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- Indie Filmmakers Look for Lifeline from Piracy with CASE Actby Stanley B. Gill
This is a typical indie-filmmaker piracy story. Independent filmmakers make a low-budget movie only to be raped by pirates. The post Indie Filmmakers Look for Lifeline from Piracy with CASE Act appeared first on Stanley B. Gill.
- How To Register Your Screenplay with the U.S. Copyright Officeby Stanley B. Gill
A professional screenwriter, or even a novice trying their hand at creating a first screenplay, will want to register the copyright created in their work (a screenplay) with the United States Copyright Office (USCO). The post How To Register Your Screenplay with the U.S. Copyright Office appeared first on Stanley B. Gill.
- How To Not Get Hired In Hollywoodby Stanley B. Gill
You have seen the postings all over social media, local municipal websites, newsletters, film websites, etc. etc. etc. Help Wanted ads for crew talent for feature film and series projects. Now you want to get that job. The post How To Not Get Hired In Hollywood appeared first on Stanley B. Gill.
- I’m better! No I’m better! No you’re not! Yes I am!by Stanley B. Gill
Some years ago, I recall a conversation I had with some fellow producers, mainly indie producers, about this new business model Netflix was creating. The post I’m better! No I’m better! No you’re not! Yes I am! appeared first on Stanley B. Gill.
- A Screenwriter’s Tool: OmmWriter For Writing Storyby Stanley B. Gill
If you were ever looking for something other than Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, for your screenwriting development, you should give OmmWriter a workout. #indieproducerlife The post A Screenwriter’s Tool: OmmWriter For Writing Story appeared first on Stanley B. Gill.
- Indie Filmmaking Sound and Picture Problemby Stanley B. Gill
It is not surprising most of The Filmsupply Challenge indie filmmaking winners had poor sound. This contest was all about using stock footage – visuals. The post Indie Filmmaking Sound and Picture Problem appeared first on Stanley B. Gill.
- Tax Credits: Realities of Motion Picture Investor Programs in Louisianaby Stanley B. Gill
Louisiana legislators will be hassled for anything from manicuring rights for orphaned crawfish to the diabolical motion picture investor tax credits. The post Tax Credits: Realities of Motion Picture Investor Programs in Louisiana appeared first on Stanley B. Gill.
- Spider-Man: No Way Home Q&A - Chris McKenna - Erik Sommersby [email protected] (Jeff Goldsmith) on January 15, 2022
Host Jeff Goldsmith interviews co-writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers about Spider-Man: No Way Home. Download my podcast […]
- The Secrets Behind Directing Great Television From Someone Who Does Itby No Film School on January 18, 2022
Dan Attias, who has directed seemingly every great show from the last few decades, breaks down his prolific directing […]
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom / The Pursuit of Happyness producer: Todd Black!by [email protected] on December 8, 2020
With Warner Bros. shaking up the distribution model, veteran Producer Todd Black talks about studios and streamers, the […]
- 2022 SAG Awards Nominations Recap (Part 1): Movie Snubs, Surprises, and What It Means for the Oscarsby Gold Derby on January 13, 2022
On this epic two-part episode of the Gold Derby Show, editors Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen break down the snubs and […]
- ICYMI: The Do’s and Don’ts of Submitting to Sundance
The 2022 Sundance Film Festival kicks off online this week, Thursday, January 20. The following piece originally ran in 2016 and updated again in 2021.... The post ICYMI: The Do’s and Don’ts of Submitting to Sundance appeared first on […]
- ICYMI: Rebecca Green on Creating the Producers Union and What it Means for the Industry
EDITOR’S NOTE: The below piece originally ran in July of last year. We’re re-posting it here with minor edits to the original text. *** Go... The post ICYMI: Rebecca Green on Creating the Producers Union and What it Means for the […]
- Sebastian Stan’s ‘Pam & Tommy’ Co-Stars Included an Animatronic Penis: ‘A First’ for TV
To transform into Tommy Lee, Sebastian Stan had to enter the rocker's mindset, which included talking to a puppet penis.
- Doc Lab Fellow Jessica Kingdon Talks About Her Film Career
EDITOR’S NOTE: the below interview with Jessica Kingdon took place prior to the announcement of the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees and extension of... The post Doc Lab Fellow Jessica Kingdon Talks About Her Film Career […]
- Recommendation Machine: ‘The House’ Is an Unsettling Stop-Motion Anthology with Gorgeous Fairy Tale Precision
Told in three parts in three different worlds, this animated Netflix special is an impeccable, detailed collection that expertly balances nightmare and dark comedy.
- Grading the Teacher-Student Relationship in ‘To Sir, with Love’ – Remembering Sidney Poitier
Actor, activist and cultural icon Sidney Poitier died this week at age 94. The following piece originally rant in our Old v. New blog series... The post Grading the Teacher-Student Relationship in ‘To Sir, with Love’ – Remembering […]
- Lady Gaga Pushed for ‘House of Gucci’ Sex Scene with Salma Hayek: ‘After Maurizio Dies, Maybe It Gets Hot’
Gaga says a "sexual relationship" between her character and Hayek's psychic could end up in a "director's cut. Who knows."
- Race and Relationships in ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ – Remembering Sidney Poitier
Actor, activist and cultural icon Sidney Poitier died this week at age 94. The following piece originally rant in our Old v. New blog series... The post Race and Relationships in ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ – Remembering Sidney […]
- ‘Passing’: Rebecca Hall Made One of the Year’s Best Debuts, but for Years Nobody Would Fund It
For nearly a decade, the actress-turned-filmmaker tried to get her ambitious Nella Larsen adaptation made. As she tells IndieWire, she knew there was only one way to make it happen.
- In Memoriam: Picturing Peter Bogdanovich
New Hollywood filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich died last week at 82. In addition to being one of the finest film directors of his era, Bogdanovich was... The post In Memoriam: Picturing Peter Bogdanovich appeared first on Film Independent.
- Don’t-Miss Indies: What to Watch in January – Spirit Award Nominated TV Edition
Welcome to our first Don’t-Miss Indies roundup of 2022! Normally we use this space to spotlight indie cinema’s latest and greatest new releases. But with... The post Don’t-Miss Indies: What to Watch in January – Spirit Award […]
- Fiscal Spotlight: Three Types of Queer Goodbyes
Welcome to Fiscal Spotlight, a special monthly round up of projects—at all stages of production—working their way through Film Independent’s Fiscal Sponsorship pipeline. *** ‘Tis better... The post Fiscal Spotlight: Three Types of […]
- Espedeo Supra-5000 Receives Best New Auditorium Technology of the Year Award from CTC
PRESS RELEASE London, the United Kingdom, 17 January 2022, – GDC Technology, a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, are proud to announce that the Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus laser phosphor cinema projector (Supra-5000) has been awarded “Best New Auditorium Technology of the Year 2021” in the Annual CTC (Cinema Technology Community) Awards. The annual awards, The post Espedeo Supra-5000 Receives Best New Auditorium Technology of the Year Award from CTC appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Casablanca is Coming Back to Theaters Courtesy of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies
Fathom Events is partnering with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Warner Bros. to bring Casablanca back to the big screen for its 80th anniversary. The special anniversary screenings, which will include extensive pre- and post-film commentary presented by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, are set to take place on Jan. 23 and Jan. 26. Tickets The post <em>Casablanca</em> is Coming Back to Theaters Courtesy of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Harkness Screens Launches New Simplified Pricing Structure
Harkness Screens has launched a new simplified pricing structure for its global cinema customers. “Over the past two years we have seen our raw material prices and packaging costs increase significantly due to the pandemic and global supply chain issues explains Mark Ashcroft, CEO, Harkness Screens Group. “We have supported the cinema industry throughout the The post Harkness Screens Launches New Simplified Pricing Structure appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Weekend Estimates: Scream Powers to No. 1 w/ $30.6M 3-Day/$35M 4-Day Debut; Spider-Man: No Way Home Passes Black Panther to Become 4th-Highest Domestic Grosser
Despite hitting theaters amid the continued Omicron explosion in North America (which resulted in a total shutdown of cinemas in Ontario and Quebec), Scream powered its way into the box office record books this weekend with an estimated $30.6M over the three-day frame and a projected $35M over the four-day from 3,664 locations (including Thursday The post Weekend Estimates: <em>Scream</em> Powers to No. 1 w/ $30.6M 3-Day/$35M 4-Day Debut; <em>Spider-Man: No Way Home</em> Passes <em>Black Panther</em> to Become 4th-Highest Domestic Grosser appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Cineworld Reports Growth Over Last Sixth Months of 2021; Establishes Environmental Committee
In advance of the announcement of their full-year 2021 results, to be made in March, Cineworld has released financial data about the final six months of the year, indicating steady growth driven by blockbuster titles as the world’s second-largest chain climbs out of the Covid pandemic. In the United States—where Cineworld operates as Regal—July 2021 The post Cineworld Reports Growth Over Last Sixth Months of 2021; Establishes Environmental Committee appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Fathom Events Brings Opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones Back to Cinemas on Saturday, February 12
Back by popular demand, Fathom Events will present an encore screening of the opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, February 12. The production was originally presented live in cinemas on Saturday, October 23, 2021, as part of The Met: Live in HD series. Adapted from the New York Times columnist The post Fathom Events Brings Opera <em>Fire Shut Up in My Bones</em> Back to Cinemas on Saturday, February 12 appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Die Verlorene, Blind Husbands Are Standouts at MOMA’s To Save and Project 2022 Series
By Daniel Eagan Running now through February 6, the Museum of Modern Art’s To Save and Project opens a unique window into world cinema. Now in its 18th season, the series focuses on newly preserved films that in some cases have not been available for decades. Organized by Josh Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, and The post <em>Die Verlorene</eM>, <em>Blind Husbands</eM> Are Standouts at MOMA’s To Save and Project 2022 Series appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Weekend Box Office Forecast: Scream Shows Cautious-But-Encouraging Signs as Spider-Man: No Way Home Paces to Reach Top 5 All-Time Domestically Over MLK Frame
After a slow start to January that relied on the great holding power of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Paramount is delivering 2022's first major release with Scream over Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. The post Weekend Box Office Forecast: <em>Scream</em> Shows Cautious-But-Encouraging Signs as <em>Spider-Man: No Way Home</em> Paces to Reach Top 5 All-Time Domestically Over MLK Frame appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Weekend estimates: Scream breaks $30 million on debut as Spider-Man cruises to $700 million total
Scream will debut with a solid $30.6 million over three days and $35 million over the four-day MLK Holiday weekend, according to Paramount’s Sunday morning projections. That will be easily enough to push Spider-Man: No Way Home into second place in its fifth weekend in release. Spidey will move past Black Panther on Monday to become the fourth-highest-grossing movie at the domestic box office.
- Weekend predictions: Scream should top Spider-Man this weekend
We should see a new movie at the top of the box office this weekend, with Scream heading for an opening somewhere around $30 million, and Spider-Man: No Way Home slowly descending from its stratospheric heights.
- Theater counts: Scream and Belle debut but Spider-Man retains its grip
After an 11-year hiatus, Ghostface is back, terrifying the townspeople of Woodsboro. The first film in the Scream franchise not to be directed by Wes Craven, Scream (colloquially known as Scream 5) is helmed by the directing duo of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, both of whom previously directed 2014’s Devil’s Due, and 2019’s Ready or Not. Through its first four films, between 1996 and 2011, the franchise has earned just over $600 million worldwide. The latest installment, which had a $24-million production budget, brings back franchise veterans Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell along with a cast of new faces. Scream will open in 3,664 theaters. Also opening in wide release this week is the Japanese animated science fantasy film Belle. The film, which was the third-highest-grossing Japanese film of 2021, is set to arrive in an estimated 1,300 locations.
- Introducing our new look for 2022
We’re kicking off 2022 here at The Numbers with an update to our look. We’ve spent the last few months going through the site and working to increase space available for data, clean up the layout (in particular to seamlessly support desktop, tablet and mobile versions of the site), and bringing our design into the 2020s. Oh, and there’s a snappy new logo too. Rest assured, we aren’t taking anything away—all the pages you’ve come to know and love are still there, and the site navigation is almost identical to the current site. We’re making the new site available in beta form now (just click this link to give it a try) to give you a chance to send in your feedback before we make the new design our default.
- Weekend estimates: Spider-Man up to sixth all-time, 355 arrives with $4.8 million
Spider-Man: No Way Home continues to power its way towards more records this weekend, passing Jurassic World and Titanic to become the sixth-highest-grossing film in history in North America. If you count Avatar as part of the Disney family now, No Way Home is also the new record holder for a non-Disney film. In the face of that competition, The 355 fell a little short of expectations, with $4.8 million.
- Weekend predictions: 355 won’t stop Spider-Man
The 355 goes up against the unstoppable force that is Spider-Man: No Way Home at the box office this weekend, and there’s really only one possible winner. Although the webbed crusader won’t be dislodged from the top spot, 355 could do decent business, and will tell us something about where the market stands as we start out 2022.
- Theater counts: The 355 not enough to unseat Spider-Man
Last week was all about Spider-Man: No Way Home as we experienced a week where no new wide releases opened. While this week won’t be a drastic change in that regard, we do see one film open wide with the release of the all-female espionage thriller, The 355. The film follows a globe-trotting quartet of women, each with a particular set of unique skills, who must forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed. The 355 opens in 3,145 theaters.
- 2022 market prediction: our first analysis of 2022 points to $6.8-billion year at the box office
After two years ravaged by COVID-19, we’re predicting that the domestic theatrical market will grow significantly in 2022, although it will almost certainly fall short of its pre-pandemic glory. Our model currently expects a $6.8-billion year, up around 50% from 2021’s $4.6-billion total, but still far behind the $10 billion or so we enjoyed each year in the decade leading up to 2019. There’s still a lot of uncertainty at this stage, not least because Spider-Man: No Way Home has performed extraordinarily well over the past few weeks, while almost every other film has fallen short of expectations. In keeping with that, one 2022 film stands head and shoulders above the others in the model’s estimation at this point. For a change, it’s one that doesn’t involve super heroes. Although it does feature dinosaurs.