How To Make Your Actors Cry & Some Last Words From Bill Paxton [PODCAST]

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In the 50th episode of Indie Film Weekly, we share our final conversation with Bill Paxton and advice on getting your actors to tear up on camera.

Co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss what the Academy Awards can teach us about producing, along with this year’s indie-oriented results from both the Oscars and the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and how Netflix is already vying for next awards season with a Martin Scorsese pic. We also say goodbye to Seijun Suzuki and hear from director Ry Russo-Young about her film Before I Fall, opening in theaters this weekend. Filmmaker and actress Christina Beck (Perfection) joins us for an Ask No Film School about making actors cry. And, as always, we also bring you the latest gear news, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.
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Add me to the invite list for that SXSW party! I will be down there with a Documentary Feature.

March 2, 2017 at 8:41AM

Erik Ljung

And I see that I owe you an email too!

March 2, 2017 at 9:40AM

Liz Nord
Documentary Filmmaker/Multi-platform Producer