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How The Sound of Music Revived Live Television

Mika Salmi | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Mika Salmi

The beauty of live TV is that viewers can chatter on Internet platforms while watching, which serves to drive even more viewers to the live program.

Social Media Is a Major Game Changer for Independent Film

Britt Michaelian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Britt Michaelian

We are at a crossroads in many areas of society right now, but in this moment the world of independent film is perched on the forefront of incredible change and opportunity.

The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"The question is how to make your film become an essential part of new storytelling ecosystems that bring meaningful conversation, foster social enga...

This Could Change How You Watch Movies Forever

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.24.2013 | Technology

"Coming soon to a theater (and home streaming device) near you." Hollywood behemoths Sony and Disney have begun testing an unorthodox business mode...

Collaborator: Indie Icon Martin Donovan's Directing Debut

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Now on VOD: the debut feature from the whip-smart Martin Donovan (Trust, Weeds, Saved!). Starring the elusive David Morse, Olivia Williams, and Donovan himself, Collaborator is a well-acted, intimate tragicomedy. Write what you know, right?

Giving Birth To An Indie Film

Josh Stolberg | Posted 05.16.2012 | Arts
Josh Stolberg

When we're little, most of us are fed a fairy tale version of how we came to be. Something along the lines of "Mommy and Daddy love each other very much and we gave each other a special hug to make you grow" is what most kids hear.

Gnarr!: Reykjavik's Comic Mayoral Doc Comes to America

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mayor Jon Gnarr Kristinsson -- better known as comedian Jon Gnarr -- relaxes in a rocking chair in a comfy sitting chamber, just off the conference room that's part of his suite of offices in Reykjavik City Hall.

Wrapping up Sundance 2012 - Pt. 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Just when I thought I was done with Sundance, I get a comment from a reader posing several questions that seem not only thoughtful but relevant. So al...

Ultrasuede: Whitney Sudler-Smith on Halston's Era of Style

Tribeca | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

Through his unconvential documentary Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, director Whitney Sudler-Smith explores the exciting rise and devastating fall of America's first real celebrity designer.

Don't Go in the Woods: Vincent D'Onofrio on his "Slasher Musical"

Kristin McCracken | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Don't Go in the Woods is kind of hard to pin down -- there's not much to compare it too -- but it's a fun ride, with the loose feel of a campy B-horror-movie from decades past, with twists and turns and jumps galore.

Larry Mullen Jr: The Man on the Train

Kristin McCracken | Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Mullen, who did triple-duty on the film -- actor, producer, and soundtrack supervisor -- recently talked to us about his "baptism by fire," his acting method, and what it was like to work with an icon.

Good Sportsmanship: Boys of Summer

Kristin McCracken | Posted 09.22.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Nothing beats a heat wave quite like a good old-fashioned baseball movie. Follow these Boys of Summer as they make their way from the sunny Caribbean to the Little League Championships in Williamsport, PA.

Miramax Deal Brings Hundreds Of Movies To Hulu

techcrunch.com | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology

Two weeks after Miramax announced a major content deal with Netflix, the studio this morning announced that it has also struck a multi-year agreement ...

10 Video Streaming Services Worth a Look (Slideshow)

Lawrence Bonk | Posted 07.16.2011 | Technology
Lawrence Bonk

We went through the horrible, awful trouble of laying around in bed for a few days and watching streamed movies and television shows to bring you a primer on 10 of the biggest video streaming service so you can relax and watch some movies.

YouTube Reportedly Planning Imminent Launch Of Major New Service

The Wrap Movies | Posted 06.25.2011 | Technology

YouTube will imminently launch a movie-on-demand service charging users to stream movies off the world's largest video sharing site, TheWrap has learn...

The Shot Heard Round the Industry... Studios' doomed plan for pre-DVD Video On Demand.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Scott Mendelson

Fox, Warner Bros, Sony, and Universal have announced this week that they will begin offering 'first-run' theatrical features on Video On Demand through DirectTV just sixty days after their theatrical release.

HuffPost Review: Black Death

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Black Death may not have anything groundbreaking to say, but it remains a creepy and occasionally disconcerting period piece, and it establishes Christopher Smith as a genuine talent.

Jessica Prois

One-On-One With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: He Talks About His New Classroom Documentary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is helping teachers bring history alive in their classrooms. He's produced a new documentary, "On the Shoulders of ...

Exclusive Q&A: Actress Emma Caulfield Picks the Right TiMER

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

37-year-old Emma Caulfield is admittedly a real devotee of sci-fi movies and TV series. So taking on the lead role of Oona in the near-future set TiMER, not only made sense to her, it was a role that stirred all her fan juices as well.

Cannes You Dig It? The Film Industry Champions Joint International Effort

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

As this year's film market at Cannes clearly demonstrates, old models are not working.

Old stars and new independents: A modest suggestion

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've got an idea for how to change independent film and kick-start the kind of serious attention that video-on-demand seems to require. And it all s...

Targeted Quality: The Advent Of On-Demand DVDs

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Technology will only offer more quality film choices as time goes by. The trick for savvy consumers and movie fans will be to stay informed as to what's really good..

Greener Movie Viewing

Matt Dentler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Dentler

If this cinema-seeking culture is trying to also remain carbon-conscious, then perhaps video-on-demand could be its salvation.

What's Killing Independent Film?

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The question I've asked myself recently after watching any number of worthy but small movies is, "This is a nice little movie -- but who will ever have the chance to see it?"

Why HBO's New Download Service Won't Be a Hit

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HBO is testing a new download service, HBO Broadband, in Milwaukee and in the home of the NFC runner-up Green Bay Packers. It has the makings of a sma...