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Fri
27
Feb
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2015 Writers' Guild of America West Beyond Words Panel

2015 Writers' Guild of America West Beyond Words Panel
 
Beyond Words is an annual event held by the Writers' Guild of America West (WGA) to give the year's best screenwriters a chance to speak through more than the pages of a script. Its panelists are all writers whose screenplays have been nominated for either a WGA or an Academy award for their work in the previous calendar year. Beyond Words gives the nominees the chance to talk about the films that earned them their accolades and to share what wisdom they've accumulated about the craft—among lots of laughter, of course.
 
 
 
Sun
23
Nov
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WGAW Gives Indiezone.tv a Peek Behind the Screen

 

 

The end of the year is fast approaching and Hollywood celebrates by releasing its heavyweight productions. There are various strategic reasons for those seasonal releases, but for us moviegoers, the reasons are unimportant. Rather, the end of the year evokes nirvana, where deliciously entertaining, thought-provoking material fills the theaters like overflowing presents underneath a Christmas tree. Comedic, dramatic, honoring past or the present, these films celebrate our time and our current obsessions. 

 

Sat
22
Nov
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Mr. Turner at the New York Film Festival

When British filmmaker Mike Leigh makes a movie, it draws Hollywood’s eye like a beacon all the way across the pond. Since 1996, he’s written and directed eight feature films, and those films have accrued 12 Academy Award nominations and 2 wins. Mr. Turner, Leigh’s next film, will be released in the USA just in time for the holiday season. Indiezone.TV recently joined Leigh and his cast and crew at the red carpet for their New York Film Festival screening.

 

Tue
11
Nov
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41st Student Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The presentation of the 41st Student Academy Awards marked the end of a whirlwind week for the fifteen winners of this career-launching honor. As Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs explained in the Directors Guild Theater on June 7, 2014, the purpose of the awards are “to engage filmmakers at the college level, support emerging voices, and celebrate the excellent work that is being done by young filmmakers worldwide.” 
 
Fri
07
Nov
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Marah Strauch, Eric Bruggemann, Alex Gibney, Joe Berlinger, Josh Braun and Dan Braun of "Sunshine Superman" at the NYFF

Go ahead. Take a step closer to the edge. Don’t be afraid to look down. That dizzying sensation you’re experiencing is the same one you’ll get from peering into Sunshine Superman, a history of the extreme adventure sport of BASE jumping. The film is a testament to the past and modern-day devotees of this death-defying—and sometimes failing—sport.

 

Tue
04
Nov
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Tales of the Grim Sleeper at the NYFF

Lonnie Franklin, Jr., is accused of murdering at least 10 women and possibly up to 180 over 30 years; investigations are still pending as is his trial. The crimes took place in south Los Angeles, Franklin’s home and that of a primarily Black population with a heavy history of drug-related crime, prostitution, and all the negative perceptions that come along with both. But did those perceptions contribute to how long it took the LAPD to investigate the case? That’s one of the questions posed by Tales of the Grim Sleeper, a documentary film titled after the serial killer’s moniker.
Sat
01
Nov
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David Tedeschi Co Director of the "The 50-Year Argument" at the NYFF

David Tedeschi has been making documentaries with Martin Scorsese for the past six years, which is less than a tenth of the history their most recent subject can claim. The 50 Year Argument investigates the culture and debates that have sprung up around the New York Review of Books during that history, featuring an impressive interview line-up of past and present-day contributors using new and archival footage.

Tue
28
Oct
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Jonas Carpignano, Tal Zegreba, Jayisha Patel, Sergei Rostropovich, Guillaume Mainguet and Selma Vilhunen at the NYFF Shorts Program

Making a short film can be a thankless job. Screening options are few, and the chances for financing even fewer. Audiences aren’t trained to consume content that may conclude in as little as five minutes, though the Internet is changing attention spans and offering more ways to get shorts seen. That’s good news for today’s short filmmakers, and those new methods of distribution were one of the topics discussed at the Q&A panel following the New York Film Festival’s Shorts programs.

 

Mon
27
Oct
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Lisandro Alonso and Viggo Mortenson of "Jauja" at the New York Film Festival

The film Jauja is in some ways a microcosm of star Viggo Mortenson’s life. The American actor heavily identifies with his Danish ancestry, and he spent many of his childhood years living in Argentina where Jauja is set.

Tue
21
Oct
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Andrew Rogers, Tommy Davis, Yohann Kouam, Marcelo Grabowsky, Oscar Sharp, Javier Gonzalez at the NYFF Shorts Program

Let’s return to the best of the next filmmakers, the talented up-and-comers who screened their short films at the 52nd New York Film Festival this past October. In our last article, we talked about the challenges that short-film creators can face, especially in terms of financing and distribution. More insight came to us on just how those financial limits can produce burdens such as limited locations and the pool of actors a director can choose from. But our interviews and the panelists’ answers at the Q&A session after the screenings show how inventive filmmakers milk their limits to produce fresh inspiration.

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