If you want become a filmmaker, desire and ambition is not enough. Your ability to get a movie made, seen and sold relies solely on YOUR persistence to make a movie. Your goal is to create an amazing vision for your career and keep going when things get tough. To succeed, you must resolve to do … [Read more...] about How To Become A Filmmaker: The Strangest Secret
The other day I got into a debate with a friend about modern moviemaking. We were arguing over the difference between a “professional” movie and an “amateur” movie. He contended that a professional movie needed a certain budget, cast and crew. And of course, I argued the opposite. While the … [Read more...] about The Shocking Truth About Modern Moviemaking
What is your movie competition? Do you know? Well one of the Filmmaking Stuff readers sent the following question about this topic: Jason - I'm trying to put together a business plan for my prospective investors. I need to figure out who my competition is, and I am having difficulty. Do you have … [Read more...] about What Is Your Movie Competition (And Why You Should Care)
The other day I met with a pretty well known Indie producer. We were talking about audience engagement and how filmmakers are now responsible for the promotion around their films. I am a sucker for useful, actionable tips. So I asked how he engages his audience. And he told me he will often cast … [Read more...] about Would You Cast Actors Based On Twitter Followers?
As a filmmaker, your audience is your business. Without an audience you have no business. And given the current distribution paradigm shift, YOU are now responsible for finding ways to reach your audience. While there are many strategies you can use to reach your audience, one of your biggest … [Read more...] about How to Take Charge of Your Social Media So You Can Reach Your Audience