independent contractor

Do You Hire An Independent Contractor Or Employee (For Your Film)

Over the past few months, I have had several conversations with clients about whether the folks they hire to work on their films and theatre projects are properly classified as employees or independent contractors. It’s an important distinction, and one that can have costly consequences if not handled properly…

Types of Comedy

The Top 7 Types of Comedy Used In Movies

Various types of Comedy are used in comedy films, ranging from slapstick comedy to satire. When you’re writing a comedy, it’s essential to use multiple elements of Comedy, so I’ve combined a list of the top 7 types of Comedy used in comedy films. 1: Slapstick Comedy Slapstick comedy has been around for a long … Read More


What Morgan Spurlock Can Teach Us about Brand Sponsored Entertainment

Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary “Crafted” explores the worlds of Georgia knifemakers Bloodroot, San Francisco restaurant Bar Tartine, and Nagatini Pottery in Japan. By integrating age-old techniques with modern technology, these modern artisans are giving greater meaning to their wares. Unlike many documentaries, the subject matter for “Crafted” originated with everyone’s favorite sophisticated sounding, faux European … Read More