HOLLYWOOD’S GLASS CEILING (Female Directors. The Solutions)

HOLLYWOOD GLASS CEILING: 1st PBS IS DOABLE

Yes, with respect to women, Hollywood is a Glass Ceiling and the way to break through is to approach it not as an Art Form, not as a Cultural Entity, not as a Social Entitlement but for what it is… a business … after all, it’s called “Show Business”.

However, PBS (Public Broadcasting System), which is not Hollywood but a government funded program, supported via under writings,

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ATTN PRODUCERS: SECRET TO HOLLYWOOD SUCCESS (Know What Film to Produce, Why & Success Odds)

PRODUCE A FEATURE FILM: 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, you have little-to-no experience and probably don’t know how to rent a camera/lens/dolly package,

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HOLLYWOOD’S 12 NEW POWER AGENTS! (Want an Agent? Here are a Dozen Millennial Power Brokers with Phone Numbers)

TOP 12 MILLENIAL POWER AGENTS

Want an agent? Got an Idea. Got a Script. Need Financing?

Want Money from Apple, Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon or Microsoft to shoot?

Of course you do.

Then the below list of New Power Agents, twelve in all, compiled by Hollywood’s leading trade newspaper, Variety, who are so young they have no idea how a rotary dial telephone works but can tap the Multi-Multi-Billions of production dollars by the above digital networks and platforms,

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WANT TO SELL YOUR SCRIPT? (If Yes, Managers Many Times are Better than Agents. The Top 10 (Part 1: #1-10)

MANAGERS, AGENTS or ATTORNEYS?

Attn Writers & Actors with Ideas/Treatments:

Yes, you want an agent, a Literary Agent, however, as you know, it is difficult to get one especially when they hide behind the mantra of “We don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts” or to even get past their secretary (Oops, no one in Hollywood is a secretary…it’s something like “Associate VP of Development”) proclaiming “Who is your referral” but (now here’s the blog’s point) having a Manager or Attorney as the referral,

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DO YOU WANT TO DIRECT? (If Yes. This post is a Must! Take 3 Minutes. Learn the Basics)

WANT TO DIRECT? Then Get a Master & 2-Pops

Directing is actually quite simple once you learn the “Master & 2-Pops” concept.

So read on and in 3-minutes, maybe 5, you’ll grasp the formula, taught by Roger Corman to first-timers, now Directors, like Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, James Cameron. Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme & John Sayles…

So continue for 3-5 minutes and once you’ve read TRUTHs 5 & 6 (see below) you will clearly know the directing formula.

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1,500 HOLLYWOOD AGENTS (How to Get One? Packaging, Literary or Talent?)

THE HOLLYWOOD AGENTS: THE BIG 6

Yes you need an agent…an agent that gets phone calls returned, that believes in you, loves your ideas and specializes in the craft that you or your projects are in, such as… Talent, Literary, Packaging, Movie, TV, Non-Scripted, Music, Culinary, Sport, Speaker, Comics, Lectures, Commercials, VOs, Editing, Cinematography, Visual Effects, etc.

(The “Big 6” agencies, totaling over 1,500 agents, are WME, ICM, CAA,

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FILM FESTIVAL NO-BULL FACTS (Circuit. Distributors. Buyers. Top 18 Festivals)

3,000 FILM FESTIVALS.

30-40 years ago I bet you couldn’t name 10 Film Festivals in the entire world.

Go ahead… try.

Yeah, Cannes existed, Sundance just started, I’m sure there was something at Lincoln Center in New York, something in Los Angeles, likely London, Chicago (?), Hong Kong (?), Toronto (?), Sydney (?) …

Running out of cities with festivals…aren’t you?

Admit it…In the ’70s & ’80s it’s hard to name just ten festivals in the world that programmed independent films.

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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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FILM FINANCING (Does Pitching Work & 10 Low-Budget Funding Articles. I like #7)

PITCH LOW-BUDGET MOVIES

OK. You have this great idea. You even have the script and a budget. Plus, you heard a studio executive say that “Studio Low-budget is $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 $1-2, $2-3 or even $3-5 Million they should throw the money at me…it ain’t $15-20 Mill!”

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