From indie creators to big-time directors: Tips from 3 film pros

For independent filmmakers, getting a chance to direct a big Hollywood movie can be a mixed blessing. Sure, you’ll make more money, get more resources, and work with higher-profile actors. But you’re also likely to wind up with less control and more red tape. Such was the experience of three directors at the “Power of Story: Indies Go Hollywood”—a Sundance Film Festival panel presented by Dropbox. Here’s how Justin Lin, Catherine Hardwicke, and Taika Waititi adjusted to their new roles—plus their tips for dealing with the challenges that come with success.

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Catching up with Julian Edelman

Over 100 million people are expected to tune into the football game this Sunday. They’ll be watching 92 athletes compete on the biggest stage in American sports—but that won’t include one of the heroes from last year’s game.

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7 creative ways to reinvigorate mind, body, and soul

When a groove becomes a rut, it may be time to reconsider your tried-and-true ways of being and working. Albert Einstein famously said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Creativity can be a powerful path to new ground and new vitality. Try these strategies to reboot, refresh, and keep your pilot light of inspiration burning.

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Slate’s journalists on the joys and headaches of unleashing creative energy

Where do you get your creative energy, and how do you keep it flowing? At a special live taping of Slate’s Culture Gabfest and Represent podcasts—recorded at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and sponsored by Dropbox—Editor in Chief Julia Turner quizzed the team on just that. How does film critic Dana Stevens stay motivated? What does culture writer Aisha Harris do when she gets stuck? And why does critic-at-large Stephen Metcalf purposely ignore his readers for half of his creative process? Here’s a rundown of their best tips, many of which can apply to just about anyone, creative or not.

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Join us for Nicer Tuesdays: Insights from today’s most creative minds

Dropbox is all about celebrating creative energy. That’s why we’re always delighted to work with the passionate champions of creativity who bring you It’s Nice That. We had so much fun collaborating with them on The Dream Team, we’ve decided to partner again for Nicer Tuesdays.

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Filmmakers share 11 creative tips at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Creativity doesn’t always come easy. At the 2018 Sundance Film Festival—in the IndieWire Studio presented by Dropbox—some of the biggest names in movies shared the secrets behind their creative processes. What’s the hardest part about filmmaking? How do you get into a groove? Here are 11 tips from the directors, writers, and actors behind 2018’s best independent films.

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