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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

The Right Time to Sell? Pinpointing Trends in Independent Film Sales

[Image: Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg in Palm Springs, courtesy of Sundance Institute/photo by Chris Willard)

Just as the marketplace for independent features is shifting on the distribution side, so is the world of film financing. Since 2009, raising financing for low- to mid-budget films has been in a state of flux, a series of changes…  Read more

By Mar 17, 2020

Fast, Cheap and Good

Mark Terry on fire

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By Dec 10, 2019

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