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...]

Three Tips On How To Target Your Target Audience

Find Your Target Audience

Having spent time at the major film festivals, I can tell you that having an audience (also known as a large email subscriber list) is currency. It gives you power. But before you get into the mechanics of growing your audience - You need to first figure out how to find your target audience. In fact, you need to target your target audience even before you write your … [Read more...]

Making A Short Film: 5 Tips For New Filmmakers

Making A Short Film

Making a short film is the rite of passage for many new filmmakers. If you have never made a short film, now is the time. Seriously. Not only are there a gazillion film festivals that offer a short movie program, but with websites like YouTube, you have the ability to reach a global audience. This is better than the old days. Back then, making a short film meant that … [Read more...]