Making a Movie

The other night, I did a film school talk at the UCLA film school about how to make, market and sell your movie without the middle-man. And while most of the UCLA film students in attendance agreed that my way of making a movie may not be fully inline with the studio ideal - many of these filmmakers agreed that getting a movie made is better than merely just talking about … [Read more...]

Indie Film Website For Your Filmmaking

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If you're like most filmmakers, you have a website for your movie. And odds are good you are trying to fit too much into it. So the first thing you need to do is remove all the distracting crap. Whenever I mention this at a talk, invariably someone asks me how to determine what's distracting? It depends on your website objective. When building a movie website, most … [Read more...]

Movie Marketing: Are Film Festivals Losing Relevance?

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Filmmakers often utilize film festivals as a way to get their work seen and hopefully sold. And while acceptance to top-tier festivals is super exciting - the reality is, many filmmakers do not get in. As a result, many of these semi-dejected filmmakers take a shotgun approach to their festival strategy. They start applying for most every regional and local film festival, … [Read more...]

Modern Moviemaking Explained

As a filmmaker, I don't need to tell you that things are changing. It seems like every day, the filmmaking community shares news of some new way to make, market and sell movies. I believe video on demand distribution represents freedom for filmmakers. While there are many great sales agents and distributors, I am totally bothered by the sales agents and middle-men who have … [Read more...]

Filmmaking interview with Nathan Wrann

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Nathan Wrann is a talented, experienced and enthusiastic filmmaker. While his movies are still considered underground, his filmmaking philosophy is universal. This is a man who goes against the odds, makes the movies he can make - without asking permission. Nathan Wrann's drive and ambition has enabled him to get some features under his belt. I interviewed Nathan because … [Read more...]