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Todd Solondz Loves You
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Hollywood Effects on an Indie Budget
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Lessons from William Fraker
Many decades into his prolific Hollywood career, William Fraker has become a kind of Yoda of...
The Making of Blockbuster
Spider-Man Producer Jon Landau tells the story about when he first had an inkling he was...
Easy Rider: 35 Years Later
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Midnight Movie Madness
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The Super 16 Revolution
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Lars von Trier: The Natural
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The Clip’s in the Can
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Made in Manhattan
In 1979, Woody Allen collaborated with cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather Trilogy, Annie Hall, All the...
What Do Producers Want?
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Confessions of a Hack
One afternoon, when I was supposed to be writing but was instead doing my ‘shuffling-aimlessly-from-room-to-room-in-bathrobe-and-slippers’ routine,...
Marketing Your Screenplay- and Yourself
Writing a script is a labor of love. And while the writing process itself is an...
Orson Welles: Beacon and Exile
After a screening of unknown works by Orson Welles in March, a man in Hollywood’s Egyptian...
Chromakeying Can Change Your Life
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“My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s...
The Art of the Poster
Drew Struzan Throughout the 1970s and even into the beginning of the 1980s, one of my...
The Physics of Moving Pictures
Hubbs, Kovacs, Primes and Fisher at DV Expo West in December of 2003. So, does this...
Sundance from the Inside
I’ve always considered myself an independent. An independent actor, writer and director. Most importantly, I consider...
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