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 Make It In Hollywood

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If you want to know how to make it Hollywood, you're obviously not alone. It is easy to dream about becoming the next Hollywood hotshot. You get to town and everybody around you is doing amazing things. Typical conversations revolve around careers in entertainment: "What do you do?" "I'm a director." When I first moved to Los Angeles, I met these people a lot. We went … [Read more...]

Top 3 Reasons You Won’t Make It In Hollywood (And What To Do About It)

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As a filmmaker, taking action is everything. But sometimes this is easy to say, but tough to execute. Over the past year, I have been getting a bunch of emails from Hollywood hopefuls who want to make movies or write screenplays or do something. But for some reason (insert YOUR idiotic excuse here) these people think they need an agent or someone to give them permission to … [Read more...]

Screenwriting Tips – Hope for shy screenwriters

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Shy and awkward is how screenwriter Seth Lochead describes himself. When he was starting out he felt he had to choose between building his career by socializing or by writing a great script. He decided to try to do the latter. The result is "Hanna," co-written by David Farr, starring Kate Blanchett as the daughter of a rogue ex-CIA agent. He told the Vancouver Sun: "“I … [Read more...]

Independent Film Distributor Report Card

If you're an independent filmmaker focused on finding a great distribution deal, you know it's a tricky world. As a result of VOD as well as declining retail options, many traditional DVD distributors are offering some really bad deals. This week's guest post comes from  Sheri Candler. Sheri is an inbound marketing strategist who helps independent filmmakers build … [Read more...]