How To Make It In Hollywood


If you want to know how to make it Hollywood, you're obviously not alone. It is easy to dream about becoming the next Hollywood hotshot. You get to town and everybody around you is doing amazing things. Typical conversations revolve around careers in entertainment: "What do you do?" "I'm a director." When I first moved to Los Angeles, I met these people a lot. We went … [Read more...]

How To Find People Who Invest In Movies

people who invest in movies

If you want to find people who invest in movies, look for giant billboards in your home town. That probably sounds goofy. But it works. I grew up in a small farming community in Pennsylvania. Nobody around me made movies. Starting out, I didn't know how to find people who invest in movies. In fact, most people in my town worked at factories. We didn't know rich … [Read more...]

The Minimalist Guide To Making A Movie

Making a Movie

The toughest part of making a movie is getting started. Many would-be filmmakers sit around all year waiting for everything to be perfect. Not you. The sooner you realize your movie will never be perfect the better. This frees you up to get started on an idea (any idea) and start making a movie. As a filmmaker, taking action is better than sitting around and talking. … [Read more...]

How To Make People Line Up And Beg To Invest In Movies

Invest In Movies

Do You Invest In Movies? That is the question. And here's the thing... People who invest in movies aren't necessary eager to hear unsolicited pitches from uninformed, inexperienced filmmakers.  The reason for this should be obvious. But just in case you need some clarification, investing is a business. People who invest in anything do so because they think the reward will … [Read more...]

How To Access The Secret Film Investing Club

Film Investing Club

In this week's filmmaking question, a reader asks the following about investing in a webseries. Question: I'm doing a webseries and I am distributing to YouTube and iTunes so far. I'm not launching till at least Feb when everything is done. I am doing this out of pocket and need funding. I don't have wealthy friends nor do I know any rich people. What's the first step in … [Read more...]