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There is No “Right” Way: 14 Things Directors Need to Know about Directing Actors

Erica Fae directing on the set of To Keep the LightErica Fae directing on the set of To Keep the Light

For many directors, the thought of “directing actors” can instill panic. Directors who were once cinematographers, say, or who have worked on film sets, might be at ease working with crews or blocking shots but will freeze up when challenged…  Read more

By May 26, 2016

Werner Herzog to Teach Online Filmmaking Class

Werner HerzogWerner Herzog

Traditional film school is overrated, according to Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Werner Herzog, who has signed on to teach an online filmmaking class. “You spend way too much time in film school. It costs way too much money. You can learn…  Read more

By May 18, 2016

Frederick Wiseman on His Banned Classic Titicut Follies

Frederick Wiseman courtesy of Nick BrunoFrederick Wiseman courtesy of Nick Bruno

Straight from its premiere at New York City’s Metrograph theater, the new 35mm print of Titicut Follies screened at Portland’s Northwest Film Center on April 21 with director Frederick Wiseman in attendance. The controversial film portrays the wretched conditions at The Bridgewater State…  Read more

By Apr 22, 2016

Tribeca 2016: Five Questions for The Last Laugh Director Ferne Pearlstein

The Last LaughThe Last Laugh

There has been no shortage of documentaries about the Holocaust but, until now, none of them have featured Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock and Louis C.K. In Ferne Pearlstein’s The Last Laugh, which premieres today at the Tribeca Film Festival, she delves…  Read more

By Apr 18, 2016


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