Questions from readers about making movies – Part 1

It’s always a pleasure to hear from readers! I’ve been blogging about filmmaking for 10 years and, seriously, hearing from people who found helpful info here is really fun. That’s why I encourage your comments, tweets, and questions! Today I have a few questions from a fellow filmmaker, Zak, who’s presently navigating the waters of documentary film. He asked to pick my brain in person – a comment request from

Brewconomy on

Brewconomy, our documentary film about North Carolina craft beer, is featured on this week. You can read the entire article here. It was entirely too much fun talking with Chris McClellan for this piece. You should also visit The Brew Enthusiast, which is a site he founded. It’s dedicated to highlighting breweries and sharing the sip behind each beer. We’re working really hard behind-the-scenes on a number of exciting things, such as

Arrested Development, Netflix, and Social Media

On May 26, 2013, new episodes of Arrested Development will be available on Netflix. I’m totally freaking out about it. Love that show! One of my favorite shows is partnering with Netflix, streaming all shows in the new “season” simultaneously. They’are also doing some awesome stuff via social media to promote it. AND the entire thing is serving as a case study for the changing landscape of programming. Am I dreaming right now? I

Interviewed for 147

Recently I had a  tasty beer with Brandon Houlihan (@brandonhoulihan). He recently started the website 147, which is a series of interviews with creative people in the Triangle area of North Carolina. It’s a great way to learn about what local creatives are doing here. When I asked him about the site and what he hopes to do with it, he said: If anything I would say that 147 is really about how