The other day I asked members of the Filmmaking Stuff Facebook community to describe their biggest filmmaking challenge. Minutes later, it became clear that the most glaring obstacles revolved around film finance and movie distribution. This seems right. Like you, there was once a time when I had no idea on how to finance, make […]
When I got started in filmmaking, one of the biggest mysteries was film finance. I spent countless weeks and months seeking answers to the age old questions all indie filmmakers have: “How do I raise money to make my movie?” That one question sent me on a quest that involved dentists, doctors, car dealers, international […]
A few months back, I joined forces with the folks at Chill to help solve a major filmmaking problem. But before I tell you about the awesome solution Chill recently launched – I want to first tell you about the problem. And this is a problem many filmmakers don’t realize they have. I’ll give you […]
There are a lot of filmmakers who think it’s still 1990. While it is nice to dream of Hollywood deals, the Modern Moviemaker refuses to ask permission. Film crowdfuding is gaining popularity as a viable way to raise money for movies. Aside from raising money, the more important aspects of crowdfunding include testing, proving and […]
For those of you who are adding your own thoughts to the Modern Moviemaking Manifesto, what I’m proposing is easier said than done. It is easy for me to talk about the success of our first feature. It is much more difficult to admit that our second feature bombed miserably.
While I know most screenwriters would rather just write a script and then ask someone like me to produce it – I got news for you, don’t do that. Stop asking permission. Instead, I want you to start thinking like an entrepreneurial screenwriter. I want you to start thinking like a producer. I want you to make your movie now!
Securities and Exchange Commission Image via Wikipedia Have you heard of people going out to the stock exchange and buying shares of stock? Have you heard about an IPO, which is an Initial Public Offering? Both examples revolve around the public side of investing. If you’re a well established company and meet the stock exchange […]