For most filmmakers, independent film financing is a mystery. When I was starting out, I met with a nearly a dozen "producers" who refused to share their independent film financing secrets with me… I don’t know why they were so secretive. But it really annoyed me. Then there were other “experts” … [Read more...] about The Friendly Filmmakers Guide to Independent Film Financing
Should filmmakers move to Hollywood? That's the question I asked myself as I packed everything I could into my car. I had spent the previous year grinding towards filmmaking success in New York City, while sleeping on an inflatable air mattress. And after burning through my bank account, I was … [Read more...] about Question: Should Filmmakers Move To Hollywood?
Recently a question posed by filmmaker Ben Rock over at Neptune Salad gave me a good reason to think about (and share) my filmmaking business philosophy in detail. Here is the question: "Is there a way to make enough money on any kind of self-distribution that a filmmaker can repay investors and … [Read more...] about How To Make A Living Filmmaking
If you're a member of the Filmmaking Stuff newsletter as well as our Facebook group you probably know that we try very hard to answer every moviemaking question you send. Now, granted sometimes we get busy. So, I wanted to provide you with a list of useful, no-fluff filmmaking tools. … [Read more...] about Filmmaking Tools You Can Use Today
If you ever wondered how to get money to make your movie, you're not alone. As filmmakers, many of us would rather focus on our filmmaking - And if we had it our way, we would save the go-get-movie-money for a producer. Back when I started my filmmaking career, I crossed my fingers a lot, hoping … [Read more...] about How To Find Investors For Your Movie