Should You Go To Film School?

If you're just starting out as a filmmaker, deciding if you should attend a traditional film school is something you need to decide. And it's a costly decision - some of my friends here in Los Angeles are over fifty-thousand dollars in debt. While most of my friends value having a college education, all agree that having a  film school degree will not guarantee success in … [Read more...]

Sell Your Movie For Maximum Profit

If you're already a seasoned feature filmmaker, take a moment and think back: Do you remember when the idea of making movies seemed like a far away dream? Do you remember when you first got the idea for your movie? Do you remember Your first day of production? Do you remember your first screening and how well everyone loved your work? That happened to me with my first … [Read more...]

Haitian Filmmakers Lose Their Film School but Keep Shooting

The Ciné Institute, based in Jacmel on Haiti's southern coast, was completely destroyed in Tuesday's earthquake. The Ciné Institute provided Haitian youth with film education and edutainment, technical training, and media related micro enterprise opportunities. It is now gone. BUT...the students (all of whom survived) went back into the rubble of their building and found … [Read more...]