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Make Your Short Films Longer?

Make Your Short Films Longer?

I recently went to a screening of Wild. It was great, but that’s not what this post is about. Screenwriters are told so often that Voice Over is bad writing, that it has become a part of the Hollywood ether. Does that mean American Hustle is bad? No. I thought it was good. I also […]

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It’s Not “Just” a Movie

It’s Not “Just” a Movie

It’s not just movie. For that matter, it’s also not just a book, a picture, a play, a painting, a song, a television show, a satire… a blog, or any other artistic expression. No. It’s art. In the wake of The Interview and all things Sony, followed up by Je Suis Charlie, I’m flabbergasted by […]

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To Kickstarter or not to Kickstarter, that is the question.

To Kickstarter or not to Kickstarter, that is the question.

If you know me you know I have rather strong opinions about Kickstarter. But any industry-insider you talk to is saying it’s “The Future.” Of course it is, right? Because while people think they’re sticking it to “The Man” (the studios) by funding what THEY want made, “The Man” is laughing all the way to […]