Write A Crappy First Draft

Unless you're an experimental filmmaker, you rely heavily on having a great screenplay. And if you're like a lot of people I've met, you probably have a gazillion ideas for movie projects - but you might not have any completed screenplays. If this is you, you're not alone. Since producing my first feature, I have received about a gazillion emails from writer-producer … [Read more...]

Leverage Your Following | Sell Your Movie PT 7

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One of the most important filmmaking strategies you must adopt in this era of modern moviemaking is a long term perspective. In years past, filmmakers focused on making one movie, selling it and then moving on to the next movie. While the idea of creating multiple titles over the course of your filmmaking career has not changed, it is now vitally important that you plan a … [Read more...]

Writing a screenplay-hold that template!

Today's Filmmaking Stuff guest article comes from veteran screenwriter Jurgen Wolff. I find Jurgen's approach to movie script writing to be very useful. In the following article, he expresses his thoughts on The Hero's Journey and other screenwriting templates. Writing a screenplay-hold that template! I had an email from someone asking whether I’m really against the use of … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Stuff Is On Face Book

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There is a saying in business that your network is your net-worth. For a filmmaker, I would venture to say that your friendships with other filmmakers dictate the scope and scale of your movies. And while not everyone you meet in the movie industry is going to become your best friend, it's always great to know who to call, to help you make things happen. In this regard, I … [Read more...]

Self Distribution and MovieMaker’s Future of Movie Making 2010

Movie Maker Magazine The Future of Movie Making 2010

If you get by a news stand, make sure you check out the latest issue of MovieMaker magazine. It's The Future Of Movie Making 2010. In the issue, you'll get a whole bunch of useful movie making information, including the 25 Must-Have Movie Making Apps, information on HDSLR camera as well as a great interview with Roger Corman. But if you want my humble opinion, one of most … [Read more...]