Heroines of Cinema: 15 Female Directors Who Made Their First Feature After Turning 40

Matthew Hammett Knott chronicles 15 women who broke into directing after turning 40. It seemed a more interesting approach to look at directors whose feature film career did not even begin until the age of forty or later. In last week’s article, a user wrote in the comments section of being an aspiring director in Read MoreRead More

Is Crowdfunding Changing the Game for Filmmakers? A Q&A With Spike Lee

Spike Lee’s Kickstarter is looking like it will be a success (thanks in no small part to a small but well off crowd who donated large sums). As the campaign is closing to end, Spike Lee sits down in an interview with Joe Vogel and his thoughts on the process. You’ve mentioned in other interviews that Read MoreRead More

American Masters: Mel Brooks – Make a Noise

After 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer; he is one of 14 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners. Yet, the comedy giant has energetically avoided a documentary profile being made, even issuing an informal gag order on his friends … until now. Watch Read MoreRead More

Billy Wilder’s Ten Rules of Filmmaking

In Conversations with Wilder, Cameron Crowe lays out Billy Wilder’s ten rules of Filmmaking: The audience is fickle. Grab ‘em by the throat and never let ‘em go. Develop a clean line of action for your leading character. Know where you’re going. The more subtle and elegant you are in hiding your plot points, the better Read MoreRead More

An Interview with the Director of “The Wolverine” James Mangold

James Mangold, director of “Girl Interrupted”, “Walk the Line” and “3:10 to Yuma” who took the reins of one of Fox’s key Marvel properties, The Wolverine, and delivered a lean, mean movie (much of it in Japanese). How did he get the film? What decisions did he make in the process? And how was it working Read MoreRead More

Clint Eastwood & Darren Aronofsky On Actors

Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood in conversation with Academy Award-nominee Darren Aronofsky following the world premiere of Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story. How Actors Are Like Horses: Eastwood has the audience in stitches as he explains how he learned not to yell “action!” back in his “Rawhide” days. Difficult Actors: Eastwood tells a story of Read MoreRead More

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