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August 2012

Interview With Screenwriter Koji Steven Sakai

– Posted in: Interview

Koji Steven Sakai has written three feature films that have been produced,Haunted Highway (2006),The People I’ve Slept With(2009) and Chink (2012), the last two he also served as a producer. This summer he has another film going into production, Monster & Me, a family/Christmas story. Most recently, his script, Romeo, Juliet, & Rosaline, was optioned by Amazon Studios. In addition

Open-Source Software For The DIY Filmmaker

– Posted in: Creative Process

The great thing about the modern age is that DIY filmmaking is easier than ever. There are many aspects to this, but I wanted to take a quick look at one: software. There is a bevy of great, easy-to-use, and FREE software out there for the budding filmmaker. Some of these you know, some maybe

What Did Will Smith Do Right?

– Posted in: Multicultural Casting

When I tried to think of successful people in science fiction and horror film who are not white, only one name came to mind: Will Smith. Just look at his resume: Independence Day, the Men in Black franchise, I, Robot, I Am Legend (I try to forget Wild Wild West). These have all been large Hollywood films that did quite well financially.