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how crowd-investing just might save the middle class

part one all my life, i’ve been formulating theories – theories about life or the industry or politics or market forces. i generate these theories in the dozens – i’m sure most people do, but so often i find myself obsessing over some concept or current event that in some way reminds of an event […]

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Accruing Your Crew

Accruing Your Crew

A note about crewing: Projects cost money. A little or a lot, they are going to cost you money. Even if you’re doing something small and creative with your friends, if you can’t provide them with abundant filtered water and a solid meal on any day longer than 4 hours, you’re not ready to shoot. […]

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New Distribution

Taking the advice of every business person who knows what they’re taking about in the entire film industry, as we head through development and into fundraising and pre-production on our feature film Ms. Young I am researching for a plan for marketing and distribution. We’re in a weird time though, as distribution is changing so […]

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Production Budgets, Profitability and YOU

Here’s a fantastic article from the good people at Thompson on Hollywood with last years box office, including estimated production budgets so you can get a sense of profitability. A few tidbits I found particularly interesting: ” … two entries in a successful series – the latest installments of ‘Underworld’ and ‘Resident Evil,’ though decent, were […]

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Don’t Hire Jerks

Don’t Hire Jerks

One of the most important aspects to getting your project done right is setting up your team. It goes without saying that in picking your department heads you’ll need people you are confidant can get the job done, and have the aesthetic sense you know will get the director what he/she needs. There’s lots more […]

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Showbiz, baby!

Me likey! A couple years ago we were given a copy of Showbiz Scheduling by the wonderful people at the Big Island Film Festival, where our short Carefully Descending was screening. Yes, it took me forever to crack that sucker open, until I suddenly found myself embroiled in a pre-production frenzy on multiple projects. It […]

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Don’t be a hippie, but that’s beside the point.

Get a good producer. Confidential to the film student who doesn’t feel like reading this whole post: I ask you at least take this lesson to heart- NO, YOU CANNOT BRING A LOADED GUN ON SET JUST BECAUSE THOSE KEWL GUYS IN NEW YORK DID IT. Get a good producer. Just do it. I know […]

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Producers’ Report – Leprechauns & Lies

2/10/12 If you haven’t read anything else about it yet, Leprechauns & Lies is our latest produced project, and first official run at a live show for the superfreakos. This is a passion project for Chad- something he’s been working on for 20 years and with the encouragement of his incredible acting teacher Gary Imhoff, […]

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