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Before You Know It Filmmakers On How To Get Your Passion Project Made

It’s a rare and difficult thing to write, direct, and star in your own film. But that is exactly what Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock did with their Sundance feature film debut, the comedy Before You Know It. The pair also knows what a tremendous fe...

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Write On with Kevin O'Brien

Writer-director Kevin O'Brien discusses his transition from Creative Director to filmmaker, raising money through crowdfunding, and submitting his debut feature 'At the End of the Day' to film festivals. Information about the film can be found HERE.

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How Sundance’s Hala Made Minhal Baig an Honest Storyteller

Minhal Baig is the writer and director of Hala, a movie which, up until its Sundance premiere, she kept secret from her mother.

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Austin Film Festival Wrap Up 2018: The Panelists

We’ve heard writers and filmmakers rave about attending Austin Film Festival and its jam-packed screenwriter conference in What I Did at AFF 2018. One of the core attractions is that AFF features some of the biggest writer superheroes in the business...

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What I Did at Austin Film Festival 2018

Specificity is what makes story universal.

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What I Did At Austin Film Festival 2017

I could pontificate about the panels, the superstars, the midnight discussions; new friends I made, old friends I missed. The utter lack of sleep, compounded by the overabundance of liquor.

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Sundance Screenwriters Lab: Eva Vives, Writer-Director of 'All About Nina'

“It was an extraordinary year. The year of Sundance, I call it.”

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Madeline Zima Makes her Writing and Directorial Debut with "Warm Human Magic" at Dances With Films Festival

At the age of two, actress Madeline Zima performed in her first TV commercial. From there, she went on to roles in The Nanny, Californication and Heroes. Recently, Madeline stepped into a whole new type of role — that of writer-director.

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