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Kweku Hayford

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Kweku Hayford is a dynamic executive producer with a keen ability to envision the genesis of a creative idea and manage conceptual projects from start to finish. Industrious and innovative, he produces inspiring works that maximize resources furnished by a wide range of budgets.

12 articles published.
Business, Distribution, Filmmaking, Marketing
Why Film Festivals Matter To Indie Filmmakers

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

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Screenwriting
5 Essential Scriptwriting Suggestions

It’s trite to say that a great script is one that sells, but the hard truth is that there are thousands of interesting stories living their lives in underwear drawers and filing cabinets because they

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Filmmaking, Financing, Producing
Don’t Forget The Waffles: Building A Realistic Film Budget

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

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Business, Distribution
Distribution: What’s The Deal?

When it comes time to sign a distribution agreement, you’re going to want to take a close look at the fine print and get some knowledgeable advice about what’s in there. Chances are, you’ll be signing

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Filmmaking, Producing
10 Sage Tips For New Filmmakers

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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Filmmaking, Producing
5 Important Questions Filmmakers Ask About Casting

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

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Screenwriting
5 Important Tips For Maintaining Screenwriting Sanity

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

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Financing, Marketing
The Invisible Hand Of Movie Advertising

If one of the things you like best about going to the movies is that there are no ads to interrupt the drama, you’re only seeing half the picture. Movies are packed with advertising – but when it’s do

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Distribution
Why You Need To Put The Film Distribution Cart Before The Horse

Remember Cinema Paradiso? Wouldn’t it be great if film distribution was all about Alfredo getting on his bike to take delivery of whatever new release happened to be coming down the line? Unfortunatel

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Financing
I’m Not Your Sugar Daddy – Pitching Your Film Project To Investors

You may be a great believer in the myth of the kindly benefactor, but if so, you should save it for your script. There’s always room in Hollywood for another Orphan Annie or My Fair Lady. Back here in

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Producing
Finding The Perfect Location For Your Film Production

Some movies are shot on location because production companies believe a real setting will give their movie an added layer of authenticity. Most, however, have a much more pragmatic reason. It’s cheape

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Business, Distribution
3 Tips To Land A Distribution Deal That Works For You

When a major studio produces a movie, they’re footing the bill. They’ve got the financial resources to pay for everything from script development to the final edits, and are taking a very carefully ca

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