Screenwriting

Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire

Top 50 Filmmaking Quotes to Inspire Anyone who has ever listen to the IFH Podcasts know that I start off ever episode with a filmmaking quote. I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite filmmaking quotes from some of the master of the medium. Without further ado enjoy the inspiration. Pick…

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William Goldman Screenwriting MasterClass: Learn from the Legend

William Goldman Screenwriting MasterClass “William Goldman is, by far, one of the most popular storytellers of our generation,” says Sean Edgar, an author. Stated above is one the millions of great testimonies people around the world have to say about the iconic writer, William Goldman. Though his name may not ring a bell with people…

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production Film Production is created in 5 phases: development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Each phase has a different purpose, with the overarching goal to get to the next one, and ultimately on to distribution. Each stage varies in length, and different roles suit different stages. Sadly, some…

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Screenwriting Blueprint: How to Create a Bulletproof Screenplay Structure

Screenwriting Blueprint: How to Create a Bulletproof Screenplay Structure Screenplay Structure is something that every agent, editor, publisher, Hollywood executive, public speaker, marketer and storyteller talks about, to the point that it can seem complicated, intricate, mysterious and hard to master. So legendary script consultant Michael Hauge (writer of Writing Screenplays That Sell) wanted to give…

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Pulp Fiction: Breaking Down Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece

Pulp Fiction: Breaking Down Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece In 1994, pulp fiction became the first independent film to gross more than $200 million. Over two decades later, the American neo-noir crime black comedy film is still Quentin Tarantinos’ finest work, a movie that changed modern cinema. So what went into the making of the movie that…

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How to Pitch Your Screenplay or Film Idea

How to Pitch Your Screenplay or Film Idea Pitching your screenplay idea to an investor, actor or studio executive is one of the toughest parts of being a storyteller. Many screenwriters and filmmakers freeze up when they go into “the room“. Paul Castro, writer of Warner Brother’s August Rush (Starring Robin Williams) lays down some amazing…

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David Mamet Masterclass: Learn Dramatic Writing from the Legend

David Mamet Masterclass: Learn Dramatic Writing from Pulitzer Prize Winning Master David Mamet sat in on a poker game full of thieves and left with the inspiration for American Buffalo. Now, the Pulitzer Prize winner of Glengarry Glen Ross takes you through his process for turning life’s strangest moments into dramatic art. He’ll teach you the rules of…

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Breaking Bad Pilot: How to Write the Perfect TV Pilot

Breaking Bad Pilot: How to Write the Perfect TV Pilot In my opinion, the Breaking Bad pilot is by far is as perfect as a television show as has ever been produced. The genius behind Walter White’s adventures into dealing meth is creator Vince Gillian. After watching the pilot episode of Breaking Bad I was hooked. Years later I…

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: How to Pitch Your Film Like a Pro with Stephanie Palmer

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more.  There’s so much amazing info and knowledge bombs…

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[WATCH] All of Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School

Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film Schools – ALL OF THEM I’ve been a huge fan of the way writer/director Robert Rodriguez makes his films. The almost total creative control within the studio system is remarkable. Before Youtube film schools there was the 10-minute film schools on every DVD release of any Robert Rodriguez film. These 10 minute film…

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