Independent Film

Darren Aronofsky Explains ‘Mother!’ and Buñuel’s Influence

On November 9 <b>Film Independent at LACMA</b> screened the 1962 Luis Buñuel classic <i>The Exterminating Angel</i>, followed by an insightful 40-minute conversation …

Darren Aronofsky

An Evening With... Don Hertzfeldt - Film Independent

Includes a screening of <i>World of Tomorrow</i> 1 & 2 and conversation with writer/director Don Hertzfeldt<p><b>Lead Sponsor</b><p>Since the ‘90s, the maverick animation …

VIDEO: Global Media Makers Go Inside LA’s Underground Music Scene—in VR!

The world of 360-degree video can be a <b>daunting one</b> for even the most talented and seasoned filmmakers. As with any emerging medium, 360 (or “VR”, …

Virtual Reality

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Return as Hosts of the 2018 Spirit Awards

Though Merriam-Webster hasn’t yet made it official, anyone searching for the dictionary definition for the phrase “crushing it” need look no further …

Entertainment

Weinstein Company Trying to Sell ‘Paddington 2’ Before Bankruptcy Filing (EXCLUSIVE)

The Weinstein Company is trying to find a buyer for “Paddington 2” before the indie film studio files for bankruptcy protection. The company has …

The Weinstein Company

Greta Gerwig Brings it All Back Home with ‘Lady Bird’

On November 2, <b>Film Independent at LACMA</b> screened Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed directorial debut <i>Lady Bird</i> in front of a packed house—followed by an …

Greta Gerwig

Louis C.K.’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Release Scrapped Amid Misconduct Allegations

The release of Louis C.K.’s new film “I Love You, Daddy” has been snapped in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations levied against the comedian. …

Louis C.K.

Weinstein Co. Debt Tops $500 Million (EXCLUSIVE)

The Weinstein Co. is trying to secure a financial lifeline that will allow the indie film and television studio to avert bankruptcy. The company …

How 'Thor' Became a Completely Different Character -- According to the Director | THR News

The filmmaker treated the Marvel project as an "indie film that just had a few more zeros on the budget."

Movies

A Producer's Guide to Residuals - Film Independent

Understanding a film’s “waterfall” and your responsibilities with respect to residuals is paramount to establishing a successful career as a producer.<p>…

Manchester By The Sea

Don’t-Miss Indies: What to Watch in November

As we ease into autumn (not to mention awards season) this month’s <b>Don’t-Miss Indies</b> leaves the fluff behind to explore some pretty intense …

Armie Hammer

No Trick, All Treat: Five of our Favorite Recent Low Budget Horror Movies

If you were wondering why so many of your co-workers showed up to the office today dressed as Sexy Pennywise or giant packet of McDonald’s Sichuan …

Horror Movies

An Evening With... Darren Aronofsky - Film Independent

Includes a screening of <i>The Exterminating Angel</i> and conversation with writer/director Darren Aronofsky<p><b>Lead Sponsor</b><p>Does writer/director Darren …

Darren Aronofsky

Lily Collins and Tessa Thompson to Reveal Spirit Awards Nominees November 21

Hard to believe, but Hollywood awards season is upon us once again. Sure, our current triple-digit heat wave doesn’t exactly scream “autumn” or any …

Tessa Thompson

How Watching Stranger Things Can Make You a Better Filmmaker

Stranger Things has become a pop culture phenomenon and the show’s creators, The Duffer Brothers, have taken nostalgia and used it in a way to tell a …

Stranger Things

10 Painful Legal Mistakes Indie Filmmakers Make

<b>10 Legal Mistakes Indie Filmmakers Make</b><p>Independent films are often rewarded with significant awards, being appreciated for the personal artistic …

Filmmaking

Sequel to Somewhere Else Tomorrow Movie by Open-Explorers

<i>Open-Explorers</i>, Daniel Rintz and Josephine Flohr, have just returned from another three years on the road traversing Africa and the Americas. As a …

Adventure Travel

7 Characteristically Eclectic Films To See At IFFBoston's Fall Focus

Support the news<p>For those of us who can’t wait until April for another Independent Film Festival Boston, the third annual IFFBoston Fall Focus once …

La La Land

Detail Oriented: The Art of Color Correction, Part Two

<i>Movies are a mosaic of moving parts. But we don’t always see which parts, or who’s moving them. Each month in</i> <b>Detail Oriented</b><i>, Su Fang Tham goes</i> …

Cinematography

Gotham Awards Once Again Remind of the Oscar Season Possibilities

It’s rather wonderful that the New York-based Independent Filmmaker Project is always the one to get the awards season ball rolling with its …

Award Shows

Detail Oriented: The Art of Color Correction, Part One

<i>Movies are a mosaic of moving parts. But we don’t always see which parts, or who’s moving them. Each month in</i> <b>Detail Oriented</b><i>, Su Fang Tham goes</i> …

Cinematography

Mipcom: Komixx Media Group Options Young Adult Digital Thriller Novel ‘Captured’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Cannes — U.S., U.K. and Australia-based independent film and TV producer Komixx Entertainment announced Monday that it has optioned worldwide screen …

Frame Rates: Do Not Shoot 24Fps

Frame Rates: Times When You Should Not Shoot 24Fps<p>The term “frame rate” is used to indicate the number of individual frames or images that are …

Videography

Filmed in St. Louis, Documentary For Ahkeem Extends Its Run

click to enlarge<p><i>For Ahkeem,</i> a documentary delving deeply into the life of a north St. Louis teenager, premiered locally October 12 — and has been …

Documentaries

10 Tips on How to Get Meeting in the Film Business

Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons<p><i>This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her</i> …

Networking

Making a Micro Budget Film That Cracks iTunes's Top 3 with Julian Galea

Making a Micro Budget Film That Cracks iTunes’s Top 3 with Julian Galea<p>Today on the show we have writer/cinematographer/director Julian Galea. He …

How an Independent Filmmaker Went From Being the Farrelly Brothers’ Assistant to Making the Movies That Studios Wouldn’t

With one indie under his belt, the "Wanderland" filmmaker switched to the studio world. Here's what he learned and why he's changing gears</i> …

Entertainment

Guest Post: Major Filmmaker Organizations Need Your Help to Defend Fair Use

<i>The post was written by</i> <i>Shaia Araghi and Lauren Wertheimer of the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts and Technology Clinic regarding an important legal</i> …

Law

Don’t-Miss Indies: What to Watch in October

This month’s <b>Don’t-Miss Indies</b> spans the globe and reaches back in time to uncover ten amazing stories of misfits and outsiders asserting their …

Adam Sandler

Indie filmmakers struggle to rewrite the script in Chinese cinemas

Competing against all the blockbusters dominating Chinese cinema screens in August, Oscar-winning drama <i>Manchester by the Sea</i> was a surprise hit.<p>Indie …

News (China)