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No Filmmaker is an island, and everyone needs support from time to time.  So with that in mind, here are 10 of our  ITVS The Independent Television Service (ITVS) is the funding Arm for PBS Documentaries.  So if you’re interested in making documentaries, you’re going to need to be aware...
If you haven’t heard of Mandy, you should check them out.  It’s a huge network that helps filmmakers and people working in media find jobs doing what they love and building their careers.  I’m going to give you a more thorough understanding of what they do, as well as how we work with...
In something of a follow-up to last week’s blog, I’m going to go into exactly why filmmakers need to understand business if they are to have a successful career as a filmmaker.   It’s more than business not being the enemy of art, it’s that business is necessary to enable art happening...
If you spend time at filmmaking events, art schools, or on facebook groups, you’ll quickly find that there are A LOT of filmmakers that are very anti-business.  The fact of the matter is that if you’re to be successful in film, you need to know more than a little bit about business as...
Crowdfunding is an incredibly important tool in the tool belt of any filmmaker.  It’s one of the most versatile and democratic funding sources available, and it does far more than simply raise funds (For details, check out this blog on TheGuerrillaRep.com.) One of the most important decisions...
While we do a lot here at ProductionNext, we don’t do absolutely everything you should be doing in terms of building your community.  Our forever free community tools that we built our filmmaking project management system on top of are primarily built around helping you get into a global and...
Happy New Year!  Since it’s the first, we thought we would share a bit of advice on how you can skyrocket your career in the new year.  We did this last year, and while there are some overlap this years goes into a lot more detail.  You can read 2018’s blog here. 1. Make a list of...
In a continuation of my last post, I’m adding another 5 of my favorite holiday movies/specials. Again, these are not meant to be the best out there, simply my own incredibly biased opinion.  Read the other 5 in this blog below.   5 of Ben's Favorite Holiday Movies. 1. The Ref The fact that...
With the holidays just around the corner, we thought we would share some of our absolute favorite holiday films.  These are meant to be our favorites, not necessarily the best.  Jim might be joining us with a list in the near future as well.   1. The Nightmare Before Christmas It’s...
The first day of shooting is always chaotic, and generally comes soon enough that you wish you had more time to prepare.  But just because you haven’t had as much time as you might like in preproduction, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hit the ground running on the first day of principal...