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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 anything, have thousands of followers to help mone
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?" You've spent months agonizing over plot, chara
Every year, there are over 200 major film festivals in North America, drawing thousands of fans who come to see the best in independent filmmaking. Most are open to international submissions, some cel
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 project, “someone else” will figure out how to allocat
Completing the casting process is a pivotal milestone in pre-production, and one that will shape the entire project. Just as good acting won’t save a bad script, bad performances will kill a great mov
If a writer’s life can be a lonely one, then a screenwriter’s career is surely spent in an uninhabited corner of the planet Zeron. Scripts don’t read like novels, and your friends and family probably