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

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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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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Dust Radio, the Chris Whitley Documentary

After much delay, Dust Radio: a Film about Chris Whitley nears completion and will be entered in film festivals in the United States and abroad. In the spring of 2012, filmmakers Jonathan Mayor and Michael Borofsky launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about the enigmatic and brilliant singer, guitar player, and songwriter, (…) Read More

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“Red Wing” adapts George Sand novella to present day Texas

“Red Wing” opened in October in theaters throughout Texas and nearby states. Directed by Will Wallace, stepson of filmmaking legend Terrence Malick, “Red Wing” was shot last year in Whitewright and Pottsboro, two small towns in North Texas. Malick, in fact, conceived the idea for this screen adaptation of George Sand’s novella “François le Champi,” (…) Read More

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Four unique film tracks highlight “Outside the Box” Film Festival, Nov 8-10

   By Rob Meszaros Joey Travolta, older brother of actor John, is a longtime filmmaker and former special education teacher who has managed to combine his two passions. At Inclusion Films, a Burbank, California-based practical film workshop with film camps up and down the state, Travolta and his staff train students with disabilities in the (…) Read More

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Going behind-the-scripts in new Sundance series, “The Writers’ Room”

Going behind-the-scripts in new Sundance series, “The Writers’ Room”

A high school chemistry teacher with cancer builds a meth lab with a former student to pay off his medical bills; simple story, right? Think again. It’s more complicated than that. Multiple creative writers generate plot ideas and twists for prime-time television shows. The team constantly develops the story and its characters for viewers to (…) Read More

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