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...]

Why Do Filmmakers Need A List?

Filmmakers must build their own audience list

Like it or not, many social networking sites run the risk of going out of vogue. So as a filmmaker, if you are working to build a relationship with your audience - From day one, you will want to migrate your fans off the social networking sites and get them into your own email, mailing list. For this, I recommend using a reputable third-party email marketing service such as … [Read more...]

Building Your Filmmaking Team

If you look at my movie credits, you'll see that I've been working with the same crew on almost every project. This is not by accident. The truth is, making movies is challenging. And from my perspective, bringing unknown people into the process makes everything even more challenging and (often) complicated. But you have to start somewhere. So for those of you planning to … [Read more...]

Filmmaking eZine and Free Tools

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Video on demand has forever changed the ways independent movies are made, seen and sold. And if you've not yet made a feature, you might wonder why this is important to you. I get excited about Video On Demand and the various popular internet marketplaces like iTunes and Amazon because movie distribution is no longer discriminatory. This means that you can actually … [Read more...]

Feature Filmmaking Advice

Prior to getting my own features off the ground, I worked for an indie producer in New York City. I took the gig because I wanted to uncover the "secrets" to making movies. And after a few months, I ended up working in development - which pretty much meant it was my job to read screenplays and write reports about the material, called coverage. When I wasn't reading, most of … [Read more...]