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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.

Epic Inspiration From Hollywood Icon

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

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.

Autism Doesn't Hold Back Filmmaker

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Being an autism advocate, I come in contact with people all the time that are at different points on the spectrum. Recently, I received an email from...

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 06.26.2014 | 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.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Sharing: 10 Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Filmmakers

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Kristin McCracken

Maintaining social media platforms for your film is not entirely different from running your own personal account. The key difference is in your goal-setting.

L.A Parties, Paparazzi and Poop.

Rolla Selbak | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Rolla Selbak

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.

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...

Hell Yeah! to Produced By Conference

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

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.

Be a Social Media Star: 10 Tips for Crowdfunding Filmmakers

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Kristin McCracken

Social media is not rocket science, but it takes time to build a broad, dynamic, engaged community. Attracting the right audience takes patience, tenacity and a whole lot of authenticity.

A Chat With Roger Corman: 60 Years of Filmmaking and Still Going Strong

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

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.

To Be Strong

Ken Spooner | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Ken Spooner

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.

Searching for Connections, in Panama

Maja Zimmermann | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Maja Zimmermann

Panama, blessed with a strategic geographic location, is all about connections too: bridging the North to the South, the Pacific to the Atlantic, and tradition to modernity.

What I Like About "Real Life" Movies

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Adriana Aristizábal

In the age of unlimited content, sensationalism, super heroes and fantasy, oftentimes stories about "real life" don't get the recognition they deserve.

Return to Timbuktu

Michael Meredith | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Michael Meredith

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?

Dreams Worth Having: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Writers Discuss Gay Fiction Relating to Reality 

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

With so much movement happening in the LGBT community that plays out across our news constantly, I wanted to talk with a few fiction writers about the impact it has on them.

Getting Psyched to Not Remember Who Won the Oscars Next Week!

James Napoli | Posted 04.26.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

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.

The War Around Us Shows Human Side of Gaza Conflict

Kamran Pasha | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Kamran Pasha

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.

The Life Out Loud: A Conversation with a Young Filmmaker

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
MeiMei Fox

Certified is a beautifully shot, cleverly told short film about a postal worker whose day goes wonky. I had an opportunity to speak with the filmmaker, Luke Asa Guidici, about his creative journey.

Redford's LIFE Is His Oscar -- the Academy Can Keep Theirs

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

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.

A Year in Champagne

Terence Clarke | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Terence Clarke

That the wine so noted for sprightly bubbles and light-hearted festivity comes from this often difficult setting is the first of many surprises in the film.

People, Edit Thyselves

Carine Fabius | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Carine Fabius

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?

I Got Cancer. I Asked WTF? I Gathered a Tribe to Make a Movie

Allison W. Gryphon | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison W. Gryphon

Once that diagnosis hit, I moved. I moved in the only way I knew how. I wrote. I studied. I made a movie. I took cancer on and I kicked its ass. I wanted to be as aware as I could be. That was my way.

Ariel Vromen: A Serious Filmmaker With A Comic Side

Ellen Sterling | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Film director Ariel Vromen (at left in photo with Michael Shannon) burst into the consciousness of the moviegoing public last May with the release of...

Life Through a Lens

Ken Spooner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ken Spooner

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.