Lucy Walker - Photo by Jessica Sample

Advice from Lucy Walker

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

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Albert Maysles

Advice from Al Maysles

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of the filmmakers’ advice from Tell Me Something, along with portraits from the book.  First up, legendary doc maker Al Maysles (Salesman, Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens, Running Fence, The Beales of Grey Gardens, The Gates). A documentary filmmaker needs to be patient and believe in the process of

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NYC Book Launch

Friends and contributors joined us last night in New York City at an event to celebrate the launch of Tell Me Something, which followed a special panel about the book at the DOC NYC Festival. We were so excited to have so many documentarians in the same room together.  DA Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus, Al

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“Tell Me Something” out now!

What can you learn from the world’s best documentary filmmakers? In  our new book Tell Me Something, we asked 60 filmmakers we admire for one piece of advice. Then we took their picture. Tell Me Something is a creative manual and an inspiration generator for creatives in any field. Get more info on the book or order it

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Seltzer Works at Nitehawk Shorts Festival

The opening night of Nitehawk Cinema’s debut Shorts Festival focuses on short film and video created by filmmakers living and working in the five boroughs of New York. This screening includes personal selections by Nitehawk’s Cinema Department and will be followed by a Q&A with the directors. Steven Shapiro – Times Square Of The 80s:

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“Tell Me Something” Panel at the DOC NYC Festival

NYC friends, join us for a panel discussion at the DOC NYC Festival! We’ll have several filmmakers from the book sharing their advice and tales from the documentary trenches. Panelists include: Doug Block (112 Weddings), Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story), Marshall Curry (If a Tree Falls…), Liz Garbus (Before the Spring: After the Fall), and

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