March 2006

Is it okay to bring my kids to along when I'm shooting?

The Documentary Doc answers that question, plus whether you should tell people if you're pregnant

Dear Doc Doctor:
I’m a cinematographer, and I just found out that I’m pregnant. Should I tell people? I can’t afford to lose any jobs right now.

Guys on Girls on Film

In a year full of masculine movies, five men wrote women very well

From time to time there is a banner year for female characters. A great fuss is made about how movie-land has changed, allowing women into a club that hadn’t previously given them more than a handful of meaty roles at a time.

Q/A: Rosario Dawson and Talia Lugacy

Rosario Dawson was sleeping when I arrived on the set of Descent at Brooklyn’s Galapagos bar/gallery on a slushy morning in December. I had come to interview Dawson and her Trybe production company partner and longtime friend, Talia Lugacy. But Lugacy was busy directing the film’s “club scene,” and thus also unavailable, so I waited in the cavernous extras quarters next door.

Her Brand of Filmmaking

Rachel Boynton negotiates Bolivia

Rachel Boynton produced, directed, co-edited, and recorded sound on her documentary feature Our Brand Is Crisis, a riveting political thriller that follows Jeremy Rosner, Stan Greenberg, Tad Devine, James Carville, and other US political consultants from the Greenberg Carville Shrum firm as they travel to South America to help Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (aka Goni) become president of Boli

Shaking the Tree

When it comes to modern mores, Deepa Mehta refuses to stop asking why

Five years ago, when Deepa Mehta was about to start making her film Water in the holy city of Varanasi, India, 11 people stood outside the set and threatened to light themselves on fire. Weeks before, protesters had stormed the film’s set on the banks of the river Ganges and destroyed it, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

Hot Vlog

Meet the female pioneers of the next big web thing

I recognize Ryanne Hodson as soon as I enter the Lower East Side café—even though I’ve never met her before. After watching her video blogs, I feel as though I already know the pretty, engaging, 26-year-old artist, who is now at the forefront of a small but rapidly growing movement of video bloggers.

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