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Joss Whedon Wesleyan CommencementCould there be a better message to initiate the besprinkling of college grads into the real world? Writer/Director Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Cabin in the Woods, Buffy the Vampire Slayergave the commencement speech at Wesleyan University (his alma mater), telling the graduating class of 2013 that, yes, they are in fact going to die. He says, “You have, in fact, already begun to die.” However, Whedon’s dreary opener was just a clever ruse employed to teach these grads a lesson on contradictions, connections, and the duality of being both “the broken world and the act of changing it.” More »

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It’s that time of year when people are thinking up costume ideas, picking out pumpkins for carving, making party plans, and if you’re a filmmaker with a penchant for horror, you’re probably also thinking about making a film. And really there’s no better time to do it. Vimeo and Lionsgate are putting on The Cabin in the Woods Spoof Horror Film Competition which is offering a $10,000 Grand Prize to the best satirical or comedic horror short. More »

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[Update: Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass have responded.] For too long now independent and low-budget films have been taking attention away from more important Hollywood films. While most of us work more hours on our films than we would ever think possible, highly paid actors and producers are slaving away trying to produce quality, fun-filled, and family-friendly (albeit violent) entertainment. It’s time now to boycott these heartfelt and powerful independent films because they are taking away dozens, maybe even hundreds of screens away from more deserving spectacle films, especially a little film called Sleepwalk with Me, a partially true story from the mind of Mike Birbiglia. If your sense of humor is broken, it’s probably best to look away now… More »

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Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) recently shared his top ten tips for screenwriting with 4Talent Magazine; screenwriter Danny Stack got their permission to reprint Whedon’s tips online. Here’s one of his tips: More »