What To Do When Your Filmmaking Sucks

What To Do When Your Filmmaking Sucks

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 Avoid Your Biggest Filmmaking Mistake

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The biggest filmmaking mistake you can make is waiting for someone else to give you permission make movies. Believe me. I'm speaking from experience. After college, I was like a lot of people. I wanted to make movies, but I had no idea how to get started. As a result, I took the conventional route. I spent a whole lot of time sending out resumes to production … [Read more...]

3 Reasons You Will Fail In Filmmaking (Avoid The Excuses)

3 Reasons You Will Fail In Filmmaking

Do you want to know the top 3 reasons you will fail at filmmaking? Or better yet, would you like to know how to avoid the excuses and become a filmmaking success? If so, you're in the right place. Every week I share my filmmaking thoughts in a newsletter broadcast to over 10,000 filmmakers. And if you're serious about filmmaking, my newsletter offers tips and tactics on how … [Read more...]

How To Start (and keep) A Career In Film

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If you're looking for a career in film, you're not alone. Each year, thousands of ambitious Hollywood hopefuls arrive in Los Angeles, eager to climb the entertainment ladder. Unlike you, most of these people come unprepared to face the competitive landscape. Many never take time to create a plan. And many Hollywood hopefuls simply don't understand the golden rule of … [Read more...]

Changes In The Movie Industry

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Yesterday I had breakfast with a studio executive from one of the Majors here in Los Angeles. Much of what we talked about revolved around changes in the movie industry and how many of the studio folks are slow to implement new ideas. With an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 independent movies flooding the market each year, the movie industry is experiencing what happens to any … [Read more...]