Archive for October, 2011

British Psychologist mag explains The lure of horror

‘If you go to your video store and rent a comedy from Korea, it’s not going to make any sense to you at all, whereas if you rent a local horror movie from Korea you’ll instantaneously know not just that it’s a horror movie, but you’ll have a physiological reaction to it, indicative of the […]

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Ralph Fiennes blames Twitter for ‘eroding’ language

     “I hear it, too, from people at drama schools, who say the younger intake find the density of a Shakespeare text a challenge in a way that, perhaps, (students) a few generations ago maybe wouldn’t have.”   Wut r u talkin bout?   Ralph Fiennes blames Twitter for ‘eroding’ language – Telegraph.

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Horror Film Goes Back to VHS Tape

  Like the Best Zombies, VHS Just Won’t Die via Horror Film Goes Back to VHS Tape – NYTimes.com.

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The Porno Clause and Other Legal Tips Filmmakers May Not Know, But Will Wish They Had

 There’s no end to the legal rigamarole that accompanies any film’s distribution and this article will not make it any shorter. However, the only thing that’s worse than paying legal fees is wishing that you had.   Link: The Porno Clause and Other Legal Tips Filmmakers May Not Know, But Will Wish They Had – […]

Independent Film Finance and Distribution

Radio Great Norman Corwin Dies, Age 101

Corwin in 2010 was named a Giant of Broadcasting by the Library of American Broadcasting, which said he is “considered one of the greatest writers in the English language” and saluted him as being “among the first producers to regularly use entertainment to address serious social issues.” via Radio World: Radio Great Norman Corwin Dies, […]

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Film Financing Lessons

  The best way to get development execs to attend your pitch? Food – bring lunch for everyone! Link:  Gary Baddeley On “What One Learns About Film Financing From Film Financing Conferences” Part 2 > Hope for Film.

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The Guy Who Eats People Episode 2 – Enter The Cops

With TGWEP terorrizing the city, the crack Baltimore police force springs into action! Link: http://youtu.be/naAeZlaUg5Q

Independent Film Finance and Distribution, TV

HBO Shuts Down Its Casting Department

They are outsourcing to free-lancers now, like everyone else. Link: HBO Shuts Down Its Casting Department – Deadline.com.

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Film Fading to Black – Creative COW

The last film 35mm motion picture cameras have been built as Aaton, Arri, GNC, Panavision, etc have all gone digital. Aaton founder Jean-Pierre Beauviala notes why. “Almost nobody is buying new film cameras. Why buy a new one when there are so many used cameras around the world?” he says. “We wouldn’t survive in the […]

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Six things a film actor should never do

  Rule One, for example: Appearing in a pastiche of one of your earlier films is never a wise move. Not only is it disrespectful to that film, it’s also an acknowledgement that you aren’t known for much else. Link: Screen lessons: Six things a film actor should never do | The Economist.

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