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Attention, Screenwriters: Read This and Stop Procrastinating

Attention, Screenwriters: Read This and Stop Procrastinating

"For many writers, sticking to a writing schedule is a difficult battle…

Why Story Structure Formulas Don't Work

Why Story Structure Formulas Don't Work

An award-winning playwright and screenwriter explains why you shouldn't…

4 Factors That Influence a Distributor's Decision to Buy a Film

4 Factors That Influence a Distributor's Decision to Buy a Film

Two top independent film distribution executives share the most important…

LAFF: 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' Gets the Eli Roth Treatment

LAFF: 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' Gets the Eli Roth Treatment

Despite a classic script, a charismatic director and a talented cast, the…

How a 'Mad Men' Live Read Captured Matthew Weiner's Writing Style and The Show's Transitory Bliss

How a 'Mad Men' Live Read Captured Matthew Weiner's Writing Style and The Show's Transitory Bliss

"Mad Men" has only been over for a week, but the nostalgia still hits hard…

Here's How This Fledgling Cinematographer Got to Shoot a Film That Made It to Cannes

Here's How This Fledgling Cinematographer Got to Shoot a Film That Made It to Cannes

AFI alumnus and 2014 Film Independent Project Involve fellow Carolina Costa…

Here's What You Need to Know to Sell Your Film Abroad

Here's What You Need to Know to Sell Your Film Abroad

A sales agent can do wonders for your film, as long as you know how to manag…

Attention, Screenwriters: 5 Lessons from the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab

Attention, Screenwriters: 5 Lessons from the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab

In a guest post, Film Independent Screenwriting Fellow Rachel Goldberg share…

Attention, Filmmakers: 4 Tips That Will Help You Better Budget for Costume Design

Attention, Filmmakers: 4 Tips That Will Help You Better Budget for Costume Design

Here's how to do more for less.

'Mad Men': How Megan Got Her Job And How Peggy Lost Hers, According to Matthew Weiner

'Mad Men': How Megan Got Her Job And How Peggy Lost Hers, According to Matthew Weiner

From screen tests to near-mutinies: You'd be surprised how decisions got…

The Story Behind Two Sundance Success Stories: 'Short Term 12' and 'Land Ho!'

The Story Behind Two Sundance Success Stories: 'Short Term 12' and 'Land Ho!'

As you gear up to this year's Sundance Film Festival, read the backstory…

Why the Live Read is Here to Stay

Why the Live Read is Here to Stay

"The Empire Strikes Back" was only the most recent successful "live read" to…

J.C Chandor and Oscar Isaac Discuss the Suits and Secrets Behind 'A Most Violent Year'

J.C Chandor and Oscar Isaac Discuss the Suits and Secrets Behind 'A Most Violent Year'

The men behind "A Most Violent Year" sat down with Elvis Mitchell to discuss…

Women in Film: Hollywood's Fall Report Card

Women in Film: Hollywood's Fall Report Card

Women still have a far way to go in Hollywood, as you can tell from this…

Watch: Laura Dern Remembers Spirit Awards Early Days in Exclusive Anniversary Promo

Watch: Laura Dern Remembers Spirit Awards Early Days in Exclusive Anniversary Promo

There's even awkward 80s archive footage.

Watch: John Waters is the Bob Hope of Indie Film in New Spirit Awards 30th Anniversary Promo

Watch: John Waters is the Bob Hope of Indie Film in New Spirit Awards 30th Anniversary Promo

Even with less than a minute onscreen, John Waters manages to execute some…

Girls Gone 'Wild': Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern Push Boundaries Bringing a Beloved Memoir to Life

Girls Gone 'Wild': Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern Push Boundaries Bringing a Beloved Memoir to Life

Oscar hopefuls Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern joined producer Bruna…

How to Launch a TV Show, Whether it's for SundanceTV or ABC

How to Launch a TV Show, Whether it's for SundanceTV or ABC

Don't quit. Just don't. Read this and you'll understand.

How John Hughes Influenced a New Wave of Genre Directors and How Horror is Changing

How John Hughes Influenced a New Wave of Genre Directors and How Horror is Changing

Just in time for Halloween, Film Independent Forum 2014 hosted a panel…

Jake Gyllenhaal Lost 30 Pounds and a Great Deal of Blood to Make 'Nightcrawler'

Jake Gyllenhaal Lost 30 Pounds and a Great Deal of Blood to Make 'Nightcrawler'

Last weekend’s Film Independent 2014 Forum kicked off to an outrageous start…