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Compromises Low Budget Filmmakers Make
Film & Television 29th Aug 2017

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Let’s start at the very beginning and see if we can see the sorts of compromises low budget filmmakers make.
5 Low-Budget DIY Filmmaking Hacks
Technical 15th Aug 2017

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You’re a filmmaker, you’re just starting out, you’re broke. We get it. But what if I said to you that you can achieve Hollywood production value for a very low cost.
Starting Your Own Film Company – 5 Tips
Film & Television 21st Jul 2017

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At this point, stop and reflect on the reasons you want to make movies on a more serious level. Is it to make money? To influence people? Or to look cool?
Film Marketing Essentials – 5 Tips To Sell Your Film
Distribution 20th Jul 2017

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The films that sell successfully use five basic film marketing essentials. If you want to attend a film market and sell your film, try and understand and then master these film marketing essentials:
Short Film Distributor List
Distribution 19th Jul 2017

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Raindance has found a useful up-to-date list of film buyers and broadcasters.
How To Write A Press Release For a Film
Distribution 18th Jul 2017

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Knowing how to build up excitement and awareness around your indie film will greatly increase your chances of success.
10 Expenses Most First Time Film Directors Forget
Finance & Funding 10th Jul 2017

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Directing your first movie is always a fantastically challenging experience. The process of getting your first movie onto the big screen can end in tears if you fall foul of the producer or the budget and schedule.
10 Stupid Mistakes Screenwriters Make
Screenwriting 30th Jun 2017

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It’s great that you have finally made the life changing decision to write a screenplay. But stop and consider these basic points before you flush hundreds of hours down the proverbial toilet:
Seven Deadly Sins Film Directors Make
Film & Television 20th Jun 2017

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The most glamorous job in the film industry is that of a film director. Everyone wants to direct. There are seven deadly sins film directors make (even the experienced ones). Avoid these and you stand an excellent chance of launching your career.
Build Your Own Film Studio on a Budget
Film & Television 13th Jun 2017

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So what makes now the best time to make a film? You’ve got all the equipment you need already! At the moment, it’s either sitting next to your laptop, or in your pocket, or you’re even reading this piece on it.