries. That probably wouldn't have happened back in the da...

Choices

Martin Donovan | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Martin Donovan

Collaborator is not easily pegged in terms of genre or style. The producers and I have grown comfortable calling it a "hostage tragi-comedy." But at its core, seeping through the plot points, is a telling of the American experience from my point of view as a late boomer.

A Tribute to an Exceptional Man: In the Details

Jon Reiss | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Reiss

While Michael Riva is known primarily for designing multiple iterations of big Hollywood spectacles, he found artistry in everything around him and everything he did was filled with artistry. There still is a hole in my heart and I will miss him terribly.

Army Vets Use Filmmaking As Therapy For PTSD

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.06.2012 | Denver

By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press FORT CARSON, Colo. -- With a growing demand for ways to treat the psychological damage of war, one Army pilot...

Improvisation: Vertical Videos Offer iPad Users a New Experience

Christoph A. Geiseler | Posted 07.25.2012 | Media
Christoph A. Geiseler

Smartphones, tablets, and rotating monitors make it possible for users to watch videos in a vertical format that was never possible on conventional screens. Here are 10 tips for filmmakers who want to produce vertical videos.

New Frontier: Sundance Opens Up Conversation Between Hollywood and Tech

Gina Hall | Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

I recently sat down with Michelle Satter to chat about how the New Frontiers program is helping open up the conversation between filmmakers and the tech crowd to facilitate collaboration in the name of storytelling.

Watching Nick Day's Film Mindville Grow: A Slideshow

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Filmmaker Nick Day is stepping a bit outside his comfort zone -- or seems to at first glance -- to make an animated film about the inner workings of our busiest organ: The brain.

There Are No More Movie Stars (Or Why We Must Change Conventional Thinking About Making Movies

Peter Paige | Posted 06.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Peter Paige

There are no more movie stars. I blame TMZ and its reality show brethren, who have taken all the mystery out of celebrity. In movie-making, like pretty much every other business, the paradigm has changed, and we must respond accordingly.