Vision Boards for Filmmakers
Why isn’t anybody reading my screenplay?
After the script is done you quickly want to convey your script visually. Before the pitch deck, look book, concept art, or storyboards you can start of with a vision board. Regardless if you are the producer, director, or screenwriter its great to have a visual reference you can share with colleagues and use as […]
Top 5 items to have in your Film Funding Package
Why isn’t anybody reading my screenplay? What can be more depressing than having your screenplay gather dust. You have sent it to friends, family, colleagues, and film industry professionals. Nada… Silence is worst than having a bad script coverage report. You begin to doubt the efforts you put into your screenplay. What if the presentation […]
Why Film Markets & Film Festivals are more important than you think.
What are the 5 essential items you must have in your film funding package? Presentation is everything when pitching to investors. Whether it’s getting development funds, investments, or pitching to a studio! You have to have material that you can create in stages to start raising funds. Pre-Development, Development, and then Production funds. Here is […]
Film Markets & Film Festivals are more important than you think. It can be the road to financing your independent film. During my many years of trying to make things happen, I always felt I was at a standstill when communicating via email and phone. Things got stagnate and never went anywhere outside of a […]
Producer and Director Partnership
I’m currently having technical difficulties with my email subscription provider. Please stand by as I look for a solution. I hope to resolve it by the end of the week. In the mean time what is everyone currently producing? Are you working on funding a feature film, documentary, or short film? Would love to talk […]
What films would you invest in?
A producer and director partnership can be both creatively fulfilling and frustrating. You have two masters of their field who speak totally different languages and perspectives. If mutual respect is created in the beginning and each expresses what their standards and expectations are, you both can avoid countless headaches and arguments. You have the director that sees the film in a […]
Who else should you follow in the film industry?
What films would you invest in? Now you are putting yourself in the investors shoes. Would your decision be influenced by taste, trends, market demand, actors, production team, or vision? How important is presentation, a business plan, or pitch deck too you? This is a great time to role-play with your fellow producers and play a hypothetical scenario. How […]
When do you cut your loses when developing an indie film?
Who else should you follow in the film industry? There are hundreds of filmmakers, producers, and screenwriters who share their insights, blogs, podcast, cases studies, and experience on social media. Each one of them focusing on a certain area of indie film. Some focus on producing, distribution, filmmaking in general, marketing, and others on self distribution. […]
Delegating your producer team
When do you cut your loses when developing an indie film? There is no question that when you produce an indie film you are in it for the long haul. It takes years to write, develop, produce, shoot, edit, and distribute an independent film. The average independent film takes between 3-5 years from inception to […]
Delegating your producer team is going to be one of the most important things you need to master to fund your indie film. Each member of your producer team is going to have their strengths and weakness. It’s a daunting task for one person to carry the load of funding a film. If you want to […]