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A Guide to Getting Your First Film Made (On The Cheap)
Acting 9th Nov 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips

Alright, so you’ve just graduated and you’re eager to make your first feature film. And you’re broke. Let’s just assume everyone reading this is broke. Where do you go from here?
Acting for Film: How to Put Together a Fantastic Demo Reel
Acting 3rd Nov 2017

acting, acting tips, acting advice, demo reels

Like most aspiring actors, you’re probably torn on whether you need a demo reel or not. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “No reel is better than a bad reel.” However, demo reels are an industry standard.
How to Craft the Perfect Movie Pitch
Film & Television 2nd Nov 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, pitching

A moving, persuasive pitch can be the difference between seeing your story idea come to life on the big screen or leaving it in your mind to be forgotten.
The Casting Director’s Checklist
Film & Television 23rd Nov 2017

acting, acting tips, acting advice, casting director, casting

To keep you on the right track, here’s a useful checklist covering the process from start to finish.
How To Succeed As An Actor After Acting School
Acting 15th Dec 2016

acting, acting tips, acting advice

So here you go, off into the real world you go to become an actor. You just graduated, so now what? Where do you start? Like so many aspiring actors out there you want to jump right in.
How to Plan an Effective Shooting Schedule
Film & Television 27th Oct 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, shooting schedule

Given that it can quite literally make or break a production, the value of a good shooting schedule cannot be understated.
Film Production Toolbox – Apps & Gadgets Every Producer Should Own
Film & Television 16th Sep 2016

filmmaking tips, film school, indie tips, filmmaking apps

A neat aspect of the explosion of the gadget age is that it’s made producing films a lot more accessible; there is a plethora of apps and tools out there have simplified a lot of aspects to production that were once a bit of a nightmare.
Writing a Film Business Plan: What Should I Include?
Finance & Funding 15th Sep 2016

film financing, film funding, film business plan

Film business plans. Whether you’ve learned how to make one in film school or not, it’s likely that it’s an essential aspect of your production that you could be overlooking at your own risk.
Casting Director’s Checklist
Film & Television 13th Sep 2016

casting, casting director, casting tips

As with many roles within the filmmaking industry, a tried and proven method of acquiring professional work as a casting director is to prove your worth with a strong portfolio.
Auditions for the New York Film Academy in Cape Town and Johannesburg
Opportunities 24th Jul 2015

Auditions, New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy will be holding auditions for scholarship this year in Johannesburg on the 2nd - 4th September and Cape Town on the 6th September.