The 5 Immutable Laws of Successful Filmmaking

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As an independent filmmaker, the prospect of putting together a project and creating something awesome out of an idea really gets us going. Serious indie filmmakers stop at noting until the movie is actually in the can - or these days - in your hard drive. Still if you've been working to make movies for any length of time, you know there are days when you hit obstacles, … [Read more...]

How To Generate Movie Ideas That Sell

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A few weeks back I was at my dentist. We got to talking about movie ideas. And she immediately started telling me about some story she's been writing for close to a decade. That wouldn't be too bad, except I'm paying her to drill my teeth. And her story sucks. Well, let me clarify... I didn't actually read her screenplay. For all I know the execution could be … [Read more...]

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Dear Filmmaker, I have created an awesome filmmaker eCourse that is delivered directly to your inbox. And if you're just getting to know me, check out what some other filmmakers are saying: I just really wanted to express my gratitude for your articles. You said something in one of your articles that has become a sort of mantra of mine. It is such a simple idea but … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Podcasts

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As a filmmaker, your time should be spent making movies or thinking about your next movie. And while this is ideal, it's not practical. Outside of the creative process, each of us has obligations to family, our community and possibly a day job. If you do not watch it, these other obligations will consume your life and you will never make movies. Day to day, I spend a lot of … [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...]