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Sicily invests €10.8 million economic stimulus into film and TV

Recent events have taken their toll on the global economy, however, there are numerous creative solutions to solve this problem. In Sicily, their approach is investing in the arts, a neglected sector during the Pandemic. The island has recently unveiled its €10.8 million ($11.6 million) fund Read More...

Wildlife filmaker provides a u

Wildlife filmaker provides a unique insight into the daily lives of bees

You may have seen bees flying around your backyard or local park, but it can be difficult for the naked human eye to grasp the full complexity of the lives of these pollinators. During the pandemic, wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn decided to shed some light on the secret lives of bees. Filming Read More...

This campaign wants to remove

This campaign wants to remove single-use plastics from the big screen

Have you ever noticed that characters in your favorite movies and TV shows tend to use a lot of single-use plastics? Whether it’s a busy professional grabbing a cup of coffee on the go or an athlete drinking out of a plastic water bottle, modern media definitely normalizes the consumption of Read More...

The science of character

The science of character

You can change your character with your mind. Think about that. What kind of person are you? What kind of person do you want to be? These are the questions Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards, addresses in her latest video The Science of Character (watch it below) released Read More...

With a little help from our fr

With a little help from our friends...

Wondering if you can make a difference? Read on. Turk Pipkin | September 2010 issue With bad news all around, it’s hard to be optimistic about the world our kids will know. The problems are too big, we tell ourselves. What can I do? I’ve been asked that question again and again since my wife Read More...

Activism for beginners

Activism for beginners

How three friends rescued hundreds of Uganda's child soldiers. Marco Visscher | July/August 2010 issue Lauren Grace had never read a piece of Congressional legislation. “It’s pretty dry reading,” she says. But one January night this year, the 25-year-old University of Oklahoma student Read More...

Tales of the credit crunch

Tales of the credit crunch

Filmmaker Johan Kramer finds inspiration in the financial crisis. Max Christern | Sept/Oct 2009 issue   A Japanese woman walks two dogs along a winding path in a well-groomed park. The dogs sniff around the bushes as the woman walks patiently behind, plastic bags in hand, ready to clean up Read More...

Ode's list of favorite fu

Ode's list of favorite funny movies

Editors | August 2009 issue Watching Marx Brothers movies helped Norman Cousins cope with a painful illness, a process he described in Anatomy of an Illness. Here are Ode’s recommendations if you’re feeling sick, tired, or just plain in need of a pick-me-up: Bridget Jones's Diary Mark Darcy to Read More...

Tales of the credit crunch

Tales of the credit crunch

Max Christern | June/July 2009 Read More...