Future filmmaking BOOK Coming Soon!

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For those of you following filmmaking stuff, you know that I have been working on an awesome and comprehensive filmmaking book for quite some time. I am pleased to announce that the filmmaking book is almost complete. (Update - the book is complete and available here.) One of the biggest challenges I had was coming up with a title. Thankfully one of our Filmmaking Stuff … [Read more...]

Final Sundance Recap

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If you were one of the readers of Filmmaking Stuff who got to meet me at Sundance, you know that the Sundance Film Festival was a blast. Snow. Cold. Wet feet - And a gazillion filmmakers all trudging through the elements to just be part of the action. And my action these days is Movie Distribution and crowdfunding. Specifically, I enjoy showing filmmakers how to leverage the … [Read more...]

Why Two Movies in One Day Is Good For Filmmakers

Like most filmmakers, I constantly spend my life pushing myself from project to my next project. I have been in LA for close to six years, and in that time, I've garnered producer credits on four features. Pretty fun. But I gotta tell you, as we enter the remaining six months of 2011, I am trying very hard to do a little less grinding, and hopefully finding time to have a … [Read more...]

Modern Marketing For Filmmakers

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Modern Marketing For Filmmakers When it comes to marketing your movie, you need to become proficient at driving targeted traffic to your movie website. While old school filmmakers could rely on various video stores and retail outlets to sell their movies, these days the popular marketplaces are Amazon and iTunes. Both of these markets are web based. And both … [Read more...]

Tennessee Williams’ advice to screenwriters

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OK, I'm fibbing, it was actually Tennessee Williams' advice to playwrights, but it applies just as much to screenwriters: “What shouldn’t you do if you’re a playwright? Don’t bore the audience! I mean, even if you have to resort to totally arbitrary killing onstage, or pointless gunfire, at least it’ll catch their attention and keep them awake. Just keep the thing going … [Read more...]