January 2014

Movies: Go For Sisters

Recently the Los Angeles Times talked with John Sayles about the Indie film “Go For Sisters.” This film is John Sayles 18th feature film. He is the writer and the director. His film “Go For Sisters” opens in Los Angeles November 15, 2013. This film is a must see, does not have an MPAA rating, and has a running time of 2 hours and 3 minutes.
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The People Have Spoken! Crowd Funding is Your Ticket to Making Your Dreams Come True!

Have you ever found yourself getting angry when you look at a list of movies that are coming out in the next year? An endless list of regurgitated themes, comic book characters, or soulless reboots of ideas that have been stale for decades. What is keeping you from telling your stories? Probably just one thing, and one thing only: money. But you probably don’t have a production company to funnel copious amounts of cash towards your idea. As and independent artist, your pockets aren’t that deep. And in time, you might just give up, your ideas sitting on the shelf, your storyboards gathering dust, your scripts a vague memory awaiting the eventuality of fading into obscurity with your next computer upgrade.
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Will the Screenplay for “Nebraska” Win Awards and Help First-Time Screen Writers?

It’s rare when writers who write a first-time screenplay for the indie market find such success as much as Bob Nelson has with his “Nebraska.” His film is a prime example of how screenwriting for the indie market can still get away with coloring (or black and whiting) outside the lines and still manage to get noticed. That’s always been the beauty of the indie film industry and a true respite for screenwriters who want to write creatively. As mainstream scripts become increasingly formulaic, the indie film market is turning more into a haven for writers who desperately want to impart more creativity.
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Funding New Ideas

Funding new artistic ideas can be a challenge in a depressed global marketplace. However, there are over 4000 film festivals a year, and someone is funding these projects that go on to be purchased by major distributors and reach out to audiences with wide acclaim. How can you fund your next big idea?
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