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16
Dec

Intermediaries in Film, Politics and Religion

As we approach Christmas, it is timely to consider that one of the most important characteristics of heroes is that they are usually intermediaries.

Lincoln, with his all-encompassing mission of bringing two battling regions and two races together into a single union is clearly an intermediary. Oscar Schindler, who was one of the rare members of his tribe to develop sufficient compassion to save the lives of those he could from the other side. T.E. Lawrence, repeatedly went between not only two great tribes, the British and the Arabs, but also went between the tribes of Arabs themselves, inspiring them (unsuccessfully) to have a vision of their own potential as a single entity. Gandhi went between the British who controlled his country and the great mass of impotent citizens who needed someone to lead them. Pi Patel in Life of Pi learns how to cross between the human world he is at first trapped in to the animal world and ultimately into a spirit world. Read more »

29
Sep

Politicians and Filmmakers Follow Many of the Same Principles

The first and one of the most important documents in American history was a press release – something Thomas Jefferson and his collaborators called “A Declaration of Independence.” The actual act of separating from Great Britain took place on July 2nd; what we celebrate as the beginning of our nation was the date the P.R. document was released.

In its very first sentence, the Declaration of Independence states:     Read more »

16
Aug

How to Make It in Today’s Film World

The European Independent Film Festival posted the following interview with me at http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/2012/07/an-interview-with-howard-suber-how-to-make-it-in-today%E2%80%99s-film-world/.

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“How to Make It in Today’s Film World”

an Interview with Howard Suber

Suber has been a professor of film at the University of California for 47 years and was the founder of the current Film and Television Producers Program. He has helped train thousands of young screenwriters, producers, directors and animators, many of whom are active around the world. His book offers an overview of the film industry, commenting on everything from the practical issues associated with producing films through to the creative process.

 In this interview, Suber discusses his insightful book and shares his opinions on the evolution of the film industry. His commentary provides an educated look into the multi-faceted film world: what it was, what it has become and where it is headed. Read more »

16
Aug

Four Strategic Elements for Success

I think this Venn Diagram shows four strategic components for success in film — or anywhere else. I got it on Facebook from Fred G. Andrews,  who got it from Morgan Jenness, who got it from Dorothy Shapland, who modified something from Aristotle Bancale. The title I’ve given it is my own.

Photo: Something to.strive for...?

10
Jul

“How to Make It in Today’s Film World” – interview

“How to Make It in Today’s Film World” – interview with Howard Suber on The European Independent Film Festival site.  http://bit.ly/PHwn2S