Actress Constance Ejuma Contemplates Life’s Big Questions in Ben & Ara

Life’s big questions are the subject of the indie film Ben & Ara, which will be screened on February 23rd at 8 p.m. as part of the Winter Film Awards Festival. Ben, played by Joseph Baird, is a doctoral philosophy student, stuck in a fog of uncertainty on all fronts: what’s the right topic for his thesis? … More Actress Constance Ejuma Contemplates Life’s Big Questions in Ben & Ara

Director Thais Francis Takes On Social Media in “Late Expectations”

Scrolling through picture-perfect Instagram shots inspired Thais Francis to write her first-ever film, Late Expectations, showing at Cinema Village on Saturday, February 20 at 4:30 p.m. as part of the 2016 Winter Film Festival (February 18 to 26 in New York City). In the short film, high school senior India seems to be living a … More Director Thais Francis Takes On Social Media in “Late Expectations”

Talking Trash With Dean Dempsey, Director of Candy Apple

If you like your New York served up grimy, and filled with an assortment of intense, oddball characters that are low on cash but high on ideas, you don’t want to miss Candy Apple, showing February 19th at 9:30 at Cinema Village as part of the 2016 Winter Film Awards,running Feb. 18th through 26th in New … More Talking Trash With Dean Dempsey, Director of Candy Apple

Max May Wins King of Comedy Title at the Winter Laughs Competition

Max May, a New York-based comedian, walked away with first place honors at the Winter Film Awards Winter Laughs Competition, held January 19-21 at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York City. We checked in with him a few days after his big win to see how he was dealing with his newfound fame. You … More Max May Wins King of Comedy Title at the Winter Laughs Competition

Director Natalie van den Dungen Tells How Being a New Girl Herself Inspired “Bunny New Girl”

It’s Annabelle’s first day at a new school in the short film, Bunny New Girl, screening on February 20th at 8 p.m. at Cinema Village as part of the Winter Film Awards Festival in New York City. That feeling of anxiety is something that anyone whose family moved when they were a kid can relate to, but for … More Director Natalie van den Dungen Tells How Being a New Girl Herself Inspired “Bunny New Girl”

Filmmaker Cinder Chou Tells How a Smelly Sweater Inspired “What Happened to Susan”

We live in a very complicated world, but sometimes it’s the little everyday things that can really drive you mad. For writer/director Cinder Chou, a fairly mundane annoyance became the inspiration for her first film, What Happened to Susan, screening on February 20th at 8 p.m. as part of the Winter Film Awards Festival in New York … More Filmmaker Cinder Chou Tells How a Smelly Sweater Inspired “What Happened to Susan”

Don’t Fly Drones Here

Unmanned drones like quadcopters and fixed-wing aircraft are at the center of new airspace regulations by the FAA. While the FAA deliberates on rules and regulations, states, cities and other national organizations have implemented their own no-fly zones. To help find safe places to fly, the people at MapBox have created an awesome map of the established no-fly areas where drones are not permitted around all major airports, military bases, and national parks across the country. … More Don’t Fly Drones Here

DGA Publishes Inaugural Feature Film Diversity Report

Two-Year Study Reveals Women Account For Only 6.4% of Film Directors – Dropping to Just 3% for Major Box Office Titles.  Warner Bros and Disney hired no female directors at all, despite collectively releasing 53 films in total. The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today released its inaugural Feature Film Diversity Report analyzing the gender … More DGA Publishes Inaugural Feature Film Diversity Report

Gender Parity in Theatre #‎ParityPerc‬

Now you can read the entire series on Gender Parity in Theatre on HowlRound.com curated by Women in the Arts & Media Coalition Co-President, Shellen Lubin. #‎ParityPerc‬ Click here to see all the articles in the piece! Exploration on How Change Happens and Where We Go From Here by Shellen Lubin StageSource’s Gender Parity Task … More Gender Parity in Theatre #‎ParityPerc‬

Film Crowdfunding Tips – What the Data Says You Should Do

Stephen Follows has crunched the hard data and posted another incredibly detailed set of useful tips to help in your crowdfunding campaign. Here are specific film crowdfunding tips and nuggets of advice to help you create a successful film crowdfunding campaign based upon research into 47,809 film crowdfunding campaigns launched on Kickstarter. … More Film Crowdfunding Tips – What the Data Says You Should Do

Filmmakers Have to Fail at Crowdfunding to Succeed

Many filmmakers have felt the pain of failing to raise money for a short or feature film, and often give up on their ambition, but here’s why crowdfunding failure matters. First of all, any film or creative project, no matter the genre, has to earn the creator a monetary return, otherwise the filmmaking itself is … More Filmmakers Have to Fail at Crowdfunding to Succeed