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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.
- 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 […]
- West Side Story Rumbles Into the Best Picture Race -- Plus, Will Someone Die on Succession?by Gold Derby on December 3, 2021
On this episode of the Gold Derby Show, Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen discuss Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, its Best […]
- Don’t-Miss Indies: What to Watch in December
We all must have been very good this year, because the Holiday season has gifted film lovers an embarrassment of indie film riches for this... The post Don’t-Miss Indies: What to Watch in December appeared first on Film Independent.
- Fiscal Spotlight: Three Films About How to Heal Through Music
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. *** Far be it... The post Fiscal Spotlight: Three Films About […]
- Denis Villeneuve Goes Film-by-Film, from ‘Incendies’ to ‘Dune’
As you’ve undoubtedly already heard, Film Independent Presents kicked off its latest series of big-name events at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts... The post Denis Villeneuve Goes Film-by-Film, from ‘Incendies’ to […]
- Someone We Watched: Ramin Bahrani – The Price to Be Paid
Each year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards give the Someone to Watch Award to an emerging filmmaker of singular vision. In this column, film critic David Bax... The post Someone We Watched: Ramin Bahrani – The Price to Be Paid […]
- 7 New Netflix Shows in December and the Best Reasons to Watch
"The Witcher" tosses Season 2 to subscribers and David Fincher drops a new project, but you have to catch one cherished gift before it's returned.
- Interview: A Very ‘Hannibal’ Thanksgiving with Food Stylist Janice Poon
Editor’s Note: the following post originally ran in 2015. It’s being re-posted here with minor edits to celebrate—what else?—Thanksgiving. All three seasons of Hannibal (NBC, 2013-2015) are... The post Interview: A Very […]
- George R.R. Martin Was ‘Surprised’ to Learn HBO Had Four ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels in the Works
The "Song of Ice and Fire" author was taken by surprise to learn, back in 2017, that HBO was forging ahead on multiple prequel series for its fantasy hit.
- Alexandre Desplat Chats and Plays ‘The French Dispatch’ Hits… LIVE
As part of our weeklong takeover of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills last week, Film Independent’s Bring the Noise... The post Alexandre Desplat Chats and Plays ‘The French Dispatch’ Hits… LIVE […]
- Ridley Scott to Journalist Who Says ‘Last Duel’ Is More Realistic Than His Past Films: ‘Go F*ck Yourself’
The 84-year-old minced no words when a journalist compared his latest period piece to films like "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Robin Hood."
- Fifteen New Projects on the ‘Fast Track’ to a Theater or Watchlist Near You
It’s hard to meet people. Just ask anyone whose thumbs are grotesquely overdeveloped from years of swiping left, or whose every piece of wardrobe is... The post Fifteen New Projects on the ‘Fast Track’ to a Theater or Watchlist Near […]
- No, Samantha Is Not Dead, ‘Sex and the City’ Boss Confirms Ahead of ‘And Just Like That’
Speculation ends here and now as to how the upcoming HBO Max sequel series plans to write no-show Kim Cattrall out of the series.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal Unpacks the Biggest Moments of Her Career
If you’re as big of a Maggie Gyllenhaal fan as we are, then there was no better place to be last Friday than the Wallis... The post Maggie Gyllenhaal Unpacks the Biggest Moments of Her Career appeared first on Film Independent.
- WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Encanto Remains No. 1 w/ $12.7M Over Slow Post-Thanksgiving Frame
Over a post-Thanksgiving frame that saw only one new title hit theaters, Encanto easily retained the No. 1 spot at the North American box office with an estimated $12.7M in its sophomore frame. That’s a drop of 53% from the Disney title’s $27.21M three-day opening, which is more or less in line with second-weekend drops The post WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: <em>Encanto</em> Remains No. 1 w/ $12.7M Over Slow Post-Thanksgiving Frame appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Titled Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), Releases Teaser Trailer
The sequel to 2018’s animated hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been announced as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One). The announcement was made at Brazil Comic Con on Saturday. The film will appear exclusively in cinemas on Friday, October 7, 2022. The film’s writers and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller told Entertainment Weekly that the film’s The post <em>Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse</em> Sequel Titled <em>Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)</em>, Releases Teaser Trailer appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers Becomes Bestselling Title Ever for Distributor Fathom Events
Faith-based drama Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers has become the bestselling in-cinema event in Fathom Events’ history, with sales now topping $8 million. Crowdfunded television series The Chosen tells the story of Jesus’ life and airs on several streaming services, including Peacock and VidAngel, with two seasons and 16 episodes so far. This Christmas special The post <em>Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers</em> Becomes Bestselling Title Ever for Distributor Fathom Events appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Cineplex Entertainment Offers Holiday Discounts, Bundles, and Movie Programming
Canada’s largest cinema chain is providing several holiday discounts and offers this season, in addition to holiday-themed film programming. The Cineplex Holiday Gift Bundle. All Cineplex gift card purchases of $40 or more bought before January 2, 2022 will receive a holiday gift bundle coupon book that includes one free general admission and one free popcorn. The post Cineplex Entertainment Offers Holiday Discounts, Bundles, and Movie Programming appeared first on Boxoffice.
- CIELO Platform Integrated Into Supercines, Ecuador’s Largest Cinema Chain
PRESS RELEASE — CIELO Enterprise Solutions’ software has recently been integrated into operations for Supercines, Ecuador’s largest cinema chain. With CIELO, Supercines will be able to automate all aspects of their operation by implementing features, such as CIELO Rescue, that automatically saves shows without human intervention. Supercines will streamline processes for part replacement (RMA’s), equipment The post CIELO Platform Integrated Into Supercines, Ecuador’s Largest Cinema Chain appeared first on Boxoffice.
- West Side Story to Hold Fan Event on 10 IMAX Screens Monday, December 6, with Q&A from Steven Spielberg and Cast
Ahead of its domestic release on Friday, December 10, West Side Story will screen an fan event in IMAX for one night only on Monday, December 6 at 7 P.M. Eastern / 4 P.M. Pacific. The live event will feature an exclusive live Q&A with director Steven Spielberg and cast members Ansel Elgort (Tony), Ariana DeBose The post <em>West Side Story</em> to Hold Fan Event on 10 IMAX Screens Monday, December 6, with Q&A from Steven Spielberg and Cast appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Long Range Box Office Forecast: Spider-Man: No Way Home Tracking for Potential $200M+ Launch; The Matrix Resurrections, Sing 2, and More Christmas Release Outlooks
This week's report brings a bevy of major updates to end-of-year box office forecasts, including Spider-Man: No Way Home's record-breaking trajectory and our first public forecasts for Christmas releases like The Matrix Resurrections, Sing 2, and more. The post Long Range Box Office Forecast: <em>Spider-Man: No Way Home</em> Tracking for Potential $200M+ Launch; <em>The Matrix Resurrections</em>, <em>Sing 2</em>, and More Christmas Release Outlooks appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Weekend Box Office Forecast: Encanto and Ghostbusters: Afterlife to Lead Post-Thanksgiving Lull; Does Christmas with The Chosen Have Sleeper Potential?
Following a holiday frame that saw Encanto and House of Gucci welcome back some family and adult moviegoers for the first time during the pandemic, the box office is poised for a traditional post-Thanksgiving slowdown as December begins with no major studio releases. The post Weekend Box Office Forecast: <em>Encanto</em> and <em>Ghostbusters: Afterlife</em> to Lead Post-Thanksgiving Lull; Does <em>Christmas with The Chosen</em> Have Sleeper Potential? appeared first on Boxoffice.
- Weekend estimates: Encanto holds top spot on slow post-Thanksgiving weekend
Encanto will do enough this weekend to hold on to top spot at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With a projected $12.739 million this time around, Disney’s animated adventure will end the weekend with around $58 million in total domestically. It will be down 53% from the Friday–Sunday portion of Thanksgiving—a little stronger than Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which will be off 57% in its third weekend. Afterlife will take in $10.35 million this weekend, according to Sony, for $102.2 million to date.
- Weekend predictions: our model predicts Ghostbusters will win the weekend
With no major new releases this weekend, the race at the box office will be between returning films, and our model thinks we’ll have a surprise winner. After trailing Encanto by just $3 million over the Friday–Sunday portion of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is favored to win this weekend by a similar margin.
- Theater Counts: Ghostbusters stays widest release
With the post-Thanksgiving holiday lull upon us, and no new wide releases debuting this weekend*, last week’s biggest films look to keep their places leading into the first weekend of December. Encanto was the winner at the box office last week, but placed second behind Ghostbusters: Afterlife as the week’s widest releasing film. * Although it’s not opening this weekend, Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers opened on Wednesday and will play in an estimated 1,600 locations every day until it concludes on December 10th. Like most films from Fathom Events, box office isn’t being reported.
- National Champions trailer
Drama starring Stephan James and J.K. Simmons opens in theaters on December 10 ... Full Movie Details. A star collegiate quarterback ignites a players’ strike hours before the biggest game of the year in order to fight for fair compensation, equality, and respect for the athletes who put their bodies and health on the line for their schools.
- Weekend estimates: Encanto leads modest Thanksgiving weekend
The first Thanksgiving with a full slate of new releases during the pandemic was full of uncertainty for theater owners. Family audiences have been returning to theaters but remain at about half their usual level, while the older crowd is mostly on the sidelines and at around 30% of its pre-pandemic size. A holiday weekend dominated by family fair like Encanto and Ghostbusters: Afterlife, with a side dish of the older-skewing House of Gucci is a welcome sight, but the big question was who would show. As it turns out, we’re looking at a modest weekend, with audiences hovering around their long term trend rather than rushing back to theaters.
- Theater counts: Ghostbusters, Encanto dominate the Thanksgiving holiday
Heading into Thanksgiving weekend, three new wide releases catapult into theaters with Wednesday arrivals. The largest of the three is Encanto. Directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, and with original songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto opens in 3,980 locations. Coming in next is the biographical crime drama, House of Gucci, directed by Ridley Scott and starring an ensemble cast of top level Hollywood actors, including Jared Leto, Adam Driver, Jeremy Irons, Lady Gaga, and Al Pacino. House of Gucci is set to release in 3,441 theaters. Lastly, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City in 2,803 cinemas. The $25 million action horror reboot stars Kaya Scodelario and is directed by 47 Meters Down and 47 Meters Down: Uncaged helmer, Johannes Roberts.
- Weekend estimates: Ghostbusters comes to life with $44-million weekend
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is tearing into theaters this weekend with a strong $44-million opening, according to Sony’s Sunday-morning projection. That’s well ahead of our model’s pre-release prediction of $25 million, and comfortably exceeds the model’s prediction based on Thursday previews of $36.2 million. It’s also the studio’s second legitimate hit of the year after Venom: Let There Be Carnage and evidence that their theatrical-only strategy is paying off (even if the total dollars involved are modest compared to the pre-pandemic market).
- Weekend predictions: Ghostbusters headed for win with $30-million weekend (and maybe more)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife should easily win at the box office this weekend, becoming the first film in the franchise to do so since Ghostbusters II way back in 1989. It’s outperforming our model’s prediction going into the weekend, and could yet do better than Friday morning’s $30.5-million prediction. Here’s how things stand right now…