Don’t try filmmaking alone. It is too challenging. You can’t know everything. To speed up the process, find people who complement your skill set.
Are you wondering how to pitch a screenplay? You’re not alone. The other day I got an email from a writer who had an appointment to pitch her movie idea to a producer and she was in a panic. She asked what tips I could offer. The biggest one: Keep It Simple! When I was […]
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 novice screenwriters think getting screwed over in Hollywood all boils down to story theft, but in truth, story theft rarely takes place. Instead, they overlook the very real screenwriting pitfalls that can cause unnecessary career setbacks.
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…