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 Angles are over fifty-thousand dollars in debt…

Screenwriting: write what you don’t know

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An interesting twist on the old “write what you know” adage comes from aspiring screenwriter Mark McCann, who also is a policeman. One of his shorts was produced and has won some prizes and one of his feature scripts has just been optioned–for the fifth time. He told Arkansas Online: “I try to avoid writing movies […]

Professional Filmmaking Process – When To Make Your First Feature

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Sooner or later the filmmaking bug hits you. . . It’s like a far off voice or compulsion. But like breathing, for the serious independent filmmaker, the need to make a feature is always present.

I wrote my first screenplay, now what?

Image via Wikipedia For those of you who already wrote your feature script, congratulations. It’s a super cool accomplishment to write a screenplay. But don’t go crazy. Just because you have a script doesn’t mean Hollywood is going to knock down your door. Like any business, you now have something to sell. And like any […]