How To Make Your Movie Rise Above The Noise

Rise Above The Garbage

Working in film distribution, I can tell you that everything is changing. Production is getting cheaper and easy access to the marketplace is the norm. This is an exciting time to be a filmmaker. Paradoxically, because more and more movies are getting made each year, this is also one of the most challenging times for making money as a filmmaker. We are experiencing a market … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Success Mindset

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Getting your filmmaking work noticed requires persistence, tenacity and an unyielding ability to overcome obstacles and keep going, even when doing so seems impossible and crazy. Just over a decade ago, I was stuck on my small town, living with my parents. No other vocation appealed to me more than filmmaking. Back then I had no idea my aspirations would take me from my … [Read more...]

Secrets of Successful Indie Filmmakers: Don’t Give Up

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One thing that's true for all indie filmmakers is this: Sometimes life sucks. Movie deals fall apart. Investors bail out. People don't come through and they let you down. And sometimes what you thought was a sure-thing becomes a no-thing... While nobody wants to experience pain and heartache, it is equally important to know that these challenges are part of the journey. … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Succeed As a Modern Filmmaker

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The other day it occurred to me that I've been living in Los Angeles for nearly a decade. Over the years I have learned a thing or two about Hollywood. I have also realized there are distinct differences between filmmakers who make a movie and the would-be filmmakers who do not. Since most people in LA are involved in some aspect of the movie industry, most conversations … [Read more...]