My Absolute Worst Experiences On Set (And What They Taught Me)

I’ve worked on a few sets over the years and, as it tends to happen, you get some wonderfully inspiring as well as absolutely horrible, makes-you-rethink-your-career-choice type of experiences when you’re first starting out in the biz. Not that you’re immune to them as you gain experience and begin to work with more seasoned directors but, for […]

Geena Davis’ Two Easy Steps to Make Hollywood Less Sexist

We recently ran a blog series centered around the gender equality PSA, Little Leading Ladies, which encourages young girls to take on leadership roles within, as well as, outside the film industry. But what about on-screen? Oscar winner, Geena Davis, has advocated for gender equality in the film industry through her Institute on Gender in […]

An Argument Against Formulas (Or Why Scott Myers is My New Hero)

With a single blog post, Scott Myers, has become my screenwriting hero. I’ve cringed, for years now, as I’ve watched my fellow writer and filmmaker friends fall prey to book after book of screenwriting and filmmaking propaganda. And while I don’t believe everything these books say is absolute rubbish, I have to agree with Scott when he explains: […]

Hitchcock Thriller Used to Measure Consciousness

Alfred Hitchcock, our master of suspense, was incredibly good at manipulating his audience—a fact that has now come in handy for neuroscientists. When they screened a Hitchcock thriller for volunteers in a brain scanner, they found that brain activity of a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years was astonishingly similar […]

Make Your Movie: You Can’t Buy Talent

I’ve had this discussion more times than I can count. What makes a true filmmaker? Is it professionalism? Talent? Drive? Passion? Creativity? Yes! It is all those things and so much more. I’ve spoken with many filmmakers, photographers, and artists of all mediums and when asked the question “What advice would you give an aspiring […]

Why Are Movie Posters So Terrible Now?

Is it just me, or are movie posters getting worse and worse every year? It used to be that I enjoyed my morning walk through the NYC Subway stations to see what was new at the cinema.  But now?  I find myself spending more time critiquing the awful, and often sloppy, Photoshop jobs being passed […]

The Superhero Movie Debate

At last month’s Comic-Con in San Diego, Hollywood sent a loud and clear message that Superhero Movies are Here to Stay.  The spectacle was well received by convention attendees, however, outside the convention circuit there is some debate over these Superhero movies that Hollywood continually cranks out year after year: Does it matter whether these […]