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Directors Roundtable: Tom Hooper, Lisa Cholodenko, Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Derek Cianfrance, & Peter Weir

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Film directors Tom Hooper ('The King's Speech'), Lisa Cholodenko ('The Kids Are All Right'), Darren Aronofsky ('Black Swan'), David O. Russell ('The Fighter'), Derek Cianfrance ('Blue Valentine'), and Peter Weir ('The...

Shooting Fast, Cheap and in Control: Ten Minute Film School by Robert Rodriguez

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This installment of the "10 Minute Flick School" by Robert Rodriguez features various tricks and digital VFX techniques he used to shoot Once Upon a Time in Mexico quickly and profitably.

Robert Rodriguez on the Explosion of Digital Filmmaking and His Network: “El Rey”

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University of Texas Radio-Television-Film alumnus Robert Rodriguez visits the campus to  host a conversation with students and inspire what he calls, "the next generation of innovators." covering the push and acceptan...

Alfred Hitchcock – Masters of Cinema Interview (1972)

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A 1972 Interview with Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock (UK, 1899-1980) is undeniably the world's most famous film director. His name has become synonymous with the cinema, and each new generation takes the same plea...

Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) on Filmmaking and Personal Storytelling

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'Black Swan' director Darren Aronofsky offers his advice on working with actors. Interview highlights: Director/actor relationship is all about trust.  They want to know you are doing a good job and will make the...

How to Make a Living as a Filmmaker Panel – Tribeca Film Institute Panel

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What are the long-term career options that exist for filmmakers? How can a filmmaker develop and raise money for a film project and afford to live at the same time? This Tribeca Film Institute panel addresses these qu...

The Coen Brothers & Noah Baumbach: How to Begin Making Movies

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Film Society of Lincoln Center welcomed four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen for a career-spanning discussion of their movie work with emphasis on the first step in making films.  This discussion,mod...

Paul Thomas Anderson Q&A at Arclight Hollywood

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A director Q&A with Paul Thomas Anderson at ArcLight Hollywood.

The Craft of Writing: Pilar Alessandra

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Pilar Alessandra is the director of the popular writing program “On The Page” and author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter.”   In this interview, Alessandra talks about the craft of writing, developing great dialogue,...

Alfonso Cuarón on Writing & Directing Gravity

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Alfonso Cuarón is a master filmmaker, from the rough hewn Y Tu Mama Tambien to Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, and now, with something completely original, Gravity. He talks to David Poland about the conce...

Lessons From My Filmmaking Career: Julie Corman

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Julie Corman began her career in the film industry by marrying legendary film director/ producer, Roger Corman.  In 1972, she produced her first film, which became part of a series of "Night Nurses" films. In 2000 ...

Building Invisible Walls: Making Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’

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Building Invisible Walls is a collection of stories about the making of Labyrinth by the people who helped to make it. The stories are extracts from full-length interviews with each of the contributors about their ca...

Kevin Smith on Filmmaking

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