Dec 21

“Pitching” is the subject of part two of our interview with author Reed Martin (“The Reel Truth”). His advice for how to improve your pitching skills to land financing for indie films includes watching Robert Altman’s “The Player.”

Reed’s “The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn’t Know You Need to Know About Independent Film” is a great resource for independent filmmakers (as well as an entertaining read) and can be purchased wherever books are sold, including Amazon where it is on sale. Keep on checking the Filmaka blog as Reed will be answering more of your questions.

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Dec 15

Congrats to Colin Firth for his Golden Globe nomination for A SINGLE MAN!  Well done.....we bet this is the first of many nominations to come this season.

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Dec 15

Author Reed Martin recently stopped by the Filmaka office in Los Angeles to answer questions Filmaka members submitted about independent filmmaking, everything from creative and castng to financing and marketing.   Those are among the topics of Reed’s new book “The Reel Truth:  Everything You Didn’t Know About Making an Independent Film.”   Reed, who is also a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, spent several years interviewing such filmmakers as Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle, Jim Sheridan, Lee Daniels, and Filmaka’s own Werner Herzog about the lessons they learned while making their indie films.   Here’s the first in a series of videos in which Reed answers questions submitted by Filmaka members. 

We received hundreds of questions from all over the world and 20 filmmakers received free copies of “The Reel Truth.” Kevin Miles,   Kevin Royce,   Maria Martinez,   Tsenat H,   Davey Morrison,  Nadarajah Ramalingam, Michael Newman,  Hodges Usry, David Richards,  James Lingwood, Ryan A. Markle,  Travis Seppala, Lucas Smith,   Matt Schuman, Ian Nicholson, Eriq Wities, Will Brooks, Gretel Sophia, Dennis Abad, and  Xonrad

“The Reel Truth” is a great resource for independent filmmakers (as well as an entertaining read) and can be purchased wherever books are sold, including Amazon where it is on sale.   Keep on checking the Filmaka blog as Reed will be answering more of your questions.

by author Reed Martin

by author Reed Martin

Dec 11

Exciting news! Fellow Filmaka Member Sammi Lau’s film “Train Republic” has been selected for official competition at the GuangZhou international Documentaries film festival.

Sammi

Sammi

If you are planning to visit the festival:

Screening locations (GuangZhou)

Dec 8th, 11:30, China Plaza Theatre
Dec 11th, 12:20, Sapphire Art Space
Dec 13th, 13:20 Galaxy Cinema

If you want to check it out from your own home:

On Discovery Channel (Asia only)
On-Air : Dec 31st, 8pm
Rerun : Jan 7th , 8:30pm

Congratulations Sammi!!

Dec 08
Awwww, cute.

Awwww, cute.

Filmaka Member Jonathan Newman’s Swinging with the Finkels now has a Facebook and a Twitter! Friend us to get the latest news on the film, and any other interesting tidbits we have on our cast, and filmmakers.


Come look at our new pictures, and video! Exciting things are happening with the film so stay tuned.

Dec 03
The Egyptian Theatre in Park City

The Egyptian Theatre in Park City


JUST ANNOUNCED!
Filmaka’s own Deepak Nayar and Thomas Augsberger will be showcasing their newest film TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL at SUNDANCE in January. It’ll be screened at Midnight….read all about it here. See everyone on Main Street!

Dec 03
Colin Firth discusses his role in THE SINGLE MAN

Colin Firth discusses his role in THE SINGLE MAN

Filmaka Jury member, Colin Firth talks about working with Tom Ford in his new movie THE SINGLE MAN.

There was a serenity on the set,” Firth said. “I was given the space to engage and to feel it. Tom didn’t bombard us with instructions; we weren’t given any really. But you knew by the way he said, ‘That was great,’ if it was or wasn’t great.

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