Nov 242010
 

Indie network provides support for local filmmakers

By James Smith

Sure, Kentucky has had a few movies made here from big budget companies like Sony and Paramount (SeabiscuitDreamerElizabethtown and Secretariat to name a few) but there is actually a whole other world that exists beyond that. That world is the independent film circuit. Continue reading »

Nov 242010
 

By Mary Ashley Burton

It would be difficult to argue that women receive equal representation to men within the film industry. According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, women comprised only 16% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working in the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2009. This marked a 3% decline from 2001. Women accounted for only 7% of film directors in 2009, which was a 2% decline from 2008. Continue reading »

Oct 132010
 

Questions from midwest filmmakers; answers from Hollywood

By Mary Ashley Burton

The Kentucky Film Lab (KFL), now in its seventh year, has become a reliable resource for networking, workshops and face-to-face interactions with names whose fame go far beyond the borders of Kentucky.

The KFL’s 2010 Fall Studio, held on October 2nd at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, did not disappoint on any of these fronts. The main attraction at the event was the chance to meet Jon Landau, the producer of (among other films) Titanic and Avatar. Continue reading »