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How to Cut a Trailer Redux: The Styles and Trends Reshaping the Art of Film Advertising

Kyle MacLachlan and Ethan Hawke in Tesla (courtesy of IFC Films)

The following article was originally published in Filmmaker‘s Fall, 2020 print edition. We’re drowning in entertainment. Dozens of streamers, from mainstream catnip like Netflix and Disney+ to niche platforms like the Criterion Channel, each offer hundreds of feature films, limited…  Read more

By Jan 14, 2021

New Authority: The Film Set Job of the COVID-19 Compliance Supervisor

A COVID compliant set

The following article on film-set COVID-19 safety departments was originally published in Filmmaker‘s Fall, 2020 print issue.  When Heather Drake-Bianchi landed her first job as a COVID-19 compliance supervisor, the New York–based set medic didn’t realize the gravity of the…  Read more

By Oct 28, 2020

The Beautiful Stubborn Loneliness of the Filmmaker-Shooter

Elizabeth Lo shooting on the set of Stray (photo by Ceylan Carhoglu)

Folks who go to artist residencies fall into one of three categories. There are the artists for whom the time and space is more an experiential tool (we’re looking at you, social practitioners), those who strike a healthy balance between…  Read more

By Jul 7, 2020

Risk Aware Filmmaking: Devising New Documentary Security Protocols for David France’s Welcome to Chechnya

Welcome to Chechnya (courtesy of HBO)

Despite its ironically inviting title, Welcome to Chechnya, a new documentary by director David France, depicts a harrowing tale of escape. The film, which is being released by HBO on June 30, follows a group of Russian activists working to…  Read more

By Jul 7, 2020

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