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Thales Corrêa: Filmmaker Tackles Suicide in Short Film

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Some filmmakers make films to purely entertain the masses. During the summer blockbuster season, this is very apparent. However as this season comes to a close, audiences will begin to see the crop of "Oscar-worthy" films.

@Dinosaur_13 Peter Larson and Todd Douglas Miller on #AOLBUILD with @moviefone

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the latest #AOLBUILD featuring the cast and crew behind the new documentary "Dinosaur 13." Filmmaker Todd Douglas ...

#AOLBUILD Features Documentary Filmmaker, Brian Knappenberger

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet," Reddit is the tech world's "new black." From social media and entertainment ...

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

Is This The 'Most Serious Environmental Threat To Mankind'?

OWN | Posted 06.18.2014 | OWN

Louie Schwartzberg is a master of time-lapse photography, specializing in nature films. Over a career that has spanned more than 30 decades, Schwartzb...

Astoria Characters: The Cigar Aficionado

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.20.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Every time Tomas Hinojal lights a cigar, he thinks of his father. He's puffing on a Davidoff, savoring the smoke as it covers his face like a ski mask.

Filmmaker Shares Insight On Documentary

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

The director/producer will be in attendance in Irvington on the 21st and I wanted to dig deeper to learn more about the person behind the camera.

Francesco Carrozzini - Through the Lens (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

Cover shoots for Vogue, music videos for global pop stars, celebrity portraits and the New York Times Screen Tests for T Magazine. This CV sounds like it belongs to an industry veteran, rather than 30-year-old Italian photographer cum filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini.

On a Global Stage, Women Are a Disruptive Force for Good

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

"Our young women need better role models than Kim Kardashian." An African woman living in Uganda said this to me via SKYPE while I was sitting in a coffeehouse in California.

Quoth the Re-Animator: Filmmaker Stuart Gordon on Nevermore

Michael Varrati | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Stuart Gordon is, inarguably, one of the undisputed masters of the horror genre. With such landmark works as the cult classic Re-Animator under his belt, Gordon's filmic oeuvre has always sought to blend a touch of scholarly class with the genre's gory grand guignol.

Flipping the Narrative About Women and Girls: Lessons From the Social Good Summit

Lisa Russell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

All in all, one thing was clear to me about the Social Good Summit -- its narrative was built around the belief that technology and innovation will greatly improve our world and it was inspiring.

On the Film Fest Circuit: BendFilm of Bend, Oregon

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

Film festivals are fun for all involved. They are like a circuit party for interesting and talented people. The citizenry can soak in the glamour and star power.

A City of Memory: Broward-Based Filmmaker Documents Post-Katrina Art Scene in New Orleans

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 10.29.2013 | Miami
Sheryl Estrada

Through testimonies of contemporary artists, in his documentaries Robert Adanto offers insight on how individuals cope with dramatic, life-altering situations, creatively. His latest documentary, explores life post-Hurricane Katrina.

Kids in the Hood: Los Angeles, Early 2001

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Usually on feature films, the mandate to the still photographer is to photograph only the actors and key filmmakers, but not extras and certainly n...

Symphony of the Soil: An Interview with Deborah Koons Garcia

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Deborah Koons Garcia's exceptional new film, Symphony of the Soil, pays loving homage to the beauty and the wondrous mystery of soil, celebrating not ...

Have a Heart!

Marilyn Beker | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Marilyn Beker

That's why there's been lots of talk lately about the responsibility of filmmakers. They're told to think carefully about the images they conjure and to consider seriously the effect their films will have on a pliable society. But what about audience responsibility?

Improv Everywhere the Documentary Premieres at SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Backed by Kickstarter, Adams originally planned to release the film online but as he started meeting more people from the group, he grasped what the movie would really be about, which was the evolution of the group and the creative transitions from text to photo to HD video.

They Say

Lena Khan | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Lena Khan

My movie's character is Sami Malik, an Indian who comes to 1970s America on a crazy quest for success and to impress a girl. While the bulk of the film involves his escapades with several misfit roommates, I still put the idea aside. Who wants to see a movie with brown people?

Trust Your Inner Voice

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

As I've gotten older, I've become more confident in my decision-making process. By the way, that's not arrogance.

My Own Second Act

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

I realized it was time to try something new to get that passion back into my work. Filmmaking was the answer. 

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.

Deepak Chopra Shares Path Towards Inner Peace Is Filled With Flaws, Distractions and Technology (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Shira Lazar

Acclaimed author and physician Dr. Deepak Chopra stopped by What's Trending with his son, Gotham Chopra, to talk about the family dynamic behind Gotham's documentary, "Decoding Deepak," and what we can expect from Deepak's 66th book, God: A Story of Revelation.

Spike Lee's Tips on Making Controversial Films & Dealing With Haters (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Spike Lee pulls from his wealth of experience to drop precious knowledge about directing, making controversial films, dealing with the haters, and getting attention for your work.

Lloyd Kaufman: Independent Cinema's True Champion

Michael Varrati | Posted 07.04.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

This weekend in the Springsteen-lauded town of Asbury Park, New Jersey, a convergence of freaks, geeks, and celebrities will occur to celebrate all things cinema.

See Tomorrow's Big Filmmakers Today

Posted 03.21.2012 | Arts

"New Directors/New Films" has sparked the careers of some of today's biggest filmmakers: Steven Spielberg, Wim Wenders and Spike Lee, for instance, al...