Why Film Markets & Film Festivals are more important than you think.
Who else should you follow in the film industry?
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 […]
Delegating your producer team
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. […]
How do you keep momentum when you are still raising funding on your film?
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 […]
Proof of Concept Test
How do you keep momentum when you are still raising funding on your film? The hard reality is that its difficult to grab anyone’s attention on your film when you barely have any assets. It’s like watching static on a TV. It’s just noise. There are no actors attached, no key crew, no development funds, or […]
Producing in the 21st Century
So what’s the most inexpensive way to do a proof of concept test? Still photography! Doing a proof of concept photo shot is one of the most affordable ways to test your film before investing thousands of dollars into a video proof of concept. It requires a minimum crew, your cast, and an enticing vision. […]
How many times does an indie film producer hear NO???
Producing in the 21st century is a bit of an anomaly. What I have fought for in the last 20 years no longer seems relevant. Shooting on 35mm, getting a theatrical release, and being accepted to some prestigious film festivals. You spend a whole career wondering if you are ever going to make a mark […]
Did Filmmakers Miss the Digital Revolution?
How many times does an indie film producer hear NO??? In a day, a week, a month? Time and time again I have to remind first time filmmakers that if you don’t treat this craft, this art, “show business”, with the proper respect it will leave you in complete poverty. Your passion for filmmaker is […]
Producer Screenplay Coverage
Did filmmakers miss the digital revolution? There is a new generation of entrepreneurs making a substantial living out of their craft by teaching, offering products, services, and art work. There are countless authors, teachers, gurus, consultants, artists, making 5 to 6 figures every quarter through their own work but a filmmaker can’t even sell a 1,000 […]
PRODUCER SCRIPT COVERAGE How much is your screenplay worth? What potential monetary value does it have? Everyone is familiar with Script Coverage, which is an assessment of your writing skills, characters, arcs, scope, rating system and structure. It’s an educated opinion from an establish screenwriter or script reader. Script Coverage covers the artistic aspect of […]
Pitch Decks are revolutionizing how indie filmmakers are getting investments, contributions, grants, distribution, and collaborations. What is a pitch deck? It’s a physical printed brochure with a compressed business plan/look-book. They give your prospects the financial and artistic highlights. It’s a powerful presentation tool that leaves them asking for more. This is your first impression […]