If one of the things you like best about going to the movies is that there are no ads to interrupt the drama, you’re only seeing half the picture. Mov…
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So, you've mortgaged your home, received a little money from a Kickstarter campaign, begged and borrowed from family and friends, all the while hating…
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Originally published in 1984, the latest edition of ‘The Filmmaker’s Handbook’ has been updated and revised. Using today’s technologies, it includes digital filmmaking, and a much-expanded range of to
Her professional acting career began when she was 12. Using self-taught techniques, she achieved a ‘Best Actress Oscar’ for her role in Black Swan, before turning 30. Add over 200 awards and nominati
Building an accurate budget can be an enormous challenge for many new filmmakers. There’s a temptation to think that once you get started on your project, “someone else” will figure out how to allocat
You may be a great believer in the myth of the kindly benefactor, but if so, you should save it for your script. There’s always room in Hollywood for another Orphan Annie or My Fair Lady. Back here in
Every year, there are over 200 major film festivals in North America, drawing thousands of fans who come to see the best in independent filmmaking. Most are open to international submissions, some cel
When a major studio produces a movie, they’re footing the bill. They’ve got the financial resources to pay for everything from script development to the final edits, and are taking a very carefully ca
As an inherently creative medium, the film industry is heavily intertwined with the field of IP law. Directors, editors, producers, and people at all stages of the filmmaking process are affected by t
It’s trite to say that a great script is one that sells, but the hard truth is that there are thousands of interesting stories living their lives in underwear drawers and filing cabinets because they