How To Break Down and Schedule Your No-Budget Movie

Schedule Your Movie

Thanks to enhancements in production technology, you no longer need a gazillion dollars to make a feature. But you will need to learn how to replace money with ginormous creatively. Once your screenplay is complete, the next step in the filmmaking process is your initial breakdown and schedule. Breaking down the script means you go through your screenplay, number each scene … [Read more...]

Why Amazon Film Distribution Is Awesome!

Amazon Film Distribution

Amazon film distribution offers a great opportunity for filmmakers who want to reach an audience of rabid shoppers. As a transactional video on demand (TVOD) platform, you simply set your price and Amazon pays you 50% of the sale. In a typical release scenario, you would would maximize your transactional opportunity on Amazon before you move on to ad supported platforms … [Read more...]

3 Screenwriting Pitfalls That Will Wreck Your Career

Screenwriting Pitfalls

Most novice screenwriters think getting screwed over in Hollywood all boils down to story theft, but in truth, story theft rarely takes place.  Instead, they overlook the very real screenwriting pitfalls that can cause unnecessary career setbacks. 3 Screenwriting Pitfalls That Will Wreck Your Career What follows are some of the real-world situations you need to be … [Read more...]

Three Reasons to Be Your Own Screenwriting Agent

screenwriting agent

The ongoing myth that you ‘need an Agent’ to get your screenplay seen by Hollywood’s gatekeepers continues to hold back countless writers from gaining real traction with their careers. Does this mean a screenwriting agent serves no purpose?  Or that you won’t someday work with one?  Or that agents are only out to screw you over?  Of course not! Three Reasons to Be Your … [Read more...]

Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling

script breakdown

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...]