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MovieMaker’s Fourth Annual Guide to Digital Distribution: A Game of Thrones

What a difference a year makes. Independent film distribution has continued its blink-of-an-eye evolution

Theaters Are Messing With Your Senses To Make Movies More Real

Neuroscientist Poppy Crum was watching a video of a fire dancer when she had

Community-Based Moviemaking Takes Off: Drone Enthusiasts Unite to Create Rotor DR1

Moviemaker Chad Kapper sees the future of filmmaking as a new paradigm, where entertainment

December Rolling Production Fund

Here’s the December 2015 update – the last of the year – to the

Let Practices In Gratitude Elevate Your Auditions

Dear Actors, With Thanksgiving just behind us, here is a lovely little reminder that gratitude

“Always Give Exposition While Running From a Bear”: Drew and John Erick Dowdle on No Escape

For the past few years I’ve been bemoaning the decline of the mid-range genre

How Screenwriters Can Find The Emotional Journey Of Their Characters

“This is not a science or a formula; it is a tool designed to

Self-Distribution: You Don’t Have to (And Probably Shouldn’t) Do It All Yourself

The Director of Independent Film at Tugg has some thoughts to share on how

Jon M. Chu Weathers Box-Office Disappointment, Advises to Never Say Never

The L.A.-based nonprofit Film Independent put on the three-day conference for independent moviemakers. This

‘Toy Story’ at 20: How Pixar gambled on computer animation and changed movie history

Twenty years ago, moviegoers witnessed the birth of a new filmmaking technique that would

Will ‘By the Sea’ Kill Hollywood “Favor” Movies?

As Universal and Warner Bros. take hits with films from Angelina Jolie Pitt and

7-Minute Video Essay Explores The Differences In The Film Or The Novel

If your answer to the question “the film or the novel?” is “whichever one

9 Tips for Graduates Pursuing a Career in TV/Film

Springtime: a season for rebirth, renewal, reinvention…It is the time just after pilot season


Independent filmmakers dream of making that indie darling that premieres at Sundance, sells for

American Film Market Builds Bridges With Festivals

Why is the American Film Market jumping into the festival business? Its Nov. 9

6 Ways to Make Your Self-Submission Stand Out

I’m one of those casting directors that doesn’t mind if actors get the breakdowns

Entertainment Law: Movie Making – A Tale of Woes.

“We don’t make movies to make money; we make money to make more movies.” –

The YouTube Stars Taking Over Hollywood Right Now

Watch out, Hollywood – YouTubers are taking over. The latest web sensations securing a

Casting Your Location: How to Find (and Keep) a Great Location For Your Film

The right location can make a film, the wrong location can break it. Recently,

The Developmental Breakdown: Online Networking

In “Service Means Citizenship” and “Basics of Audience-Building,” I explore the ways in which

Robert Downey Jr. Learned This Huge Lesson Early On

In this Off Camera clip, Robert Downey Jr. speaks with interviewer Sam Jones about

25 New Faces of Independent Film (2015)

Filmmaker Magazine features a list of up-and-coming filmmakers every year and this year is no

100 Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring

Studio executives often protest that there simply aren’t enough talented female filmmakers to choose

November Rolling Production Fund

Here’s the November 2015 update to the We Make Movies Rolling Production Fund, the

Ex-Paramount President Adam Goodman Launches “Nimble” New Film Label

Dichotomy, which will employ an incremental financing structure for microbudget projects, aims to ask,