Screenwriting How To Protect Your Material

Stop screenwriting rip offs

Since starting Filmmaking Stuff, many screenwriters have written me, asking if I could provide advice on how they can protect their screenplay from theft. I usually tell screenwriters that most producers will not go through the process of raising a gazillion dollars without compensating the screenwriter fairly. However, as my screenwriter friend Jurgen Wolff points out, … [Read more...]

Are You Part of The Filmmaking Class?

Last week I had a debate with my buddy about filmmaking class. And no, I'm not talking about the classroom. But I am talking about social filmmaking status. Basically the debate went like this: how do you decide what movies are "real" movies and what movies are "fake." (I know. Stupid debate, right? But if you read this, I'll dispel a myth and forever end Hollywood movie … [Read more...]

Advice For Filmmakers who Want to Make Movies

Early in my filmmaking career, I made a lot of mistakes - Many of these mistakes are attributable to a real lack of advice from people with experience. The following video featuring Quentin Tarantino, offers great advice to new filmmakers looking for guidance. (And for those of us filmmakers who have produced a few features - This is still great … [Read more...]