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Is Hollywood Coming Home To Hollywood? MIHH Indicates Yes
author of Starflacker: Inside the Golden Age of Hollywood, mem...
While the Oscar and Emmy awards salute creative achievement, there is a more recent honors program which salutes Hollywood's shining history and its current renaissance as the greatest place in the world to make filmed entertainment. It's called MIHH, and its news for this year is optimistic.
What Does a Casting Director Do?
Veteran casting director, producer, and author of 'The Sound A...
It may come as a surprise to most people as to what a casting director actually does, even if you've considered yourself a professional talent for a number of years. It may interest you to know a casting director does not "rep" you; a talent agent represents talent.
I Want It Made in New York
C. M. Rubin
Blogger and author, 'The Real Alice in Wonderland'
What Does the "Boom Guy" Actually Do On a Movie Set?
The best answer to any question
A boom operator works in concert with the sound recordist to position the microphone that records the production audio.
Pulls Out of Alaska as Senate Votes to Kill Film Subsidy
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Legislators looking to kill Alaska's film subsidy program have driven away the big-budget Hollywood movie
and may have brought a halt to a burgeoning state industry, critics said.
: An Inside Look at the Upcoming Film
Student, Emerson College
Currently in pre-production,
is a Mob film about a man who goes to prison for a crime that he didn't commit. Written and directed by two time Cannes Film Festival Showcase selected Chasen Parker,
is an independent film looking to make a big splash.
The Producer's Work: An Interview With Philippa Boyens
Marcin J. Sobczak
Film Producer, International Publicist and Journalist
We would like to welcome Philippa Boyens, an Oscar-winning screenwriter and co-producer of
. The third and the last part of
The Battle of the Five Armies
will premiere this month all over the world.
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Joan Didion Documentary's Pioneering Approach to Collaborative Filmmaking
writer, editor, humanitarian
Here is a compendium of characters Didion herself might appreciate, and one which her own family is now joining.
The Queen Christine Vachon
Under her rebellious helm are where socially conscious, creative and edgy films get made.
Searching for Connections, in Panama
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.
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An Impossible Dream? Meet Yemeni Filmmaker Ammar Basha
Humanist, writer and academic
Dream of something impossible and then make it come true. This is how change happens.
Youth Unite: How Entrepreneur Otessa Marie Ghadar Created an International Community Through Cyber Streaming
Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Author...
Otessa Marie Ghadar's global recognition, from the White House to bloggers in Moldova, in addition to her new app, Tapestry, has facilitated her spreading awareness and change.
How Jesus Took America Hostage -- "American Jesus" the Movie
New York Times best-selling author
shows that in the American religious community life goes on as if the Enlightenment had never taken place.
Three Is the Magic Number
President of Invention Films
The Three Things is just my conviction that every one of those writers should always be working on at least three things at once.
Founder, Buy Michigan Now and The Catalyst Company
While the eyes of the world were fixed upon Rome and the selection of a new Pope, thanks to Kickstarter an amazing little revolution was simultaneously taking place in Hollywood.
The Massaponax Ultimate Film Project
Senior at Massaponax High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Finding people interested in film while living in this city, a Civil War buff's dream, can be difficult. It isn't a bad thing that the area is historically oriented, but it does become frustrating when you want to create a film project. This year, I decided to do something about it.
The Visual Effects (VFX) Paradox
Career Reinvention consultant for Boomers, Educator, Recoverin...
How can it be that almost every movie (and every big-grossing movie!) out there is VFX-driven, and yet one of the top companies in the industry has to file Chapter 11?
A New Plan to Bring Hollywood Home
Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles
As an expansion on my initial platform, I am now introducing a new plan to bring entertainment jobs back to Los Angeles. This plan is called the Los Angeles Production Benefit and it brings independent film production and union crews together.
: The Silliness of State Tax Credits for Film Production
Schuyler M. Moore
Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP; Author
I may take a lot of heat for this one, but I am an American first, and an entertainment lawyer second, so let me state a secret fact from an entertainment industry insider: The state tax credits for film production are pure lunacy from a policy perspective.
'Pretty Woman' Wasn't Always Called 'Pretty Woman': Failed Titles Of Famous Movies
What to Expect When You're Producing
I produce movies and tv shows.
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.
Want Jobs? Play to Your Strengths
Like successful businesses, winning governments develop strategies rooted in a realistic assessment of their community's assets and capabilities -- and a hard-nosed diagnosis of the market.
Is Brooklyn The New Hollywood?
: Financing An Indie Film Epic
Writer, producer, foodie
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,
Produced By Conference Is A Notch Above
Screenwriter, Copywriter, Producer, Director, Consumer
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.
Stop Giving the Entertainment Industry the Silent Treatment
Founder and Chairman, Vision To Learn
We're enjoying the acclaim given to
, a picture that gives tribute to the Hollywood of yesteryear. But the same town is doing little to speak up for the entertainment industry and to sustain its presence in Southern California.
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