• Sundance Institute Vanguard Awards

    Alejandro G. Iñárritu to Receive Sundance Institute Vanguard Leadership Award Filmmaker Marielle Heller to be Honored with Vanguard Award, Presented by Mike Birbiglia Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute announced it will present its Vanguard Awards to Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu and filmmaker Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) at the (…) Read More

  • SUNDANCE INSTITUTE 2015-2016 International Film Fests

    SUNDANCE INSTITUTE announces 2015-2016 International Film Fests in Hong Kong & London. Robert Redford, President and Founder, said, “We’ve nurtured filmmakers around the globe for many years now and these experiences have brought a rich perspective to all we do. Exploring international opportunities for the diverse landscape of American independent storytelling is an exciting proposition, and something to which we are equally committed.”

  • Broken Lizard funds Super Troopers 2

    Thanks to you, it’s official: Super Troopers 2 will shoot later this year! They send heart-felt thanks to the 50,000+ fans who stepped up and kicked ass! In just 24 hours the boys from Broken Lizard were able to raise $2M large on Indiegogo to fund the filming and production of Super Troopers 2, the sequel to the (…) Read More

  • Issue #66 Spring 2015

    The wait is over. The magazine of independent film & video production covering Reel Life Adventures in indie-making & distribution returns for Spring-Summer 2015. Real indies share how they did it. Plus gear reviews, practical tips and advice from the experts. Now available at Barnes & Nobles, Books-A-Million, Hastings, Chapters, and more, plus virtually every studio in the LA area. Issue Highlights Cover (…) Read More

  • Movies We Like

    Recently released movies Indie Slate editors like and recommend… Rosewater – We’re Jon Stewart fans, so expectations were high for his cinematic retelling of Newsweek  journalist Maziar Bahari’s detention by the Iranian government as a result of his 2009 on-camera interview with The Daily Show‘s Jason Jones.  Stewart came up with a valiant first outing as (…) Read More

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  • Sundance Institute Vanguard Awards

    Alejandro G. Iñárritu to Receive Sundance Institute Vanguard Leadership Award Filmmaker Marielle Heller to be Honored with Vanguard Award, Presented by Mike Birbiglia Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute announced it will present its Vanguard Awards to Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu and filmmaker Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) at the (…) Read More

  • SUNDANCE INSTITUTE 2015-2016 International Film Fests

    SUNDANCE INSTITUTE announces 2015-2016 International Film Fests in Hong Kong & London. Robert Redford, President and Founder, said, “We’ve nurtured filmmakers around the globe for many years now and these experiences have brought a rich perspective to all we do. Exploring international opportunities for the diverse landscape of American independent storytelling is an exciting proposition, and something to which we are equally committed.”

  • Broken Lizard funds Super Troopers 2

    Thanks to you, it’s official: Super Troopers 2 will shoot later this year! They send heart-felt thanks to the 50,000+ fans who stepped up and kicked ass! In just 24 hours the boys from Broken Lizard were able to raise $2M large on Indiegogo to fund the filming and production of Super Troopers 2, the sequel to the (…) Read More

  • Issue #66 Spring 2015

    The wait is over. The magazine of independent film & video production covering Reel Life Adventures in indie-making & distribution returns for Spring-Summer 2015. Real indies share how they did it. Plus gear reviews, practical tips and advice from the experts. Now available at Barnes & Nobles, Books-A-Million, Hastings, Chapters, and more, plus virtually every studio in the LA area. Issue Highlights Cover (…) Read More

  • Movies We Like

    Recently released movies Indie Slate editors like and recommend… Rosewater – We’re Jon Stewart fans, so expectations were high for his cinematic retelling of Newsweek  journalist Maziar Bahari’s detention by the Iranian government as a result of his 2009 on-camera interview with The Daily Show‘s Jason Jones.  Stewart came up with a valiant first outing as (…) Read More

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Articles

Film Rating Advisors to the Rescue!

Film Rating Advisors to the Rescue!

Confused by the MPAA’s rating process? Film Rating Advisors can help indie filmmakers navigate the MPAA system.  FRA co-founders Howard Fridkin and Barry Freeman have rated more than 15,000 films and together offer 23 years of MPAA experience.  They can either represent filmmakers with the MPAA or with behind-the-scenes guidance on specific objectives. Finally, 46 (…) Read More

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Going It Alone – An Indie Film Infographic By Mutinee

These days independent film can mean success, profit and culture. Over the past 12 months box office hits from Hollywood have been overshadowed by amazing independently funded films. This infographic by Mutinee – Going It Alone – shows us exactly which indie films made it big in 2013 and what exactly they earned over the (…) Read More

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Blogs

Review: The Gunman

Picking up from the theme of last week’s review for the Danish Western The Salvation, French director Pierre Morel’s new film The Gunman follows a theme seen in many classic Westerns. Dozens of Westerns used theme of the reformed gunslinger: a former killer who turns his efforts toward helping his community, only to be drawn back (…) Read More

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Today’s Media Landscape: Food for Thought

Life is what happens, so the saying goes, while you’re making other plans — or, as we could say today, while you’re texting, monitoring Facebook, sharing Instagram pics, checking email, searching Netflix, etc.  In a recent USA Today essay, author Michael Wolff assumes the meta-person position and puts some perspective on our all-consuming world of (…) Read More

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Reel Life

“The Preacher’s Daughter”—Confessions of a Real Preacher’s Kid

“The Preacher’s Daughter”—Confessions of a Real Preacher’s Kid

The law catches up to Andrea Bowen as the prodigal preacher’s daughter. In 2012, writer-director-producer Michelle Mower’s first feature, The Preacher’s Daughter, premiered on the Lifetime Network and opened film industry doors for her.  Mower’s inspiring “Reel Life” story appeared as the cover feature in Indie Slate issue 63. —Editor By Michelle Mower There’s a (…) Read More

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Movie Reviews

Review: The Gunman

Picking up from the theme of last week’s review for the Danish Western The Salvation, French director Pierre Morel’s new film The Gunman follows a theme seen in many classic Westerns. Dozens of Westerns used theme of the reformed gunslinger: a former killer who turns his efforts toward helping his community, only to be drawn back (…) Read More

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Review: The Salvation

The recent high-profile sci-fi flops of  Jupiter Ascending and Chappie may have moviegoers craving a return to the simpler times and simpler heroes found in classic Westerns. Directors ranging from the Coen Brothers (True Grit) to Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) to Gore Verbinski (Rango, The Lone Ranger) have tried to resurrect the genre for a 21st-Century audience, (…) Read More

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