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Editor’s Letter

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in Issues
on Mar 14, 2019

Ask me what’s changed the most regarding pitching independent film over the years and the first thing I’ll say is the rise of the lookbook. In the 1990s, lookbooks were exotic things. A few directors had them, but the cost of making them made these collections of reference images, and sometimes original art, stand out for their uniqueness. I remember a French auteur who sent us one at our Forensic Films office—a 100-or-so pages of smeary screen grabs and disturbing pornography/pop-culture collages—that was like a perfect-bound art book. Then there was the filmmaker with an excellent script whose lookbook had […]

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