Modern Filmmaking Business Plan

Most filmmaking business plans are stupid. Why? Because most filmmakers have no idea how to project a possible return on investment. Don't feel bad. It's not your fault. Until five years ago, distribution was discriminatory, abusive and monopolistic. As a result, the old business model for indie filmmaking relied heavily on some 3rd party, middle-man distribution … [Read more...]

How To Break Down and Schedule Your No-Budget Movie

If you're a first time feature filmmaker, you do not need a gazillion dollars to join the feature club. But you will need to learn how to replace money with ginormous creatively. And once your screenplay is complete, then the next step in the filmmaking process is your initial breakdown and schedule. Breaking down the script means you go through your screenplay, number each … [Read more...]

Sell Your Movie

Lasky's Original Studio, AKA The Barn --  Image via Wikipedia If you've made a movie or you're working to make your movie (and I hope you are), you might also be thinking about how you're going to sell the sucker. I mean, despite the fact that filmmaking is fun there is a business component to it. If you fail to think in terms of Return On Investment (ROI), then getting … [Read more...]