There are many ways to be a winner at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. In addition to the standard fiction and documentary sections, the 21st edition includes three other competitive…
Richard Linklater's 1991 film "Slacker" put Austin, Texas, on the indie film map. And while that movie's motley crew of wayward dreamers, cafe philosophers and conspiracy theorists may have little to…
If the movie industry is "geared for (women) to fail," as Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal said in a recent interview, female filmmakers must work that much harder to succeed. It's simply not enough to go…
The Sundance Film Festival remains the quickest way for American indie filmmakers to win big. Like landing on Boardwalk and Park Place, it can often pave the way for fortune and success. But as the…
How the Producers of ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘Fruitvale Station’ Got the Films Off the Ground
Producing movies is not exactly a science; there are myriad ways to approach the discipline. But whether the budgets are $1 million or $100 million, many of the obstacles remain the same, managing…
"Liberation inspires me," says Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski.
"Authenticity above all else." That, says Aron Gaudet, is the mantra for him and his wife, Gita Pullapilly, co-directors of the coming-of-age film "Beneath the Harvest Sky."
"I'm trying to find moments that I can make memorable," says Michael B. Jordan, who, at age 26, has already delivered several unforgettable examples.
He's not a fan of what he sees as the safe and easy emotional problems that Hollywood movies typically resolve by the third act. Instead, he prefers the kinds of ugly, messy traumas that endure.
In the movie business, the label "art film" isn't always a deal-breaker. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Cannes.
Adam Leon, the fast-talking first-time director of no-budget crowdpleaser "Gimme the Loot," wants to take audiences on a ride, he says. "People think that means 'The Fast and the Furious,' which I…