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...
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Planning on Funding your first time feature film…

Getting your Film funded.... There are lots of ways to get funding: 1. Spend your own money. 2. Spend your friends and families money. 3. go out to crowd funding and piss off your friends and family by constantly begging for money. 4. Borrow the money from a bank. 5. max out your credit cards (very stupid idea and yes I have first hand knowledge of a friend who went bankrupt...
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Producer MUST READ – Theatrical Market Statistics 2013

Here are some movie statistics:Global box office for all films released in each country around the world reached $35.9 billion in 2013, up 4% over 2012’s total, due to increases in international ($25.0 billion) and U.S./Canada ($10.9 billion) box office. All international regions experienced growth in 2013. Chinese box office ($3.6 billion) grew by 27% in 2013, becoming the...
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Considering NAME talent for your movie project ?

Need "NAME" talent... Real BOX OFFICE Draw talent? First, make sure you have a track record that can be verified. Second, make sure you have funding in place that can be verified. Third. Make sure you are ready with a packet to send out and you have the answers ready to the agents questions. Film info, Role, planned shooting dates, number of days required, project budget, scrip...
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SELF DISTRIBUTION “FOUR WALL” for INDIE FILMS – BASICS

Self Distribution basics…. And these are only basics. Self distribution, or called in the film industry "four walling", is a good way to go if you have time and enough money to push your product. The good news a bout four walling is that you get to keep the profits, all of them. The bad news is it takes a huge amount of time and not a small amount of money to successfully "f...
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So you want to Produce a feature film… Do you have the skill set?

Do you really know the skill set? FIRST and FOREMOST: You need to be a Project Manager. A Project Manager is someone who is responsible for planning, execution, completing, and delivering a Project… on BUDGET and on TIME. It’s ALL your fault and ALL your responsibility. Along with this you need to be good at Financial Planning and Financial management. You need to be able to w...
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Budgeting for your first endeavor into film writing for and roughing out your BUDGET for a low/no budget project.

Budgeting for your first endeavor into film writing for and roughing out your BUDGET for a low/no budget project. Step 1: what can you afford to spend. got a number in mind? A number you can really pull together? good. lets assume you are a first time film maker ( you wouldn't be reading this if you know how to budget )... There is a lot to putting a REAL budget together, bu...
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Writing a Screenplay to shoot?

Writing a Screenplay to shoot? Start with how much you have to shoot it and write the screenplay to fit the budget. If you are simply writing a screenplay to sell... well best of luck. Back to writing one to shoot... FIRST: create the TITLE. It should be simple, short and catchy and offer info about the story. SECOND: write a LOGLINE. Sum up the story in one sentence and make i...
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Do you let your actors go “off script” ? Absolutely.

Do you let your actors go "off script" ? Absolutely. I certainly do, some of the best stuff happens off script... I am very picky about getting rehearsal time, and read throughs, and talking through the character but, I believe my actors are trained professionals and I believe in them. So I would be an idiot not to let then have a chance to play in character on set. I alway wan...
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Considering chasing one or more of those “BOX OFFICE DRAW” actors? Be ready BEFORE you engage….

Considering chasing one or more of those "BOX OFFICE DRAW" actors? Be ready BEFORE you engage.... If you do find your way into a meeting with their casting agency, personal agent and/or manager or even the talent themselves, either via email, phone, or in person... be prepared to provide a script, planned shooting dates, a brief overview on why the specific actor, your budget, ...
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