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The Television Series: Notes From VIFF Industry Panels

It’s both an exciting and scary time for content creators, no more so than in the field of the television series. In 2015, there are 400 original scripted series on television. How do you break through the noise to secure funding, and make a success for your show?

No Country For Old Men (An Extract)

Joel & Ethan Coen may win an Oscar for their adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel No Country For Old Men. Read an extract and get a discount on the book.

Stock Market Technician Sees Growing Appetite For Horror Movies

How are a medieval mathematician, the petals on a daisy, and the length of women's skirts related to scarier frighteners at the box office?In the last few years, we have entered a fertile era for horror movies.

Glastonbury Of The Mind

Julien Temple's Glastonbury, out this week, has been described as "being there" - which means that you might need help to find your way around.

Television Screenwriting By West Wing Writer Michael Oates Palmer

Tips from Michael Oates Palmer, whose writing credits include The West Wing, on starting out in television screenwriting.

Vancouver International Film Festival reviews and previews

Films examining man, the land, and cultural identity at Vancouver Film Festival touch on themes close to home in this West Coast city.The Vancouver International Film Festival gets under way this week. Of the films that I've had a chance to preview, one theme that is cropping up is the land and the way that our culture and identity feeds off it.

McLibel Filmmaker Jams the Dam

DV documentary captures the spirit of grass-roots activism with the Sardar Sarovar dam project in India.

William Karel on The World According to Bush

Time is running out to get the French Fahrenheit 9/11 on air.

Edinburgh International Film Festival Reel Lives

The Edinburgh Film Festival offers unique, first-hand insights into filmmaking

Writing For Hollywood

A review of Screenplay: Writing the Picture by Robin U. Russin and William Missouri Downs