Looking for Investment – here are some tips weeding out the bull.

Looking for Investment? Are you dealing with Film investors for a low budget (under $500k feature) and finding out it's all bullshit? Well, for every real Film investor, there are literally thousands of BULLSHITTERS, TIRE KICKERS, SCAMMERS, and MICE. I basically put investors into 6 categories: 1. TIRE KICKERS 2. BULLSHITTERS 3. MICE 4. INVESTORS 5. FIRST TIMERS 6. SCA...

How do you review a script ?

-Is the script readable and interesting ? If it won’t hold my interest for a straight thru read it needs work. -Do I believe the characters, is there proper depth in the leads and supporting actors ? -Are there interesting and gripping moments ? does the script have emotional builds and good pacing? -Is there a solid subplot? -Can I create it, and do it justice with the bu...

Quick budget reference for a back-into lo/no budget indie film project.

here ya go... I made you a quick reference reality check back-into-it from how much you can raise budget document for Indie feature film work. The numbers will show you what you'll end up having for various "buckets" for your project and how small they get and what you really need based on reality... Its a decent example for you to start your budget efforts.... Georgias back...

Are you making an Indie feature and planning on distribution? Quality Control and passing with your project. What do I need for my file to pass QC

Are you making an Indie feature and planning on distribution? Quality Control and passing with your project. What do I need for my file to pass QC Did you ever wonder what QC really means and how it affects you and your project? To start with you film might look great but when the QC people at the distributor or network take a look things can change in an instant. The first th...

Budgeting for a low budget Feature? read this.

A friend posted: How do I create a budget for a low/no budget flick...for a low/no budget indie: 10 or so crew, from DP to grip, $50 to $500 / day... depending on how many and how close film crew friends you may have and how hungry they are, and willing to work on a "freebe". So plan on between $500 to $5000 / day for 10 low/no budget crew... then add $15 to $25/day/head for fo...

you wrote a script… are you therefore the person to direct it ?

Do you really think that just because you can write a script means you can direct a movie ??? Sorry.. but you're dead wrong. A good director can see the entire story in their head, and know where to cut, rework, modify, and simply dump material and story to get a solid commercial film made on budget and on time based on a brilliant script. They need to know how everything works...