A Miramax script developer busts some industry myth-conceptionsMay 1st, 2005 | Maureen A. Nolan
You have become the thing that you have mocked. Thats a paraphrase of a famous Shakespeare line, and its also a line that often popped into my head after I became a script and story analyst. By choosing to work on the development side of film, I had allied myself with the thing most screenwriters mock: the dreaded development executive.
Pleasing the post-preference generation with a shockingly unshocking new filmMay 1st, 2005 | Lisa Selin Davis
Gregg Araki is George Bushs worst nightmare. In Arakis parallel cinematic universes, the mainstream is subverted, what the right wing would label deviant is normalized, and outcasts and outsiders dominate, calling the shots from the center. His films usual thematic mix includes teenagers coming of age, gay sex, violence, drugs, and space aliens.
Sometimes my friend Laura Donovan will call me out of the blue and just say these two words: Macaw! Macaw! Circa 1997, Laura told me about a small independent film called Bottle Rocket (An independent film?
Super producer busts out on her own—Oprah styleMay 1st, 2005 | Kate Bernstein
A hybrid of a hippie commune and capitalism, is how revered indie film producer Effie Brown describes the goal of her new production company, Duly Noted. A safe place where filmmakers will be able to go and create, know theyre not going to get screwed over, and at the end of the day be prosperous.