Lessons Learned as a Director

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Over the past four years, Jenn Page has directed four Independent feature films. Having worked with some of Hollywood's top talent, she stopped by Filmmaking Stuff to share her lessons learned as a director. As a director you are completely responsible for everything on your movie set, one way or another. Everything... Of all that you deal with, the hardest part of being … [Read more...]

YouTube Rentals?

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Since originally writing this article, YouTube Rentals has become part of Google Play. But if you're one of the many independent feature filmmakers trying to navigate the ever changing world of digital self distribution (so you can still make a living by making independent movies). . . I have an AWESOME solution for you. And No. I'm not talking about iTunes and their … [Read more...]

Asking For Filmmaking Advice

When I was working to produce my first feature, I had no idea what I was doing. I knew I wanted to see my name in the credits, but didn’t know how to do it. Fortunately, I also had the phone number of someone who had traveled the same path years before. I contacted this person and asked for advice. When venturing into new areas of understanding, it is essential to seek … [Read more...]

Independent Film Financing

Today, I'm going to offer yet another bit of perspective on the whole question of how to raise money for movies. As you may or may not know, independent film funding can be a little overwhelming. If you've ever dabbled in the business side of making a movie, you know what I mean. The first time I heard people talk about writing a business plan or offering a private placement … [Read more...]

Prepping Your Film For Distribution

I originally published this article with The Independent, a great resource for filmmakers. Picture this! By some miracle to end all miracles, born of equal parts luck and blind determination, you’ve managed to rise above the never-ending barrage of questions from “concerned” friends and family who’ve always thought your talk about making movies was reckless. You’ve put … [Read more...]