independent film budget

How To Fix Your Independent Film Budget Like A Boss

Creating an independent film budget requires that you get very creative. Unlike studio productions, as an independent filmmaker, you have limited resources. After you break the screenplay into a schedule and a budget, you’ll quickly find the gap between the money you have and the money you need. When it comes to fixing your independent … Read More

pitching film projects

The Top 3 Mistakes Filmmakers Make When Pitching Film Projects

Pitching film projects is an art form. I have taught entire seminars on pitching, and there is always room for improvement. Think about it. Your pitch may be the only chance you get to talk to your HNI (High Net-worth Individual) and try to get them excited about your film project. Finding people who invest … Read More

filmmaking rejection

How To Deal With Filmmaking Rejection (Like A Pro)

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…