Reflections from the hi/lo Film Festival founderJune 1st, 2005 | Marc Vogl
I am Marc Vogl, a 30-something East Coast kid who came out to San Francisco in the 90s following a Richard Dreyfuss-in-Close Encounters kind of urge. I didnt know what was luring me west or what Id find when I got here, but I was powerless to resist. And, like the lemmings in Close Encounters, I was not alone.
There was one good thing about Malcolm Lees 1999 studio film The Best Man: Terrence Howard. I wrote a review of the film for Africana.com (now Blackvoices.com) in which I said just that. I got lots of emails from angry black men because I likened the film to an R&B video (and Id say it again today). But Terrence Howard was something else. You just sort of waited for him to enter the frame.
What do film publicists actually do?- An expert exposes the truthJune 1st, 2005 | Jessica Edwards
There is a mystique to filmmakingthe silvery light that reflects off the screen, the way the story shapes a characters whole life in two hours and how that life can then resonate so deeply with an audience. The myth of filmmaking is what makes it such a powerful medium.
An eBay-billionaire believes humanist films can sellJune 1st, 2005 | FIONA NG
To most people, Jeff Skoll is the eBay guy. He was the first employee and first president of the online auction behemoth. With over $4 billion worth of eBay stock, he was named the third richest man under 40 in the country by Fortune magazine in 2004. What most people dont know about Skoll is that he is also a committed do-gooder.