Monday, April 23, 2007

Magazines for Filmmakers

According to wikipedia, "a magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising, purchased by readers, or both." Almost all professions have magazines catering to their niche, and filmmaking is no different. There are some pretty good magazines out there for filmmakers to keep themselves updated with the latest developments in the film world.

Check out a few of them:
  • American Cinematographer: For more than 80 years American Cinematographer has been the monthly "magazine of record" for film professionals all over the world. AC offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes articles on how films are shot and lit. Top cinematographers and directors are interviewed at length. Director Martin Scorsese calls American Cinematographer a "beacon which has illuminated the field of cinematography and the motion picture industry for years, and I've been reading it since I was a film student."
  • Cineaste
    Cineaste is internationally recognized as one of America's foremost film magazines. An independent publication with no ties to the industry or academia, Cineaste features contributions from many of America's most articulate and outspoken writers, critics, and scholars. Each quarterly issue focuses on both the art and politics of the cinema, featuring interviews with directors, screenwriters, and performers, articles on trends, coverage of films from developing nations, and reviews of the latest Hollywood, foreign, and independent films.
  • Entertainment Weekly
    Get a front row seat for the latest on movies, TV, music, and more, with Entertainment Weekly is award-winning news, reviews, and feature stories. Each issue goes behind the scenes to deliver you the buzz, the biz, and the best in entertainment news every week!
  • Film Comment
    Film Comment champions the very best cinema has to offer, featuring reviews and commentary on international films, American movies, the avant-garde, and all points in between. Blending thought and substance with style and smarts, for more than 30 years the magazine has represented the vanguard of what's now and what's next. Film Comment is published bi-monthly by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
  • Sight and Sound
    Sight and Sound is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Each monthly issue delivers the latest moving image news from around the globe, with special correspondents reporting on film, television, the Internet, gaming, and new technology. In-depth interviews with leading filmmakers are complemented by stories on the key issues in film and television from box office and budgets to culture and censorship.


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