Posts tagged "Independent film"

10 Things Never To Say To A Filmmaker

So you’ve just met a filmmaker for the first time and you want to make a good impression. You want to ask thoughtful and relevant questions- how hard could it be? Right? You like movies and they make movies. Conversation should flow like the smooth jazz of Kenny G. Right? Well, it’s possible if you... Read more »

The American Film Market

The American Film Market
A film market is not the same thing as a film festival. We should start there: a film festival is an event generally open to the public where filmmakers screen their films for audiences with the goal of getting their work reviewed. If the reviews are good then the film might catch the interest of... Read more »

Who Cares About Independent Film Anyway?

<Start irony> Thanks Apple. And Canon. And Sony. And all of you- you know who you are. You’re the ones who made it just SO easy for everyone to become a filmmaker these days and now we’re paying the price. The Facebook messages, the endless event invitations, the please-like-this-project-cuz-I’m-working-on-it-and-we’re-friends-right? pleas. Oh yeah, and the constant... Read more »
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Could Elgin Be The New Tribecca?

Elgin Arts Grant Brings Independent Film Production Company to Town         More and more independent filmmakers are freeing themselves from the industry restraints of Los Angeles and are searching the nation for film-friendly communities to settle down in.  Now, thanks to the Elgin Arts Funding grant from the Florence B. and Cornelia A.... Read more »