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Kevin Smith on How He Avoided an NC-17 Sex Scene

As a veteran of battles over his films Clerks, Jersey Girl, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Kevin Smith is intimately familiar with the MPAA Ratings Board. The issues with those first two efforts were largely linguistic. Zack and Miri, not so much. The ever-voluble writer-director explained how, exactly, he was able to avoid Read MoreRead More

Examining Kevin Smith’s Red State Self-Distribution Gamble

Jeremiah Karpowicz examines the Kevin Smith’s self distribution strategy for his 2011 film, Red State. In January of 2011, Kevin Smith premiered Red State at the Sundance Film Festival. As with practically every film that’s screened at Sundance, filmmakers were there to show off their work in the hopes that one of the assembled distributors would Read MoreRead More

Kevin Smith’s Seven Golden Rules of Moviemaking

Director, screenwriter, sometimes actor, and all-around major geek Kevin Smith shares his wisdom with MovieMaker Magazine. 1. Edit while you’re still shooting. On every flick since Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, I’ve been editing while still in the midst of production. I’m not talking about some hired editor piecing together an assembly while I’m Read MoreRead More

Great Advice for Filmmakers from Legendary Directors

These are names you’ve heard of – accomplished directors and filmmakers offering bits of advice for the filmmakers following in their footsteps. View Playlist on YouTubeRead More

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