THE $10,000 FEATURE FILM (Make a Bloody Movie: No-Budget Producing, Writing & Directing Secrets & Tricks)

GOT $10,000? THEN LETS MAKE A MOVIE.           

Launch your career. Produce & Direct.

And, please don’t tell me you don’t have access to $10,000. If you don’t then do Uber & Starbucks for 60-hours/week. Live frugal and in 8 months you’ll have $10,000.

And please, please, please I beg you “Do not, I repeat, Do-Not-Make-A-Short”.

Why? Simple…Shorts, made by adults, only demonstrate that you know how to go broke.

[Click to Continue…]

5 Comments

SCREENWRITING JOBS (Best Writer Job Sites. 436 Writing Gigs. Click & Apply)

TOP 10 SCREENWRITER-FOR-HIRE SITES

Attn Writers: Coming to Hollywood? Want a Screenwriting job? Want to be paid to write. Freelance writing jobs are available. Find the one for you and start your career.

Below are the top 10 job sites for writers for Southern California.

But remember, it is not difficult finding where writing jobs in Hollywood are, what is difficult is having the writing skill and landing the job.

Writing-12 (Many of the writing jobs posted on the sites below,

[Click to Continue…]

No Comments

TOP 20 GLOBAL FILM GRANTS (#4, 8, 11 & 18 are best for USA Filmmakers)

FEATURE FILM GRANTS

Film Grants, some people call them Movie Grants, foolishly thought of as free money (maintain 100% equity) for Movies, Documentaries, Web Series or other Digital Media platforms are nice to know about but on the most part, if trying to finance a $300,000 to $3,000,000 Low-Budget or Independent Feature Film, are not worth the time, paperwork and process it takes to simply apply… never the less obtain (just my opinion)…. but it does happen.

[Click to Continue…]

1 Comment

MOVIE IDEA… Its Monetary Value. CYA & How to Sue.

STEALING MOVIE IDEAS

OK. OK. You’ve read Hollywood is looking for the great idea…and Yes, you have it.

However, your idea is just a thought… it’s not a finished script, it’s not even a Treatment… it’s just a thought. But you ran into someone at Starbucks (Brentwood, NoHo or WeHo) told them your great idea with the person remarking “You know who would like that…?”

Fast forward two-weeks, and reading Variety you see an article about what a Studio is about to make and you go “OMG…

[Click to Continue…]

2 Comments

THE $1,000,000 PER WEEK ACTOR: (BONUS: 5 Premiere Series Casting @ $3,239/Week)

THE $1,000,000 PER EPISODE ACTOR

Start at $933/day or $3,239/week.

The Screen Actors Guild (aka: “SAG”) rate for first-time actors on a new tv series is $933/Day or $3,239/Week. And, remember these are the minimums… and I think you recall those 6 darlings from “FRIENDS” who got $1,000,000/Episode.

OK… So how does this $1,000,000 per Episode happen?

Well, first year, if you are not the star, which you are not…

[Click to Continue…]

4 Comments

DIRECTING MOVIES: The 4-Year Theory vs 2-Day Method

SO YOU WANT TO DIRECT.

Get a script. Pick a location. Cast your actors. Get a Camera. Hit the On-Button. Tell the actors to talk. Wait 90-minutes. Say “Cut”. You got a movie… Why make it difficult?

Deal Site - Slate (Cameras are cheap. Actors are everywhere. Who doesn’t have a script. So, if you want to direct…then direct.)

You want to direct and of course there is more to it but first…

[Click to Continue…]

4 Comments

SCREENWRITING SECRET ON HOW TO GET AN AGENT… (BONUS: 5 Boutique Script Agencies)

SCREENWRITING SECRET: Key to Script Writing… is Script Writing

You’re a Screenwriter (so you say) and have an amazing idea for a great movie. Maybe you even have the perfect pitch and have written & registered a perfect treatment as told to do in that seminar titled “How to Sell Ideas” or “How to Get a Literary Agent” or “Hollywood Loves Ideas”, etc., given at an expensive ($150,000-$250,000) 4-year theory laden film school.

Now what?

[Click to Continue…]

No Comments

WANT TO DIRECT? HIRE A CINEMATOGRAPHER! (BIG SECRET: Your Cinematographer is the True Director)

WANT TO DIRECT? Hire A Cinematographer.

On a film set directors, especially new ones, focus 95% on actors and are totally lost and confused about what to do with the camera, the lights, the shots and coverage.

No matter how many years of film school they had, they’re still insecure and confused about where to place the camera; what lens to use; what filters to get; where to place lights; how to move a dolly;

[Click to Continue…]

No Comments

PRODUCE A MOVIE (Filmmaker Success… What are the Odds? Budgets 6 & 7 are Your Best Bets)

PRODUCE A FEATURE FILM: What are the Odds?

Anyone, yes anyone, can produce, write or direct a feature film if they lose their naivety (It’s called “Show Business”… It is not called “Show Art”) and become realistic.

And, by realistic is meant, accepting that you, as a first-timer, are not a marketable name and neither your mom or dad are marketable names nor are they billionaires with disposable cash.

Further,

[Click to Continue…]

3 Comments

ATTN WOMEN: HOLLYWOOD GLASS CEILING (Break the Damn Ceiling… 7 Female Power Agents & 5 Phone Numbers)

HOLLYWOOD WOMEN AGENTS: The Magnificent Seven

Want an agent? You’re a female. You’ve heard that Hollywood, like other industries, has a Glass Ceiling. You have a great idea. You have a script. You are amazing talent… You’re ready to break in and all that is needed for you is representation.

hollywood-women-4  (Break the glass ceiling. Women, why not get a woman agent… and yes they do have power.)

No problem.

[Click to Continue…]

1 Comment