Jay Bushman is ahead of the curve when it comes to transmedia and new techniques for filmmakers. He talks with <i>The Independent’s</i> Maddy Kadish about <em>The Lizzie Bennet Diaries</em> and what’s brewing for him in 2014, <em>#hamlet</em> and a new start-up.
Producer Effie T. Brown has high hopes for the satire she produced, <em>Dear White People</em>, as it makes the rounds on the festival circuit and preps for an October theatrical release. Check out why she’s on our 10 to Watch list this year.
Liss LaFleur forges connections with her interactive documentary, <i>One Way Home</i>, about an organization in Texas that reunites AIDS-inflicted people with their families. Not only is she producing great work, but she is an open and brave artist. That’s why she’s one of our 10 to Watch.
Get a sneak peek at one of the new additions to <i><a href=”http://www.independent-magazine.org/distributor”>The Independent’s Guide to Film Distribution</i></a>: FAQ with FilmBuff CEO Janet Brown on the who-what-why of FilmBuff’s VOD-centered distribution mission.
Imagine an artistic discovery you simply can’t keep to yourself. The images are that penetrating. For John Maloof, Vivian Maier’s street photography demanded to be seen. Two books and one documentary later, the world can trace Maloof’s path toward <i>Finding Vivian Maier.</i>
<i>The Independent</i> is seeking nominations for our annual <b>10 to Watch</b> series from <b>you</b>! Our nominating jury leads the charge in our goal to honor 10 independent filmmakers who stop us in our tracks. Take a look at our criteria and send us your nominations by February 28, 2014.
Neil Kendricks takes a look at how animation was used in the documentaries at Sundance 2014 and speaks one-on-one with <i>Watchers of the Sky’s</i> Molly Schwartz.