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01
Sep
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Looking back at the SXSW Premiere of Mr. Robot featuring interviews with Christian Slater, Rami Malek , Carly Chaikin and Portia Doubleday

When a network premieres a television pilot at South by Southwest rather than on their channel, they’re banking on it being a show that can build buzz fast. Now that Mr. Robot has reached its final episode, airing on USA on 9/2 at 10 p.m., it’s fair to say the gambit paid off. Mr. Robot had the second-highest scripted series premiere on basic cable this year, and the ratings have averaged a solid 3 million viewers a week.

Tue
26
May
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Brent E. Huffman - Director of “Saving Mes Aynak” at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Director Brent E. Huffman’s newest project, Saving Mes Aynak, is a broadly unique and impactful look at the ancient Afghan city of Mes Aynak, now underground, and the plight of archaeologist Qadir Temori as he battled economic pressure and outright threats of violence in his quest to preserve the rich heritage of his nation.
Wed
06
May
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Stanley Nelson - Director of "The Black Panthers/ Vanguard of the Revolution" at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

 
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution is director Stanley Nelson’s candid, objective look at one of the American civil rights movement’s most divisive groups. And it’s getting the theatrical release it deserves.
 
Nelson sat down for a chat at this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, where Vanguard screened to a sold out audience at Fletcher Hall, the festival’s largest venue. The film is already set for theatrical release in 13 cities and will also enjoy air time on PBS next year. But, in recent months, Nelson has taken to Kickstarter with an eye toward independently funding the film’s widespread theatrical run.
 
And, as it turns out, Nelson’s foray into the world of crowdfunding was a rousing success. At press time, Vanguard of a Revolution, with pledges totaling roughly $59,000, had eclipsed its $50,000 goal - with almost a full day to spare.
 
Fri
01
May
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Justina Walford and John Stuart Wildman of "Ladies of the House"

In the Horror genre, sex and fantasy almost always make a gruesome collision with homicidal mania, and if we're lucky, there will some dark resounding purpose behind the killings. This rarely occurs, except in Asian Horror and in Ladies of the House, a fresh intelligent take on Grindhouse horror produced by writer/director wife/husband combo John Stuart Wildman and Justina Walford. The differences between Asian and American Horror are radically different. In the Asian horror genre, women aren't fearful, hyper-sexualized objects, but also take on antagonistic roles. "I wanted to make female characters who are strong and not in a position where they are terrified victims or monsters, and we wanted to clear the deck completely and make a world in which men were superfluous and there to serve women," added Wildman.  Check out the filmmakers' exclusive interview with Indiezone.tv!

Tue
24
Mar
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USA Network Premieres Mr. Robot at SXSW

When a network chooses to first premiere a television pilot at South by Southwest rather than on their channel, you know it's a show that'll build buzz fast.  Mr. Robot is the USA Network's newest series, starring Christian Slater in the title role of the puppet master behind a global hacker network. Cyber security specialist Elliot (Rami Malek) is recruited by Mr. Robot to infiltrate his own workplace…and his own anti-social disorder if he wants to take part in a movement that he hopes is for the greater good.  

Sat
28
Feb
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2015 ASC Awards

It's only been a week since it wrapped, but we're already viewing the 2015 awards season through the gauzy filigree of memory. The cinematographers who bring the year's most visionary films to life could pull that effect off in their sleep. Without the artistry and expertise of the men and women behind the cameras, so many of the stories we love would look entirely different. Imagine Birdman without the rapturous long takes of Emmanuel Lubezki, who took home the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for the second straight year. You can't do it, can you? Neither can Lubezki's professional peers in the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) who assuredly know excellent work when they see it and also awarded him for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Theatrical Release for the second consecutive year.
 
Sat
28
Feb
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2015 WGA Awards Feature Screenplay Award Nominees and Winners

The 2015 Writers Guild Awards (WGA) for the West Coast were held on February 14, making it a day for romancing last year's best writers with accolades and honors. In lieu of roses, we think taking home a WGA award expressed the WGA members' love for their fellow writers quite well enough.  

The WGA Awards run the gamut of media platforms, choosing their sweethearts from among writers for television, video gaming, radio, and Internet-based shows. Being held so close to the Academy Awards, the categories of Best Original, Adapted, and Documentary Feature Screenplay generate high levels of interest, of course. And as the theatrical screenplay nominees and winners expressed again and again during our interviews, being recognized by their peers within the professional union makes the WGA awards that much more meaningful. 

Sat
28
Feb
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2015 WGA Awards Television Screenplay Award Nominees and Winners

2015 WGA Television Screenplay Award Nominees and Winners
 
The nominees for best television screenplays at the Writers Guild of America West (WGA) Awards were a vast and varied group—so vast and varied that it'll take more than one column to cover them all!
 
When taken together, however, the dramatic and comedic contenders all share one trait: excellence. That held true whether the nominees dealt with the many shades of grief, found the humor in personal growth, animated plastic building blocks, or depicted dragons we're afraid to call animated. But can these talented writers wield a microphone as well as a keyboard during their Indiezone.TV interviews? Read on to find out.
 
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.
 
 
 
Wed
26
Nov
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Matías Piñeiro Director of The Princess of France at the New York Film Festival

 

Matías Piñeiro is an Argentinian director with a penchant for reinterpreting Shakespeare for the modern age. While he’s far from the only filmmaker with that predilection, Piñeiro differs in that he twists those tried and true storylines into surrealist conversational films as though someone has taken the Bard’s characters and let them loose on their own adventures, plot be damned. Onstage performances often mimic the offstage lives of the characters. 

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