Help us kick off Oscar week!
Join us on Monday, February 24th at 7pm at the legendary NYC bookstore Strand. Filmmakers Chris Hedgedus & DA Pennebaker, Al Maysles, Rachel Grady, Sam Green and Gary Hustwit will join editor Jessica Edwards to talk advice, Oscars and take your questions. They'll even throw in some tips to win your Oscar pool!
Entry free with the purchase of a book or a $20 Strand gift card. More info here. … [Read More...]
We continue with our advice excerpts from Tell Me Something with the wonderful Shola Lynch (Chisholm ’72—Unbought & Unbossed, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.) She has important words about fostering a filmmaking career over time. It's not about making one film, its about making many films.
There is no formula for filmmaking success. This is a tough business to be in. You have to have vision and creativity in addition to being entrepreneurial. But really these … [Read More...]
As part of our on going posts of excerpted advice from Tell Me Something, here is the very prolific Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Waste Land, Countdown to Zero, The Crash Reel)
This piece of advice has been my lifeline, my mantra, my toehold on sanity and encouragement, the bandage for when I am kicking myself so hard I can't stand up.
It was told to me by Barbara Kopple, the legendary two-time Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker. One of my greatest strokes of luck in life was … [Read More...]