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Before I was CMO of ProductionNext, I hosted filmmaking events in San Francisco as well as a few other cities.   In fact, the way I met Jim (The CEO) was at an event I hosted.  Over the years, I’ve hosted well over 50 events across 4 cities, and a lot of that is how I began to expand my...
September 18, 2018 | Networking, Event, Filmmaking, Groups
We all know that that being a successful filmmaker is just as much about who you know as what you know.  But if you’re just starting out, how do you grow your network of filmmakers so you can grow your independent film career?  Well fear not, we’re here to share 6 ways you can get out...
September 4, 2018 | Networking, Groups, Podcasts, social media
If you’re in the film industry, you’re pretty much always learning and expanding your skill set and knowledge base.  That being said, I’ve been out of Film School for longer than I’d really care to admit.  In retrospect, there are a few things that I may have done differently if given...
August 28, 2018
While film financing and Film Distribution remain largely centralized in New York and Los Angeles, filmmaking itself is becoming largely decentralized from the traditional hubs.  So with that in mind, we’re going to shine a spotlight on some of the film communities.  We’ve seen that are...
August 24, 2018
When you’re just starting out, you can’t always afford all the camera rigs you want.  Fear not, we’ve scoured the interned to find some of the coolest and most useful camera rigs you can make yourself for not a lot of money. First up: PVC STABILIZER: This one comes at you from Collin...
July 31, 2018
If you're here, you've probably already read Ben's previous posts in this area (here and here). I thought his selections were great, but these choices are inevitably individualistic, and so are not quite the same as the ones I'd make. We tossed this back and forth, and concluded I should write...
July 16, 2018
Welcome back!  In this week’s blog we’re sharing 5 MORE movies every filmmaker needs to see.  As with before, each of the films chosen has decisive reasons to be on this list.  It’s not just the standard Godfather, Apocalypse now, Battleship Potemkin, and all of those film history...
July 3, 2018 | Movies, Reviews, Filmmaking
In order to be a good filmmaker, you have to watch a lot of movies.  We here at ProductionNext certainly have watched a lot of them.  As such, we thought we would compile a list of movies every filmmaker needs to see before they make their next movie.  Unlike many other similar lists...
June 26, 2018
There’s a lot of stuff ProductionNext does.  Film Budgeting, Film Scheduling, Callsheet Generation, Automated Script Breakdown, Collaborative Task Management, Shotlisting software, and a whole lot more.  But one thing we don’t do is scriptwriting.  Luckily, there are a lot of other people...
June 12, 2018
Since our last blog post about craft services got a very good response, we thought we’d revisit the idea with 5 more cheap and delicious ideas for craft services.   This time, in addition to looking for light, healthy and filling recipes to feed your crew, we’ll only be looking for recipes...
June 5, 2018