How to film without a permit . . . without getting into troubleApril 1st, 2004 | Courtney Walker
Many might say the past few years have been good ones for independent filmmakers, largely because digital filmmaking has made movie production so much more accessible to budding directors everywhere.
On the Road with the sixty city festApril 1st, 2004 | Derek Loosvelt
When you make a film you hope its going to be seen by a diverse group of people, and not just by the converted, says Black Maria Film and Video Festival director John Columbus. We reach all kinds of people, even rural, off-the-beaten-path audiences.
Are they really making a difference?April 1st, 2004 | Angela Tucker
The Sundance Film Festival hosted a record number of attendees this year. Up double from last year, 40,000 people came to watch or show films, participate in panel discussions, and network.
Jason Guerrasio interviews Maria Alvarez StroudApril 1st, 2004 | Jason Guerrasio
Public television stations have always been dedicated to airing programs that help their communities. But after the programs have aired, how can inspired community members actually take up the cause?
Producer apathy and political attacksApril 1st, 2004 | Cara Mertes
Theres a phenomenon afoot that is increasingly evident this yearat Sundance, Real Screen, and beyond. Lets call it producer fatigue; what was formerly indignation with PBS has morphed into simple dismissal. It seems so complicated, the thought goes, why work with public television at all?
Ready for his close-upApril 1st, 2004 | Erin Torneo
After twenty years behind the lens, Orlando Bagwell is putting down his camera. But his recently Sundance-screened Citizen King is not his swan song.
By Alyssa WorshamApril 1st, 2004 | Alyssa Worsham
Scenarios USA, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping kids make smarter decisions about sex, announced the two winners for their Whats The Real Deal contests on February 6, 2004. The contests, which took place in south Texas and in Miami, encouraged kids ages twelve to twenty-two to submit stories or scripts about the problems they face at school and at home.
The University of Texas’s progressive film programApril 1st, 2004 | John Pavlus
The so-called Film Brat generation of the middle to late 1970s has been blamed for, or credited with, many things regarding independent filmmakingfrom sparking off a studio-sanctioned Golden Age (Scorsese, Coppola) to ushering in a studio-sanctioned Dark Age (Lucas, Spielberg).