When Lightning Strikes -- Four Decades of Filmmaking deserves to be displayed, admired and read. It's a treasure trove of gorgeous photographs of Jerry Bruckheimer's films and an inspirational narrative of a remarkable life.
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.
It's been about a month since I moved to L.A. As a filmmaker, I finally caved and weathered the migration, leaving behind my family, friends, and everything that's remotely familiar, for a chance at fully realizing a dream.
If you're an emerging producer (who perhaps also writes, directs, acts, etc.) who lacks not in passion but sometimes in direction and focus, Produced By Conference should be a "Hell Yeah!" for you each June.
With credits dating back to 1954, Roger Corman has one of Hollywood's longest running careers, and every step of the way has fearlessly pioneered ideas in filmmaking, through all of new media's many definitions over the decades.
Over the past few years, the artistic talent and creative drive has been on the rise in North Jersey. Young filmmakers are producing high quality content with nothing more than a few pieces of necessary production equipment and some passion to bring stories to life through picture and sound.
A few weeks ago, mortar shells exploded near my hotel in Timbuktu. There had already been death threats, refugees had gone missing, humanitarians had been kidnapped, and journalists had been killed. So how did I end up here?
Forgetting who won the Oscars is such a long-standing tradition that it might conceivably be called a part of the human experience. We wake up each morning, we go to work, we spend time with those we love... we can't for the life of us remember who won the Oscars.
Watching the film as a former journalist, I was struck by the heroism of these two reporters. History had placed them in the middle of a story that the power structure that I myself confronted as a journalist didn't want the world to see.
Look at the man. The man, not the movie star. What we know of him anyway--he's done a great job of staying out of the tabloids and such, so we only know him by his work. And good work it has been, from his love of the "craft" of movie making to his tireless campaign to save the whole damned planet.
There is a case to be made for epic films like The Godfather (2 hours, 58 minutes), but they are surely the exception. The problem is that most filmmakers now consider their movies to be epics. Get over yourselves, will you?
From an early age, kids are told to build their lives around their passions. As a recent college graduate, and aspiring filmmaker, I will tell you that making a living doing what you love is difficult, especially when it doesn't guarantee a paycheck every week.