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    First Person: 'Cheap Thrills' Director E.L. Katz's 12 Tips for First-Time Filmmakers

    The question of “How long did it take you to film Cheap Thrills?” often comes up in Q&As, and my answer sometimes gets a bigger gasp from the audience than from anything in the film itself. Now, to be fair, I know plenty of films that have been shot for even less, so I don’t consider this some impos...

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    Watch: DIY Filmmaking Studio Tricks and Tips in Three Minutes

    Check out filmmaker Joey Shanks latest instructional video featuring DIY filmmaking tricks and tips.

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    Listen Up Aspiring Filmmakers! 168 Films is Hosting a Competition with a $20,000 Prize

    168 Films has just announced their 12th annual 168 Film Project speed filmmaking contest, which invites people from around the world to create and submit a film in 168 hours.

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    Attention Filmmakers: Here Are Sam Mendes' 25 Tips on How To Be a 'Happier Director'

    Sam Mendes, who scored the biggest hit of his career with his first Bond outing "Skyfall," was recently honored by the Roundabout Theater Company at a spring gala held in his honor. Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson and Alan Cumming all paid honor the film/theater director, but the highlight f...

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    Hot Docs Announces 2014 Forum Projects

    Hot Docs has announced the 19 projects that will be pitched during this year's Hot Docs Forum, a major North American market for the international documentary community.

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    Pledge to Sarah E. Jones: Nobody Should Die While Making a Movie

    Friends of Sarah Jones, who died on the set of "Midnight Rider," have created a "Pledge for Sarah" web site where they are asking people to vow to speak out if they see dangerous conditions on set.

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    Oscar-Winning DP Haskell Wexler Calls 'Midnight Rider' Death 'Criminal Negligence,' Calls for New Safety Standards

    Following the tragic death of crew member Sarah Jones on the set of "Midnight Rider," two time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler called her death an act of "criminal negligence" and called for better safety standards on film and TV sets, Deadline.com reports.

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    Crew Member's Death Prompts Investigation Into 'Midnight Rider;' Production Suspended

    Cast members of "Midnight Rider" are being released and told that they will be called back at a future date -- though the future of the troubled production remains in question given the questions swirling around crew member Sarah Jones' accidental death.

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    Investigation Into Sarah Jones' Death Continues as Industry Asks: 'Why Didn't Anyone Say 'No?''

    Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, was killed last week when she was struck and killed by a train while working as a second camera assistant on the new Greg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider." As Jones is mourned, her death has drawn attention to the potentially dangerous situations crew members face and the ne...

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