Government and the Movies

Unlike many countries where the government oversees cultural programs, including cinema, the United States does not have a government office or ministry that regulates the film industry. Government, however, does interface with the movie business in several
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Government and the Movies

Unlike many countries where the government oversees cultural programs, including cinema, the United States does not have a government office or ministry that regulates the film industry. Government, however, does interface with the movie business in several ways. Film Production In the United States, films generally come (more...)

Fourth Annual New Hope Pennsylvania Film Festival

New Hope Film Festival, touted as the “emerging Sundance  East” in a June 2012 article in The Huffington Post, is excited to announce our Official Selections for the 2013 Fourth Annual Festival that will be held July 12– 21 in New Hope and Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The judges selected 111 official selections (more...)

The Digital Revolution

Steven Ascher Author bio: Steven Ascher is an Academy-Award nominated director whose films include Troublesome Creek (winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize), So Much So Fast, and Raising Renee.  He is author of The Filmmaker’s Handbook, a Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age, a bestselling text. In the history of motion (more...)

What’s American About American Movies?

Thomas Doherty The American film industry, despite its critics, continues to dominate the world market for movies. The author discusses why this is and relates the impact of several recent movies in the United States and abroad. Thomas Doherty is a professor of film studies at Brandeis (more...)

Titanic’s Influence Still Strong at 100

Why does a boat that sank 100 years ago hold such a fascination for so many people? The RMS Titanic went under the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg on April 15, 1912, taking 1,514 lives. Writers, filmmakers and songwriters have continually been inspired to return to (more...)

New Filmmakers Weekend In Philadelphia

New Filmmakers Weekend will start in Philadelphia. It is generously sponsored by Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg, the Neubauer Family Foundation, Etta Winigrad, Joseph S. and Renee M. Zuritsky/Parkway Corporation, and Philip Lindy. LOCAL THEME AWARD: TO SAVE A (more...)

Philadelphia Jewish Flim Festival

The Gershman Y's Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (PJFF), now in season 31, is the second oldest Jewish Film Festival in the United States. PJFF is proud to serve the Greater Philadelphia region by providing cultural/artistic/educational programming through the medium of film. This season promises our most exciting line-up (more...)

Venice Became A Showcase For All His Films

The 2011 Venice Film Festival started on August 31st and came to an end with the awards ceremony on September 10th. Russian director Aleksander Sokurov's “Faust” was one of the critics' top choices among the 23 in competition films at Venice this year and received the highest prize -. The Mostra (more...)

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