How To Become A Successful Filmmaker

Successful Filmmaker

If you're wondering what it takes to become a successful filmmaker, you're in luck. It's getting a lot easier to make, market and sell movies. Whenever I give talks on filmmaking, one of the questions I get from the audience is how to become a successful filmmaker. The answer to this question is simply another question. How To Become A Successful Filmmaker While each … [Read more...]

How To Finance Movies With VOD Sales Projections

VOD Sales Projections

Do you know the most popular question filmmakers ask me? I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with video on demand. Ready. . . Without too much variation, the most popular question is: “Can you provide some VOD sales projections?” I understand the motive behind this question. Believe me, I do. You’re a filmmaker. You either made an awesome movie and you’re … [Read more...]

Top 3 Reasons You Won’t Make It In Hollywood (And What To Do About It)

Make It In Hollywood

As a filmmaker, taking action is everything. But sometimes this is easy to say, but tough to execute. Over the past year, I have been getting a bunch of emails from Hollywood hopefuls who want to make movies or write screenplays or do something. But for some reason (insert YOUR idiotic excuse here) these people think they need an agent or someone to give them permission to … [Read more...]

No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

no budget filmmaking

Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These days any filmmaker with passion and a story can make a movie. And unlike years … [Read more...]

3 Tips How To Make Money In Filmmaking

Make Money In Filmmaking

The other night I puked a little in my mouth. It was just a little puke. It was the sort that burnt a bit, resulting in bad breath I couldn't quite brush out... And the whole mess came after I read some BS article from a "filmmaking guru" (who will remain unnamed here) talking about some old fuddy duddy way to make money in filmmaking. The information was outdated, … [Read more...]