The 5 Immutable Laws of Successful Filmmaking

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As an independent filmmaker, the prospect of putting together a project and creating something awesome out of an idea really gets us going. Serious indie filmmakers stop at noting until the movie is actually in the can - or these days - in your hard drive. Still if you've been working to make movies for any length of time, you know there are days when you hit obstacles, … [Read more...]

How To Overcome Your Indie Filmmaking Challenges

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Over the past year, we have seen a lot of developments in the indie filmmaking space. New technology coupled with non-discriminatory distribution has enabled many would-be filmmakers to finally get a feature made and distributed. While most of us in the indie filmmaking community welcome these changes - The downside to these innovations is the market is now saturated with … [Read more...]

Modern Moviemaking Manifesto

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I am going to share the Modern Moviemaking Manifesto with you. After this, you're going to know yourself a little better as a filmmaker. And to get the ball rolling, I have a question for you: What's the biggest filmmaking failure you must avoid? Ok, this is gonna sound obvious... But the answer is: Making a movie NOBODY CARES about! (Which is sort of the same as making … [Read more...]

The Secret Society Of Modern Indie Filmmakers

Earlier this week, Sheri Candler was spreading word of mouth about a test screening of Gary King's indie film musical:  How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song. So I did something I haven't done for awhile - I got out from behind my computer screen to meet and mingle with some new filmmakers face-to-face. As the lights dimmed and Gary's movie flickered across the screen, I … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Success Tips For Sourcing An Audience

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Because of an eroding DVD market, the modern moviemaking model dictates that you (as a filmmaker) must treat your independent movie business just like any other small business. YOU have a product (your movie) and YOU must sell your product. In order to sell your product, you must find a customer and convince them that your movie is worth more than their money. Obvious … [Read more...]