Posts by Alex Ferrari

IFH 276: How to Direct a Micro-Budget Feature with William Dickerson

Micro-Budget Feature, William Dickerson, DETOUR: Hollywood: How To Direct a Microbudget Film

How to Direct a Micro-Budget Feature with William Dickerson Today on the show we have an author, filmmaker and screenwriter Willaim Dickerson. William is the author of the book  In “DETOUR: Hollywood,” Dickerson puts the making of his “Underground Hit,” Detour, on display for all to see. He will teach you what you really need…

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IFH 274: Distribution Myths, SVOD and AFM with Linda Nelson

Linda Nelson, Indie Rights, Michael Madison, Nelson Madison Films, Shifted, film distribution, self distribution

Distribution Myths, SVOD, and AFM with Linda Nelson Today on the show we have returning champion Linda Nelson from Indie Rights. I wanted to bring Linda back to discuss how much the distribution game has changed in the three years since she was last on the show. We also discuss the American Film Market and…

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IFH 273: Movie Theaters are DEAD…Not So Fast with Phil Contrino

Movie Theaters, National Association of  Theatre Owners, Phil Contrino, NATO

Movie Theaters are DEAD…Not So Fast with Phil Contrino Are movie theaters dead? Every summer there is a barrage of articles announcing the death of the movie theater experience. Those articles state the new generation is not interested in going to the movies anymore, that they stream everything. This kind of rhetoric has been spouted off…

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IFH 271: Going Undercover and Directing for VICE with Natalia Leite

Natalia Leite, M.F.A, Bare, Life as a Truck-Stop Stripper, Be Here Nowish

Going Undercover and Directing for VICE with Natalia Leite Today’s guest is writer/director Natalia Leite. This director is one of the bravest filmmakers I’ve ever met. Her work on the VICE documentary ‘Life as a Truck-Stop Stripper was breathtaking. Not only did she direct the piece but one of the subjects in the film as well. Take a look…

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BPS 027: How to Story Map Your Screenplay with Daniel Calvisi

Daniel Calvisi, Story Maps

How to Break Down & Story Map Your Screenplay with Daniel Calvisi Today’s guest is author Daniel Calvisi. Dan wrote the book Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay. He breaks down stories and shows you how to map out your own by analyzing how the masters construct their screenplays. Here’s a bit more on today’s guest.…

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IFH 270: Changing the World with Your Documentary with Susan Kucera

Susan Kucera, Living in the Future's Past, Jeff Bridges

Changing the World with Your Documentary with Susan Kucera Today on the show we have documentarian, Susan Kucera. Here new film Living in the Future’s Past stars Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges. Check out the trailer.  We discuss the power of documentaries, how she became the cinematographer and editor on all her films and how she…

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