2014 SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Finalists

2014 SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Finalists
Every great film begins its life on the page, and we are excited to be involved in helping great storytellers work through the screenwriting process.

Introducing the six finalists for the sixth annual SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant!

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Newly Launched: SFFS Producers Initiative

Newly Launched: SFFS Producers Initiative

A good day to be an independent producer, we just launched the SFFS Producers Initiative - a new suite of filmmaker services designed to support and assist talented emerging producers! 

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Open Vein Cinema Flows by the Bay

Open Vein Cinema Flows by the Bay

Cinema by the Bay director Zoran Lisinac guest blogs on his “cross media” casting in Along the Roadside and his development on “Open Vein Cinema” - featuring free-flowing storytelling without sweeteners, censors or gatekeepers.

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Filmmaker360's Michele Turnure-Salleo on Grant Winning Secrets

Filmmaker360's Michele Turnure-Salleo on Grant Winning Secrets

In a follow up blog inspired by last month’s Film Independent Forum panel Fund-That-Doc, panelist and Filmmaker360 Director Michele Turnure-Salleo offers priceless insight into what can make a grant application's work samples stand out against the odds.

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How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 2

How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 2

By Jacob Kornbluth

So there I was.  I had totally given up on my film career in LA, and gone to live in Berkeley, CA.  In trying to put together a fiction film, I had met Robert Reich and become friends with him.  Reich and I had started making short videos together, they were successful, and I had begun thinking about how to make a film about what had happened to the American economy and the Middle class.  But I had no idea where to start.

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How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 1

How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 1

 By Jacob Kornbluth

My first documentary, Inequality For All, opens theatrically on September 27 in the top 25 markets.  This is an extraordinary release for a doc, and I couldn’t be any more proud of the film. 

As I go from film fest to film fest, people ask me all the time – when did you get the idea for the film?  The strange but true answer is this: I got the idea for the film when I gave up on the film industry. 

 

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