How and why did Blackfish inspire this kind of impact over a three-year period of time? From a vantage point at the intersection of documentary storytelling, grassroots activism, multi-platform distribution and media strategy, six key elements can help explain.
It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.
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James Purefoy presumably wasn't drawing on life experience for his last major American TV role, the messianic serial killer Joe Carroll in The Following. It's a different story with Hap and Leonard, the new Sundance Channel series that launches Wednesday.
Perhaps the most famous of Park City's winter attractions, the Sundance Film Festival is truly an event for the ages.
By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog Though the weather outside may be frightful--although thus far this year that's not been the case--it's...
I never had the dream to be a writer or a director or anything else I learned to do on this film. I just wanted to act. But no one was giving me a job. I wanted my voice heard, and I was willing to do whatever it takes.
Set in the surreal, celluloid and white powder coalesce spurring the imagination in a way unparalleled by any other film event.
In the media these days, as in Salem itself, one can't swing a figurative black cat without hitting a witch, and the depictions of those witches are often poor enough to make The Witches Education League take notice. With the recent publicity about Proctor's Ledge, Salem's true hanging ground that has gone unrecognized for centuries, even more attention has been paid to the already saturated Witch City, so it was with trepidation that I attended a pre-screening of "The Witch," writer-director Robert Eggers' feature debut that was previewed recently for a few writers and historians at the Salem Cinema. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.
I've heard about Sundance my entire life, who hasn't? Robert Redford's star-studded film festival for the indie crowd. I'm a filmmaker so I have submitted projects to the festival over the years and have never been accepted.
2016 was the year that VR got real at Sundance. At last year's festival, Amazon didn't buy any films. This year, they bought six. And Netflix -- which...
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If the films that are released by Hollywood and the larger film companies each year are the major leagues, then the films that show up at Sundance are AAA and AA prospects, looking for their slot on the roster and a shot at the majors. And Sundance is spring training.
I have long been a fan of Robert Redford--since way before the Sundance Film Festival started. It began when I was a little girl of about 10 and the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid came to my town.
Of the five-and-a-half films I took in (I sampled Lovesong for a half-hour while killing time between two other movies and was not sorry to walk out early), the three best ones all dealt with issues of family in emotionally complex, compelling and sometimes funny ways.
By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) While the movers and shakers of Hollywood were in Park City, Utah absorbing the Sundance VR buzz this weekend thousa...