With this week’s starting up of the Festival de Cannes film festival season is said to be in. But with at last count over 4,000 film festivals every year it’s always festival season. Some festivals disappear, never to return, while new ones are popping up all the time. Pick any theme or a film-loving community [...]
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When I speak at screenwriting conferences, I often remind people to look to their left and then to their right. The people sitting next to you are the ones you should be networking with, not just the speakers. Now I have proof. Meet Rebecca Norris and Kevin Resnick, filmmakers on their way to Cannes Film Festival [...]
Yes, my specialty is marketing and publicity on behalf of film and television programs, but I’ve also been told that I have a flare for coming up with campaigns that are tailored to meet the needs of my projects. In this column, I hope to share some of my passion and expertise and provide you [...]
“Everyone thinks my film is great! You guys don’t know what is really good.” “I’ve seen the films you program and mine is so much better.” “My film won awards at four other festivals! I don’t understand why you didn’t pick it up.” I receive these complaints (and worse) daily from filmmakers of every level [...]
As a devoted writer, there are few people for whom I would interrupt my sacred “designated for writing” day, but when I had the opportunity to speak with Ava DuVernay, I pushed my script aside and enthusiastically dialed the phone, praying my recorder wouldn’t miss a word. Why? Because Ava represents everything I believe in [...]
WHAT A FILM FESTIVAL CAN DO FOR YOUR CAREER: With the digital age, filmmakers no longer need festivals to get their work seen, but incorporating festivals into your distribution strategy is wise. Film festival success allows a buzz to be created about your film, get people in the industry’s attention to your work, and allow [...]
At the Second Annual Hero Complex Film Festival, Warren Beatty, John Favreau, Nicholas Meyer, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Mike Mignola, and Richard Donner gathered to celebrate filmic (Wrath of Khan), comic (Superman), and screenwriting (Tom Mankiewicz) heroes. Ray Morton was there.
Sheila Kogan recaps her experience and reviews a few of the films from this year’s New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.
The Ozark Foothills FilmFest Screenwriting Competition is exclusively for writers who have not had a work made into a film or optioned.