MovieMaker Magazine’s 112th issue, Winter 2015, will be distributed at the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals from January 22nd to February 1, 2015. It is currently available at Art House Convergence. The issue will be available on newsstands starting January 30, 2015.

On the cover: Director Ava DuVernay and actors David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo of the Academy Award-nominated Selma. In “Taking History by the Horns” (pg. 68) by Michelle Orange, DuVernay shares her journey from hovering at the fringes of Hollywood to making history at the Sundance Film Festival, and then bringing Selma, a once-ailing major production, across the finish line. With her courageous decision to leap into filmmaking mid-career, her steely will and deep humanism, and her innovative distribution platform for African-American filmmakers, DuVernay embodies the MovieMaker spirit to a T. Cover and interior photographs of the three were shot at the Mandarin Oriental New York in December 2014, by talented young photographer Ezra Wolfinger.

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Other stories in the issue include:

  • The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2015 (pg. 76): Our annual ranking of the 10 big cities, five small cities, and five towns across the United States that offer the best shooting and lifestyles for filmmakers. The full list is being announced on this week in three installments: Read the first here, and look out for more in coming days

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  • “Driven by Authenticity” (pg. 36): Interviews with Academy Award-nominee Marion Cotillard and the Dardenne brothers about the Belgian directors’ most crowd-pleasing film to date, Two Days, One Night
  • “Park City 2015: 13 Picks from Sundance and Slamdance” (pg. 60): Our annual curtain-raiser of suggestions to watch this week at both festivals. Read the full article here
  • “Clover, Gravy and the Holy Grail” (pg. 88): The beginner’s guide to independent theatrical self-distribution, with advice from Art House Convergence’s Russell Collins and veteran film booker T.C. Rice. Features a list of four-walling theaters in 13 major U.S. markets
  • “David Cronenberg’s New Age L.A. Nightmare” (pg. 44): An interview with the venerable director on shooting in the U.S for the first time with Maps to the Stars
  • “Making it in the Movies” (pg. 48): In this moving personal essay, a young man watches his own troubled adolescence play out on the silver screen with Scorsese, Fellini, and co.
  • “DIY Marketing for Screenwriters” (pg. 32): A user’s guide to the screenwriting websites InkTip, Virtual Pitch Fest and The Blacklist

The Winter 2015 issue will be on sale starting January 30 at major U.S. and Canadian newsstands and retailers, including Barnes and Noble. (96 pages, U.S. $6.95). It is availablefor digital download via iTunes and Pocketmags starting January 24, 2015. Print and digital subscriptions to MovieMaker can be purchased here. MM