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So WTF is Going on with FilmSnobbery?

I relaunched FilmSnobbery in the last quarter of 2016 with the expectation of a big comeback in the indie film world filled with new reviews, podcasts, lives shows, and more. Then something great happened. I was offered a permanent full-time position at the movie studio I was working part-time for in Los Angeles. I finally […]

November 2016 Crowdfunding Audience Picks

It’s time for you, our audience, to choose our featured crowdfunding campaign for November 2016.  You can vote once per day, every day, until November 1st.  We have attempted to include campaigns in all stages of funding and remaining time, from several different crowdfunding sites.  We hope that our audience will discover new campaigns and […]

The 50 Most Important Religion Films Of All Time

FilmSnobbery.com is paying tribute to the union of the sacred and cinematic with its list of the 50 Most Important Religion Films of All Time. Covering the full spectrum of film history from the silent movies to digital filmmaking, with stops in Hollywood, Indiewood and the global cinema the 50 Most Important Religion Films of […]

In Response to Dan Schoenbrun’s Claim That We Need to “Kill Independent Film to Save It”

In an article on Filmmaker Magazine’s website published October 17th, 2016 entitled Independent Film is a Meaningless, Outmoded Term, and We Need to Stop Saying It, writer Dan Schoenbrun posits the questions “what does the term “independent film” mean to you?”  I’m no stranger to this question, having asked it in interviews myself, and been asked […]

50 Films That Changed the World

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the release of The Great Train Robbery, a landmark moment in film history. To celebrate this important event, we took an informal poll of critics, directors and distributors on which motion pictures could join The Great Train Robbery as having a significant impact on both filmmakers and audiences. […]

Your Projectionist and You

You finally finished your film and now it’s time for your premiere. Congratulations! You’ve gone ahead and booked a swanky private screening room for all your cast, crew, friends, and family to enjoy the movie in the best environment possible. The stage is set for a perfect screening, and the only possible thing that could […]

Proper Press Kits Part 1 – Screeners

As a reviewer, I often get movies in the mail. They come in all sorts of packages. Some of them are small and contain just a disc with a handwritten title on it. Some of them are large bundles that include a stack of paperwork haphazardly put together and stapled in the corner in a […]

37 Ways Independent Film is Succeeding Today

On May 11th, 2010 film producer Ted Hope posted on this blog 38 More Ways The Film Industry Is Failing. This should be considered, amongst other things, to be a direct response to that article. I will not deny that there are many obstacles facing the indie community. But film history has shown time and […]

The 7 Types of People You Meet At Film Festivals

Film festival audiences are among some of the most ardent fans of film and fun people to interact with.  When you’re at a film festival you are immersed in cinema.  Even a poorly run film fest will attract supporters of the arts.  Most of the people you run into at a film festival can be […]

That’s It! Shut It Down!

Hey Everyone, It’s your friendly neighborhood Film Snob. So here’s the deal. I started FilmSnobbery back in 2008 as a blog, and turned it into a business in 2009. Since then I’ve earned a very meager living writing reviews, attending film festivals, managing writers, consulting on films and other projects, doing business development for FilmSnobbery […]

Submission Fees And Chokeholds: Are Script Contests Worth The Hassle?

While I am no stranger to screenwriting, I am new to the concept of the spec script. In the past, everything I’ve written was then filmed by myself with a budget linked directly to my wallet. I recently completed two screenplays with the hopes of selling them. One is a raunchy comedy about a new […]

In The Running Part 1 – How To Make Your Film And Theater Oscars Eligible

Most independent movie theaters are struggling to keep the doors open these days, and many are looking for the edge to draw in customers. Some are relying on technology to solve their problems; swapping out aging 35mm projectors for digital ones to comply with new and changing rules, others rent out their space for non-film […]