by Dov S-S Simens on February 4, 2016
SUNDANCE 2016: STREAMS, SALES & DEALS
For 3 decades filmmakers have trekked to Park City, schlepping their 35mm 8,100′ vision in hopes of a securing a single screening while preying for an ensuing humongous Theatrical Deal with tons of press, accolades and praise.
Sundance commenced in 1985 and premiered with “The Falcon & The Snowman”, Sayles’s “Brother From Another Planet” & Jaffe’s “Killing Fields” with maybe 1,000 entrees. By ’89 it had grown to 3,000 submissions,No Comments
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by Dov S-S Simens on February 2, 2016
CABLE-FOR-WOMEN IS WHERE OPPORTUNITIES ARE
Women are great Producers. Women are great Writers. Women are great networkers. Women are great listeners… and women can be great Directors once they’ve proven it. And their is no Glass Ceiling if you go to who programs and buys for women.
Let’s assume: You’re a woman. You have a great idea for a TV series or a TV OTO (One Time Only) movie or show that you either want to Produce,13 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on January 29, 2016
REALISTIC FILM MAKING
Need a Film Crew? Of course you do. The issue quickly becomes… now how do you, with so little money ($10,000?), get the best crew possible? And please, I beg you to not hire a kid, for a key position, out of a theory laden 4-year film school for at least 5-6 years after he/she graduated.
Yes, he/she is knowledgeable, energetic and loaded with a great education but it is based on Hollywood,3 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on January 26, 2016
WANT TO DIRECT? “Movies NO… TV/Cable/NetFlix YES”
There are Fewer-and-Fewer Movie Directing jobs. As Hollywood turns more and more to big-budget visual stories that are only seeking Franchise Concepts, the result being fewer and fewer opportunities to Direct a Studio Feature Film.
Fifteen years ago the “Big 6” (Warners, Paramount, Sony, Disney, etc.) was knocking out 25-35 movies each/year.
Last year, 2015, each of the major distributors (aka: Studios) were only making and releasing 12-15 movie/each.11 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on January 23, 2016
START YOUR MOVIE CAREER
Studios like Paramount, Sony & Disney are hiring (yes…today) over 1,000 Producers, Writers, Administrators, Co-ordinators, Marketers, Analyzers, Directors today…. Why are you waiting?
Hurry up Google, Search, Log, Apply it is not difficult.
Oh but you are not sure where to search. OK. I’ve done it for you.
Below are the URLs (thank me later) for Jobs, Positions, Internships &25 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on January 21, 2016
MOVIE & TV POSITIONS
Disney is hiring. Warner Brothers is looking. Sony is paying… Movie Jobs as Marketing Managers, Digital Analytics, Story Evaluators, Media Coordinators, Acquisition & Development Executives are available today.
There are 6 Major Movie Studios (Warner Brothers, Paramount, Walt Disney, Sony, 20th Century Fox & Universal) that each have 4,000-8,000 employees and on any day have 300-500 open positions.
So why are you waiting?3 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on January 19, 2016
CROWDFUND A MOVIE…. MY $49,000 SECRET
Movie Crowdfunding, whether for No-Budget ($3,000-$20,000), Micro-Budget ($30,000-$50,000), Ultra-Low-Budget ($100,000) or Low-Budget (under $1,000,000) Feature Films is a reality.
Whether you utilize donation sites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or RocketHub or equity sites like Wefunder, Fundable, Seed&Spark; and if pursuing the equity route, whether you go for Accredited or Non-Accredited Investors the factors for success are the same.
Below is an excellent blog written by a Mr Narek Vardanyan,4 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on January 15, 2016
HOT ACTORS: “How to Find a Bankable Actor”
Got the script. Need a name actor attached. And, you actually have the name of an actor in mind. Here’s how to find his/her phone number.
Again, you have the great Script and need to get it to him/her to either (A) Hire him/her or (B) Partner with him/her but you need his/her phone number and address…or at least their agent or manager’s contact details…3 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on January 13, 2016
SECRETS OF SHOOTING VR FILMS
Now, lets talk shooting VR.
An app is being developed for Android to convert standard phone pictures into VR and this could make VR as accessible to everyone as was done with traditional filmmaking.
Matter of fact… The iPhone 6S shoots in 4k (a $600 4K camera… Wow), that’s how accessible filmmaking has become.
However, when it comes to VR,1 Comment
by Dov S-S Simens on January 11, 2016
$25 TO START A VIRTUAL REALITY FILMMAKING CAREER
Virtual Reality Filmmaking as a Movie Business, as a Film Career, as a Visual Genre and as a Storytelling Art Form, with the release last week of Oculus Rift headset ($599) is the first step of a new industry/genre in storytelling however Google or Samsung already has, although not as good, there are more than adequate start-up headsets for only $5-$50.
(My next 4-5 Blogs on Virtual Reality will be thanks to aggregation by an English Film Co-op and alternative Film Program,25 Comments