• Feb 3 Deadline for Scriptapalooza

    17th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition EARLY DEADLINE FEB 3 Awarding over $50,000 in cash and software prizes. Every script that is entered into Scriptapalooza is read by either a producer, manager or agent.  We do not use “readers” or “regular people” because they cannot do anything with your script.  We go right to the source (…) Read More

  • ENTRY CALL: NAT GEO WILD’S “WILD TO INSPIRE” CONTEST

    Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), is calling for entries for the second annual Wild To Inspire filmmaking competition. The competition gives one lucky winner a shot at a Nat Geo WILD dream job — the opportunity to travel to Africa and document wildlife (…) 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

  • Vimeo Investing $10 Million For Creators Using Vimeo On Demand For Direct Distribution

      Vimeo’s On Demand platform is expanding its support for content creators selling their work directly online. The $10 million investment will be used to provide creators of all levels and genres direct financial support and access to online marketing services—including website development and translation services—in exchange for distributing their content on Vimeo On Demand. (…) Read More

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  • Feb 3 Deadline for Scriptapalooza

    17th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition EARLY DEADLINE FEB 3 Awarding over $50,000 in cash and software prizes. Every script that is entered into Scriptapalooza is read by either a producer, manager or agent.  We do not use “readers” or “regular people” because they cannot do anything with your script.  We go right to the source (…) Read More

  • ENTRY CALL: NAT GEO WILD’S “WILD TO INSPIRE” CONTEST

    Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), is calling for entries for the second annual Wild To Inspire filmmaking competition. The competition gives one lucky winner a shot at a Nat Geo WILD dream job — the opportunity to travel to Africa and document wildlife (…) 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

  • Vimeo Investing $10 Million For Creators Using Vimeo On Demand For Direct Distribution

      Vimeo’s On Demand platform is expanding its support for content creators selling their work directly online. The $10 million investment will be used to provide creators of all levels and genres direct financial support and access to online marketing services—including website development and translation services—in exchange for distributing their content on Vimeo On Demand. (…) Read More

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  • Welcome to the NEW IndieSlate.com!

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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: Everly

For moviegoers suffering from “superhero fatigue”, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that a new trend of smaller movies, with more focused stories and intense characters, has recently surfaced. The bad news is that these movies replace the capes, cowls, and crime-fighting with bodies, bullets, and buckets of blood. The (…) 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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