Time to Make A Movie

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When I was starting my filmmaking career, an industry veteran told me to put blinders on, focus and go for it. And with this advice, he also mentioned the importance of a clearly written plan. If you have been taking baby steps towards the realization of your movie, then sooner or later it will be time to make a movie. When you have all the filmmaking stuff you need, you are … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding For The Canyons

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"Hollywood Types" Go Micro-budget and Borderline Hipster with The Canyons on Kickstarter  By Laura Zinger Filmmaker And Guest Film Blogger Have you been wondering when the Hollywood would jump on the blitzkrieg bandwagon that is Crowdfunding? It's happened. Writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) has teamed up with writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), and … [Read more...]

What Are Your Filmmaking Goals?

If you've been making movies for any length of time, you know that the idea of seeing your work on the big (or small screen) can be totally fun, exciting and (let's be honest) challenging. Over the past decade, I have experienced headaches, heartache, challenges and really, really crappy moments. But I have also experienced the awesomely surreal, super exciting moments that … [Read more...]

Push To Meet Filmmaking Deadlines

As a filmmaker, sooner or later the realization hits you that the key to dreams is internal, not external. I'm not trying to sound like a space cadet telling you this. But if you've been pushing your filmmaking career for any length of time, and you've actually made a movie - even a short movie, then you know that whatever you once perceived as your limitations are behind … [Read more...]

Leverage Your Following | Sell Your Movie PT 7

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One of the most important filmmaking strategies you must adopt in this era of modern moviemaking is a long term perspective. In years past, filmmakers focused on making one movie, selling it and then moving on to the next movie. While the idea of creating multiple titles over the course of your filmmaking career has not changed, it is now vitally important that you plan a … [Read more...]