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Create Shooting Schedule with Google Calendar

When organizing your project, you’ll need to know when your cast and crew is available, so you can drop them into a shooting schedule. This lets you see when you are shooting what scenes, and what actors are involved. Here is a simple method on how to do this using the free program, Google Calendar. Read MoreRead More

Put on a Happy Face: Corporate Event Planning Video

Corporate video is often times a good way for filmmakers to supplement their income. Here’s some guidelines for creating a Corporate Event Video. Event planners are doing more now than ever before. They are the backbone and visual wizards for corporate events. They allow their imaginations to come to life with eye catching visual displays Read MoreRead More

A Useful 75 page Document on How to Market Your Webseries

Making a web series can be serious business. Julie Giles created this document for the Independent Production Fund of Canada to get you started on how to promote and market your web series. While it wasn’t so long ago that a scripted web series was considered a promotional offshoot of a television series, or a Read MoreRead More

Hope for Film: Six Keys to the Current State of Indie Film

Ted Hope makes 6 observations about the state of the independent film market and what we can do to make the business sustainable. 1. Independent film needs a better infrastructure. More people can make movies than ever before, and yet it’s become harder than ever to get people to see them. 2. It’s more difficult Read MoreRead More

House of Cards’ Beau Willimon Talks About How the Hit Show Came to Be

Before Beau Willimon created the American version of House of Cards, Web TV (not including YouTube) was largely made up of network program outtakes—or worse, discards. But the writer behind the Netflix series as well as the Broadway play Farragut North (later adapted into George Clooney’s Ides of March) disrupted that notion. In its first Read MoreRead More

The Lie Most Frequently Told In Hollywood

Stephanie Palmer identifies what “No” looks like in the creative field and how “Maybe” and “Yes” sound in comparison. You know those stories where the hero is lied to, but doesn’t know it, and the best friend knows about the lie and has to decide whether or not to tell the hero?  With rare exception, Read MoreRead More

What Happens When You Have the Movie Star But No Distribution?

Ingenious wasn’t going anywhere in the festival circuit. Then the co-star Jeremy Renner breaks through and becomes a hot item. How do the filmmakers rebrand the film to take advantage of Renner’s new found fame? There’s a scene in Ingenious where Sam, the seat-of-his-pants flying salesman, convinces Matt, the quirk-filled inventor, to gamble away the money Read MoreRead More

A Guide to Hollywood Unions

In Hollywood, making movies is big business. And were there is big business, the workers unite to form unions. The following list is a sampling of the unions that every large production in Los Angeles will work with in the process of making a film. Read More

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