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    by Russell Marleau   HEADHUNTERS In a new ongoing feature on the IAFT Blog, we feature a film currently streaming on Netflix that you’ve probably never heard of, but it’s worth checking out. Our inaugural movie is the 2011 Norwegian-Swedish action thriller, Headhunters. Yes you’ll have to read along (unless you’re fluent in Swedish), but […]

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    by Michael Chasin Many beginning directors, writers, and actors try to kickstart their careers—by making a feature. And they often do so without even thinking about—the commercial marketplace. Their passion piece, they believe—will all on its own—garner distribution. But should there not be distribution—that ninety-minute feature may ultimately yield nothing more—than another thirty seconds—to their […]

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    by Michael Chasin   The elevator doors slide open—and Spielberg strides in. You have thirty seconds—to dazzle him with your brilliant idea. You do—and are invited in for a formal pitch meeting. Now what? Pitching—beyond the elevator—is, like it or not—a required skill for a filmmaker. And like any other skill, it should be learned […]

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    by Michael Chasin   As orange-haired Randy drives terrified valley girl Julie along seamy and bustling Hollywood Boulevard he calmly advises, when they attack the car, save the radio. That was the fun of 1983’s Valley Girl—a film that did not take itself too seriously—yet earned $17M domestically—against a mere $350K budget. That was a […]

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    The International Academy of Film & Television L.A. is proud to announce its H.I.P. (Hollywood Industry Professionals) Workshop Series presented by The Crest Theatre. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. we will conduct an in-depth Q&A with industry icons from all different parts of the industry. Tickets are $30 general admission, $20 for students with a […]

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    by Michael Chasin   A film festival may represent different things to different people. For some, it may be a venue to view great films—not otherwise available. For others, it may be a place to network—with other filmmakers. Yet for others, it may be an opportunity to share information—and learn. Still for others, it may […]

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    Last week was exceptionally busy for IAFT Antwerp. We had four performances from the 2nd and the 3rd term acting students. And it was amazing, beautiful, full of passion! Here are some photos from the 2nd term Final Show @Cinema Cartoon’s:   Want to see more? Visit the complete album on facebook! Some photos from the […]

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    by Robert Taylor / IAFT-L.A.   Watching Lawrence of Arabia (1962) on a TV set isn’t enough. Not by a long shot. Unless of course it’s one of those giant wall mounts with a first-rate sound system. But me? I’ve just spent the last 220-odd minutes with it, and yet I don’t feel like I’ve […]

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    by Michael Chasin   A voice-over is the unseen—but heard—narration of a character in a film. It informs the audience of a character’s inner emotions—that would not otherwise be expressed in the film. Many consider the use of a voice-over to be weak screenwriting and filmmaking—as film is supposed to be a visual medium, one […]

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    The acting students of the International Academy of Film and Television showcased their talent in acting on the Final Show last Thursday, 4th of June. Here are some photos from this event. Want more? Go to our facebook page!

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