Ah, Thanksgiving. There’s a number of things that define this holiday. Turkey. Stuffing. Cranberry sauce. Hats with belt buckles on them. Endless arguments with your Uncle Pat about who should have won the election. And, of course, copyright. Yes, you read that correctly! Copyright. If you’re a creative, you’ve undoubtedly... Read more

Picture by Noppyviva

Picture by Noppyviva

Imagine Larry and Sergey at the Google Headquarters, sitting in one of their hundreds of conference rooms with chairs that alternate in blue, green, yellow, and red, both looking intently at a whiteboard with a large Venn Diagram drawn on it. If you’re like me and you were too busy... Read more

Last year, we asked young filmmakers from all over the country to participate in our “Contribute to Creativity” video contest, a partnership with Maker Studios YouTubers. We loved the submissions so much that we decided to launch a brand new Tumblr page to share the short films with the world!... Read more

Photo by Sarah Browne

Photo by Sarah Browne

Growing up with a film editor as a father, I fell in love with all kinds of cinema at a young age. He taught me how to edit film when I was five, and I’ve been making movies ever since. Despite achieving some success and recognition in my 31 years... Read more

Photo Courtesy of Bret Hampton

Photo Courtesy of Bret Hampton

When Hollywood legend Paul Newman spoke at my film school, he remarked that only three of the 200 students in the audience would likely go on to work in the entertainment industry. Maybe it was a slight exaggeration back then, but in today’s digital world where piracy has devalued creativity,... Read more

Photo by Xavier Gallego Morel

Photo by Xavier Gallego Morel

By Melissa Chamberlain All parents worry about their kids. We watch our children dream big and we do our best not to stifle their ambitions – so that they might enter into the adult world with the confidence that comes from being supported and encouraged. Even as they move away... Read more

Graphic by BlueRingMedia

Graphic by BlueRingMedia

Two months ago, we asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to not hurt the TV shows and films we love and kill jobs. And we asked you, our members, to stand with us in opposing the FCC’s #UnlockTheBox proposal. 20,906 of you responded – and this week, the U.S. Copyright... Read more