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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Deakins Talks 'Skyfall'

    With the record-breaking "Skyfall" (perhaps even the first billion dollar Bond) generating lots of Oscar buzz, is there any doubt that acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins will receive his 10th nomination? Not after turning in the most stunning-looking Bond movie in its illustrious 50-year histor...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 'Argo' with Cinematographer Prieto

    Rodrigo Pietro calls "Argo" a "visual tapestry." That's because the bizarre fact-based espionage thriller and best picture Oscar front runner required the cinematographer to craftily piece together various looks to pull off the creative hodgepodge of styles, genres, and locales.

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    What If Your Interview Subjects Don't Want to Talk: Ken Kobre's Advice on Conducting Interviews for Videojournalists and Documentarians

    Ken Kobré is the author of the widest-selling text on photojournalism "Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach," (Focal Press-Elsevier 1980) and is also the head of photojournalism at San Francisco State University. He is also the inventor of the Lightscoop, a unive...

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    Last Call for Film Independent's Producing Lab Applicants is July 9

    Film Independent's Producing Lab, an intensive seven-week course in Los Angeles each fall, helps producers with feature length narrative film projects to develop an action plan for getting their films funded...

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel Talks 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    Caleb Deschanel is no stranger to heightened reality, but nothing could prepare the five-time Oscar nominee for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"...

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    Producers of 'Tree of Life,' 'Blue Valentine,' 'Paradise Lost' Share Insights on How to Get Your Movie Made

    Fundraising is a massive topic of discussion not only on this site but in the independent film community in general. Links to Kickstarter campaigns and other ways to contribute to a particular project feature prominently as part of our Project of the Day series and in other features that Indiewire r...

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    IN THE WORKS: Fernando Meirelles To Direct Aristotle Onassis Biopic 'Nemesis'

    Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God," "The Constant Gardener") will start production on his new film in Croatia in October. "Nemesis" is a biopic of Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis, the second husband of Jackie Kennedy. Casting is underway, though no names have been attached yet.

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 3-D with 'Men in Black 3' Director Barry Sonnenfeld

    I recently sat down for a private 3-D demo of "Men in Black 3" with director Barry Sonnenfeld, and the first thing that dawned on me was that there haven't been any noteworthy 3-D comedies during this current renaissance. It's all been shock and awe so far.

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    'True Story' to Star Hill & Franco; Plan B Gets New Regency to Finance

    New Regency will finance Plan B's production of "True Story," which will star overexposed James Franco and Brad Pitt co-star Jonah Hill. His role in Plan B's "Moneyball" launched him into the big leagues, along with current hit "21 Jump Street." Rupert Goold wil...

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    Produced By Conference 2012 Speakers: Grazer, Jacobson, De Luca, Nolan, Phillips & More

    The Producer's Guild of America has lined up an impressive Hollywood roster to participate in the fourth annual Produced By Conference, June 8-10 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot. .

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