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I appear on a lot of podcasts, and listen to even more.  So this week, I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.  In order to qualify for this list, podcasts must impart filmmaking, film marketing, or screenwriting skills in the majority of their episodes.  As such, you won’t be...
March 20, 2018
  Since I’ve developed a bit of a following due to my projects, blogs, podcast appearances, books, and speaking I regularly get people asking me for my time and expertise. Generally, I’m more than happy to share some basic information and help fellow travelers along the journey to making a...
March 13, 2018
  Everyone has trouble finding paid work when they’re starting out.  But in order to get that paid work, you need both the connections and the skillset to prove yourself valuable on set.  Generally, in order to get those connections and skills, you have to spend a fair amount of time...
February 28, 2018
As we’ve stated before, everyone starts out as a PA.  The biggest thing that will help you move up the food chain on set is staying prepared.  As such, a good PA will not only bring themselves and their car to set but also a kit of things that people might need.  We've even included some...
February 20, 2018 | Filmmaking, PA, Indiefilm, Kit
No matter what set you’re on, be it a student project, a short, or a union feature you have to feed your crew.  As we said in our 5 places to spend money to ramp up production values blog keeping your crew well fed can add a lot of value to your production.  Unfortunately, not everyone can...
February 13, 2018
Last week we talked about the top 5 Places you can SPEND Money to ramp up the production value of your film.  This week, we’re listing Debbie’s top 6 places you can CUT the budget to save money on production, and bring your film in at a lower cost.  Just as with last week, I’ve expanded...
February 6, 2018 | Budgeting, Scheduling, UPM
Since one of the core features of our platform is an indie film budgeting tool, we thought we’d give you some advice on how to allocate your money so that you end up with the best film possible.  I reached out to our friend Debbie Brubaker (UPM of Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and Tim...
January 30, 2018
Every professional needs advice from time to time. But they may not need advice from other people who do the same job as them.  Sometimes, an outside perspective is just what a Director needs to figure out the next step in their career.  With that in mind, here are 7 pieces of advice from an...
January 23, 2018
Filmmaking is HARD.  Making your first movie is even harder.  You have to gather all of the stuff you need to make your movie, often working with funds that you’ve saved up yourself.  Sometimes you’ll have some additional funds from your friends and family, an inheritance, crowdfunding or...
January 16, 2018
Filmmaking is HARD. Far fewer people succeed at making a filmmaking a career than attempt to do so. This is evidenced by the fact that the average filmmakers household income is 60,000, but their average filmmaking income is around 15,000. In the wild west that separates the wheat from the chaff...
January 9, 2018