How to Crowdfund an Oscar Winning Movie

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Crowdfunding has become a successful strategy for filmmakers to raise money to make their movies. If you were paying attention, you probably noticed that the 2013 Oscar ceremony awarded two films that benefited from Crowdfunding. With this I believe we can finally say that Hollywood has jumped on the crowdfunding bandwagon. In March 2011, Andrew […]

Crowdfunding Total Frat Movie

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Anyone that’s ever worked on a film knows that money is always tight and can only be stretched so far. That’s one of the reasons that so many people are turning to crowdfunding to help supplement the budgets of their films. In the last year, well-established filmmakers like David Fincher, Charlie Kaufman and Paul Schrader […]

Aspiring screenwriter: Go Hollywood or go indie?

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Because I’ve written a few books about screenwriting I sometimes get questions from people just starting out on their careers. One query that has started coming up more often recently is whether it’s better to chase the Hollywood dream or get involved with indie films, including ones made for the web…

Future filmmaking BOOK Coming Soon!

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For those of you following filmmaking stuff, you know that I have been working on an awesome and comprehensive filmmaking book for quite some time. I am pleased to announce that the filmmaking book is almost complete. (Update – the book is complete and available here.) One of the biggest challenges I had was coming […]