Opinion Archive

Godard Excuses Himself from Cannes with “Letter in Motion” to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux

More than half a century since Breathless, Godard still enjoys his fair share of devotees despite a descent

10 Unconventional Steps to Get Your Indie Film Out in the World

Where do you go after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes for your first

BIG ARTISTIC REMINDER – LOVE WHAT YOU DO

This saying, “Love what you do” is so overly said that it is easy

5 Things That Tell Me You’re Not A Professional

In today’s post I’m going to do something a little different by just having

The Impact Roundtable: Moviemakers On Social Action Films that Matter

Many of the subjects featured in the discussion were members of the online documentarian

5 Earth Day Films That Will Change How You Treat Our Planet

In an era of incessant dispute concerning the Earth’s environment, one thing remains indisputable

Storytelling in an ‘A.D.D. Culture’: How to Capture Your Audience’s Divided Attention

What is at the core of filmmaking? It’s the same thing that made us

Why Indie Film Institutions Are Turning Their Attention to Web Series

Once upon a time, “film” literally referred to pieces of celluloid through which light

Frankly Reviewed: House of Cards Season 2 Part 2

CHAPTER 15 – Sounds of War by Yo Frank So that was a shocker,

Paul Greengrass: David Lean Lecture 2014

The director of Captain Phillips, United 93 and the Bourne series delivers the Academy’s

WMM’s Creating Space w/ Thomas Ardavany #1

Basic Direction  What is it you’re directing? You would be surprised to know that

Five Things Not To Do When Shooting a No-Budget Film By Yourself (And Why I Did Them Anyway)

D.P. Sean Porter’s credits include Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Eden and, opening on Friday at the IFC Center,

Frankly Reviewed:House of Cards Season 2 Part 1

 Before getting into reviewing each episode, or chapter in the second season of the

Cumulative Advantage and Women Playwrights

At The Summit, a public conversation with prominent DC theatres’ artistic directors convened by Washington

I’M TIRED OF EXPLAINING DISCRIMINATION

I really don’t like having to explain discrimination to people. I don’t like having

10 Commandments for Directing (& Writing) Comedy from Director David Dobkin

What is the funniest movie you’ve ever seen? Do you lean towards the slapstickiness

Will ‘Veronica Mars’ VOD Release Kickstart New Trend in Hollywood?

The major studios may have shuttered their independent film banners, but studio digital divisions

10 Takeaways from the (Life-Changing!) Sundance Screenwriters Lab

It takes a village to make an independent film, and there are few villages

REEL WOMEN: OUR FAVORITE FEMALE-DRIVEN FILMS AND PERFORMANCES OF 2013

It’s that time of the year: time for top 10 lists, time to start

Producer Adi Shankar’s 13 Rules For Breaking Into Hollywood

Adi Shankar is the producer of several films, including The Grey, Broken City, and

GEENA DAVIS’ TWO EASY STEPS TO MAKE HOLLYWOOD LESS SEXIST (GUEST COLUMN)

The actress and founder of her namesake Institute on Gender in Media cites data

POV’s 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey

POV asked documentarians to share their experiences with equipment and documentary tools – from

Femme Filmmakers Break Barriers in Morocco

Moroccan new wave includes many women directors Elsa Keslassy MARRAKECH, Morocco — Laila Marrakchi,

15 Reasons We Should Be Thankful for Indie Film in 2013

In honor of Thanksgiving, film producer Ted Hope, who is stepping down as executive director of San

John Landis Rails Against Studios: ‘They’re Not in the Movie Business Anymore’

At the Mar del Plata fest, the “Animal House” director decried “vampire” tech giants

Inside the Dark Literary World of ‘American Beauty’ Screenwriter Alan Ball

Some of the most important screenwriting advice you’ll ever hear is to write what