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2016 Sundance Film Festival: Event Report

Every January, tens of thousands of entertainment industry professionals, film enthusiasts, celebrities and tastemakers converge in Park City, Utah for 10 action-filled days of exhibition, networking, and celebration at the renowned Sundance Film Festival. True to form, the 2016 Festival … Continue reading

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YouTube & The Rise of Virtual Reality Panel Discussion

By far, the most interesting forum at this year’s, 2016 Sundance Film Festival was the YouTube & The Rise of Virtual Reality (VR) Panel Discussion. This A-List panel was moderated by Danielle Tiedt, CMO of YouTube, who did a great job … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: William Norton’s FALSE COLORS

Before attending the China/USA Film Summit and the International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles recently, I had the pleasure to have lunch with filmmaker William Norton who after years of hard work is just now completing his first feature … Continue reading

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Rob Goald’s Top 10 of 2015

By Rob Goald Senior Editor   2015 was a challenging year for the motion picture business and the place of movies in our society and its culture. While the formula of the tent- pole is stronger than ever (Jurassic World, … Continue reading

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Tribeca Film Institute® Announces 2015/2016 TFI New Media Fund Grant Recipients

Grants Awarded to Three Interactive, Multi-Platform Projects Which Aim to Promote Social Change through Transmedia Storytelling [New York, NY – December 8, 2015] – Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), in partnership with Ford Foundation’s JustFilms initiative, today announced the grant recipients … Continue reading

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Here Comes the….Film Festival…. Judge!

You wrote your screenplay.  You finished your film.  Unless you are under contract or can finance production immediately, your next step is to probably enter it into a film festival. So you go on Film Freeway and look at the … Continue reading

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National Board of Review Selects Winners for 2015

The National Board of Review has selected “Mad Max-FuryRoad” as the best pic of 2015. Here are the full list of winners. Best Film: “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Director: Ridley Scott, “The Martian” Best Actor: Matt Damon, “The Martian” … Continue reading

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Investigative Film Festival & Symposium

With thousands of film festivals scattered throughout the world, the immediate question becomes, “Do we need yet another entry into a already overcrowded festival landscape?”  After attending the inaugural 3-day “Double Exposure-Investigative Film Festival & Symposium” held in the nation’s … Continue reading

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Do Film & Musical cultural patterns repeat themselves…?

Part I:  The Cultural Music Cycle     Attempts at predicting the future with some type of scientific system have been prepared as far back as 3,500 BC with Sumerian astronomy (Aaboe, 1991) forecasting the best time to plant crops … Continue reading

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LOST ANIMATION from MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL Released

Forty years after its release, Monty Python & The Holy Grail remains one of the most popular indie comedies of all time, if not one of the great comedies in general. Designed on a shoestring budget and as a result … Continue reading

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