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6 Techniques to Research and Locate Film Investors

Jim Jermanok | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Jermanok

I was in Manhattan's Four Seasons Hotel, sitting across from a Wall Street guy who had already rejected me twice about investing in my latest independ...

Dream, Girl: How One Film Is Inspiring Girls to Go for Their Dreams

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Meet Erin Bagwell: She's the director and creator of Dream Girl, a film that is encouraging girls everywhere to become leaders and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. This documentary is redefining what it means to be a businesswoman.

The Linda Perry Project: Breaking the Old, Making the New

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

It's fairly common knowledge that Linda Perry is the super-producer who reshaped dozens of careers from Pink to Christina Aguilera to Gwen Stefani. But I was first introduced to Perry as the lead singer for 4 Non Blondes.

Lights Go on Part XVIII: Allow

Thomas Bähler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

How many opportunities have I passed up because I did not allow my self to act upon clear instincts and give attention to what was being presented to ...

Three Is the Magic Number

Nicholas Weinstock | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Nicholas Weinstock

The Three Things is just my conviction that every one of those writers should always be working on at least three things at once.

What to Expect When You're Producing

Rick Schwartz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

Now that I'm segueing into my new career as a software titan/media mogul shameless self-promoter, I thought it would be nice to use my years of experience in the Hollywood trenches to give something back -- you know, to the kids just starting out.

Hirokin: Financing An Indie Film Epic

Gina Hall | Posted 10.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

One adage you take away from film school is "make sure it's all up on the screen." But sometimes the behind-the-scenes story is so compelling that it actually elevates the material on screen, like in Alejo Mo-Sun's low-budget epic, Hirokin.

The Things We Executive Producers Have to Worry About

Andrea Grossman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

It is a truth universally acknowledged that L.A. is a company town. But what happens when we don't know how to navigate the "company" that owns the town?

World's Top 25 Film Schools

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

These 25 colleges are known across the world for producing some of the finest artists in show business. Many notable alumni from these schools are cre...

13 Playwrights Is Preparing To Implode

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Shoshana Greenberg

The 13 playwrights of 13P formed nine years ago to realize full productions of their plays. Each playwright produces one play, serving as the artistic director of the production. The group ceases to exist once every playwright has had a production.

Jennifer Lopez To Produce Show About Lesbian Couple

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 07.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Nine years after she played a Lesbian character in the movie "Gigli," Jennifer Lopez is developing an hour-long show for ABC Family about a lesbian co...

Produced By Conference Is A Notch Above

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Abe Schwartz

What I love about the Produced By Conference is just how much ground it covers. It doesn't matter if you've yet to produce your first feature, there will be panels and workshops that should be of tremendous value.

Alicia Keys Producing Broadway Play

AP | BY MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — Alicia Keys is following Jay-Z and Will Smith into the world of Broadway producers. Keys, whose hits include "Fallin'" and "A Woman'...

Why Films Under $2m Can't Catch a Break

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Steele

The reality is, ultra low budget films have to overcome bigger obstacles to achieve lower cash returns.

Indie Filmmaking Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I wrote the first draft script forBad Batch, my first feature, about 3 years ago. I joined a writer's group in which the challenge was to write a full screenplay in 2 weeks. This got my ass in gear to write something I knew I eventually would want to direct on a tight budget.

Q & A: Actor Gary Sinise Helps "Brothers At War" And Grapples With The Iraq War's Effect on A Family

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Sinise: "It's a look at military families and military life, the Iraq war and the integrity of the people that I know that are serving that; I responded to positively and wanted to support that."