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Screenwriter Stephen G. Levy Talks About Being a Scribe

Jul 25th, 2011

I spent the weekend attending the Las Vegas Film Festival at the Hilton Hotel and had an amazing time speaking with the winner of the Indie Icon Award actor Michael Madsen and the moderator of the special event actor/director Ash Adams

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Producing, Directing & Writing: Filmmaker Angelo Bell Does it All – Part 2

Dec 8th, 2010

Part 2 of the Filmmakers Notebook Q&A with the talented and insightful filmmaker, Angelo Bell. As I mentioned before, it is not only Angelo's creativity and abilities that made me want to find out more about him and his work, but his willingness to share his knowledge with others, so here he is once again offering valuable information I think you'll enjoy reading.

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Writing, Producing and Directing: Filmmaker Angelo Bell Does It All!

Dec 6th, 2010

The first time I heard of Angelo Bell was on Twitter. I read a couple of his tweets about writing screenplays and wanted to know more. Here was a filmmaker with wit and wisdom who was willing to share both with friends and strangers alike via social media. Very quickly, I realized how much this man understands the delicate balance between business and artistry when it comes to making movies. So, it is with great pleasure that I bring you Part 1 of this Filmmakers Q&A with Angelo.

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Producer Marvin V. Acuna Enjoys Helping Screenwriters and Filmmakers with The Business of Show Institute (BOSI)

Oct 28th, 2010

For quite some time I've much admired Producer Marvin V. Acuna's work, such as "The Great Buck Howard" and have been a frequent visitor to his website The Business of Show Institute (BOSI). In fact, I had the opportunity to meet him over a year ago in Los Angeles and now I have the pleasure of introducing you to him and BOSI as part of this Filmmakers Notebook Q&A.

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Film Short: Notes From a First Time Producer on Editing

May 26th, 2010

Last Sunday Executive Producer Chris Battle and I sat down with a wonderfully talented young man, who is working on what we hope will be the final edit of "Accused ".

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Summer Fun for Filmmakers

May 22nd, 2010

Since the summer season is upon us, here's three ways in which filmmakers can try turning up the heat. First of all, next Saturday, May 29th from 9:30am to 5:30pm Screen International and Soho House are sponsoring the annual Film Industry Football Event at West Ham's Upton Park in England. With a few spaces still remaining, this year's competition will feature some of the biggest studios vying to be crowned FIFE champions 2010. Registered teams include Icon, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Universal and the reigning champions Vue Entertainment. Known as the British film industry's annual five-a-side football tournament , the event is comprised of 40 teams and the proceeds support Action for Children, a UK charity assisting neglected children and young people.

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Screenwriter/Director Jason Reitman at NAB 2010

May 2nd, 2010

Screenwriter/Director Jason Reitman during Filmapalooza at NAB 2010, sharing some of his thoughts and experiences regarding independent film.

During Filmapalooza's celebration at NAB 2010, independent filmmaker Jason Reitman took the stage for a one hour conversation.

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Film Short: A Filmmaker's Diary – Michael Alan Smith Found Financing His Film 'Diabolical'

Apr 6th, 2010

I had sent my horror film script Diabolical out to producers late last year and immediately was contacted by a producer in Michigan, who was very interested in the script.

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Scream Queen Rachel Grubb Turns Filmmaker

Apr 4th, 2010

During a recent conversation, Rachel was kind enough to offer a few tips and insights to other filmmakers.

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Film Short: Screenwriter/Actor Joel Edgerton Finds Success with "The Square"

Mar 31st, 2010

"The Square ", a Film Noir thriller produced by Australian siblings Joel and Nash Edgerton's Blue -Tongue Films, has been generating positive reviews from publications including The New York Times, GQ and Variety, while drawing favorable comparisons to such classics as "Body Heat ". Prior to a screening held during ShoWest, I had the pleasure of speaking with screenwriter and actor Joel Edgerton.

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