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 […]

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 industry when cheap labor, inexpensive production…

3 Reasons You Will Fail In Filmmaking

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Every week I share my filmmaking thoughts in a newsletter broadcast to over 5000 filmmakers. The newsletter offers tips and tactics on how to get your movie made, seen and sold without waiting around and asking permission. Most of the responses I receive are positive. However, without fail, I get emails from people who give me reasons why they cannot make a movie. These responses, while heartfelt and in many cases believable are starting to smell like a bunch of self-pitty BS…

Why Do Filmmakers Need A List?

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Like it or not, many social networking sites run the risk of going out of vogue. So from day one, you will want to migrate your fans off the social networking sites and get them into your own email, mailing list…

Free Marketing Advice For Filmmakers

I HIGHLY recommend that you use a reputable 3rd party email marketing company to manage your audience list. While there are some great companies out there, over the past three years, I have utilized a service called Aweber. This is a reputable email marketing company…

Filmmaking Stuff Is On Face Book

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Your friendships with other filmmakers dictate the scope and scale of your movies. And while not everyone you meet in the movie industry is going to become your best friend, it’s always great to know who to call, to help you make things happen.