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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…

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5 Secrets of Success, From the Badass Women Who Produced 'Selma,' 'Dope,' 'The Hunger Games' and 'The Walking Dead'

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Watch: Exclusive 'Pocha (Manifest Destiny)' Trailer Shows the Consequences of Crime

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How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting in Extreme Weather Conditions for 'Lake Los Angeles'

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting in Extreme Weather Conditions for 'Lake Los Angeles'

Mike Ott has made four feature films over his short career and received…

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How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Building a Camera Tower From Bamboo Canes For 'My Name Is Salt'

Farida Pacha’s new documentary "My Name is Salt" is certainly ambitious. It…

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How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Prison Shoots and Having Faith in 'The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest'

Gabriel London isn't one to back away from risks. He loves to push the…

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How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting at The Acropolis During Tourist Hours for 'The Two Faces of January'

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How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Futuristic Dust Bowls, Skin Tone Wet Suits and Edible Finger Paint in 'The Well'

Director Thomas Hammock is about to premier his debut film at LAFF. A…

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How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting on Sesame Street for 'I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story'

Documentary filmmakers Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker like to diversify thei…

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Rain Machines, Jet Skis, Ducks and Crying Children All in One Day for 'The Road Within'

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Rain Machines, Jet Skis, Ducks and Crying Children All in One Day for 'The Road Within'

Gren Wells, a screenwriter for the past 14 years, took on the challenge of…

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The Best and Worst Advice LAFF Filmmakers Have Ever Received

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How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): One Last Shot for ‘Billy Mize & The Bakersfield Sound’

William J. Saunders worked at NFL Films after graduating from Columbia…

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How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Capturing the 'Right Feeling' of an Attempted Murder Scene in 'Los Ángeles'

Director Damian John Harper and cinematographer Friede Clausz are screening…

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What Cameras Did the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Filmmakers Use?

We interviewed several of the filmmakers whose films are showing at this…

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How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Long Handheld Takes Weren't An Easy Feat When Shooting 'Uncertain Terms'

Writer and director Nathan Silver is known for “The Blind” (2008), “Exit…

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting a Marriage Equality Rally in the Rain for 'Limited Partnership'

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting a Marriage Equality Rally in the Rain for 'Limited Partnership'

You have to be pretty passionate to work at something for 14 years. Thomas…

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Creating a 70s Vibe for 'Cut Bank'

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Creating a 70s Vibe for 'Cut Bank'

"Cut Bank" is Matt Shakman's first film. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob…

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting in the Fog for 'Man From Reno'

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting in the Fog for 'Man From Reno'

"Man From Reno" is Dave Boyle's fifth feature film, having previously…

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Siblings Ravi and Geeta Patel Get Personal for 'Meet the Patels'

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Siblings Ravi and Geeta Patel Get Personal for 'Meet the Patels'

Brother and sister, Ravi and Geeta Patel, co-directed "Meet The Patels," an…

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Capturing Emotional Scenes with George Takei in 'Eat With Me'

How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Capturing Emotional Scenes with George Takei in 'Eat With Me'

David Au has directed shorts such as "Fresh Like Strawberries," "The Boxer,"…



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