The talent, the twang: how the Brits stormed Hollywood

July 6, 2015

by Vanessa Thorpe. The invasion of in Hollywood has now gone beyond a joke for many in the American entertainment industry. First noticed some time in 2011, the trend was initially dismissed as a novelty: an interesting phase that would pass, rather than as a threat. But this summer actors and directors are calling for […]

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July 4, 2015

The Feature in this month’s issue of The Director’s Chair is Top 3 Qualities Directors Look for in Casting. “Because there is never enough time to work with actors in a casting session, along with the added pressure of producers and executives also making casting decisions, here are the top 3 qualities you look for […]

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In the Golden Age of documentaries, the medium could use more artistry

July 3, 2015

by Ann Hornaday. It’s a commonly held belief that we’re experiencing a Golden Age of , and that assumption is solidly affirmed by the program of this year’s edition of AFI Docs. The festival, now in its 13th year, will kick off June 17 at the Newseum with a film ideally suited to its audience […]

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Five ways film-making is evolving thanks to new technology

July 1, 2015

by David Sheldon-Hicks. David Sheldon-Hicks, who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy and Ex Machina, examines advances in motion capture and 3D printing. Read the full article from The Guardian. Do you need a Film Directing Coach? If actors, singers and athletes have private coaches, why not Film Directors? If you would like help […]

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Screen Savour: In theory

June 29, 2015

by Ranjan Das. In journals and seminars dealing with cultural studies one frequently encounters topics like “globalisation and cinema of post colonial societies: the architectonics of displacement and the re-inscription of space’; or “ecofeminism and the politics of documentary film: telegenics of poverty versus celebrity in Narmada Bachao Andolon”. These are specialised topics, mostly esoteric […]

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Nuestra Cuba: Women, Filmmaking and Equality

June 26, 2015

by Amberly Alene Ellis. After the Cuban revolution of 1959, would become a major component in the socio-political revolution of the Cuban consciousness. Some filmmakers would experience a rise to fame, while the names of other filmmakers were almost forgotten in the public memory. In March, as a graduate MFA candidate in the American University […]

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The rebirth of Iraqi cinema

June 24, 2015

by Nazli Tarzi. Turn the clock back thirty years and imagine Iraq’s bursting theatres and teahouses, its shop-fronts misted in argeela smoke and the tunes of Baghdadi maqam colouring its streets. This energetic cityscape is near impossible to find today in downtown Baghdad, a shadow of its former self. The devastation Iraq has suffered is […]

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New production model for Canadian filmmaking seeks different future for CanCon

June 22, 2015

by Laura Beeston. “We need a more marketable CanCon that people want to see, not these one-room dramas in the prairies.” J. Joly is a man who does not mince words. The founder of CineCoup, a filmmaking and marketing incubator, is a national adviser to the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, sits on the […]

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VIDEO: The 9 most influential Canadian films

June 19, 2015

by the Hamilton Spectator. Watch trailers from these 9 films:     Do you need a Film Directing Coach? If actors, singers and athletes have private coaches, why not Film Directors? If you would like help to achieve your dreams of being a creative and successful independent film director, please check out my Film Directing Coach […]

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Andrew Bujalski says filmmaking is not for perfectionists

June 17, 2015

by Matt Prigge. With his fifth film “Results,” Andrew Bujalski moves from tiny budgets to slightly bigger ones. It’s a rom-com with production values and name actors, including Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce as personal trainers and Kevin Corrigan as one of their clients. But it’s anything but normal. In a way, it’s as much […]

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