Miscellaneous Archive

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,

Announcing the 2014 Comedy Script Contest!

We’re excited about this one!  Let’s just get right to it – we’ve lined

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

Do Human Eyes ‘See’ Like Cameras? A Look at the Resolution & Frame Rate of Vision

Cameras are the “eyes” of cinema, recognizing, capturing, and processing images at certain frame

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,

Top 10’s on Criterion Collection

Everybody needs a little inspiration. Ever wonder who inspired your inspirations? From Wes Anderson to

Women-Centric Films Out-Gross Male-Centric Films on Average: Twist!

Hollywood: dumb or venal? I once thought the latter, but now I’m not so

Frankly Reviewed:House of Cards Season 2 Part 1

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

PROFILED: Douglas Knox

 WMMer Douglas Knox has ridden the roller coaster that is Hollywood and experienced  the kind of

Cumulative Advantage and Women Playwrights

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


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

DCC042 – We Make Movies (feat. Sam Mestman)

Have you ever tried to get your movie made? You aren’t alone. Sam Mestman

A Train, a Narrow Trestle and 60 Seconds to Escape: How ‘Midnight Rider’ Victim Sarah Jones Lost Her Life

The parents of the young camera assistant killed in the train accident on the

Which Cameras Were Used on the Oscar-Nominated Films of 2014?

We all know that being a filmmaker means a lot more than having an

Around the World in 11 Romance Movies

It’s amazing how much you can have when you travel, and yet no one

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

PROFILED: Stephanie Sanditz

 WMMer Stephanie Sanditz has made a name for herself as an actress and screenwriter,  and has

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

Filmmaking Flowchart – What’s Your Place in the Film Industry?

Check out more silly flowcharts brought to you by the folks at Filmsourcing.com.

Academy’s 2014 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Competition Now Underway

The 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is now underway.  In November, as

Sid Caesar: Comedy Pioneer Remembered

Sid Caesar Remembered After enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard prior to WWII, Sid

Attention, Filmmakers: Film Independent’s Fast Track Financing Market Now Open for Submissions

Director-producer teams are now invited to apply to Film Independent’s Fast Track, the three-day

PROFILED: Brian Gaskill

WMMer Brian Richard Gaskill has enjoyed a fair amount of success as an actor, playing some