Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling

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Making a good movie starts with a good screenplay. And assuming you’ve written, or you control the rights to a fantastic script that you would like to produce, the next step creating a script breakdown and film scheduling.

How To Finance Movies With VOD Sales Projections

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Because distribution was once discriminatory, many first time independent feature filmmakers had to hold their breath in hopes their movies would get into a film festival, buil buzz, and (hopefully) garner a great distribution deal, complete with a cash advance. But that is an outdated model.

Screenwriting With Jim Makichuk

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As a screenwriter, your goal is to get your writing made into movies. So you write and write and write. And through perseverance you get an agent and eventually get your story sold and produced. With a little more luck and hard work, you make a living doing what you love. If you want to […]

Stop Rewriting And Start Filmmaking

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Most filmmakers spend too much time in screenplay rewriting mode, when they should start making their movie. Stop it. Get your screenplay to a point where you aren’t going to keep changing things. How do you know when you are ready to lock your screenplay? Only you can decide. But just in case you were […]

Write or Acquire a Screenplay

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Screenwriting is the heavy lifting for your movie. Without a good script you limit your chances for success from the onset. Your goal is to only work with the best material you can get your hands on. You will want to decide if you will write your screenplay yourself, with a writing partner or if […]

Study Everything Filmmaking

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One of the best ways to get started as a filmmaker involves watching every movie you possibly can. Take note of the angles, lighting and pacing of the movie. It is helpful to read the screenplay for every movie you can as well. A quick search on the Internet will help you find screenplays. You […]

Hire Actors

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Attaching the right talent to your movie can be the difference between long term success or failure. And for a filmmaker gaining experience, this process can be daunting. Back when I started out, I had no idea how to find a casting director or what to say to them. But it is important to remember that many industry professionals will take on smaller jobs in-between bigger projects…