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I’ve been in the indie film distribution game for some time now, and I’ve seen a lot of filmmakers I knew from early in my career wash out.  I’ve also seen others from film school go on to excel in their careers.  From watching this, I’ve seen a few patterns emerge.  Here are 6 of the...
May 29, 2018
In a follow-up to last week’s post on the difference between ego and confidence, I thought I would give you some pointers on how to do that.  However, before I do, I’ll restate that the real goal of overcoming your ego is to live in reality.  Not everyone is good at that.  Take the...
May 22, 2018
There are many things that filmmakers lack.  Most filmmakers lack money (though not as much as you may think.) Most filmmakers lack knowledge of marketing and distribution, and still more lack ability to get their first feature done.  One thing most filmmakers do not lack is Ego.  I’d argue...
A few weeks back we listed our favorite IndieFilm podcasts. We would list our favorite books, but since not everyone has time to read, this time I’m listing some of our favorite audiobooks on the film industry. Not all of these are going to be directly about filmmaking. Some of them will be...
May 8, 2018
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