• “Cesar Chavez” – See it Now in Theaters

    A story on film is considered well-told if the plot, characters, pacing and other elements combine to compel the attention of audience.  A cinematic reflection of history inevitably involves compression of time, events and characters, but can nevertheless be a well-told story, particularly if it inspires an audience to seek to know more about the (…) Read More

  • Entry Deadline for Cine Gear Expo Film Competition Extended to April 14

    There is still time to submit your feature, short or student film to the Film Competition at Cine Gear Expo 2014.  The entry deadline has been extended to April 14 .  This year’s focus is “The Visual Art of Film Making.”  The exhibition opportunity on the Paramount Studio Back Lot in Hollywood, California is a (…) Read More

  • Sundance Inst & TED Seek Short Doc Proposals

    $125,000 award for a Short Documentary Film Project about TED Prize Winner Charmian Gooch Sundance Institute and TED today announced an open call for proposals for the second collaboration between the two organizations, which will jointly award $125,000 for a short documentary film project about the work of the 2014 TED Prize winner – Charmian (…) Read More

  • 2014 NAB Show Hits Las Vegas April 5-10

    2014 NAB SHOW The Event for People Passionate about Content April 5 – 10 Las Vegas Convention Center www.nabshow.com   The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual event takes place in Las Vegas April 5-10. It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across (…) 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

  • Issue #65 On Sale Mar-May

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

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  • “Cesar Chavez” – See it Now in Theaters

    A story on film is considered well-told if the plot, characters, pacing and other elements combine to compel the attention of audience.  A cinematic reflection of history inevitably involves compression of time, events and characters, but can nevertheless be a well-told story, particularly if it inspires an audience to seek to know more about the (…) Read More

  • Entry Deadline for Cine Gear Expo Film Competition Extended to April 14

    There is still time to submit your feature, short or student film to the Film Competition at Cine Gear Expo 2014.  The entry deadline has been extended to April 14 .  This year’s focus is “The Visual Art of Film Making.”  The exhibition opportunity on the Paramount Studio Back Lot in Hollywood, California is a (…) Read More

  • Sundance Inst & TED Seek Short Doc Proposals

    $125,000 award for a Short Documentary Film Project about TED Prize Winner Charmian Gooch Sundance Institute and TED today announced an open call for proposals for the second collaboration between the two organizations, which will jointly award $125,000 for a short documentary film project about the work of the 2014 TED Prize winner – Charmian (…) Read More

  • 2014 NAB Show Hits Las Vegas April 5-10

    2014 NAB SHOW The Event for People Passionate about Content April 5 – 10 Las Vegas Convention Center www.nabshow.com   The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual event takes place in Las Vegas April 5-10. It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across (…) 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

  • Issue #65 On Sale Mar-May

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

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    We value your thoughts.  Please take a moment to give us your feedback.  Share your opinions and preferences, as well as information about your upcoming projects and needs.

Articles

Going It Alone – An Independent 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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Reel Life Advice: Lesson Before Love

Reel Life Advice:  Lesson Before Love

SHARING has become a pivotal, if not essential, part of our generation. We share everything from the latest apps to Breaking Bad spoilers. If nothing else, the one thing this generation will never be accused of is selfishness. I, too, adore the reciprocal benefits of this shared world of social media. I love shared ideas, quotes, thoughts (…) Read More

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Blogs

The Comedy Gospel According to Judd Apatow

Writer-director-producer Judd Apatow has been responsible for some of the most successful comedy motion picture projects of the last decade (Bridesmaids, Anchorman 2, This is 40, Get Him to the Greek).  If writing and producing comedy are among your aspirations, I highly recommend reading the in-depth interview with Apatow recently published in The Hollywood Reporter (…) Read More

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Film — the Medium — Stands Test of Time

There is so much hoopla that accompanies the announcement of Academy Award winners, I didn’t think I could open one more message from a PR firm with “Oscar” in the subject line.  But I’m glad I read the one that pointed out the following: In the 86-year history of the Academy Awards®, no best picture winner (…) Read More

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Finding Meaning at Sundance

Updated 12/10/2013  -  If you can blow past the seemingly unending promotional hype that swallows Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival (SFF) and home in on the films themselves, you realize why the premier U.S. film festival retains its gold standard identity and still holds excitement for lovers of the art and craft (…) Read More

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Reel Life

From out of the deep with Denizen

From out of the deep with Denizen

By J. A. Steele Denizen started out as a dream — literally — the night before I struck out for the Sundance Festival in January 2008. While driving to Park City, I passed the time talking with Fred, my executive producer, who laughed as I recounted my dream of a creature from beneath the depths (…) Read More

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Movie Reviews

Review: Under the Skin

You would think that a film that featured a nude Scarlett Johansson in the first five minutes, and several times after that, would be worth watching. The creative team behind the new film Under The Skin evidently thought so, since any evidence of story, plot progression or characterization appear only as afterthoughts in the film’s second (…) Read More

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Review: Sabotage

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A renegade cop and his band of misfits take on both their buttoned-up superiors and an evil drug cartel. You might guess that it’s the kind of movie Arnold Schwarzenegger would have made during his heyday. You’d be half-right. Today, Sabotage is the kind of movie the ex-bodybuilder, (…) Read More

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