50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2014
50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2014
Why We Like: Jim Mickle's Cold in July Trailer
Why We Like: Jim Mickle's Cold in July Trailer
How to Direct an Ensemble Comedy by Ellie Kanner
How to Direct an Ensemble Comedy by Ellie Kanner
Crowdfunder of the Week: Beware of Images
Crowdfunder of the Week: Beware of Images
Great Friendship, Bad Country: Interview With Writer Jonathan Hirschbein
Great Friendship, Bad Country: Interview With Writer Jonathan Hirschbein
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Cold in July Featured

Jim Mickle’s new Cold in July trailer guarantees grit, guns, blood, and tears. Not necessarily in that order. Jim Mickle’s first two films Stake Land and Mulberry St were entertaining, if not very sophisticated, forays into modern horror. His 2013 follow-up We Are What We Are showed that Mickle is developing into a refined storyteller, capable [...]

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You can take a moviemaker out of New York, but… When my first son Ben was born in Los Angeles 19 years ago, I cut the umbilical cord, held him in my arms, and said, “Ben, I just want you to know one thing—you may have been born in L.A., but we’re from New York!” [...]

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This week, New Filmmakers LA brings you the inside scoop on the moviemaking, featuring interviews with directors Dustin Shroff, John McCracken, Danny Finn, Juan Uribe and John Bevilacqua. NewFilmmakers LA (NFMLA) is a non-profit organization designed to showcase the innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment [...]

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50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee - SFF 2013 Spectacular Now Screening - Featured

Feast your eyes on MovieMaker‘s complete list of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2014. Despite original plan to publish the list in installments (we had already begun here and here), we’ve decided we couldn’t keep the news to ourselves any longer. We’re happy to present our much-deliberated, comprehensive list, featured in [...]

2013BAFFphoto151

You can take a moviemaker out of New York, but… When my first son Ben was born in Los Angeles 19 years ago, I cut the umbilical cord, held him in my arms, and said, “Ben, I just want you to know one thing—you may have been born in L.A., but we’re from New York!” [...]

50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee 2014: Savannah Film Festival

It’s finally here: MovieMaker‘s annual list of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2014 edition! We’ll be releasing the list in five alphabetical installments, a new one every Wednesday, for the next month – so keep checking back to see if your favorite festivals made it in. Or read the full article in [...]

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GenerationIron

Director-producer Vlad Yudin’s documentary, Generation Iron (narrated by Mickey Rourke), follows the top seven professional bodybuilders in the world, training and competing to win the sport’s coveted title, Mr. Olympia. The film, which Yudin self-distributed through his own Vladar Company in the fall of 2013, earned $850,000 stateside and over $1 million overseas—not shabby at [...]

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Lucky Bastard, directed by Robert Nathan and co-written with Lukas Kendall, brings new life to the faux-doc genre in this fast-paced porn-thriller. We got Nathan and Kendall to recount the creation of their smart, uniquely updated, genre-bending film. Lucky Bastard is an NC-17 “porn thriller” about an adult entertainment shoot gone wrong. A website gives a regular [...]

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Securing distribution is that final nail in the construction project of making a movie—but it’s so hard to tell what exactly goes through the minds of a potential buyer. We Make Movies actor/writer/producer Andrea Dolbec (Hot Zombie Crush) sat down with film distributor Precious Hilton, CEO of Hilton Entertainment Group, to get the dish on [...]

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