No Mimes, Please! Soderbergh Recuts Antonioni’s Blow-Up


“For legal reasons, all of the footage with the mime troupe will have to be excised,” writes MGM “executive receptionist Tureen Patarga” to one Michelangelo Antonioni about his movie, Blow-Up. “Apparently one of the striped shirts worn by a cast…  Read more


A Reader Asks, “How Do I Find A Director for my Screenplay?”

Orson Welles

We’re always happy to receive questions here at Filmmaker about filmmaking itself. One such question inspired one of our most-read posts, “15 Things to Do After You Finish Your Script,” and now a reader of that blog post has written…  Read more


Samyang/Rokinon Announce New Cine Lens Line: XEEN


Samyang [also sold under the Rokinon brand] attracted quite a bit of attention from budget filmmakers when it started selling its budget line of “Cine” lens. These were their traditional still lenses with standard geared focus and aperture rings, de-clicked…  Read more


10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Roger Corman

Roger Corman

The legendary Roger Corman is America’s proto-independent filmmaker, having produced literally hundreds of films and directed dozens more, most of them genre films made under a “fast, cheap and profitable” model that still offers guidance for new filmmakers everywhere. And…  Read more