The Indie Filmmakers: The Directors

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Zoom lens media, 2006 - Performing Arts - 427 pages
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Directors that may not be household names but have done what many aspiring filmmakers hope to do—successfully finance, shoot, and distribute their films—depict the real ups and downs of the independent film industry in this candid interview collection. Showing how they assembled the resources to make a film without any "ins" or private funding, the 14 first-person interviews discuss what it was like to live on a shoestring budget, drum up the nerve to ask others for money, and launch a career that does not have a tried-and-true path. Aimed at both the independent-film fan and those interested in becoming filmmakers themselves, the interviews cover a wide variety of subjects, including what they studied in school, why they decided to become a filmmaker, and whether or not they have any regrets. David Jacobson, Everett Lewis, Justin Lin, and Peter Sollett are among the directors included.

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Contents

Section One Be True to Yourself
1
David Jacobson
31
Peter Sollett
57
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

\Katharine Stalter is the founder of Zoom Lens Media. She is a former editor at Film & Video and Variety magazines and a writer for American Cinematographer and the Hollywood Reporter. She lives in Culver City, California.

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