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The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

'Manuscripts Don't Burn'

Amnesty International | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Amnesty International

By Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA and Gregory Nava, Writer-Director, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts an...

ReelWorld Film Festival Explores Cross-Cultural Connections

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Thornley-Brown

It's easy to perceive differences between cultures and conclude the challenges of our own cultures and families are unique. ReelWorld Film Festival pr...

The Invisible Woman Syndrome Is Just a State of Mind

Amancay Tapia | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Amancay Tapia

Whoever you are and whatever you do, make sure you use any experience you have -- good or bad -- as the clay you need to transform your sculpture into a piece of art.

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.

Sunnyside of the Doc: Cultural Exception Also Applies to Documentary

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

What differentiates the annual French documentary festival Sunnyside of the Doc from other festivals and markets, is its international reach.

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...

With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The closing gala for this year's New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU's Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artist...

Bands and Filmmakers Unite at the Music Video Race

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 07.20.2013 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

The MVR is a unique approach to music video production. 20 bands are paired with 20 filmmakers at random. They have just one weekend to write, film and edit a music video.

Filmmaker Shares Backstory on Career and Advice for Others

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

As a writer and someone who has been in the entertainment industry for as long as I have, I can't help but wonder about the story "behind the story" when I watch a film or read a new book.

Rob Zombie Answers Reddit's Questions On Lords of Salem, Childhood and His Next Non-Horror Film

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Reddit asked for a Rob Zombie AMA (Ask Me Anything), and while he has yet to jump on the bandwagon, we've got those redditors covered in this segment where we ask the man himself those hard-hitting questions about his past work and Lords of Salem movie.

Money Bomb for Filmmakers: Crowdfunding Platforms

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Yvonna Russell

Hopefully gone are the days when filmmakers raised funds for their films by any means necessary. Now, crowdfunding platforms are the way to finance film projects through individuals on the web.

Watch Out Michael Bay, These YouTubers Are Here to Stay (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

With over over 3.2 million subscribers on YouTube, Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch are two of the most prolific filmmakers and special effects gurus in the online space.

Do People Who Heavily Self-Promote Not Feel Shame at the Tackiness of It or Do They Power Through It?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marco North, Creative Director, Bittersweet Group There is a sort of defeatist position held by som...

[Interview] The Documentarians Who Prove That 'We're Not Broke'

Turnstyle | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah Nelson Exactly how and why the United States has found itself in financial crisis and up to its eyeballs in debt is, from one point-of-view, ...

Top Filmmakers on YouTube to Check Out in 2012!

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.21.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

With the announcement of the YouTube Film Festival and the launch of their new premium channels this month, there's no doubt that the platform is the hub for a new wave of creative rising stars. Here's a look at the top filmmakers that you should be following on YouTube in 2012.

Karma Repair for Filmmakers Deadline: New Years Eve

Lee Schneider | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact
Lee Schneider

Have you made a nasty slasher film recently, or know somebody who has? Have you wondered whether it's time to turn your creative output toward good? I'd like to offer some karma repair.

Imagine Science Film Festival Fosters Collaboration Between Scientists and Filmmakers

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Barry Kaufman

Aging, immortality, and space are the program themes, with evenings devoted to avant-garde shorts, documentaries, real footage from lab experiments, discussions about humanizing science through its depiction in film, and an afternoon of child-friendly films.

Hollywood's New Starving Stars

Leo C. Wolinsky | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home
Leo C. Wolinsky

A new generation of young movie producers has appeared on the scene, making low-budget films without the backing -- or interference -- of big studios.

0s & 1s: An IM Interview With Director Eugene Kotlyarenko

Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonah Green

The film looks like a busy desktop from 2007, and has a compulsive ADD vibrancy to it, complete with virus warnings, sticky notes, multiple windows, spastic video games, webcams, kittens and text messages.

Oscar Night 2030

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David D. Burstein

Film matters. As a culture, we need good films, it's central to our way of life, our exchange of ideas, and our basic social interactions.

Ten Women Directors You Should Know About

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Kathryn Bigelow may have been the first female filmmaker to win a Best Director Oscar for 2009′s The Hurt Locker. But did you happen to notice that ...

Power to the People: The Democratization of Film

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Steele

The corollary to anybody being able to shoot a movie is that now everybody wants to make a movie. But no matter how easy or cheap it is to make a movie, it still requires capital.

What is your Advice to Young Filmmakers?: ForYourArt asks Sundance's New Frontiers Directors

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

ForYourArt was inspired by Hans Ulrich Obrist's ongoing Interview Project -- where as an homage to Rainer Maria Rilke's book Letters to a Young Poet, ...

Revisiting His Final, Unfinished Film On The Anniversary Of River Phoenix's Death

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

Seventeen years ago this week, on October 31st, 1993, River Phoenix died after overdosing on drugs at The Viper Room in L.A. At the time he was wor...