Not unlike the ordinary-guy protagonist in many an American comedy, Phil Johnston worked for nine years as a regional TV news and weatherman in the northern Midwest. "I didn't know a fucking thing…
"I never set out to write comedies," says Michelle Morgan. "Sometimes, you just end up being funny without even trying, because it's just how you see the world."
Most recognized for her own performance on TV's "The Office" as the chatty, needy Kelly Kapoor, Mindy Kaling says she's increasingly identifying herself as a writer and a performer.
These days, indie distributors need all the help they can get. With the costs of releasing a film rising just as companies are increasingly scrutinizing their bottom lines, the need for outside…
Film finance update: A list of players in the lending business.
Movie ticket sales may be up, but the indies aren't feeling love.
Dan Talbot, the renowned art-film exhibitor and distributor, "never cared about the film marketplace," he says. "How I managed to survive all these years with zero interest in the business end of…
Not so much a launchpad for bigger things, the Producers Award -- and $25,000 prize, this year courtesy of Piaget -- often goes to those indie pic workhorses toiling away in the trenches of…
Indie directors don't rely on special effects or exotic locations to grab an audience. Predominantly, their most effective tool is the actor.
While an unsteady global film industry has budding filmmakers worried about their futures, there's never been a better time to develop their craft.
Directors, says Danny Boyle, are magpies. "We steal from everywhere," admits the "Slumdog Millionaire" filmmaker.