Film Making

How to be Successful in the Film Industry

Directors Direct and Writers Write :: How Creative People get Stuck on Other People’s Career Paths.

By |October 25th, 2007|

When I got my first movie job, It was like my own private film school. Our million dollar film starring Gary Busey set up shop in a residential rental house. We painted the walls and packed it full of desks to create our own low-budget indie production office. But the thing that fascinated me the most was the division of labor.

The Hollywood Rules, What You Must Know to Make it in the Film Industry

By |September 18th, 2007|

Hollywood is said to be a closed enterprise; an elite fraternity with lavish rewards only accessible through nepotism, wealth, or sheer luck.

The More Competition, The Easier it Gets

By |April 24th, 2007|

Most people are scared of competition. They see the world’s population exploding at over 6 1/2 billion people and think that they will never have a chance.

Every year, the competition’s getting stiffer. More and more investors are battling over real estate, more and more bloggers are battling over cyberspace, and more and more […]

Leadership Lessons From a First-Time Movie Producer

By |March 21st, 2007|

I just returned from the South by Soutwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas where I spent the week as a producer for a movie that followed the festival. Allthough I have worked in many facets of film production before, this was the first time that I actually got a producer credit. […]

How to Break into the Film Industry

By |November 14th, 2006|

The film industry is a profession that most people automatically write off as impossible to get into. “Good luck with that,” people will say with a smirk when you tell them of your intentions.