Hollywood’s 4 Biggest Lies

Hollywood’s 4 Biggest Lies

From Raindance.org:  The film industry is pretty simple to break into, if first, you understand some basic concepts. The basic concepts can be learned pretty quickly, despite what industry moguls tell you.

However, there is some basic bullshit that surrounds the industry that keeps first-timers away from writing, directing, producing or starring in a movie.

1st Lie: Filmmaking Is An Art

If…

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PRODUCTION TIPS: It’s Better to Avoid a Lawsuit Than to Win One pt. 3

PRODUCTION TIPS: It’s Better to Avoid a Lawsuit Than to Win One pt. 3

From FilmStrategy.com:  In parts 1 and 2, we covered the reality of being sued and ways to minimize the chances of that happening (and losing) by essentially displaying common sense, taking the time out to make sure ‘things are what they seem’ and getting everything in writing.  Producers and filmmakers with money hire lawyers and others to do all that work for them so they can focus on the fun…

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Zero Budget Software Suite For Filmmakers

Zero Budget Software Suite For Filmmakers

From Raindance.org: Money is, by definition, always a difficult issue for the low budget filmmaker.  The challenge is in getting as much of your meagre budget up on the screen as possible.  With that being the case do you really have the money to throw around on overpriced software packages?

Luckily, by the wonders of open source development, just about every £500 software package has its freebie…

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The Top Ten Crowdfunding Sites

The Top Ten Crowdfunding Sites

CrowdsUnite, a resource for the crowdfunding industry and the largest review site in the world, has ranked the top top ten crowdfunding sites based on user reviews. By Alex Leibowitz, PR and Marketing at CrowdsUnite.

Read the details of each site’s pros and cons on Buzzfeed –> Related articles

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How To Determine Your Day Rate

How To Determine Your Day Rate

From RyanWalters.com: One of the most challenging aspects with any creative endeavor is trying to figure out how to price and charge for your services. This is especially true when you are first starting out. Price yourself too low and you will not have a sustainable business model, and price yourself too high and people may laugh at the rate you are charging in comparison to your experience…

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FILMMAKERS: NEW APP HOPES TO BE THE AIRBNB OF LOCATION SCOUTING

"Have you ever tried to find that perfect location for your film? Ever been on the phone for hours trying to see if a certain location is available?

Is Piracy a Danger to Independent Film? Part 1: The Search - In Which I Can’t Find Much of Anything

Is Piracy a Danger to Independent Film? Part 1: The Search – In Which I Can’t Find Much of Anything

From IndieWire.com:  Last month, Tim League and Ruth Vitale, founder of and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and the Executive Director of CreativeFuture respectively, released an op-ed they jointly penned. In this post that appeared on Indiewire, they argued strongly that piracy is a danger to indie film.

It’s a post that’s very impassioned. It’s also lite on articulating a definitive link between…

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Become A Boring Filmmaker In 10 Easy Steps

Become A Boring Filmmaker In 10 Easy Steps

From Raindance.org: How terribly and drippingly cool to work in the creative industries. You get to wear the coolest clothes, sport the strangest hair dye and give yourself the most glamorous sounding job description imaginable – and get away without proving any real talent or ability.

Another defining aspect of the creative industries is there is no code of conduct which means anyone can say…

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PRODUCTION TIPS: It’s Better to Avoid a Lawsuit Than to Win One pt. 2

PRODUCTION TIPS: It’s Better to Avoid a Lawsuit Than to Win One pt. 2

The second article of a 3-part series

In part 1, we looked at the reality and possibility of being sued for creating art and entertainment followed by ways to avoid legal problems with the script and other artworks used in making the film.  As we all know, the main (but not only) reason why you as a producer would hire a lawyer is to avoid lawsuits.  Although it might not seem like it when you…

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