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Last week, director Jafar Panahi’s latest movie was screened at the New York Film Festival, even as an appeals court in his native Iran upheld his sentence, calling for six years of imprisonment and a 20-year ban on filmmaking or travel outside his homeland. He’s one of several of Iran’s most prominent filmmakers who’ve faced harsh sentences in recent weeks. Now, Hollywood has come together in support of the jailed… Continue reading Academy and Other Hollywood Groups Urge Iran to Free Jailed Filmmakers

 Watch: Fantastic Fest Filmmakers, Talent and More Shoot Shotguns, Texas Style

One of the annual excursions here at Fantastic Fest is a trip to shoot shotguns out in what looks to be the middle of nowhere. It sounds like the perfect set-up for a film that would play Fantastic Fest (the shotgun lovers begin dying one by one, but who’s killing them???), but when it comes to Fantastic Fest, the event is indeed real and only somewhat… Continue reading Watch: Fantastic Fest Filmmakers, Talent and More Shoot Shotguns, Texas-Style

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Specialty Film Researcher Jeremy Juuso explains why filmmakers shouldn't compromise their vision in favor of attempting to appeal to a broader set of moviegoers.

Another cool place for indie filmmakers

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Saw this vid and thought it could be good for indie filmmakers wanting to get more attention

Stephenie Meyer, Bill Condon, Wyck Godfrey and Summit Entertainment released the following statement today about leaked images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn :

As some of you may know, pictures and screen grabs of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as a work in progress have leaked on the internet. We are extremely proud of this film and also extremely heartbroken to see it out there at this stage… Continue reading Filmmakers Issue Statement on Leaked Twilight Images