The Montana Film Office Wants You to “Pitch the 406”
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“But What I Really Didn’t Want To Do Was Direct…”
Some directors are born (but need a shove). Some have directing thrust upon them (by a...
10 Disaster Movies to Die For
A cruise ship filled with joyous passengers gets caught in a tsunami and rapidly starts sinking....
10 Tips for Becoming an Internet Sensation
In 2008 we began production on a Super 35mm short film called Ten for Grandpa. After...
How to Shoot a Film in 48 Hours
It all started with a phone call… I called a few colleagues of mine with the...
Mixed Reviews: Sell Your Own Damn Movie!
The marketplace is overflowing with informational books about how to get your latest indie feature distributed....
Dying to Make Dying to Do Letterman
For a stand-up comedian, being asked to perform on one of the major networks’ late night...
Harry Potter Casts a Spell on the Box Office
The story of Harry Potter may be over, but he certainly went out with a bang....
Maverick Buyer Has What Indies Want
Technology and the entertainment industry have a slightly shaky history. Without the development of computer generated...
Spike Lee Confirmed to Direct Oldboy
In the eight years since Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy polarized audiences and won the 2004 Grand Prize...
Albuquerque, Austin, New Orleans… Cape Town
Production companies based outside the entertainment capitals of L.A. and N.Y.C. have grown increasingly popular over...
Best Apps for Moviemakers 2011
Ah, how things have changed in just one short year. When we published our first list...
Studios Off the Beaten Path
They may be off the beaten path, or at least away from the bright lights of...
Social Media All-Stars
The world of independent movies is changing. Thanks to advances in technology—especially inexpensive HD cameras and...
Academy Changes Voting Guidelines
Two years after their controversial decision to expand the Best Picture category at the Oscars to...
Hollywood’s Useless Parent Syndrome
In J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, out in theaters today, strange things start happening in a small...
It’s a Win Win for Lisa Maria Falcone
As founder of Everest Entertainment, Lisa Maria Falcone heads one of the most promising indie production...
Tribeca and Gucci Join Forces to Support Documentary Moviemakers
Contrary to what people may think, Gucci isn’t only concerned with handbags and sunglasses. For the...
How To Make a Feature Film for Under $200
In the summer of 2010 I directed, edited, co-wrote and co-composed music (among several other odd...
The Greatest Movies Ever Sold
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A Film in the Crowd
It’s always been hard to find the money to make a movie. Investors have forever been...
Darth Vader vs Me
There have been lots of articles in the pages of MovieMaker (and elsewhere) that go something...
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