Posts Tagged ‘indie filmmaker’

IFH 129: 5 Rules to Make Money Selling Indie Films

Making Movies for Fun and Profit! I feel that one of the reasons I was put on this earth was to help filmmakers and artist make money selling their films and art. There’s no reason why filmmakers shouldn’t be able to make a steady income from their films. You can here my inspiration rant on…

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Robert McKee: Master Class on the Craft of STORY

Robert McKee: Master Class on the Craft of Story If you haven’t heard of Robert McKee then you’re in for treat. Robert McKee is what is considered a “guru of gurus” in the screenwriting and storytelling world. He has lectured on storytelling for three decades, and his book Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (FREE AUDIO…

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FREE Screenwriting Master Classes: Top Ten List

Screenwriting Master Classes: Top Ten List What you are about to listen to is probably the equivalent of taking at least five years of screenwriting courses or classes at a top tier film school. BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) has an amazing collection of FREE screenwriting lectures from some of the…

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David Fincher: His Secrets on Directing & Visual Storytelling

David Fincher: Breaking Down His Style and Directorial Techniques For my money, David Fincher is one of the greatest working directors alive today. Whether you love him or hate him he is one of the greatest craftsman working in the film business. “What’s in the box? What’s in the box? – Detective Mills (Se7en) I’ve followed David…

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IFH 109: Top 10 Film Distribution Rules for Success

Film Distribution: Top 10 Rules for Success When filmmakers go out into the world to try to sell their indie film it can be a bit dangerous. The shark infested waters that make up film distribution can be brutal. Since I’m now going down the same dangerous road with my film This is Meg, I…

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IFH 104: ‘Blue Jay’ & Directing Mark Duplass with Alex Lehmann

‘Blue Jay’ & Directing Mark Duplass with Alex Lehmann On today’s episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing first-time feature film director Alex Lehmann. And his first film is a hell of way to launch a directing career. His new film is called Blue Jay starring Mark Duplass (who also wrote and produced) and Sarah Paulson (recent Emmy Winner…

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How to make a $1,000 Feature Film with Jay & Mark Duplass

How to make a $1,000 Feature Film with Jay and Mark Duplass Make a feature film for $1000? Sounds crazy right? Well if you don’t know Mark Duplass you should get to know him. Mark and his brother Jay Duplass are most widely know for making the indie film hits “The Puffy Chair” and “Safety Not Guaranteed.”…

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IFH 026: Is Film School Really Worth the Cost…NO!

Is Film School Really Worth the Cost…NO! Film school, is it worth it? Let me start by saying that I’m a big believer in education and constant learning throughout life. I believe that the only way to truly experience the amazing things the world has to offer is by educating yourself as much as humanly…

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How to Become a Movie Screenwriter in Hollywood

How to Become a Movie Screenwriter I was asked the other day, “How does one become a screenwriter?” Simple question, yet as I gave it further thought it occurred to me that it’s not one that can be easily answered. If you ask a guidance counselor how does someone become a doctor, chances are he…

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