SECRETS TO GREAT LOW-BUDGET FILM CREW (5 Videos & 5 Articles)

THE $10,000 MOVIE CREW: 4-5 Crew Keys

Yes, he/she is knowledgeable, energetic and loaded with a great education that is based on Hollywood Mega-Budget (Studio Features) &

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THE FILM DIRECTOR BASICS (10 Directing Articles on the Director’s Craft… I like #8 best)

MOVIE DIRECTING: THE NUTS & BOLTS?

You’re a first-timer and want to be a director. You have so many great film ideas but are totally stumped with how to be accepted by this Hollywood maze and be allowed to direct.

You’ve done the first-step. You’ve written the scripts. They’re done with Final Draft 10.0 and regsieterd with the WGA. You are sure will launch your career but must make sure your idea-story-scripts are not dumbed-down or bastardized and the only way to ensure that,

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INDEPENDENT FILM FINANCING (10 Low-Budget Funding Articles. I like #7)

PITCH-PITCH-PITCH LOW-BUDGET

OK. You have this great idea. You even have the script and a budget. Plus, you heard a studio executive say that “Low-budget at studios is now $15-20 Million.”

“Damn…Low-Budget $15-20 Mill” you ponder and your mind goes directly to “$15-20 Million. Sheeeyit. If I say I can make a movie for only $3-5, $2-3 or even $1-2 Million they should throw the money at me…it ain’t $15-20 Mill!”

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PLAY HOLLYWOODOPOLY (Sundance & Cannes Festival Deals)

FILM FESTIVAL SECRETS

For a filmmaker, with an independent film, the purpose of a Film Festival, other than social validation, is to demonstrate to distributors (assuming their Acquisition Executives are in attendance) that your film is (A) Marketable, (B) Sells Out screenings, (C) Makes Money & (D) has “Buzz”….

Why?

So you make-a-deal with a distributor that gets you some cash to (E) pay back your investors and (F) launches your career.

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HOLLYWOOD’S TOP SCREENPLAY BUYERS: THE SECRET EXPOSED (BONUS: 15 Actor-Producers with $100-150 Million Studio Deals)

SELL YOUR SCRIPT… BUT TO WHO BUYS!

NO-BULL: Want to Produce a Movie? Want to Sell your Script? Want to Finance your Idea/Treatment?

Then, stop calling Movie Studios. Stop pitching nobodies at cocktail parties. Stop thinking you’re getting an agent-who-believes-in-you. Stop hustling Bankers and Venture Capitalists. Stop buying $25 tickets for 10-minute pitches at pitchathons to secretaries. Stop spending hard earned money fantasizing Crowd Funding.

Stop. Stop. Stop.

Pitch and Sell your script to the only people that buy.

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NO-BULL SCREENWRITING (5 Good & 8 Bad Signs… BONUS: The Script Formula)

Five Characteristics of a Good Scene, and Eight Signs of a Bad One

There are probably many more features that could be listed to describe scenes that “work” or “don’t work,” but here are some essentials as written by “Sreenwriters University” at the site (www.WritersStore.com) which is the best resource for Screenwriters as well as Writers, Poets, Journalists and Lyricists.

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(“Always remember, “Nothing is Written… It’s Re-Written.”)

FIRST: 5 GOOD SCENE TRAITS

  1. The scene connects to the main character’s problem/goal for that story.

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INDEPENDENT MOVIE BUDGETS (7 Film Budgets & Indy Budget Tricks)

THE 7 MOVIE BUDGETS FOR INDEPENDENTS

Want to Produce or Direct even Write or Act in a Feature Film? If “Yes” then you absolutely must realize, upon preparing a budget, what is a realistic and what is an unrealistic for independents.

First, let’s look at the 7 basic Independent Movie Budgets.

1st: NO-BUDGET Budget ($10,000-$40,000); a 1-week or a 4 weekend (4 months) shoot, with a 5-7 person Non-Union crew, shot in real time with 2 iPhones,

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DIRECTING IS EASY (Got 6-Minutes? Learn The Facts.)

WANT TO DIRECT?

Don’t make it difficult… Get a script. Get a Camera. Use a Wide-Angle Lens. Cast Actors. Hit the On-Button. Say “Talk” (OK: say “Action”). Wait 90-minutes. Say “Shaddup” (OK: say “Cut”).

Voilla. You got a movie… Why make it difficult?

CHINA-Shoot

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

Yes, of course there is more and there are two film school methods (Traditional and Alternative) to master the craft of directing…Pick one.

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FILM FINANCING & TV MONEY (25 Superb Executive Producers)

WHAT IS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER?

There are 5 Producer classifications.

(1) PRODUCER: This is the dreamer, the visionary, the person who wakes up one day and says “I got an idea.” After he gets the script he looks for an Executive Producer to get the money.

(2) EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: This is the person, an attorney, a famous name, an IP rights owner, or a proven showrunner, who knows where money is and how to get it.

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MOVIE MONEY & FILM SUCCESS (Get the No-Bull Odds)

FEATURE FILM SUCCESS ODDS:

Filmmaking success is not based on revenues and profits. It is, when a first-timer, based 100% on “Did you get financing”.

Think profits, revenues, names, international co-productions, pre-sales, tax credits, cable deals, etc. for your second film but for your your first just focus on (a) get real and (b) financing.

And, by real is meant, accepting that neither you, your mom or dad are marketable names,

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