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Make A 360-Degree Movie At Home

The world isn’t flat, so why should our videos be? Welcome to the latest

How Back to the Future Almost Didn’t Get Made

For the movie’s 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares,

Distribution Transparency: Four Filmmakers Reveal Their Numbers, Part Two

Tuesday’s post looked at Neil Berkeley and Judy Chaikin as two filmmakers who wanted to


When Bridesmaids came out in 2011, Hollywood seemed taken by surprise at its immediate

How To Keep Screenwriters And Producers In Sync

Movies, obviously, are a storytelling medium and as such, at a fundamental level the

What Does it Take to Make a Movie? Wisdom from Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld

When he was just a boy, one of the first movies that really stood

On Directing Actors: An Interview with Tim Blake Nelson

For nearly 20 years, Tim Blake Nelson has shoe-horned in his filmmaking alongside a

What’s in Your Kit: Cinematographer Frankie DeMarco

The Kit I’ve chosen to exclude my meters, specialty lenses and other DP hardware

Here’s How to Make a Million Dollar Movie for Thousands

“The passion translates. If you have passion for the project it comes across.” Some

What Do You Need to Open a Movie? a Post-Distribution Deal Checklist

So you made your film, screened it at a ton of festivals to rave

Watch: The Future of Acting in the Technological Age

In the 2013 film “The Congress,” Hollywood studios digitally scan actors and then make

Screenwriter’s Guide to Finding a Hollywood Manager or Agent

The storyline: original. The structure: powerful.  The characters: well-developed. The climax: mind-altering.  The payoff: worth every single moment of

Helen Hunt Is in the Driver’s Seat: On ‘Ride,’ Sexism, and Ageist Hollywood

The Oscar-winning actress and Mad About You star dishes on her sophomore directorial effort,

The New Online Tool for Last-Minute Audition Rehearsals

It’s Tuesday afternoon and on the way to your bartending-restaurant-yoga teacher survival job, you

Woody Allen gets morbid at Cannes: ‘We live in a random universe and you’re living a meaningless life’

Cannes — It isn’t every filmmaker who gets asked to explain why life is

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and the Rise of Hollywood’s Casual Racism

There’s a lot to like about Pitch Perfect 2. So why does it muddy

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Heckled at Cannes: “You Will Destroy the Film Ecosystem in Europe”

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandoscame under fire from European film protectionists during his

GETTING INTO BED [with a distributer]

You’ve been seeing a lot of each other for a few weeks now. He

To Swipe or Not to Swipe: What Tinder Can Teach Us About Acting

Robert Duvall says acting is simply “talking and listening.” If that’s true, then connection

Why Orson Welles Matters More Today Than Ever

What is there to say about Orson Welles that hasn’t been regurgitated a thousand

Should We Really Fear Movie Sequels?

There’s a new Pitch Perfect movie coming out next week. I knew that they were

Should You Cut the Cord?

Use Slate’s calculator to see if dropping cable TV and paying for streaming services

How to Make TV Shows Into Movies

Christopher McQuarrie, the director of “Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation,” was 5 years old when the

5 Tips On Editing a Knockout Demo Reel

You’ve gotten as far as shooting your own reel footage. Huge congrats! Or perhaps,

Here’s How to Get Elijah Wood and the SpectreVision Team to Produce Your Film

SpectreVision, the genre film production company spearheaded by Elijah Wood along with filmmakers Daniel

8 Great Playwrights Who Write for Television

Do you know the writers behind your favorite TV programs? Just like actors, many