Screenwriting Agents Do Not Have Time To Read Your Script

Screenwriting Agents

Somewhere in the world someone has just finished the first draft of her first screenplay - ever. Full of enthusiasm, the unknown screenwriter breaks out a hammer and puts the final touches on the two brass brads that hold the 90-120 pages together. It is at this point when this writer asks himself the obvious question: "How do I get my movie script produced?" This is … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Tips For Beginners

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In this guest filmmaking article, producer Susan Ngozi Nwokedi provides Filmmaking Tips For Beginners. Growing up in Nigeria, I remember watching movies and wondering how could I be one of the actors in the film or how could I make movies like the one I was watching. My desire to work in entertainment stayed with me for years. And luckily, it wasn’t long before I moved to … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Film School

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Somewhere between 11th and 12th grade, when most of my (then) classmates were taking weekend trips with their families to check out prospective colleges, I was goofing off. I know, I know. Maybe I shouldn't admit that. But at age 17, a college education wasn't high on my list of priorities. And besides, I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to make movies. I can't … [Read more...]

Tips for Film and Video Freelance Work

Image via Wikipedia When I was starting out, I had to beg for every film and video job I could find. My first jobs consisted of fetching coffee and doing some non-union grip and gaffer work. These days I have a pretty good network of friends who can help me find film and video jobs when necessary. Some of you have asked for tips how to meet friends and get jobs. So I'll … [Read more...]