Who Needs Traditional Distribution?

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As a filmmaker, selling your movie usually involves traditional distribution - film festivals, schmoozing, phone calls, follow up and a whole bunch of NOs and crappy distribution offers. And even when you get your movie into the market, there are still no guarantees that your movie will be a success. This can be discouraging. Earlier today I spoke with to David Branin and … [Read more...]

Download The Modern Moviemaking Movement

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If you are looking for filmmaking information, make sure you download your free copy of the Modern Moviemaking Movement. In this guide, ten of Hollywood's most innovative filmmakers provide insight on how to navigate the ever changing world of Independent filmmaking. Topics covered in this book, include how to write your script, how to raise the money and also, how to … [Read more...]

Aspiring screenwriter: Go Hollywood or go indie?

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Aspiring screenwriter: Go Hollywood or go indie? By, Screenwriter Jurgen Wolff 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 … [Read more...]

Writing and making a short film?

Writing and making a short film? Less is more (unless it’s too much less) By Screenwriter Jurgen Wolff I’ve seen a lot of short films over the years. Frequently I’ve been impressed by the visuals, the level of the acting, sometimes the innovative use of a mix of media. Can you guess what most often is the weakest link? It’s the script. Or sometimes the lack of one. In … [Read more...]

Seven Ways Screenwriters Can be More Productive

Seven Ways Screenwriters Can be More Productive Do you want to write your screenplay faster but without giving up quality? Here are the top tips based both on my own experience in writing more than 100 episodes of TV as well as TV movies, a feature film, and script doctoring, as well as the experience of top writers I’ve interviewed: You don’t have to write the script in … [Read more...]