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Key Tips for New Film Directors

Key Tips for New Film Directors

Earning the opportunity to direct your feature film comes with the responsibility of creating something that has potential. While your education and past experience will play important roles in helping you create a commercially successful and artistic film, you're...

Five Big Films Delayed by COVID-19

Five Big Films Delayed by COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the way business is conducted around the world. While nearly every industry has been severely altered, the entertainment industry has taken the biggest hit. Massive blockbuster movies expected to make millions are now...

Top 3 Film Industry Myths

Top 3 Film Industry Myths

Like any industry, the world of film production is rife with controversy and myth. The film industry certainly has its flaws, but oftentimes rumors about what goes on behind the scenes are overblown. Here are just a few of the biggest myths about the film industry,...

Exploring the Role of Movie Producer

Exploring the Role of Movie Producer

We have all heard the term producer thrown about in Hollywood. A movie can have several producers and even an executive producer or two. If a project can have more than one producer, how important can the title be? Very important. The title of producer carries a lot...

The Top Five Grossing Movies of All Time

The Top Five Grossing Movies of All Time

With the wildly popular release of the last Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, last year, it got me thinking about other movies that had unbelievable box office grosses. Considering that the movie industry has only been around for nearly 150 years, it...

Four Movie Locations We Love

Four Movie Locations We Love

It’s always exciting when we see a building or area that was featured in a movie. The location has become a part of the city’s (or state’s) history, which can be a big help to its tourism. Yet, many do not realize how much time, effort and money goes into finding the...

Top Ten Film Actors of the 20th Century

Top Ten Film Actors of the 20th Century

Encompassing some of the greatest movements in film history, the 20th Century was an awe-inspiring era for the development of acting as an art form. Here are ten of the best actors from this remarkable period of time, and why their work has never been more relevant....

A Brief Look at CGI

A Brief Look at CGI

Technology has always been part of the film industry. In the late 1880s, Thomas Edison built the Strip Kinetograph, an early version of a motion picture camera. He then built a Kinetoscope to play the movies. This was the start of what has become a multi-billion...

Ten Top Film Directors of the 20th Century

Ten Top Film Directors of the 20th Century

There are hundreds of notable film directors of the 20th Century and many ways to categorize them. Some historians include the early 1900s filmmakers, but it's difficult to compare talent involved in silent black and white films with talking color films. Here are ten...