Stories By Ko Ricker
New Kid in Town: Animation Is Film Brings Much-Deserved Exposure to International Animated TitlesNovember 7, 2017
On Friday, October 20, Angelina Jolie walked the—well, blue—carpet of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood for...
Charming After All: San Diego International FF Wows with Unexpected Selections like Thelma and Resistance Is LifeOctober 18, 2017
On my last trip to San Diego, a friend of mine dragged me to a comedy...
I’ve Got the Music in Me: Amanda Lipitz Drew From Her Broadway Experience to Structure Heartwarming Doc StepAugust 3, 2017
Broadway producer Amanda Lipitz had been making shorts about first-generation college students and girls’ education for...
Getting Lucky in Nevada: With a Restored Tax Incentive and Plenty of Locations, There’s More to Nevada Than CasinosAugust 3, 2017
Showbiz. Shenanigans. Sizzle. Sin City has long played home to high-octane cinematic productions. More often than...
Film School Advice
Have Camera, Will Study: Three Tips for Venturing Beyond the U.S. and Canada and Going to Film School AbroadJuly 20, 2017
Outside of our favorite film degree programs in the U.S. and Canada, there’s a world of...
They’re Just Like Us: Jeff Baena on Adapting a 14th-century Text for Modern Audiences with The Little HoursJuly 3, 2017
Writer-director Jeff Baena didn’t have to look too far for inspiration for The Little Hours—just 14th-century...
Pitch Perfect: Seven Lessons on Getting Your Actor to Nail That Tricky Accent, From Dialect Coach Erik SingerJune 19, 2017
Having come from an acting background himself, dialect coach Erik Singer understands the integral role accent...
La Isla Bonita: Idyllic Martha’s Vineyard Proves a Perfect Backdrop for International Cinema at This FestivalMay 26, 2017
Richard Paradise, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, is no greenhorn when it comes...
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- St. Vincent Pokes Fun at Her Own Ego in The Nowhere Inn September 16, 2021
- Killian and the Comeback Kids Director-Star Taylor A. Purdee on Unpredictable Obstacles — and Comets September 16, 2021