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9 of the 10 Most Streamed Shows Are on Netflix

Stuck at home and streaming a TV show? I bet it's on Netflix... As we covered earlier this week, Netflix dominates when it comes to second-chance screenings. Whether it's movies that failed at the box office or shows that never found a wide audience, Netflix is often turning garbage into gold. Schitt's Creek, which was already...

Why Was Adam Sandler Worried He Would Ruin 'Punch Drunk Love'?

Adam Sandler is one of the greatest actors alive. Even if he doesn't know it. Every year we wait to see what Adam Sandler brings us. Will it be an Uncut Gems year or will we celebrate with a Hubie Halloween? Either way, you know Sandler will go all out in the role. He has been since he broke into the mainstream. Like it or not,...

This Short Film Initiative from Kino Lorber and Dedza Films Wants to Get You Discovered

Need an “in” to the Industry? Dedza Films wants to help. It’s hard to emerge as a visionary new filmmaker when the world is shut down. In April 2020, 20-year-old filmmaker Kate Gondwe looked at the encroaching pandemic and knew it was time for her to act. Her brainchild? Foster diversity, build community, and cultivate the next...

Simple Yet Essential: 11 Premiere Pro Tricks To Improve Your Editing Skills

Jump on board the skills train. It's hard to keep up with everything Premiere Pro has to offer. Especially when Adobe rolls out updates as much as memes hit the internet. Thankfully, filmmakers are one of the most generous communities when it comes to sharing advice and doling out tips. Filmmaker Aidin Robbins is a No Film School...

See Ridley Scott's Controversial 1990 Car Commercial That Aired Only Once

Ridley Scott commercials are works of art. Fast cars are fun. They are the closest any of us will get to being in NASCAR or F1 racing. You sit behind the wheel, hear a powerful engine rev, and the sound takes you over. It feels like nothing can catch you. That feeling was the marketing behind Nissan's 1990 300ZX Turbo. In its...

How Filmmaker Friendly is the iPhone 12?

Plus: the theatrical experience ain't dead yet. This week on the No Film School Podcast: AMC follows Alamo Drafthouse's lead by letting consumers rent out their theaters for a low price—and why this may be a sign of what the post-pandemic world will look like. For Tech News, a double whammy: Apple releases its innovative, filmmaker-friendly...

How Can a Movie Be Both a Hit and a Miss? 'Mallrats' Turns 25

It's been 25 years, and I think I can finally see the sailboat... I am not sure the statute of limitations is over on this, but I downloaded Mallrats in 8th grade, and I think it changed my life. (For legal reasons, this is a joke.) Mallrats was my gateway drug into the world of Kevin Smith. That world, like ours, has extreme highs and extreme...

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (10.22.20)

Headlining our Deals of the Week, save 80% on some essential GoPro add-ons from Bower. This week in filmmaking deals: Big savings as we start heading into the holiday season. Save 53% on a Cinegears Single Axis Wireless Follow Focus Kit, 75% on a SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC Memory Card, and a whopping 80% on a Bower Xtreme Action Series...

Can a Comedy Topple a Political Regime?

Movies have always been able to start a conversation, but can they start a movement, as well? In the early 1940s, Americans were not sure they should join the war in Europe. Some wanted to intervene, but not many people knew about the Nazis and the atrocities that were being committed. They knew they stopped getting letters from loved ones,...

Listen to the 'Mank' Score While Viewing 200 BTS Photos on Netflix's 'Secret Website'

Get inspired with Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor, and David Fincher... What better way to appreciate the beauty of Mank than while listening to the epic soundtrack? David Fincher’s new movie comes out in December and Netflix has a put out a "secret" website that showcases its soundtrack and behind-the-scenes stills. It's...

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