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  • 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards Call For Entries Open

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    The call for entries for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards is now open. The Regular Deadline is Tuesday, September 19, 2017 and the Final Deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  The nominations will be announced on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in a press conference in Los Angeles.  In addition to celebrating the broad spectrum…

     

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  • From “Trumbo” To Chu: The 2015 Film Independent Forum

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    By: Marjorie Galas The Film Independent Forum kicked off this year with a rousing screening of “Trumbo.” Humbly acknowledging the thunderous applause of the sold out Directors Guild of America auditorium on October 23, 2015, director Jay Roach outlined his process for handing the material. While it wasn’t surprising to learn the director of politically…

     

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  • 30th Film independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

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    The days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday proved bountiful for films including “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) “, “Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter”, “Dear White People”, “Nightcrawler” and “Whiplash” and many others when the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced Tuesday morning, November 25th at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Kicking off…

     

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  • Werner Herzog On Suits, Squirrels and Speed

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    In a world where films are made by shooting endless takes and editing is conducted over months or years, director Werner Herzog stands by his tried and true method of brevity.   “People boast of spending two years editing something that should not have taken them more than two weeks,” said Herzog. The keynote speaker…

     

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