BlackStar Film Festival

…celebrates filmmakers of color by Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer tirdad@phillynews.com Six years after filmmaker and curator Maori Holmes started the BlackStar Film Festival as an ad hoc film club for a few friends, the annual event has grown into one of Philly’s most significant showcases of indie films. Dubbed “the Black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, […]

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AT&T Hello Lab

launches @SummerBreak and their Mentorship Program this week. by TroyAnderson/ June 28, 2017/ ANNOUNCEMENTS/ No Comments   Real-time reality series and original YouTube franchise, @SummerBreak, returns for a fifth season with a diverse cast of Los Angeles high school juniors and seniors ready for a summer fueled by creative passions, friendship, college prep, and endless […]

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Disrupting Hollywood

by Sheree L. Ross Over a hundred thousand scripts will be written in 2017, as well as tens of thousands of independent films made. Hundreds of contests will be entered and most filmmakers will not move very far towards their goal of a distribution deal or theatrical release. What once seemed like the “impossible dream” […]

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The Female Gaze

Rashida Jones, executive producer-director from “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On,” at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21, 2017. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Meredith BlakeContact Reporter Thanks to the opportunities created by Peak TV, the once-elusive female gaze is beginning to emerge on the small screen. Below, directors, writers and producers reflect […]

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Will ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Be the Last Racially Insensitive Blockbuster?

Between the phenomenal success of “Get Out” and the failure of “Ghost in the Shell,” might Hollywood finally wise up? by David Ehrlich @davidehrlich “Ghost in the Shell” Between the phenomenal success of “Get Out,” the imminent next chapter of the emphatically diverse “Fast and the Furious” franchise, and the recent failure of “Ghost in […]

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The Business: 99 Free Filmmaking Forms!

by Adrijana Lazarevic August 1, 2016 Ease your workload (and your mind) with these free templates for everything from storyboarding to contracts to accounting. [Editor’s Note: No Film School asked Adrijana Lazarevic to collect these 99 templates because of her expertise working with filmmakers at Filestage.io.] No one really feels like doing paperwork, but let’s […]

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About Women, By Women

Here Is a Treasure Trove of News Writing About Women, By Women Kelly Faircloth Legacy institutions like The Washington Post have massive archives full of truly amazing stuff. And increasingly, their current employees are going digging for cool finds to revisit—for instance, a new project to highlight coverage of women written by women. Poytner reports […]

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A minority, women owned globally focused distribution platform for multicultural independent filmmakers

FilmCloud Distribution Announces Independent Film Signings during South by Southwest Film, Music and Interactive Event AAHollywood(TM) Market Films Now Available on FilmCloud Distribution’s Global Streaming Platform Austin, TX – FilmCloud Distribution, LLC announced at SXSW that it has acquired several new titles during the film festival from indie filmmakers, adding to the platform’s growing library […]

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