5 Tips On Independent Film Financing

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Finding money to make your movie is challenging. In this filmmaking article, we explore 5 Tips On Independent Film Financing.

Three Ways To Cut Your Movie Budget (And Increase Production Value)

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Coming up with an accurate film budget can be a sobering experience. You either find out that you need to raise more money or cut your budget entirely. And if you’re anything like most independent filmmakers, both options suck. But don’t worry. This article offers three ways to cut your movie budget (and increase production value).

How To Finance Movies With VOD Sales Projections

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Because distribution was once discriminatory, many first time independent feature filmmakers had to hold their breath in hopes their movies would get into a film festival, buil buzz, and (hopefully) garner a great distribution deal, complete with a cash advance. But that is an outdated model.

Interview with Charlie Day

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Always Sunny in Philadelphia has become one of the biggest hits on American television. Charlie Day is an actor, writer and executive producer of the hit series, and he took a few minutes to stop by Filmmaking Stuff to chat about the show…

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 […]

5 Tips For Filmmaking On The Fly

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As a filmmaker, if you aren’t making movies, you are thinking about and planning for your next movie. With the year half-way over, it is important to think about your your filmmaking action plan. What are your filmmaking goals? What is your timeline for achieving your filmmaking goals? Here are five filmmaking tips to get […]

Future filmmaking BOOK Coming Soon!

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For those of you following filmmaking stuff, you know that I have been working on an awesome and comprehensive filmmaking book for quite some time. I am pleased to announce that the filmmaking book is almost complete. (Update – the book is complete and available here.) One of the biggest challenges I had was coming […]

Make A Movie

If you want to make a movie, you need to stop making mental lists of all the reasons why your movie won’t work. You need to stop pretending that you need more money. You need to stop letting life pass you by…