Martin Scorsese’s letter to his daughter

“Dearest Francesca, I’m writing this letter to you about the future. I’m looking at it through the lens of my world. Through the lens of cinema, which has been at the center of that world. For the last few years, I’ve realized that the idea of cinema that I grew up with, that’s there in [...]

2018-01-20T08:43:20+00:00January 7th, 2017|The Rain Room|Comments Off on Martin Scorsese’s letter to his daughter

In The Future The Movie Business Will Be Like 15th Century Florence

Posted by Amanda and Alan Kaye With each new film that arrives from the pocket of a Megan Ellison, traditional film studios will become ever more willing to cede risky ground while they take comfort in biger budget, franchise fare and churning out Transformers 8 or 12 Fast 12 Furious. To some extent, the new [...]

2018-01-20T08:43:22+00:00February 18th, 2016|The Rain Room|0 Comments

In The Future Most Auditions Will Take Place Remotely

Posted by Alan Kaye From article: The scene is familiar from endless films-about-films. A narrow corridor is packed with nubile young things feverishly reading over pages or reapplying make-up. Our heroine arrives late and forces her way through the throng, a script clutched in one hand and meagre belongings spilling from the other. Once inside [...]

2018-01-20T08:43:22+00:00February 16th, 2016|The Rain Room|0 Comments

“I was never conscious of my screenplays having any acts. It’s all bullshit.” – John Milius

Posted by Amanda and Alan Kaye In an exceptionally frank interview, John Milius talks about Hollywood, his experiences as a writer, and his dislike of books which teach screenwriting. http://creativescreenwriting.com/i-was-never-conscious... Alias Creative Projects The Rain Room - Conversations about the future of cinema Alias Studio Facilities Alias [...]

2018-01-20T08:43:22+00:00February 15th, 2016|The Rain Room|0 Comments

10 Filmmaking Heavyweights Predict the Future of Cinema

Posted by Amanda From article: Filmmakers are often the bellwethers of the zeitgeist, but that noble position often comes with a desire to make sweeping predictions about what the future of filmmaking will be. In many cases, including, in the case of critic Roger Ebert's predictions in 1987, these prognostications can turn out to be [...]

2018-01-20T08:43:22+00:00February 15th, 2016|The Rain Room|0 Comments

Robert Downey Jr. Trashes Indie Moviemaking

Posted by Amanda From article: Sometimes the little movies are the ones that wind up taking the most out of you because they’re like, ‘Hey, man, we’re just running a couple of days behind. Do you think you can stay through your birthday and then come back on the fourth of July. And, by the [...]

2018-01-20T08:43:22+00:00February 15th, 2016|The Rain Room|0 Comments

Jeremy Zimmer on the threats short-form technology is making to the long-form movie

Stacey Snider and Jeremy Zimmer are two of the most powerful people in Hollywood. Snider is co-chair of 20th Century Fox Films and Zimmer the CEO of massive talent agency UTA. Through their networks, they can reach anyone they want to get whatever information they need. And yet, in a recent discussion in front of a [...]

2018-01-20T08:43:22+00:00February 1st, 2016|The Rain Room|0 Comments

A Conversation With Francis Ford Coppola

"The things you get fired for when you're young are the same things you get lifetime achievements for when you're old'" Coppola sits down with critic Annette Insdorf at 92Y to discuss his life and career. The Rain Room - Conversations about the future of cinema Alias Creative Projects [...]

2018-01-20T08:43:22+00:00January 31st, 2016|The Rain Room|0 Comments

Film Finance – Raising Money For A Movie – A Film Courage Filmmaking Series

View the video featuring Spike Lee and many others.

2018-01-20T08:43:23+00:00January 29th, 2016|The Rain Room|0 Comments

Why online video is the future of content marketing

Posted by Amanda From article: If it were five years in the future, would you be reading this article or would you be watching it? As online video continues its inimitable rise, it’s an interesting question to ponder. By 2017, video will account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic, according to Cisco. Video-on-demand traffic [...]

2018-01-20T08:43:23+00:00January 27th, 2016|The Rain Room|0 Comments