What Hollywood doesn’t want you to know about filmmaking

Hollywood likes to sell us all a dream. We seem it time and time again, and you can bet we’re going to see it as this year’s award season rolls around. They like to push the story that someone had a golden idea, worked their ass off to turn it into a film, and then they came out of nowhere and started scooping up awards. Sorry Hollywood, the game is up.

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The simple script structure that takes your story from idea to award-winning film

Are you ready to make your writing life 100% easier in 2020?

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How to create unique short film ideas (that no one else is making)

Creatives, you all know the struggle. You develop an idea, or two, and then worry it’s been done before. You don’t know how to retell it in a new, unique way, and start wondering if it’s worth making it if it’s been so many times before.

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How to write scripts that are likely to get MADE

Something’s happening to indie filmmakers and their scripts, and it’s left a bad taste in my mouth. They’re writing incredible, award-worthy scripts and then… nothing.

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Why you need a slate as an indie filmmaker

There are three key reasons why having your own slate as a filmmaker will uplevel your career, and the kind of films you get to make.

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How to Know Which Distribution Route is Right for your Short Film

If your film is heading into production without a distribution plan in place, then we need to talk. Planning your film’s distribution route early on is the key to saving $$$ and avoiding the dreaded stop-start process that prevents your film from taking off. So how do you decide which distribution route is best for your short film?

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What Producers Are Looking For When They Read A Script

Is it me, or is pitching a script to a producer a lot like some crazy mystery?

You take a ton of stabs in the dark to see if any of your ideas get picked up, and at the end of the process you still have no real idea about whether your script will stand out to the decision-makers.

It’s a horrible feeling, and writers usually give up, or go crazy on the rewrites only to end up back where they started.

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The Biggest Misconceptions About Being A Filmmaker

There are two mindsets filmmakers have right now, and both have left a bad taste in my mouth. It’s also causing their careers to stall and their films to flop (when they should be spending 18 months on the festival circuit picking up awards).

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