[The] latest piracy threat [is] even more worrisome to the music industry: stream ripping. – Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2016 Recently, Taylor Swift debuted her latest single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” online to great viral fanfare – quickly smashing records in its wake. On YouTube, the song’s... Read more

By Ruth Vitale

Unsplash appears to be a straightforward website – devoted solely to hosting visually striking photos. So why does this seemingly unassuming website make us want to punch a wall? Unsplash allows users to download and use photographs that took hours to plan, shoot, and edit for free. We can’t say... Read more

By: Adam Leipzig

My first job in any creative pursuit was in IATSE Local 44. IATSE is a labor union comprised of people who work the below-the-line jobs in film and television. I was a very junior set dresser and my first assignment on my first day was to go to a department... Read more

App Magic

By: Ruth Vitale

Mobile applications – the fun, useful programs that tell you how to get home, give you awesome bunny ears, introduce you to the love of your life, and let you text your friends across the world, and are cheap (maybe 99 cents) or even free – are being pirated like... Read more


Spanning the snowy slopes of Sundance to the grand canals of Venice, film festivals remain one of the most vital showcases to gain exposure and create buzz – for first-time filmmakers and industry vets alike. But now with thousands of festivals worldwide to choose from – each with its own... Read more