5 Tips On Independent Film Financing

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If you're looking for independent film financing, take a number. Every filmmaker on earth wants an easy solution for finding the money. It's a BIG challenge. (But you already know this!) In the years since I started, social media and various crowdfunding platforms like Seed&Spark, Indiegogo and Kickstarter have emerged with the goal of accelerating the independent … [Read more...]

Film Production: 3 Tips To Avoid Crying On Set

Create Plan B

You need to Create a Plan B for your movie. You need to cover your butt! Here is how it happens. . .  You plan everything out for your movie months in advance. You get the locations, picture vehicles, actors, crew, stunt professionals -- And then for some reason, two days before you begin production some crazy series of events take hold and everything falls … [Read more...]

Interview with Peter D. Marshall

Peter D. Marshall is a filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada. He has worked (and survived) in the Film and Television Industry for over 35 years - as a film director, television producer, first assistant director and TV Series creative consultant. He writes and publishes the monthly filmmaking ezine, "The Director's Chair" which is currently read by over 3400 filmmakers in 100 … [Read more...]

Become friends with investors for your movie

Often filmmakers get choked up when it comes to finding investors for their movie. Yes, we all know film is a speculative investment, and a bad one at that. Yes, we’ve all heard that a dentist is probably the most likely source of potential investment dollars. And finally, we all know that you need to sell potential investors on the glamor of filmmaking before they will buy … [Read more...]

Create a Movie Poster

Image via Wikipedia When I was a kid,  I had an early video game system called the Atari 2600. The graphics were primitive and pixelated. But every time I went to the store to buy a new game, the technological shortcomings of the 2600 were soon forgotten. This is because the fictional game reality depicted on the box cover made each game seem like the coolest thing … [Read more...]