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Congratulations, You Got Accepted! Now What? Producer Jared Ian Goldman’s 10 Steps For Festival Premiere Prep

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips

I repeatedly ask myself one question as I ready for a festival premiere: What’s my goal at the festival?
Mastering Music Supervision: Seven Pitfalls for the Over-Eager Indie Moviemaker
Film & Television 23rd Jan 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips

As the founder of music supervision company Supe Troop, Laura Katz''s first recommendation—as you’ve probably already guessed—is to hire a professional supervisor to handle your film’s music for you.
The Case for Theatrical Distribution: Putting Your Movie Into Theaters Still Makes Business Sense. Here’s Why
Technical 17th Jan 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, distribution

A truth universally acknowledged: Everything is going digital, from the promotion of films to the way they are screened in movie theaters.
Edited Yourself into a Hole? Use Arrival Editor Joe Walker’s Tricks for Getting Unstuck
Screenwriting 15th Nov 2016

screenwriting, scriptwriting

It’s too slow. It’s too fast. It doesn’t resonate or just doesn’t make sense.
MovieMaker’s 2017 Guide to DIY Digital Distribution
Distribution 14th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, distribution, VOD, video on demand

While it’s still churning, the digital distribution dust has settled just enough to bring good and bad news to indie moviemakers. Often these are two sides of the same coin. Let’s examine how going your own way may well be your best bet with Video on Demand distribution.
Basic Lighting Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank
Technical 2nd Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, lighting

This is a quick guide to affordable lighting techniques that any production can—and should—practice.
Deliverance! A Distribution Checklist of Deliverables
Distribution 31st Oct 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, distribution, deliverables

Production wraps, post-production is completed, and a film finally plays to the public… a moviemaker’s proudest moments. In between these peaks, though, is the long slog of material delivery.
Slaying the Horror Festival Circuit: How To Navigate the Deep, Dark Maze of North American Horror Film Festivals

film festivals

No continent in the world hosts as many horror film festivals as North America, so the task of selecting a handful to submit to can be a little frightening.
Cinema Law: What You Should Know When Working with Someone Else’s Characters
Film & Television 10th Oct 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, film school, cinema law

Q: Who owns the copyright to a script when it’s based off someone else’s originally created characters? Should the screenwriter register the screenplay so long as the original creator of the characters is given credit?