Posts by Alex Ferrari

BPS 033: Beat by Beat to a Better Screenplay with Jim Mercurio

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Beat by Beat to a Better Screenplay with Jim Mercurio Today on the show we have Jim Mercurio. Jim is a filmmaker, writer, and author whose screenwriting instruction has inspired tens of thousands of writers around the world. Creative Screenwriting ranked him as one of the country’s top story analysts: “The best example of how an analyst…

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IFH 292: Fighting the Good Indie Film Fight with Mark Polish

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Fighting the Good Indie Film Fight with Mark Polish Today on the show we have writer, director, author, actor, and all-around indie film pioneer Mark Polish. Mark and his brother Michael Polish (listen to his  interview here) are well known for their films, , (the world’s first digital feature film, yes they beat George Lucas…

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IFH 291: I Want to Give You $30,000 to Make a Web Series

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I Want to Give You $30,000 to Make a Web Series You must be saying, Wait? What? You want to give me $30,000 to make a web series? Yup, that is exactly what I want to do. I’ve partnered with Filmaka.com to launch an amazing Web Series Filmmaking Competition. We are launching cross-platform Web Series filmmaking…

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John Cassavetes – The Godfather of Independent Film

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John Cassavetes – The Godfather of Independent Film What comes to your mind when you first think of the name John Cassavetes? One of his iconic films probably popped into your head, didn’t it? Cassavetes wasn’t afraid to push the envelope with his films, and many of the movies we see today owe a debt…

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IFH 288 – Marketing & Selling Your Movie with Jason Brubaker

Marketing & Selling Your Movie with Jason Brubaker On today’s episode, we have returning champion, Jason Brubaker. Jason is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff and also works with Distribber. I wanted to have Jason back on the show to discuss the latest trends, ideas, victories, and defeats in self-distribution. Check out our first interview below.…

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IFH 287: How To Have Your Best Year Ever in 2019!

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How To Have Your Best Year Ever in 2019! Welcome to 2019 IFH Tribe! Last year was one hell of a ride for Indie Film Hustle. I shot a feature, On the Corner of Ego and Desire, which is coming out in the next few months. I launched the world’s first streaming service dedicated to…

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BPS 031: How to Break into Television Writing with Steven Vitolo

Steven Vitolo, Black-ish, Scriptation

How to Break into Television Writing with Steven Vitolo Have you ever wondered what it takes to break into a network television writer’s room? Then this episode is for you. Today’s guest is Steven Vitolo and he did just that. His latest written episode is on the hit ABC show Black-ish. Steven has over 10 years…

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