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I’m Not Your Sugar Daddy – Pitching Your Film Project To Investors

You may be a great believer in the myth of the kindly benefactor, but if so, you should save it for your script. There’s always room in Hollywood for …

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Distribution: What’s The Deal?

When it comes time to sign a distribution agreement, you’re going to want to take a close look at the fine print and get some knowledgeable advice abo…

Screenwriting

7 Key takeaways newbies need to follow to get their script read.

Appeasing the Gatekeepers. There are many. A wise man once asked, "If your script falls in the forest and nobody reads it, any chance you get the job…

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5 Important Questions Filmmakers Ask About Casting

Completing the casting process is a pivotal milestone in pre-production, and one that will shape the entire project. Just as good acting won’t save a …

Screenwriting

5 Essential Scriptwriting Suggestions

It’s trite to say that a great script is one that sells, but the hard truth is that there are thousands of interesting stories living their lives in u…

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Filmmaking
Don’t Forget The Waffles: Building A Realistic Film Budget

Building an accurate budget can be an enormous challenge for many new filmmakers. There’s a temptation to think that once you get started on your project, “someone else” will figure out how to allocat

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Screenwriting
So you want to be a screenwriter! 4 rules of the road.

In jest, somebody wrote “Alcohol because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad.” Many famous writers had an addiction to Madame Alcohol. Hemingway said, “It is easy to write. Just

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3 Tips To Land A Distribution Deal That Works For You

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10 Sage Tips For New Filmmakers

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Why Film Festivals Matter To Indie Filmmakers

Every year, there are over 200 major film festivals in North America, drawing thousands of fans who come to see the best in independent filmmaking. Most are open to international submissions, some cel

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The Invisible Hand Of Movie Advertising

If one of the things you like best about going to the movies is that there are no ads to interrupt the drama, you’re only seeing half the picture. Movies are packed with advertising – but when it’s do

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