6 Promotional Strategies To Get Your Local Community Talking About Your Film
One of the promotional strategies with my first feature has been going straight to local newspapers and offering them a “public interest story about the first feature film being shot here in [my hometown].” Not aware is this is the first movie shot in your…
Is Screenwriting Using the Three Act Structure Still Relevant?
I used to hate the 3 act structure simply because that’s the formula you see in every screenwriting book. How can you create art following such a restricting structure? I’ve changed my mind since. There are a lot a great filmmakers who express their full…
Should I Go To Film School?
Beginning a series of article about Film School and its validity in the modern film industry climate, here’s the first of our articles. IS IT ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW? Really good film schools are expensive – you potentially need to spend a lot of money just to…
How Michael Bay Got His Start in the Movie Industry
We all know Michael Bay as the hyper-active director of full-on action, and huge budget, flicks like Transformers, Armageddon and The Rock. But it wasn’t always like that. Like everyone, he had to start somewhere. Bay often traces his interest in action films back to…
Just Let Go of Everything and Write!
Let’s start today with a quote: Blank paper is intimidating. It’s the cute girl at school, and you’ll need every ounce of courage you can muster to ask her for a dance. Today I was going to go for a walk in solitude to figure out what to write about…
The 48 Laws of Power
I see The 48 Laws of Power and it’s various laws being parroted a lot in filmmaking circles. Although I was skeptical at first, I have almost finished this book now and have found it an incredibly useful tome. Definately the most amoral self-help book…
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