Film Independent At LACMA Screening And Q&A Of "Casual"

Finding the Casual Comedy Delivery with the Cast and Creators

Writer Zander Lehmann has been studying both young and older women closely. No, not really studying (that could be illegal) but as the writer of the new Hulu comedy series Casual, Lehmann has crafted two such characters that jumped off the page to the actors […]

Doll & Em Producer Kevin Comer on the Challenges of Shooting Television Like an Indie Film

When Film Independent Producing Lab Fellow Kevin Comer was asked to come aboard the series Doll & Em, he thought he was signing up for a small independent web series. Three years later the show is in the middle of its second season on HBO. […]

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How The Final Girls Uses a Slasher Film Premise to Tell a Personal Story About Loss

Director Todd Strauss-Schulson’s meta-horror-comedy The Final Girls slashes its way into theaters this weekend after making its West Coast premiere at the LA Film Festival back in June. The film stars Taissa Farmiga (The Bling Ring, American Horror Story) as a teenager whose dead mother was […]

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Trumbo, Jon M. Chu & Lynn Shelton Headline Film Independent Forum

October is here. It’s time to take a drive and look at the fall colors. Time to start planning your Halloween costume. And it’s time to register for the Film Independent Forum. On October 23-25, Film Independent will take over the ground floor of the […]

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How Robert Zemeckis Toed the Studio-Indie Tight Rope to Make The Walk

Producer Steve Starkey first met Robert Zemeckis in post-production on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. In his first day on the project, Starkey approached Zemeckis and told him he was there to oversee the integration of the live action and animation elements in the film. “Good luck,” […]

The Cast and Crew of The Knick on Working with Steven Soderbergh

The Emmy Award-winning drama The Knick returns to Cinemax for its second season on October 16. Recently, members of the show’s cast and creative team sat down with Elvis Mitchell at a Film Independent at LACMA screening of the season’s first two episodes. On hand […]

Don’t Miss Indies: What to Watch in October

Freeheld When:  October 2 Where:  Theaters Director: Peter Sollett Starring:  Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carrell Why We’re Excited: Based on an emotionally charged true story, this stand-up-and-cheer drama gives us so many reasons to be excited. Film Independent Spirit Award winners Julianne […]

Davis Guggenheim Says He Was A ‘Mid-wife’ to Malala’s Story

  At the recent L.A. premiere of his new documentary He Named Me Malala, director Davis Guggenheim called the day a tale of two screenings. Before joining Film Independent Curator Elvis Mitchell for a conversation at Film Independent at LACMA, Guggenheim screened the film for 6,000 […]

The 2015 Film Independent Forum By the Numbers

We’re less than a month away from the 2015 Film Independent Forum, our three-day, can’t-miss event for filmmakers looking to mix and mingle with leaders in the industry. From October 23-25, Film Independent will take over ground floor of the DGA building with an incredible […]

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Legend’s Brian Helgeland on Crime, Character and Research

If you ask Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland what makes a good crime film, he’ll respond that it’s not the crime. “I’m not interested in the crime, really,” said the L.A. Confidential scribe at a Film Independent at LACMA screening of his latest directorial effort, Legend. […]