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DP/30 brings us some of the most casual yet penetrating interviews with filmmaking talent, and this one pushes that envelope even more. In the format of a roundtable lunchtime chat in sunny Southern California, the creative crew behind The Diving Bell and the Butterfly exposes their approach to material that had no precedent, the perks of making the film outside the United States, and creating new conventions where none existed. Hit the jump to watch the 30 minute segment: More »
There seems to be an influx of great candid discussions with some of the most interesting working filmmakers today — one of the awesome benefits of having more people with cameras out in the wild. Produced by Shoebox Pictures and Filmmaker Magazine, moderator Russell Costanzo sits down with Craig Zobel, Alex Karpovsky, Ry Russo-Young and Antonio Campos to discuss some of the important questions that directors face, starting with the big one: “Why do you direct?” Watch the full piece after the jump: More »
There are plenty of vital positions in the entertainment industry we inevitably end up appreciating less than we probably should. So much has to go on in the background for each element to crystallize and become integrated into the final product in an organized way. The agent is a large part of this — the intermediary between the creative artist (writer, director, actor, etc.) and what their next gig will be — or, from another perspective, where their next paycheck will come from. Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter (you can watch the other roundtables we’ve shared here), we are now privy to a great deal of anecdotes, recollections, and candor from a number of high-profile agents, all of whom happen to be women. More »
Film is a director’s medium, or so I’ve been told. With this in mind, you probably recognized all of the directors by last name in the title of Joe’s post the other day on the Director Roundtable from The Hollywood Reporter (okay, maybe you thought Spike instead of Ang, but then quickly realized your error, and hey, you can name two directors with the last name Lee). Beyond Apatow, you may have been hard-pressed to recognize this post’s list of surnames as screenwriters at first glance, but you’re likely familiar with their current and upcoming work: Judd Apatow (This is 40), Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty), Michael Haneke (Amour), John Krasinski (The Promised Land), David Magee (Life of Pi), and Chris Terrio (Argo). Today, thanks again to The Hollywood Reporter, the screenwriters get their turn in an hour-long roundtable discussion in the video below. And their table, unlike the directors’ table, is actually round. Because words are a writer’s medium, or so I’ve been told. More »
This is a guest post by multimedia journalist/publicist Kristen Lepore.
How has the past year changed the outlook for independent film? As roundtable moderator and The Hollywood Reporter journalist Jay Fernandez stated, “It’s an interesting time for filmmaking in general, but the indie world is a bit of a crap shoot from picture to picture, year to year.” The point of Whitewater Films‘ roundtables is to share information and intelligence, according to Whitewater Films founder Rick Rosenthal (Halloween II, Halloween: Resurrection). And it did just that. Here’s a taste of what I learned from February’s all-women panel. More »