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You Will Find Your People: Emily Best

Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform

Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn’t)

YouTuber Freddie Wong presents “Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn’t)” in the first in

The Real ‘Happy Birthday’ Song Could Soon Make It To Movies And TV

Imagine a world where we can watch actors freely singing “Happy Birthday” on screen.


When they met at the Sundance Directing Lab in 1998, neither Rodrigo Garcia nor

6 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Making a Web Series

The Unemployed Roommate genre is so worn out that even your mom may not

Screenplay Writing Explained In 7 Infographics

Screenplay writing is a visual art form, so let’s approach the topic visually. Here are 7

Michael Douglas Knows Why Young American Actors Aren’t Getting Roles

With a long career, Michael Douglas certainly knows what it takes to carry oneself

YouTube’s Kian Lawley Talks ‘The Chosen’ And Why Making A Movie Was ‘Terrifying’

After gaining fame as part of the now defunct YouTube supergroup Our2ndLife, Kian Lawley

The Romantic Comedy Is Having a Revolution — And It’s Happening on TV

Everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure genre is getting funnier, weirder and more authentic. Here’s why

The Developmental Breakdown: Exposition

As a working definition, exposition is when a character is given dialogue as a

Why Huge Budgets Can Ruin Movies

FILMMAKING IS EXPENSIVE, but bigger budgets aren’t always better. Jason Blum is one of

4 Tech Skills Every Actor Needs

I’m shocked that many people still don’t know how to use some of the

Hulu Explores Adding Ad-Free Option to Its Service

Hulu is exploring plans to add an advertising-free option to its service, according to

Video On Demand Platform Yekra Shuts Down

A company that offered studios and filmmakers a platform on which they could sell

Cinema Law: Why Using Volunteers is a Risky Way to Keep Costs Down on Your Film

Q: Is it legally permissible for a California LLC to use unpaid labor to

How the DP Behind Sundance Hit ‘Tangerine’ Created a Cinematic Look with an iPhone

Radium Cheung, HKSC, talks to Indiewire about how and why he used a mobile


We found this gem of a site that provides tutorials on lighting and other

A Female Producer Explains 4 Ways Women Get a Raw Deal in Hollywood

By this point, it’s been well established that women who work in film have

Martin Scorsese on the Pros and Cons of Digital Filmmaking

“Everything we do in HD is an effort to recreate the look of film.”

LeTV Bets on Expat Content for Its U.S. Phone Debut

Chinese Internet TV giant LeTV plans to start selling phones in the U.S. later

Understanding Copyright Law: Pitches, Facts, Characters and the Ambiguities of Section 102

Gregory Bernstein’s book Understanding the Business of Entertainment, the Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers

The Generic Stuff: How to Make Film Genre Work, Or Not Work, For You

Talking about film genre is an exercise in stilted speech. Ever had one of

Greta Gerwig Wants To Make Movies About Female Relationships — Yes, Please

As an actor, writer, producer and director, Greta Gerwig has had plenty of experience

Richard Gere: “We Have to Create Societies Where the Bad Guys Aren’t at the Top.”

The actor contrasts being invisible, playing a homeless man on the streets of Manhattan,

15 Things Every Producer Should Know

So much of what I learned at the Produced By Conference (presented by the

Making Movies That Make An Impact

Issue-driven documentaries have the ability to affect social change, but that potential is magnified