Joan Scheckel's Los Angeles based filmmaking labs are housed in the quickly developing artist hub amongst Perry Rubenstein Gallery and Regen Projects, leading the way for a new Hollywood Renaissance.
Even as he started talking to people for his documentary, The Summit, filmmaker Nick Ryan had his own skeptical view of mountain climbers and the risks they take.
There are dozens of year-end films that no one has seen yet, but Oscar pundits have been calculating different movies' odds since January.
At a time when the film industry is going through changes, these important films can rise to the top and positively change our society by creating a more inclusive world.
The worst part of face blindness is not realizing there's anything wrong with you. I had no idea that I had a neurological condition until I was well into my 30s, so prior to that I just thought I must be the most self-absorbed person on the planet.
As a woman with a naturally high pitch (dear God, please don't tell me I sound like a sexy baby), I'm conscious of the fact that people do generally tend to pay less attention to female speakers.
Using art as an outlet, Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station painted the complex life of a young African American man in today's society.
Have you noticed that the ultimate cache is when a city becomes an adjective? Brooklyn seems to have cornered the market globally as the new adjective. I started to wonder who else has made the list?
The parts got bigger as Hawkes developed a reputation as a character actor with the skills to play everything from goofy to menacing. He worked more and more -- and his choices expanded after he earned an Oscar nomination for 2010's Winter's Bone.
Quiet, stirring, enraging and sometimes quite funny, Fruitvale Station, which took the two top prizes at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is a snapshot of the dialectic of race in America, told from the viewpoint of a member of the underclass, chasing the American dream.
The arts can serve as both a model and catalyst for change for a number of the pressing societal challenges which face our nation. But it will require new ways of thinking and engaging with the opportunities and challenges of a more diverse, technologically-driven and entrepreneurial world.
Shown at Sundance under the title Toy's House, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' The Kings of Summer is a coming-of-age tale that touches a lot of bases and explores a variety of tones in ways that most films are too timid to do.
In all the fuss over Veronica Mars and Zach Braff raising millions of dollars on Kickstarter, people are getting stuck in the trees and missing the forest. The crowd-funding/Kickstarter movement in general is changing the fundamental paradigm of film financing from "investing" in films to "donating" to them.
Approaching the two-year anniversary of Tim's tragic death in Misrata covering the risings of the Arab Spring, Sebastian Junger, his close friend and co-director of their Oscar-nominated Restrepo has created an extraordinary documentary of his friend's life.
This year, I volunteered at Washington D.C., International Film Festival and got to meet some of the people involved, as well as see some of the films. My two favorites were Kings of Summer and The Deep.
Because of growing corporate interests -- mostly from the fashion industry -- one can have a free blast without even stepping foot onto the Empire Polo Club grounds.