Filmmakers Need To Get Debt Free (And Acquire FU Money!)

Filmmakers Need To Get Debt Free

Wanna make movies? Then get debt free. Having debt kills your filmmaking dreams dead. And while you may not think about it, learning how to manage money is one of the most important traits of a successful, independent filmmaker. A lot of filmmakers get into debt because they are focused on a BIG Hollywood payday. They buy cameras and all the latest and greatest gear. But … [Read more...]

5 Movie Industry Success Tips

Movie Industry Success

Living in Los Angeles, I have met countless would-be filmmakers who move here with great film career expectations, only to be chewed up and spit out. The reason most Hollywood hopefuls fail is because they don't have a long term, solid plan for movie industry success. 5 Movie Industry Success Tips To help you avoid common pitfalls, I put together 5 tips for movie industry … [Read more...]

How To Finance Movies With VOD Sales Projections

VOD Sales Projections

Do you know the most popular question filmmakers ask me? I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with video on demand. Ready. . . Without too much variation, the most popular question is: “Can you provide some VOD sales projections?” I understand the motive behind this question. Believe me, I do. You’re a filmmaker. You either made an awesome movie and you’re … [Read more...]

No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

no budget filmmaking

Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These days any filmmaker with passion and a story can make a movie. And unlike years … [Read more...]