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 […]
Producer and Director Partnership
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 […]
Who else should you follow in the film industry?
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 […]
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 […]
Do you have a mentor?
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 […]
How do you keep momentum when you are still raising funding on your film?
Do you have a mentor? How do you even go about finding one? What is the purpose of even having a mentor? To me a mentor is someone who gives you honest unbiased insight into major areas of your life. The majority of film producers will seek business mentors. A professional who specializes in one of the […]
Pitch Deck Course
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 […]
Due to the overwhelming demand of my film funding packages I am now considering doing a pitch deck course. The main product of my film funding packages are these elegant physically printed pitch decks that I make for independent filmmakers who are seeking funding on their projects. A pitch deck is a condense business plan/look […]