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Screen Shot 2013-06-10 at 12.40.07 PMOn Story from PBS in Austin is a “new series which takes a look at the creative process of filmmaking through the eyes of some of the entertainment industry’s most prolific writers, directors, and producers.” Recently they had a great panel discussion with Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, and Ed Burns at the Austin Film Festival where they discussed the challenges of finding the right story and writing to suit your budget. It’s a must-see for indie filmmakers and screenwriters. Check it out below! More »

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Danny BoyleThere are varying moral compasses around the world aimed at a myriad of different coordinates, but the tenet that seems to point due north is the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This applies even to filmmaking, which tends to create pressure cookers of human interaction where emotions run high and pleasantries reduce to barked orders. At times, filmmakers may feel a bit lost, whether it’s with having to deal with a room full of egos or finding your own “esque.” Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire,  28 Days Later, Trainspotting) offers great perspective with his “golden rules of moviemaking,” which could put even the most lost filmmaker back on course. More »

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danny boyle director filmmaker film filmmaking commentary cinema moviesWe recently shared commentary from Ridley Scott in which he acknowledged that filmmaking is indeed a business and a commercial industry — and more often than not, it’s an expensive one. As such, filmmakers are expected to put theater-going tushes in seats, one way or another, proverbial or otherwise. Now, director Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) describes a trend he feels is making movies too safe, family-friendly, and overall unchallenging — robbing cinema of mature, adult-oriented films. He calls this trend the ‘Pixarification’ of movies, and the added box office bankability that comes with it may or may not be a motivating factor. Click through to hear Boyle’s interesting take on this state of cinema below. More »