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Among the books Oliver Stone and screenwriter Stanley Weiser read when they were researchingW. was James Hatfield's 1999 biography Fortunate Son, which earned notoriety for making unattributed allegations that Bush had been arrested for cocaine possession in 1972 and further notoriety when its publisher, St. Martin's Press, recalled the book when it was revealed that Hatfield had done five years...

When Ned Beatty's Arthur Jensen erupts on hapless Howard Beale with his infamous diatribe on the nature of the world, we get one of the most prescient monologues ever recorded on film. It is incredible to think it was made almost 40 years ago....

Benjamin Button, a $150 million dollar production, was post-produced almost entirely within Fincher’s offices in Hollywood, using a completely tapeless digital HD workflow from camera to final output. Whether or not you liked Benjamin Button, the special effects are otherworldly. Despite the exorbitant budget, the post team used final cut pro. Read the full story at apple....

Screen and Screen Again: A Primer for Distribution Neophytes I Wake Up Screening: What to Do Once You’ve Made That Movie By Michael Galinsky If you are a filmmaker, Buy This Book! How’s that for a pull quote? John Anderson and Laura Kim have done filmmakers a big favor by writing this truly insightful guide to the very practical, and all too human,...

For a Song: How to Get the Music You Want Hey, That’s My Music! Music Supervision, Licensing, and Content Acquisition I recently read an article about Elmer Bernstein. In it he discussed writing the music for Animal House. He was confused about how to handle it, so he queried director John Landis, who told him to treat it as if the film...

About 4 years ago, as filmmakers constantly buffeted about by the vagaries of distribution, we decided to start a distribution company to take matters into our own hands. We knew that there were literally hundreds of great films being made each year that weren't finding viable distribution. We had self distributed before and decided to make it official by taking...