How To Produce Hit Television Shows Like Charlie Day

Charlie Day

As a filmmaker, getting a project off the ground is often easier said than done. From day one, you are faced with a seemingly never ending barrage of challenges like how to get money, how to actually finish what you start, and importantly, how to sell your project… Faced with this level of uncertainty, it’s not surprising why many would-be filmmakers and producers give up … [Read more...]

Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling

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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...]

Three Ways How To Become A Filmmaker

How To Become A Filmmaker

If you are wondering how to become a filmmaker, you're not alone. Living in Hollywood, I am surrounded by people constantly trying to figure out "how to become a filmmaker." The problem is, many would-be filmmakers do not realize there is more than one way to become a filmmaker. 3 Ways How To Become A Filmmaker Here are 3 ways how to become a filmmaker. 1. Employee … [Read more...]

How To Get Sh$$ Done Without Hollywood Agents

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How To Get Sh$$ Done Without Hollywood Agents by Gregor Collins Over the course of my 14 years in Los Angeles I’ve had six Hollywood Agents: four of them acting agents, two of them literary and acting managers. Out of all those Hollywood agents who have handled me at one time or another, guess how much paid acting-writing-producing work I’ve landed exclusively on my own … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned as a Director

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Over the past four years, Jenn Page has directed four Independent feature films. Having worked with some of Hollywood's top talent, she stopped by Filmmaking Stuff to share her lessons learned as a director. As a director you are completely responsible for everything on your movie set, one way or another. Everything... Of all that you deal with, the hardest part of being … [Read more...]