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Videos: Film

Documentary filmmaker Jon Alpert shared stories, distribution advice and tips ranging from how to find compelling stories to the best equipment on the market. 

Shruti Ganguly, Artel Great, Forest Conner and our great moderator Miranda Sherman, deliver an engaging discussion on how to get your film made and find your audience. 

Watch the full interview with the writers/directors of What We Do In The Shadows for more on how the directors think humor translates across audiences, the extensive editing process they went through and why almost all of the script was pure improv.

Philippe Petit talks about the creation of his film Man on Wire

Actor/director Tim Blake Nelson discusses working with Terence Mallick and the Coen Brothers, his favorite parts of the production process, and adapting poetry to film.

"We have to work harder to get our work seen." Adrian Grenier discusses the importance of documentaries and new distribution models.

A candid conversation with David Duchovny, who discusses his acting days at Yale, X-Files, and the many paths his career has taken.

Doug Liman discusses his taut and gripping docudrama "Fair Game," , based on events in the lives of CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband, former career diplomat and ambassador to Niger, Joe Wilson.

An in-depth conversation with this talented and versatile Theresa Rebeck, best-known as an accomplished playwright and TV drama writer.

Lee Daniels discusses being the underdog and how his truth speaks volumes in his work. "Cinema with a gangsta hustler behind it. Besides telling a story, you gotta know how to pimp it."

Directors and producers talk about what's is like filming in NYC and the advantages it can provide.

World-famous composer Harry Gregson-Williams sits down with USC’s Brian King to discuss his creative process and what led him to a career in the film industry. Hear advice on how to break into the biz from one of Hollywood’s most in-demand composers.

Experts in film publicity from IFC, THINKFilm and Focus Features talk about the various efforts that go into film publicity and how to get into the game.

Our panel of experts explores what goes into turning out original, marketable and creatively successful screamers, and reveals the latest publicity and marketing techniques to create the buzz you need.

Hampton Sides, author of "Hellhound on his Trail," and Steven Ives, director of Roads to Memphis, discuss the struggles with portraying James Earl Ray and make him a compelling character.

Meet director James Toback and enjoy a sneak preview of his latest film - a revealing, up close and personal look at the tumultuous life of the former heavyweight champ.

Learn about the work that goes into producing visual effects from some of the top players in the film industry.

Just because you own a Flip and Final Cut Pro doesn't mean you can make a movie anybody wants to see. To learn how it's done, don't miss the opportunity to hear from cult movie king Lloyd Kaufman, who runs Troma, the longest-running independent film studio in the U.S.

Calling all aspiring screenwriters! Hear from Richard Price on the secrets of getting started in the film industry.

Filmmaker Tom Shadyac discusses the philosophy behind his feature film, "I AM."

Best known as "Hitler's filmmaker," Leni Riefenstahl was one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of the 20th century. Steven Bach reveals the truths and lies behind Riefenstahl's self-created mythology.

Walt Disney transformed animation from novelty to art form. Hear author Neal Gabler on how this creative visionary reshaped the entertainment industry by building an empire combining various media in a way that was unprecedented.

Choosing the right performers who can breathe life into a script and embody a given character takes a rare blend of skill, intuition and technical expertise. Hear from those who have mastered the art of casting, and learn on what it takes to break in.

Peter Biskind, author of "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America" discusses the life and times of Warren Beatty, his sex life, and the legacy he left on American filmmaking.

Animation as an art form has changed dramaticaly over the last 20 years with the advent of digital technology, and is now more prolific than ever. Hear from award-winning animators on the skills needed to break in.

Larry Hackett and Michael Riedel discuss classic journalism films Network (1976) and "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957), and their lasting legacy.

Actor/director Matthew Lillard discusses his 2012 directoral debut "Fat Kids Rule the World."

Pete Hamill and Michael Riedel discuss classic newspaper movies "Deadline" (1952) and "The Paper" (1994) and their lasting legacy on the industry.

Sebastian Junger, author of best-sellers “War” and “The Perfect Storm”, discusses his new documentary "Which Way is the Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington".

Filmmaker Andrew Rossi, director of "Page One: Inside the New York Times" (2011), spent a year inside the NY Times shooting the newsroom and capturing the inner workings of the Media Desk as the paper struggles to stay profitable in the wake of the digital revolution.

Filmmakers Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi share insights on their critically-acclaimed documentary "The Iran Job," that follows basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he is contracted to play professional basketball in Iran at the height of the Arab Spring.

Josh Radnor, star of "How I Met Your Mother," discusses his own feature film projects and working with some of today's biggest stars.

Written by Walter Bernstein, himself a victim of the Hollywood blacklist, "The Front" takes a comedic look at what happened during this dark period in American history.