No matter where you are in your filmmaking career, you know that hard work usually pays off. And while there are thousands of responsible people working in the movie industry, there are also just as many irresponsible and lazy people in Hollywood. I’ve encountered people who have complained to me … [Read more...] about Warning: Lazy People In Hollywood Can Hurt Your Career
If you're wondering how to break into the film industry, you're not alone. Nearly every successful filmmaker has started from nowhere. The problem is, there is a big catch 22 in the industry. Unless you're known, nobody will take your calls or read your screenplays or produce your ideas. And … [Read more...] about How to Break Into The Film Industry
As we get closer to an independent filmmaking business driven by video on demand distribution, I am on the hunt for various case studies that can help filmmakers navigate the changing world. I caught wind of an indie production company based in Australia called Rapidfire Productions. This is a … [Read more...] about Filmmaker David Allen Talks Modern Moviemaking and VOD Distribution
Screenplay Image via Wikipedia So you wrote a screenplay? Now what? I've been getting a lot of questions from folks who just finished their first screenplay... And like many, they don't know what to do next. That brings back memories! Almost 10 years ago, when I was a fat, beer drinking, … [Read more...] about I wrote a screenplay, now what?
During the NYC shoot, one guy gave me the telephone number of a NYC indie feature film producer who was working on his seventh feature. In the months that followed, I packed my car and moved to New York City. There, I quickly learned how to hail a cab, where to find cheap food and how to navigate … [Read more...] about My Filmmaking Story – Part 4 of 4