"...So what's a more fitting way to learn about the craft, the secrets, the stories, and the ups and downs of life in the writers' room than AFF's latest compilation of the best of those Q&As, this time tuning in to TV's finest? It's filled with must-read conversations between matched talents: Paul Feig discussing Arrested Development with Mitchell Hurwitz, or Damon Lindelof asking Chris Carter about the challenge of keeping a mystery over multiple seasons of The X-Files. Give your favorite aspiring screenwriter a triple gift by adding the earlier volumes of the On Story series (Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films and Screenwriters and Their Craft) and help keep peak TV going! – Richard Whittaker The Criterion Channelwww.criterion.com/channel, $9.99/month; $89.99/year..."
"...On the next two Sundays, the Austin Film Society will screen pivotal selections from Pioneers of African-American Cinema, a war chest of seminal "race" films by early black filmmakers, recently released on Netflix. Released in July 2016 by Kino Lorber, the comprehensive box set contains hours of rare shorts and feature-length films, stretching from the 1910s through the 1940s...."
"...First Ladies: Early Women Filmmakers BundleKino International, $49.95 (3-DVD set), $19.95 (individually)..."
"...After a stint at ITT Tech, Field, uninspired by a future that at that point appeared to consist of little but soldering an endless stream of motherboards, discovered the Texas Film Production Hotline by which filmmakers shooting in the state put out the call for crew and extras "which then led me to call up, write, and e-mail every single film production in the state of Texas and just literally beg them to let me work for free, just for the experience."..."
"...Biographies of the pioneer filmmakers outstrip their legends and read like novels – Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, Gloria Swanson, Cecil B..."
"...SXSW Film has always excelled at music docs, and this year we’ve got two from Texas filmmakers – Joe Nick Patoski’s Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove (that’s Sir Doug Sahm, of course) and Alan Berg’s The Jones Family Will Make a Way, about the friendship between Pentecostal gospel singer Bishop Fred Jones and atheist rock critic (and former Austin Chronicle music columnist) Michael Corcoran...."
"...He told me that he more than hated it, that he was angry. He was tired of filmmakers making films about filmmaking..."
"...To all of the filmmakers: Congratulations, and please be in touch with screening links and press information at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you...."
"...Crazy Mama, starring Cloris Leachman as a matriarch in a tiger-print dress, was produced by Roger Corman’s New World Pictures. Corman was well-known for giving the first, big break to so filmmakers who went on to become titans: Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Jack Nicholson, Joe Dante, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, and more..."
"...State of Pride D: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, Oscar winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman travel to three diverse communities – Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama – for an unflinching look at LGBTQ Pride. (World Premiere) 24 BEATS PER SECOND [image-5]..."
"...We found some good footage that some young filmmakers had shot ... They had this wonderful woman, Suzie Cole Hiett, interviewed, and at the very end Suzie goes how much she wished [Richards and Ivins] were still alive, because that's what they fought for their entire lives, and that throws it forward, and connects Molly's piece and Ann's piece to today's politics, and the whole idea of them being ahead of their time, which they were..."
"...This Asian-American dark comedy of pop culture features a frigid wife, an acerbic waitress, and a werewolf disguised as a payroll clerk, while referencing the best of America's recent crop of independent filmmakers. (Sept..."
"...LOOKING FOR RICHARD Al Pacino, for the first time in his career, directs and creates as well as stars in this study of Shakespeare's Richard III in which the actual performance sequences are interspersed with intimate looks at the actors and filmmakers preparing their work; co-starring in the play are Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Spacey, and Estelle Parsons. (Oct.)......"
"...A preview of films and filmmakers featured at this year's fest appears in It's Right Now! At the Sundance Film Festival, an hourlong special airing on Jan. 24 at 7:30pm, followed by a live presentation of the 2004 Sundance Awards ceremony...."
"...It's an illuminating thesis on power and the role of women in pornography, often written off by classic feminism as inherently counter to the movement. The documentary assumes prior knowledge – names such as Annie Sprinkle and Betony Vernon don't necessarily have recognition as equality leaders – while the punk component squeezes into the filmmakers following around queer band Tribe 8..."
"...We started this with American High and now use them for almost all of our projects. With a video dairy, we've expanded the point of view to include the subject's as well as the filmmakers'..."