Robert Rodriguez shares his advice with filmmakers in his 10 minute film school. I found this to be totally inspirational when I first started. His advice is classic.
If you want to be successful as a filmmaker, you need to learn business. And I’m not just talking the movie business, but business in general. Depending where you go for money, you may have to pitch your movie idea to a soap manufacturer. Are you prepared to explain your movie business with general business terms like: cash flow, rate of return, asset, income and expense, revenue, profit and loss?
If you have to travel the route of self distribution these days, I can honestly say that reaching a global audience is as easy as the click of a mouse.
Chris Ward is an independent filmmaker currently residing in Stamford, Connecticut, which is about 35 miles outside New York City. Chris spent many years producing documentaries for Network television. He also teaches filmmaking at Quinnipiac University and the Maine Media Workshops. Fog Warning, his second feature, was just picked up by Wonderphil Productions and he has agreed to share his experience with Jason Brubaker of Filmmaking Stuff…
Have you heard of people going out to the stock exchange and buying shares of stock? Have you heard about an IPO, which is an Initial Public Offering? Both examples revolve around the public side of investing. If you’re a well established company and meet the stock exchange requirements, you can go public. Guess what? […]
When making a movie, it’s common for filmmakers to get so excited about a project, that they forget to check and recheck the script. This becomes even more difficult when the money is in the bank. But money plus a bad script can be a disaster. Do not start production until you are sure the script is ready.