Every writer has a TV pilot in mind. Maybe you have even finished the script. But the eternal question is what do you do once it’s done? How do you get it into the hands of decision-makers at US Networks? You probably already know there’s no silver bullet. But there are methods that consistently work. […]
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What is it about some characters that are so compelling and engaging that they linger in your mind long after the final credits have rolled, versus other characters that you forget about before the film has even finished. Watch the video to find out.
Ok so that’s it – as the Peter Finch character in “Network” says: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” – I’ve just wasted another 90 minutes of my life watching a supposed “documentary” that is dull, boring, worthy and unwatchable – I will not mention names to protect the […]
This year is Canada’s 150th birthday! To celebrate we at Raindance Canada have assembled a list of our favourite quirky Canadian films for National Canadian Film Day. 11. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner 10. Defendor 9. Slaughter Nick for President 8. The Hamster Cage 7. It’s All Gone Pete Tong 6. One Week 5. The Life and […]
This page is based on then-intern Frederica Byron’s work in 2014. Times have changed, and we’ve updated this list. Work in style and with the right tools and you’re halfway there. Here is a handy list of the tools we think are essential if you want to make it as a filmmaker in today’s competitive […]
Put down the chocolate! Make movies! Why dither and make reasons to delay your movie? Move up from amateur to professional. Stop making excuses why you can’t make a film. Stop blagging the blag. Get off your couch and start doing something meaningful! You don’t need no film school! 1. Your filmmaking plan and make […]
We all love success stories like Orin Pelli (Paranormal Activity) Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project) and Damian Chazelle (Lala Land). Thier success stories make great motivational reading. But if you met any one of these filmmakers they’d be the first to tell you that their success has a lot to do with the people they surrounded themselves with.
It took me eight years after graduating film school to finally direct my first feature film and I often wonder why? I read every book on the subject, attended Vogler and McKee’s seminars, studied the greats like Hitchcock, Fellini and Kurosawa, analyzed Citizen Kane, Rumble Fish and Bonnie and Clyde, earned my BFA and MFA, […]
Filmmaking can sometimes lead to the depths of isolation. Every waking moment is spent chained to a never-ending film project. The inability to edit one’s own life is undeniably frustrating. Unshakeable focus and unwavering passion can generate feelings of captivity. This solitary darkness can be soothing to the artistic soul, sure. You know what else […]
This week, BAFTA has launched its annual Breakthrough Brits campaign in partnership with Burberry. The initiative identifies the next generation of British talent in film, TV and games, providing them with 12 months’ access to one-to-one mentoring, guidance sessions and networking opportunities to help them into the next stage in their careers. Since the launch […]
Over the course of film and television’s young history, it has seen a constant evolution of new media and developments outshining its predecessors. Sound and colour gave new life to the moving image while the advent of television kept more people in their homes and away from the cinema. And now, thanks to the arrival […]