Sooner or later the filmmaking bug hits you. . . It’s like a far off voice or compulsion. But like breathing, for the serious independent filmmaker, the need to make a feature is always present.
Most filmmakers either they understand the studio business or they understand indie filmmaking. But what about filmmaking as your next small business?
One way I mitigate this “all eggs in one basket” approach to filmmaking (and business) is to always have projects in various stages of development. This allows you to check one rejection off the list and put your focus into the next. And just because one prospective investor rejects one opportunity, there is nothing stopping you from shopping around…
Film Tax Incentives can be confusing. Going through the process involves adding lots of details about your film. The rules vary state to state. And if you miss something in the paperwork, you could blow your opportunity to get the incentive. That is why it’s always a good idea to work with qualified professionals who […]
If you’re considering a dozen ideas for your next film project, there are plenty of reasons why you need to choose one and get started. After all, if you never figure out your next project, you’ll never finish it. So being able to take decisive action so you can choose the best film project is your first objective. Don’t […]
Many independent filmmakers consider indie film to be sacred and avoid working with studios. Other filmmakers think studio movies are the ONLY movies that count. And they discount indies as a calling card to simply get noticed by the studios. And yet other filmmakers just want to get their film made! Long before I moved […]