Interview: Corey & Fatima pt 3

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As we round out the finale of the 3 part interview with Corey and Fatima on Isis Dynasty, I highly implore you to visit their IndieGogo page and donate anything you can to their cause. For all the complaints there are of nothing different and fresh in the entertainment market, now is the time for you to directly contribute to the cause!

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Interview- Corey & Fatima pt 2

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   As we continue with Corey and Fatima, we delve deeper into the craft of making the film, especially what it’s like working in a partnership for a role that is usually held by one person, and how being in an indie film requires people to play multiple roles at once. Fatima also gives terrific insight into how she had to balance being a director, who is usually behind the camera, while being the lead actress. For many people, managing multiple tasks is daunting and can sometimes dilute the quality of the project. But with the right people and great understanding of how each position must be played, Corey and Fatima were able to bring it all together to ensure that their movie was made with the exact right balance for the vision to be complete.

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Interview- Steven-Charles Jaffe pt 3

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In this last section, Steven-Charles Jaffe drops some of the most direct, simple, and practical advice you might hear from someone in the film business.

Everyone wants to know, “How can I make it in the movie business?”  But, what they’re really asking for is a shortcut or a silver bullet for success, or something that will really increase their chances.

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Interview- Steven-Charles Jaffe pt2

3052cIn the art and entertainment industries there is no such thing as job security. You have to prove yourself time after time to show that you still “got it”. Plenty of people in music, film, and visual art have made big hits, and then they seemingly disappear either because they couldn’t keep up with the pressure of creating more hits, or because a string of flops caused people to quickly lose interest. And when the interest goes, so does the money. There is no security. Everything is risk taking. Steven-Charles has played a role in producing some of the biggest grossing movies made, and even he will admit that when it came to getting backing for his documentary on cartoonist Gahan Wilson, suddenly people froze up on him. His intense faith in his friend and his inspiration is what made him put it all on the line to produce a documentary on Gahan Wilson’s life. The outcome: winning best documentary award at Comic Con.

Yet, even with big names and acclaim from audiences, he still has to prove the worth of his work.

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Django Unchained review

article-2248211-16789D7A000005DC-728_634x422It’s only been in theaters a day and already Django Unchained is being praised and condemned to the levels of making friends become enemies. People will either be looked at strangely for having lack of taste in film, while others will be asked “What more do you want?!”, while others will be supremely offended by the violence and use of the word “nigger”.  To some extent, you know you have a good movie if people are at least offended because that means they feel something. If they don’t care about it either way and are bored, then you’ve really failed. To like something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. If it is cursed and reviled, then it might just be the best piece of work.  Tarantino surely isn’t without his reputation of causing some controversy. And controversy sells. Did he make this film to make people think or just for more money in his pocket, despite what he may claim in interviews?  Who knows.

All I know is, I walked away from the film giving it a B rating.

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