Are screenplay contests worth entering?

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I'm pretty skeptical about script contests as a way to further your career. There are success stories but I think they're the exception. So I was interested to read the view of Chad Gervich on the Script website. He says that winning a script rarely gives you the edge. He's been a judge in script contests and says winning only shows your script was the best, but that the … [Read more...]

Sell Your Movie For Maximum Profit

If you're already a seasoned feature filmmaker, take a moment and think back: Do you remember when the idea of making movies seemed like a far away dream? Do you remember when you first got the idea for your movie? Do you remember Your first day of production? Do you remember your first screening and how well everyone loved your work? That happened to me with my first … [Read more...]

Filmmaker David Allen Talks Modern Moviemaking and VOD Distribution

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As we get closer to an independent filmmaking business driven by video on demand distribution, I am on the hunt for various case studies that can help filmmakers navigate the changing world. I caught wind of an indie production company based in Australia called Rapidfire Productions. This is a production company that operates as a self sustaining modern moviemaking business. … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Jason Brubaker Gets Punched Out By LA Producers Over Video On Demand Sales Projections

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When I published my article on leveraging VOD sales to finance your movie, I had no idea that a simple internet marketing formula for filmmakers would be such a polarizing issue. I can't tell you how many Los Angeles based movie producers responded negatively through email. One guy even told me my grammar sucked. So to clarify, I was not trying to ruffle any feathers. I … [Read more...]

Produce an Independent Movie

So you want to produce an independent movie? Great. I think this is the best time in history to finally make your indie movie. Why? Let me provide you with 3 uplifting reasons to help you make your movie now: 1. First, the cost of production has gone down dramatically for micro-to-low budget movies. These days, technology provides ways to get more bang for your buck. You … [Read more...]