The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 67 – Tomorrow Comes

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You try many things on a first camping trip: peyote, skinny dipping, death. We were lucky. We got two out of three.

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com. You can also follow him on Facebook.

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/Filmcast Ep. 287 – Tusk (GUEST: Matt Patches)

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David and Matt Patches from In Contention and Fighting in the War Room discuss Kevin Smith’s newest film, Tusk. Be sure to check out Scott Tobias’s five rules for making biopics about geniuses.

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/Filmcast Ep. 286 – The One I Love

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David, Devindra, and Jeff aren’t fans of the new Batmobile, still love Party Down (now on Hulu), and praise The Killing on Netflix. Plus, David tries and fails to defend the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes films.

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Making a Movie: The Vagaries of Film Festival Submission

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Making a Movie” is a series of columns that chronicles our attempt to make, market, and distribute a film with Stephen Tobolowsky in 2014

I decided early on in making The Primary Instinct, that I would want to submit it to film festivals as parts of its roll-out strategy. Not only do festivals provide an amazing platform for publicity, word-of-mouth, and potential acquisition, but I also love the culture there. From the few festivals I’ve been to (Sundance, SIFF, IFFboston), I’ve always felt like the air is electric with anticipation and excitement for quality cinema. It would be a huge honor to be a part of that in some way.

But submitting to film festivals is no easy task. There are pages and pages and pages of rules (much of which I’m guessing is meant to weed out those who don’t follow directions exactly), and tons of documentation is required. After the jump, you’ll find a few things I learned about the festival submission process.
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Making a Movie: Five Things I Wish I’d Known

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Making a Movie” is a series of columns that chronicles our attempt to make, market, and distribute a film with Stephen Tobolowsky in 2014

It’s been an intensely busy summer as I’ve struggled to keep up with my full-time job, my podcasts, and my film. But we are now closing in on the finish line. The official submission deadline for Sundance, our first desired festival, was August 29th, and we mailed a nearly-finished version of our film in just in time. A few color and sound issues remain to be finalized, but otherwise The Primary Instinct is 99.9% done, and almost ready for submission to a bunch of other festivals in the weeks to come.

As I look back on the past few months, there are a bunch of things I wish I’d done differently. As one indie producer put it to me, there is a steep learning curve for independent filmmaking, but it gets easier every time. Unfortunately, this was my first time, but hopefully some of you can learn from my mistakes. After the jump, you’ll find a few things I wish I’d known going into this whole process. These things will be obvious to anyone who’s made a film, but for me, they were a learning experience.
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/Filmcast Ep. 285 – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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David and Devindra review Robert Rodriguez’s latest film, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, argue about The Congress, and praise the genius of Nathan for You. Be sure to read Wired’s profile on Frank Miller, and Amy Nicholson’s review of Sin City.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff get disappointed by Locke, and Lucy, but are pleasantly surprised by The One I Love and Gunmen. Plus, the /Filmcast shares their favorite Robin Williams’ films.

Special guest Megan Griffiths joins us for this episode. Be sure to rent Megan’s newest film, Lucky Them, on iTunes or Amazon. You can also see Eden on Netflix. In addition, listen to Marc Maron’s WTF interview with Robin Williams, and read coverage from David Chen’s new film.

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