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Crowdfunding is a Full-Time Job: Tips from the Directors of ‘The Dog’

Though the co-directors of “The Dog” managed to raise over $52,000 on Seed&Spark, their

Hollywood’s Issue With Diversity Goes Beyond The Oscars Boycott

Last year when the Oscar nominations were announced, I was, like most Black people,

The Future of Hollywood Blockbusters Moves Even Closer to China

Wanda Group’s purchase of Legendary Entertainment solidifies a push eastward in the works for

Nine Tips for Pitching Your TV Series

With the arrival of the Golden Age of Television, many indie-slanting stories are finding

Hollywood Inequality Made Headlines In 2015 But Did We Make Any Real Progress?

I’ve been writing about culture for six years, four and a half of them

Social Media for Moviemakers: Everything You Always Wanted to Know

Keeping up with your crazy cousins, reconnecting with your high-school crush, maybe even documenting

How the Tiny Studio Behind Coraline Became a Powerhouse

TEN YEARS AGO, Laika could have just as easily named itself “Longshot.” Sure, it

High Concept, A Recipe: The Four Essential Components to a High-Concept Pitch

The single most in-demand quality of a script is for it to be “high

Community-Based Moviemaking Takes Off: Drone Enthusiasts Unite to Create Rotor DR1

Moviemaker Chad Kapper sees the future of filmmaking as a new paradigm, where entertainment

‘Toy Story’ at 20: How Pixar gambled on computer animation and changed movie history

Twenty years ago, moviegoers witnessed the birth of a new filmmaking technique that would

Will ‘By the Sea’ Kill Hollywood “Favor” Movies?

As Universal and Warner Bros. take hits with films from Angelina Jolie Pitt and

HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FILM IS VIABLE IN TODAY’S MARKETPLACE

Independent filmmakers dream of making that indie darling that premieres at Sundance, sells for

The YouTube Stars Taking Over Hollywood Right Now

Watch out, Hollywood – YouTubers are taking over. The latest web sensations securing a

100 Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring

Studio executives often protest that there simply aren’t enough talented female filmmakers to choose

Ex-Paramount President Adam Goodman Launches “Nimble” New Film Label

Dichotomy, which will employ an incremental financing structure for microbudget projects, aims to ask,

Strengthen Your Lookbook with This Checklist

Pitch not strong enough? A lookbook can be the ace up a hardworking producer’s

Who Makes What on the Lot and on Location

From the C-suite to the caterers on their feet: Information gleaned from the Sony

Can Budget-Slasher Jason Blum Prove The Way Hollywood Makes Movies Is Horrifyingly Wrong?

If you want to meet the smartest man in Hollywood, head east from Grauman’s

Is Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ the Future of Movies?

‘True Detective’ helmer Cary Fukunaga’s excellent child soldier saga is the first film to

Going Viral the Organic Way: New Media Meets Human Engagement in Tiffany Shlain’s Character Day

Like many moviemakers, we think of our films as providing a moveable feast for

Vimeo Announces New Slate of Original Series

This morning, Vimeo announced a new slate of “Vimeo Originals,” serialized and short form

Female-Driven Movies Make Money, So Why Aren’t More Being Made?

It’s good business to cast strong women in lead movie roles. Last summer’s opening

How a Movement in Chile Is Transforming Film Worldwide

CHANCES ARE YOU haven’t heard much about The Stranger—it’s been hard to pick up

Tribeca, Lionsgate Launch ‘Shortlist’ Movie SVOD Service With a Human Touch

Streaming service to include 150 curated titles monthly, with lists from guest actors and

A Better Budget: The Beginner’s Guide to Planning an Indie Budget

A typical feature budget has 30 to 40 categories, anywhere from 250 to 300-plus

Entertainment CEOs Call on India to Accelerate Digital Transformation

A New York roundtable, hosted by Rupert Murdoch for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,