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ProductionNext / New York: Journals

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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
I’ve been to a lot of networking events, and produced more than a few.  In that time, I’ve learned A LOT about what it takes to be good get the contacts you need to grow your filmmaking career.  Given that one of the things I talked about in our last post was the importance of continually...
January 2, 2018
It’s years end, and with luck you’ve grown your career well beyond where it was at the beginning of the year.  It’s time to think about what you can do to make next year even more packed with growth for your career and your production company.  Here are 5 things you can do to hit the...
Part 7 of this report is perhaps both the most interesting and the shortest.  It takes the biggest factors for success we’ve examined in the previous 6 parts and puts them head to head to see what makes the biggest difference in the life of the average filmmakers. Throughout analysis of our...
Film has always relied on Technology, and it will continue to do so.  It will also continue to require skilled craftspeople doing jobs that require highly specialized equipment.  While the barrier to entry for that equipment has been greatly lowered, getting all the equipment you need is still...
August 24, 2017
We all know relationships matter in film.  However, few think of romantic relationships when we consider the trope.  Even fewer ask whether or not getting married increases your chances of success in the film industry.  The question may seem counter intuitive, and honestly, it’s not...
The topic of diversity in the film industry (or lack thereof) has gotten a lot of press lately.  There’s ample reason for it, as there have been many studies pertaining to Hollywood’s diversity problem.  While we can’t address any of the racial issues in the film industry since we...
August 10, 2017