Throwback Thursday: Surviving Your First Film Market

Throwback Thursday: Surviving Your First Film Market

In November I went to my very first American Film Market.  If you’re a filmmaker or any kind of “content creator,” you really need to start…

7 Reasons to Stop Working on That Script

7 Reasons to Stop Working on That Script

Folks, I’m here to tell you: it’s time to put that script down, unless you can afford to make it with your own money without declaring…

Thinking About Extras

Thinking About Extras

This happens a lot: I’m budgeting a script and I get to this crowded street scene, or a basketball game, or a really killer dance set piece.  I…

Thinking About Crew Prep

Thinking About Crew Prep

One of the biggest mistakes I see first-time filmmakers commit is to think solely in terms of production time when it comes to crewing up.  The crew shows…