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Documentarians face a tall task: the story is unfolding right in front of you and you have to capture it. So many problems rear their heads on a documentary set. The lighting might be horrible, and you can’t change it. The crew might be in one place interviewing someone while crucial […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Author Tananarive Due attends the "#BlackLifeBlackProtest" screening during the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

“How many people made it through the weekend without seeing what came out of McKinney, Texas?” Christine Acham, Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts at USC, asked the audience at the LA Film Fest’s #BlackLifeBlackProtest event two weeks ago. Everybody, of course, had seen the Texas […]

Every year Film Independent’s Project Involve, Filmmaker Labs and other Artist Development Programs help promising young filmmakers get their films out into the world. But we’re not alone in our efforts to offer a shot to those who might not otherwise have one. For the fourth straight […]

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