How To Network In Hollywood (Or anywhere, really)

how to network in Hollywood

The other night, I was at some party. I didn't know a lot of people, but this is nothing new. Learning how to network in Hollywood, or anywhere really is one of  the most important skills you can refine. Besides, meeting new people is fun. It leads to new ideas and new opportunties. But every so often, you will meet a jerk or two . That is exactly what happened when I … [Read more...]

Who Needs Traditional Distribution?

Goodbye_Promise

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...]

Why Filmmakers Fail At Film Festivals

Autokino

Do you ever wonder why filmmakers fail at film festivals? I have been speaking at quite a few film festivals. And what I find is, many filmmakers are still stuck in an old paradigm that no longer exists. In the past, most filmmakers dreamed of getting their movies seen and sold at festivals, followed by a 3 picture deal. But the reality is, these types of deals are … [Read more...]

Film Festival Directory

Berlin_night

Film festivals provide an invaluable way for filmmakers to get movies in front of an audience. Additionally, garnering acceptance to the various film festivals can provide avenues for networking, career promotion and a rare, but possible a three-picture deal. A few months back, we reached out to our Filmmaking Stuff Newsletter subscribers and asked them to recommend their … [Read more...]

Download The Modern Moviemaking Movement

Modern-Moviemaking-Movement-Cover

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...]