From Myanmar to China, the Cinema Industry Tests the Limits of Censorship

It’s a soggy afternoon in Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, and a group of young filmmakers are sheltering under umbrellas on set. The director runs through lines with the lead actor – a spotty teenager with a shy smile. Nearby, his on-screen love interest shelters in the back of a car listening to pop … More From Myanmar to China, the Cinema Industry Tests the Limits of Censorship

Do They Ever Make Movies About Women? A Mathematical Analysis From 1989–2013

By Amanda Dobbins, Vulture.com: With the exception of The Heat — which earned a solid $40 million on its opening weekend, handily defeating the competition — it has not been a good summer for women in the movies. Put more plainly: With the exception of The Heat, women have barely been in the movies this … More Do They Ever Make Movies About Women? A Mathematical Analysis From 1989–2013

Why Are Female Directors Having (Relative) Success in Independent Film, but Not in Hollywood?

Reblogged from V Renee, NoFilmSchool.com Filmmaking has gone through many great evolutionary events in its over 130 years of existence. It has seen technological advances: from Edison’s Kinetograph, (arguably) the first motion picture camera to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, from exhibiting films on a Kinetoscope, to exhibiting them on smartphones. However, one change that has … More Why Are Female Directors Having (Relative) Success in Independent Film, but Not in Hollywood?

Girls on Film: Independent film's shining, female-centric example

Big Hollywood blockbusters treat women as an afterthought. Independent film is a totally different story. By Monika Bartyzel, TheWeek.com “Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world.” Jeanne Moreau — of Jules and Jim fame — said that during a … More Girls on Film: Independent film's shining, female-centric example