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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron – Check Out the Official Teaser Trailer

Star Wars Rogue Squadron Patty Jenkins - on The Fantasy Network News

Ready for a new Star Wars film? One that doesn’t have Skywalkers in it? Disney’s Rogue Squadron, helmed by Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, is slated for 2023. And it looks promising as a way to refresh the film franchise after some notorious prequel and sequel missteps. The future has been uncertain for the Star Wars franchise ever since its fandom split down ...

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Working for Free: 8 Things for Creatives to Consider

As a creative filmmaker or artist, when (if ever) should I work for free? That’s a question all creatives face at some point. The challenge is, if you decide on a blanketed statement of “I don’t do free” as a creative, you likely end up wishing you would have a time or two. Now, I fully get why working for ...

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7 SFF Films to Watch Over the Holidays

We’re coming up on Thanksgiving in the U.S., and December is filled with holidays. But since a lot of us aren’t planning to travel anywhere, we’re going to have time on our hands. What a perfect time to plan your binge-watching! Here’s a short list of sci-fi, fantasy and horror films to dive into over the next several weeks. A ...

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10 Cool SFF Gifts for the Geeks You Love in 2020

2020 has been a weird year, without a doubt. So it’s no surprise that some people are finding it more challenging than usual to figure out what to do for the holidays. After all, you still want to find something fun for the SFF fans you love, but it’s not as easy to browse at the local mall for gifts. ...

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Brent Spiner Spoofs Himself in Hilarious Video

Brentwood with Brent Spiner, short film on The Fantasy Network News

“Here it comes… You want me to do a Comic Con.” As it turns out, the answer’s no. But Brent Spiner’s willingness to channel a little bit of Bill Shatner as he grapples with trying to get past his Star Trek: TNG role is a lot of fun. The new short on YouTube, BRENTWOOD, features Brent Spiner in a jealousy-induced ...

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To Short or Not to Short: Filmmaking Tips from The Forge Studios

I’m usually not a huge proponent of shorts, as there are not many monetary opportunities for them. However, they have become our “go-to” over at The Forge Studios. Why? There are several factors… It Builds a Team Production is the “fun” part of filmmaking, and it gives people opportunity. Filmmaking is a team sport, and there are so many who ...

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Labor of Love: The Making of Sci-Fi Short Film BLINDSIGHT

Fan art can take a lot of forms — short stories online, a reddit feed, sketches, Etsy crafts. But when you’re a creative director and artist, your ambition gets a bit of a boost and you probably end up doing something bigger. It’s fair to say that was the experience of filmmaker Danil Krivoruchko, whose short film BLINDSIGHT is a ...

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Fear Not – Share Your Story!

Look, I get it. We all have heard the horror stories of filmmakers sharing their ideas with the wrong person and suddenly seeing them up on screen without their knowledge or consent. But let’s not take caution too far. You don’t want to become trapped in the fear of sharing that leads you to do nothing. Unless you plan to ...

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Making It Happen: Dark Darkness Filmmaker Wilson Large

Interview with Dark Darkness filmmaker Wilson Large on The Fantasy Network News

The filmmaking process provides many outlets for both creatives and people with technical skills. Some work in film as a job, while others just do it for the fun of it. Some people are casual filmmakers, and some are bitten by the bug and can’t get it out of their system. This is what happened to filmmaker Wilson Large, creator ...

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Telling Stories Well: Galactic Galaxy Filmmaker Anthony Ferraro

Interview with Anthony Ferraro, Creator of Galactic Galaxy, on The Fantasy Network News

Story is powerful. Following your passion for a certain story or genre adds valuable energy to it. That’s the lesson from filmmaker Anthony Ferraro, who has always had a passion for telling great, unique stories—which is what the filmmaking process comes down to. Anthony has always had a story of his own to tell, as you will see in his ...

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