The 5 Laws For Hollywood Success

Hollywood Success

Making a living in the movie biz is challenging. And frankly, garnering Hollywood success gets a lot more challenging when you screw people over. And while what I'm about to share is totally fictional, I can tell you that these types of things happen more than you know: Dear Jason, I'm very sorry. I know you've been calling about the money we owe you for your totally … [Read more...]

What To Do When Your Filmmaking Sucks

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This filmmaking article is challenging to write. The reason for this is simple. It is tough to admit that a movie you made (that you once thought was brilliant) totally sucks. Cringing at the sight of your old work is a good sign. The emotion means that you're growing as an artist. But I don't know. After having made a few feature films and prior to that, a whole bunch of … [Read more...]

How To Produce Hit Television Shows Like Charlie Day

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As a filmmaker, getting a project off the ground is often easier said than done. From day one, you are faced with a seemingly never ending barrage of challenges like how to get money, how to actually finish what you start, and importantly, how to sell your project… Faced with this level of uncertainty, it’s not surprising why many would-be filmmakers and producers give up … [Read more...]

Future Of Filmmaking: Will You Be Replaced By A Robot?

Future Of Filmmaking

In case you haven't noticed, filmmaking is changing. And the future of filmmaking is now. In years past, if you wanted to make a movie, you had to raise enough money to not only cover the film and equipment, but you paid for your DP, your camera operator, someone to pull focus, someone to load the film, someone to lay dolly track and someone else to push your dolly. If … [Read more...]

Five Useful Filmmaking Tips (That You Can Do Today)

Five Useful Filmmaking Tips

As a filmmaker, if you aren't making movies, you are thinking about and planning for your next movie. But as you know, the challenge of actually making your movie can sometimes feel overwhelming. So if it's okay with you, I'd love to share some filmmaking tips so you can take action and make your movie now. Here are five filmmaking tips to get your movie made this … [Read more...]