In the following filmmaking podcast, I share some thoughts on how we might actually make independent filmmaking profitable again. Specifically, I compare the filmmaking production process to any small business. And I share my thoughts on VOD (video on demand) distribution - and how this sales channel finally gives every filmmaker the opportunity to create multiple streams of movie income.
If you wrote a complicated, character driven script and you’re trying to figure out how to condense it into one log line, have a trusted friend read your script and then ask him or her tell you what it’s about.
If you're a newbie to filmmaking, I'm going to give you the advice I learned early on. This has since become my work and success philosophy. And as you chart your film career, maybe this stuff is worth considering.
Agents, managers and producers make their living by finding good material, so it is in your best interest to have some good material. In this article on screenwriting, Jason Brubaker shares his experience reading material for a producer in New York - And how to avoid common pitfalls.