by Dov S-S Simens on June 24, 2015
WME Agency is 2nd largest in the world… and trying harder
Proper name is William Morris Endeavor. It was merely just William Morris but merged in 2009 with a second agency Endeavor and it was called WME2 and now just WME.
The agency was started in 1898 by a German immigrant, William Morris (aka: Zelman Moses), who represented Vaudeville Acts and during the silent film era Mr Morris and his agency represented Charlie Chaplin,8 Comments
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by Dov S-S Simens on June 22, 2015
THE ULTRA-LOW-BUDGET FEATURE FILM.
$100,000-$200,000? (Low-Budget or Ultra-Low-Budget Filmmaking)
Here’s the assumption: You have $100K-$200K cash sitting in a bank account (don’t know how you got it & don’t care) yelling “spend me, spend me”…
Sheeeyit, that’s a lot of money. Actually more than enough to Produce a quality Low-Budget, actually an Ultra-Low-Budget Feature Film for you can now afford to execute a 2-3 week shoot.
by Dov S-S Simens on June 19, 2015
The $50-$70K Mini-Budget FEATURE FILM
Producing the $50,000-$70,000 Mini-Budget Feature Film:
First off, with access to this amount of money, independent of the film industry, this allows you to expand from a 1-week shoot (see prior posts) and now schedule a 2-week (13-Day) production with a more manageable shooting schedule of 7 pages/day, rather than a 1-week (7-Day) shoot with it’s 12-13 page/day shooting schedule..
PLUS: For Feature Film Budgets of “$1,000-$10,000”,1 Comment
by Dov S-S Simens on June 17, 2015
CAA Agency is The World’s Largest
There are 6 MEGA Agencies in Hollywood that represent Actors, Directors, Writers, Singers, Comics, Speakers and Producers,. They are “CAA:, “WME”, “ICM”, “UTA”, “APA” & PARADIGM. And the largest, even after the alleged UTA raid of 8-10 top Talent agents, is “CAA” (Creative Artists Agency)
Founded in 1975 with a $21,000 Loan and $35,000 Line of Credit by William Morris agents Mike Rosenfeld,37 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on June 15, 2015
$30-50K FEATURE FILM.
Producing the $30,000 Feature Film:
This is the 1-Week Shoot, 90-Page, 1-Location Script.
90-Pages, 7 Shoot Days… Working 15-18 hours/day executing a Shooting Schedule of 12-13 Pages/Day.
If 1-Page of Script, formatted properly, becomes approximately 1-minute of Running Time… Then you must get shot (aka: covered at least 1-Page In-The-Can every 45-50 Minutes.
Phew…. But doable.
WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD & [Click to Continue…]No Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on June 12, 2015
$20-$30K FEATURE FILM
The $1,000-$10,000 No-Budget Feature and the $10,000-$20,000 Credit-Card Feature are now covered. So let’s proceed to the $20,000-$30,000 Shot-For Feature Film… With, “Shot-For” being the key phrase. Why? Because “Shot-For” is most common phrase heard after someone states the movie’s budget was”$20,000 to $30,000″.
“EL MARIACJI” was “Shot-For”20,000-$30,000.
“CLERKS” was “Shot-For” $20,000-$30,000.
“PI” was “Shot-For” $20,000-$30,000.
“IN THE COMPANY OF MEN”1 Comment
by Dov S-S Simens on June 9, 2015
$10,000-$20,000 FEATURE FILM
$10-$20K! Last week’s post was Producing the $1-$10K “No-Budget” Feature Film…. Now, let’s Produce a $10-20K Credit-Card Feature assuming you have a Card (Visa/MC/Amex not Costco or Target) and desire to go into debt (I totally advise against this, but would be remiss not to explain it, if my job is to be an excellent teacher void of rah-rah speeches and teach Independent filmmaking A-Z).
With a credit card (Caveat: that you must pay off) you can add $5,000-$10,00,1 Comment
by Dov S-S Simens on June 5, 2015
$1-10K Feature Film
Producing the $1,000-$10,000 No-Budget Feature Film!
Everyone must start somewhere and it is my strong belief that, as an adult, starting with a short is not a correct-move for anyone who wants into an industry that focuses on profits.
Truthfully, of the 100,000+ shorts made last year can you name me one that actually sold and made a profit? Therefore, in ruthless honesty, the biggest learning experience that an adult obtains by making a short is how to “go broke”,3 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on June 3, 2015
15 Hollywood Talent Agents
You are only 1 Cattle-Call & 2 Call-Backs away from fame-and-fortune… but you need an agent.
Now, you’ve heard you can’t get a job acting if you’re not in the union…. The union being Screen Actors Guild (SAG), not American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) or American Federation of TV Radio Alliance (AFTRA)…. But you can’t get into this union unless you have qualified acting parts from SAG Signator companies.38 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on June 1, 2015
Independent Filmmaking: $1,000-$10,000,000
Want to Produce? Want to Write? Want to Direct? Want to star in a Feature Film?
Of course you do… Plus, are you tired of waiting to be discovered and is it frustrating seeing each of your ideas being made, being made by others… and being made poorly.1 Comment