Branding, Advertising and Product Placement in Independent Films

September 11, 2013

Will Tiao, founder of Film Finance Master Class and writer and speaker on getting your film funded, recently wrote a piece on corporate sponsorship as a means to fund your film: Can I Get Advertising Sponsors to Pay For My Film? The Role of Branding, Advertising and Product Placement in Indie Films. One of Tiao’s […]

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Update…Memorable Minorities Is A Go

September 4, 2013

THANK YOU! We hit our crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo so Memorable Minorities is a go. We hope to shoot in the next few weeks, and we’ll keep you posted on our blog. First up, Game of Thrones. Then, a hysterical piece by Melody Cooper — you will not think of museums the same way again, […]

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Announcing… Memorable Minorities

August 18, 2013

Blacks, Asians and Latins in Sci Fi, oh my! Help support our newest project, Memorable Minorities, a series of skits where we will show you what it would be like for there to be color in Sci Fi and Fantasy.  Check out our Indiegogo page, and help us out!  

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How Joss Whedon Gets So Much Done

August 6, 2013

Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that – Joss Whedon Ari Karpel posted a great piece in Fast Company on Joss Whedon: How To Be Prolific: Guidelines For Getting It Done From Joss Whedon. The above quote on doing the fun stuff first is just one of […]

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I really did think that life would be like college, but it isn’t. Life is like high school. – Meryl Streep

July 23, 2013

How is the entertainment business like high school? Cliques and stereotypes abound. The majority adopt the same formulaic trends (though I did see and enjoy “White House Down” so I’m part of the problem). Creative people are outsiders Smart people are overshadowed by the beautiful and physically fit As time goes on, you see that […]

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If Steven Spielberg Is Worried About Filmmaking, Should We Worry?

June 20, 2013

I read with great interest this Hollywood Reporter piece on how Steven Spielberg himself predicts the implosion of the film industry: If Spielberg feels like it’s tough to make a film, what does it mean for the rest of us? If literary, creative, or basically any non-tentpole films need to be made for TV, what […]

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Which Horror Movie Would Make The Best Musical

June 7, 2013

This tap number is what I imagine if Friday the 13th were made into a musical, and Jason had his big song and dance number. Soundrack by Anarbor and costumes by Converse! Alison Tap Senior Solo from Scott Ceniza-Levine on Vimeo. Which horror movie would you like to see as a musical?

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Interview With Actor And Queen Of ‘The Battle Below’ Tania Verafield

May 30, 2013

Tania Verafield (The Queen) began her career as a Ford model at age 10.  Tania made her feature film debut in 2005 opposite Christian Bale in Harsh Times, the directorial debut of David Ayer, screenwriter of Academy Award-winning Training Day. Since then, she has had the pleasure of playing opposite Tilda Swinton in the foreign film Julia, getting in touch […]

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Asian Writers Panel Reveals There Are Many Paths To Publishing

May 22, 2013

I attended an informative writers panel sponsored by the Asian affinity group, A3, at Time Inc. It featured Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Author of the novel Pastor’s Wives and the CBS pilot The Ordained and former TIME writer; Alison Singh Gee, Author of the memoir Where the Peacocks Sing and former PEOPLE writer; and Kirby Kim, […]

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George Lopez Talks To Judy Gold At The 92nd Street Y

May 14, 2013

I had the privilege of hearing Judy Gold interview George Lopez at the 92nd Street Y. Full disclosure: I am a BIG George Lopez fan. I discovered his TV show in reruns because my 11-year old watched it on Nick, and it became our family show. When my 11-year old had to get an MRI […]

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