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 […]
I don’t give a crap about the idiot Hollywood snobs who would much rather ignore you and your HD camera. And so what if you never worked with Spielberg or for that matter any “name” talent. And who really cares if some band of ivy league film school graduates spent their 30k making an 8 minute, 35mm short, when you decided to make a feature?
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 any ideas […]
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 actors based […]
As a filmmaker, your audience is your business. Without an audience, you have no business. Leverage social media to build an audience.
I have been speaking at quite a few film festivals. And what I find is, many filmmakers are still stuck in an old paradigm that no longer exists. In the past, most filmmakers dreamed of getting their movies seen and sold at festivals, followed by a 3 picture deal. But the reality is, these types of deals are…