Moviemaking

  • How To Lose $1.2 Million And Shoot Your Feature Anyway

    In writer/director Tim Hines’s latest film, House of the Rising, the running time of one hundred minutes means just that-one hundred minutes...

  • Jonathan Blank

    The most liberal country in the world has the same low rate (of heroin users) as one of the most totalitarian countries...

  • Decline of the Western

    When Lawrence Kasdan’s Wyatt Earp opened at theaters across the country earlier this summer, it had become nearly commonplace again to see...

  • Out of the Shadows

    In Hollywood, where everyone’s, writing a screenplay, your odds of selling a script are about as good as winning the lottery. If...

  • Back on the Mainscreen

    The feature film format has not always been as dominant a factor in the motion picture industry as it is today. Back...

  • First Lady of Horror

    It may have been Norma Shearer who was credited with "discovering" her when she signed with MGM in 1946, but it was...

  • Stillman’s Wit

    Early on in Barcelona, the new film from writer-producer-director Whit Stillman, Ted Boynton reveals to his cousin Fred that he has given...

  • Best of the West

    Thanks to the success of Dances With Wolves and Unforgiven, the western has saddled up and is riding again, bringing studios a...

  • From Russia with Lens

    Making quality movies is usually an expensive proposition. But thanks to a formerly socialist government which now chooses to compete in something...

  • Auditioning for Love and Money

    Are you auditioning for every role you could possibly play? Actors looking to expand their visibility, range and experience audition for everything....