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  • What’s New in Distribution

    Women Make Movies’ Paradise Lost. Finding the right distributor for your first feature is just as...

  • Death, Taxes and Tom Hanks

    What does it take to get a movie made in Hollywood? The optimistic answer would be...

  • Soft Money in Hard Times

    Much to the chagrin of moviemakers, the financing available for independent films has been drying up...

  • 20 Best Festival “Investments”

    The Phoenix Film Festival’s “Camerahead” mascot gives audiences a pretty good idea of what matters most...

  • Indie Sizzle vs. Hollywood Fizzle

    The Hulk scared up an audience dropout of 70 percent between its opening and second weekends....

  • Legends of Sundance

    Kramer: Where I am now and where I was before the festival is light years apart....

  • Where Are They Now?

    TOP TO BOTTOM: Hugh Grant, Chow Yun-Fat, Julia Stiles, Ben Stiller, Terry Zwigoff Astronomers tell us...

  • 10 Best Cities to be a Moviemaker

    Austin boasts various location types, like Bat Bridge; and is also a great place to shoot...

  • Biograph’s Biography

    1895 W.K.L. Dickson, an associate of Thomas Edison, forms the American Mutoscope Company. 1899 American Mutoscope Company...

  • When Opportunity Knocks

    Garland: Perfect as Dorothy—but producers wanted Shirley Temple. Couldn’t get Julia Roberts for your film? Renée...

  • Marathon Moviemaking

    DigiFest Southwest winners Ben Lowney and J. Fegan in BABOF; and the cast of Clown Camp....

  • Nobody’s Cooler

    Bello, Alec Baldwin and Macy get lucky in Wayne Kramer’s directorial debut, The Cooler. When Frank...

  • Rulers of the Rental House

    With a great script, a competent director can often turn a mediocre story into a brilliant,...

  • Illeana Douglas’ Woolworth Touch

    Illeana Douglas may be blessed with one of the film industry’s most distinctive faces, but “...

  • Director.com

    Considering the ever-evolving relationship between the Internet and other aspects of pop culture, the value of the Web for film lovers...

  • The Editorial Challenge

    The question of where a film is “written”—in the script, on the set or in the...

  • The Mythology of Anthony Minghella

    Anthony Minghella discusses a shot with cinematographer John Seale on Cold Mountain. Anthony Minghella met with...

  • Film Technique for the Digital Age

    Marcus van Bavel If you’re like most moviemakers, you don’t often stop to consider how fortunate...

  • Scare Tactics

    Sarah Ingerson stars as Claire, in J.T. Petty’s Soft for Digging. Independent horror moviemakers are a...

  • Horror Stories

    For decades the horror genre has helped would-be cinematic masters get their start in the movie...

  • The Adventures of Guy Pearce

    I first interviewed Guy Pearce, the British-born, Australian-bred actor, seven years ago in connection with his...

  • Cinema Speed-Dating

    They just don’t get it,” I remarked to my husband. For the third time in as...

  • Improvising the Perfect Script

    Moviemakers Leigh, Jaglom, Duvall and Loach are latest in a long line of “naturalistic” directors or...

  • Robert Rodriguez’s New Toy

    They” is a four-letter word for Robert Rodriguez, writer-director of the groundbreaking indie film El Mariachi....

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