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“So You Think It Would Be Fun To Take Your Film To Festivals”: PART 2

Click here for the first part of this series. GETTING READY TO SUBMIT (Not

Critic’s Notebook: When Every Fox Show Becomes a Procedural, It Gets Very Boring

For the 2015-16 season, Fox has or has had seven dramas in which the

Hollywood’s Issue With Diversity Goes Beyond The Oscars Boycott

Last year when the Oscar nominations were announced, I was, like most Black people,

George Clooney on White Oscars: ‘We’re Moving in the Wrong Direction’

Last week, for the second consecutive year, the Oscars nominated 20 white actors as

David Oyelowo Goes Off on Oscars: “I Am an Academy Member and It Doesn’t Reflect Me”

“For 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of color, to be missed

3 Things to Avoid When Directing Films – David Fincher

According to David Fincher, do you have any guesses about what the top 3

Hollywood Inequality Made Headlines In 2015 But Did We Make Any Real Progress?

I’ve been writing about culture for six years, four and a half of them

What visionary directors really have to gain from making Marvel or ‘Star Wars’ movies

I appear to have upset a number of readers yesterday by suggesting that I

David Fincher and Martin Scorsese on why Hitchcock was more than the Master of Suspense

Director David Fincher was 7 when he saw the film book “Hitchcock/Truffaut” on his

Paradise Lost: Why New Movies Make Us Love Old Movies More

Given the luxurious privilege of having my diary of life among the superstars,Starflacker, excerpted

You Will Find Your People: Emily Best

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

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

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


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

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,

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

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

The 13 Most Ignorant Quotes From That Awful Deadline Article

Last night, Deadline’s TV editor Nellie Andreeva trolled hard with an articlequestioning whether or

Legendary Producer Marin Karmitz on Great Directors, Producing, and Why Money is Never the Real Problem

Combining taste, business savvy, and enduring idealism for the role cinema can play within

Here’s Why Female-Driven Films Are Important Right Now

Korycinski, an award-winning filmmaker, is currently in pre-production on “The Haircut,” a short film

Watch: Wim Wenders’ ‘Room 666,’ Featuring Spielberg, Godard, Fassbinder, Herzog, Antonioni & More

Thirty-one years ago today, Rainer Werner Fassbinder died from a cocaine-induced heart attack in his Munich apartment, leaving behind a