How To Make Your Own Film

how to make your own film

If you're looking for tactics on how to make your own film, you're in luck. I have been helping filmmakers make, market and sell movies for close to a decade - And in all that time, I found there is a serious distinction between filmmakers to who take action and filmmakers who do not. If you want some tactics on how to make your own film, aside from the technical stuff, the … [Read more...]

How To Network In Hollywood (Or anywhere, really)

how to network in Hollywood

The other night, I was at some party. I didn't know a lot of people, but this is nothing new. Learning how to network in Hollywood, or anywhere really is one of  the most important skills you can refine. Besides, meeting new people is fun. It leads to new ideas and new opportunties. But every so often, you will meet a jerk or two . That is exactly what happened when I … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Movie Rise Above The Noise

Rise Above The Garbage

Working in film distribution, I can tell you that everything is changing. Production is getting cheaper and easy access to the marketplace is the norm. This is an exciting time to be a filmmaker. Paradoxically, because more and more movies are getting made each year, this is also one of the most challenging times for making money as a filmmaker. We are experiencing a market … [Read more...]

Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling

script breakdown

Script breakdown and film scheduling is essential for any serious filmmaker. Let me share the following, fictional yet typical filmmaking email. (I get these types of questions every couple weeks.) Hi Jason - I wrote this really awesome movie about space travel, time travel, the end of the world and I'm really looking to get it produced. The problem is, I don't know … [Read more...]

Secrets of Successful Indie Filmmakers: Don’t Give Up

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One thing that's true for all indie filmmakers is this: Sometimes life sucks. Movie deals fall apart. Investors bail out. People don't come through and they let you down. And sometimes what you thought was a sure-thing becomes a no-thing... While nobody wants to experience pain and heartache, it is equally important to know that these challenges are part of the journey. … [Read more...]