Building an accurate budget can be an enormous challenge for many new filmmakers. There’s a temptation to think that once you get started on your proj…
Appeasing the Gatekeepers. There are many. A wise man once asked, "If your script falls in the forest and nobody reads it, any chance you get the job…
Every successful director has been asked at some point or another to share their wisdom with an new generation of eager hopefuls, and they all have th…
The explosion of social media over the last few years has been a boon to getting the word out. From all over the world, people can sell anything, buy …
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Every successful director has been asked at some point or another to share their wisdom with an new generation of eager hopefuls, and they all have their own take on how to get started in the business
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