Film Business

Interning and Secrets

To continue my tail of un-hiring woes, we must first go back a few months to the first time I drove Geoffrey Gilmore around. As I said in summation, driving Geoffrey around brought me a lot closer to Paul Cohen, an independent distributor ((That means he buys films...

The State of the Documentary [Panel]

Below are my notes from the one panel I attended at Full Frame - The State of the Doc. It's a little more cheerful than Mark Gill's outlook on independent cinema, though re-reading this now, some panelists seemed to be predicting what was going to happen. It was...

The Visitor and Geoffrey Gilmore [4 of 5]

This is part four of a five part adventure that involves driving Geoffrey Gilmore (the Director of the Sundance Film Festival) around Tallahassee, Diet Cokes, private jets, The Visitor, tea, a 4 am flight, and of course, coffee. Part one and Part two, and Part three....

Can I Get You Some Coffee, Mr. Gilmore?

Geoffrey Gilmore is actually more of a tea drinker. While his name probably doesn't sound very familiar (unless you're thinking of Happy), Mr. Gilmore has had a hand in launching the careers and films of practically every famous independent film and filmmaker that has...

So, What Do You Want to Do?

"So, what are you going to do after you graduate?" is a question I've been hearing a lot more frequently. Sometimes it's followed by, "New York or LA"? While the upcoming thesis cycle and finishing school seem to be the only things I have to worry about, I do realize...

Dinner and Confessions of a Shopaholic

Here's a story that combines a little six degrees of separation with a hint of networking. I was having dinner last night with my mom at Oriente on Ocean Drive. Across the street, near the beach, we noticed some giant tents set up - looked like some sort of party. But...