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Aaron Yeger Discovers A People Uncounted: An Interview
by Kyle Rupprecht

After several years on the film fest circuit, Aaron Yeger’s poignant documentary A People Uncounted, about the history of the Roma people, opens today in New York City. MovieMaker spoke to Yeger about the film back in 2011, and to celebrate its eventual release, we’re revisiting that interview. In his feature directorial debut A People Uncounted, […]

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Top 10 Cities to Be a Moviemaker: 2013
by Kyle Rupprecht

Let’s assume for the moment that this June you’re graduating from film school in, say, New York. You know some moviemakers in Greenpoint who’ll help you work on your projects, and vice versa. But rent, even in the scummier parts of Brooklyn, is exorbitant, and you’re flirting with the idea of leaving town for a […]

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Interiors Journal: Haneke’s Amour
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Every month, Interiors Journal dissects the floorplan of a film set to investigate the relationship between space and action. This month they’re focusing their attention on Michael Haneke’s Academy Award-winning Amour. Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the film yet, this article—which we’re reprinting with permission—gives away some critical plot details of the film. So […]

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We Make Movies (better): The Sundance Diaries, Vol. 1
by Élan O’Connor and Amanda Lippert

Sundance is undoubtedly the mecca of independent moviemakers. Love it or hate it, come January, it’s all you hear about in LA. Which films premiered, who sold what, the next up and coming talent that was discovered. Everyone wants to show up and be part of the inner circle of filmmaking. For one week, you […]

Sir Ken Adam: The Man Who Designed the World of James Bond

As a production designer, Sir Ken Adam consistently pushed his imagination to the limits, creating movie sets, each different, as thrilling to look at as the action unfolding up on the screen. His work on seven James Bond films—including the first of the series, Dr. No—set the tone for what became the Bond franchise. His […]

Documenting the Lost and Found Generation in Falling Uphill

As a Hitchcock enthusiast, for years I wanted to direct a dark, suspenseful thriller. So I spent a of couple years developing a film in this “Hitchcockian” vein while producing and managing other films. After working on Peter Bratt’s La Mission, which depicts San Francisco in a very intimate and non-traditional way, I began to […]

Soundstage Options Expand for New York-Based Productions

Having trouble finding a reliable, controlled environment in New York City in which to shoot? If so, you have a great new option available. Earlier this week, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver joined with Steiner Studios chairman Douglas C. Steiner to open five large soundstages at Steiner Studios in […]

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Who Needs L.A. When You’ve Got LA?

Regular readers of MovieMaker will know that New Orleans was named the number one city to make movies in our most recent issue. But the Big Easy is far from being the only city in Louisiana that moviemakers should be paying attention to. Located in Northwest Louisiana, the Shreveport-Bossier area has seen a rise in […]

Who Needs L.A. When You’ve Got LA?

Regular readers of MovieMaker will know that New Orleans was named the number one city to make movies in our most recent issue. But the Big Easy is far from being the only city in Louisiana that moviemakers should be paying attention to. Located in Northwest Louisiana, the Shreveport-Bossier area has seen a rise in […]

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Bringing the Movies to Michigan

What do Real Steel, Up in the Air and Youth in Revolt all have in common? They stand as just three of many movies filmed in the state of Michigan. And with last month’s announcement of a new five-year incentive program, it will now be even easier for large and small productions alike to film […]