• Movies We Like

    Recently released movies Indie Slate editors like and recommend… St. Vincent – I love it when I encounter someone (real or not) who, on the surface is not very likable, but as the layers fall away you discover an authentic human being with whom you connect. This is what it’s like getting to know Bill (…) 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

  • 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-June

    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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  • Movies We Like

    Recently released movies Indie Slate editors like and recommend… St. Vincent – I love it when I encounter someone (real or not) who, on the surface is not very likable, but as the layers fall away you discover an authentic human being with whom you connect. This is what it’s like getting to know Bill (…) 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

  • 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-June

    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.

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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

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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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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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: Believe Me

If the new film Believe Me had come out during the 1980s, it would have come across as both a hilarious comedy and an indictment of the televangelist industry. The fallout from the various scandals involving Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart and Oral Roberts would have provided a comedy goldmine. Unfortunately, in the era of “prosperity gospel” (…) Read More

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