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2018’s Oscar-nominated shorts have a lot of lessons for writers.Since 2012, the AMPAS has been releasing their Oscar-nominated Animated and Live Action Shorts nationwide in theaters to an enthusiastic public. For screenwriters,...
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“The Shape of Water” blends fantasy, morality and horror into a steady stream. Guillermo del Toro is a filmmaker of singular vision. His movies are almost always morality tales,...
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2018 Oscar nominations reflect diversity and strong, original writing. The 90th Academy Award nominations have been announced and the voters have delivered an impressive and diverse spectrum of honorees. Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) and Jordan Peele (“Get...
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How to Go From a 6K Micro-Budget to Directing a 100K Feature Film with Joshua CaldwellEver wondered what happens to those directors who make a micro-budget feature film? Do they ever sell that film? Do they ever get to direct a...
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IFH 200: How to Sell Your Indie Film Using Ninja Facebook Hacks with Kyle ProhaskaWe all want to make money selling our feature films or streaming series but getting peoples attention in this noisy world is pretty impossible. We...
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Most of the writing we do as screenwriters takes place well before we even start using a screenwriting software program. All that program does for you, really, is properly formats the script. Sadly, it doesn't write the script for you! Still, and even though the outlining...
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“Mudbound” adapts the symbol-heavy bestseller with finesse.Adapting a book is never easy, particularly one such as Hillary Jordan’s Mudbound. The narrative is told first-person by multiple characters, and that contradicts the...
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Becoming aware of how other successful writers have "done it" can help you devise a plan for you and your own writing. It is, of course, important to remember though that there isn't one way to make it in this industry. You have to pave your own way, while learning from the...
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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” reboots the franchise with lots of laughs.Rebooting a franchise can be a tricky thing. You want to keep what’s beloved and familiar, but you also...
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Join the ISA's Felicity Wren and Max Timm as they open up their broadcast (and a bottle of wine) to questions from their faithful viewers. Thanks to Facebook Live and good 'ol technology, they're able to chat with any and all...
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“The Last Jedi” tells the familiar in surprising ways.By now, movie fans can be assured that each new “Star Wars” saga will have a lot of the same: light saber battles, snarling...
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Join the ISA's Felicity Wren and Max Timm as they sit fireside and celebrate the holiday spirit by discussing great Christmas movies, themes, and list their favorite timeless classics. Christmas movies tend to follow a particular type of theme and a relatable approach...
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In a special Facebook Live broadcast of the ISA's Wine Wednesdays, Felicity Wren and Max Timm join forces with a Wisconsin company named Geneva Supply who hosts a free career planning and mentoring program for high school students called, Biz Tank. The program is designed...
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Episode 193Eddie Renner Talks About His New Horror Film, Crepitus.
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IFH Episode 197: Sundance Wants to Help You Distribute Your Indie Film...REALLY!Yup that's right the Sundance Institute wants to help you distribute your film. Liz Manashil (listen to her interview here), the manager of the Sundance...
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IFH Episode 198: The AFM Wrap Up (Indie Film Hustle Edition)I had the pleasure of attending this year's AFM (The American Film Market). This was my first time actually walking the entire market. I met a ton of people, made great connections and really got the inside look...
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Episode 190: Irish Director Brendan MuldowneyBrendan Muldowney Talks About His New 13th Century Irish Adventure Film, Pilgrimage.
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Episode 191 - Writer W. Bruce CameronW. Bruce Cameron Talks About His Transition From Writing A Newspaper Column To Screenwriter.
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Episode 192: Writer/Director Keir BurrowsKeir Burrows Talks About His New Grounded Sci-Fi Thriller, Anti Matter.
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“The Disaster Artist” delivers laughs without digging deep.James Franco does a superb imitation of Tommy Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist”, but the movie doesn’t dig deep enough into who the failed filmmaker was and why his...
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