Category «Filmmaking»

INTERVIEW TIPS

When interviewing for a position on a Motion Picture or Television series, keep these tips in mind. Research the show, movie or Production Company ahead of time.  If it is a series, study as many episodes as you can so you can speak intelligently about it. Know all you can about the person or persons …

WORKING HOURS OF MINORS

Working Hours of Minors AGES SET TIME WORK SCHOOL R&R TOTAL TIME 15 days thru 5 mos 9:30-11:30 am 2:30-4:30 pm 20 min n/a 1 hr 40min 2 hrs 6 mos thru 1 yr 4 hrs 2 hrs n/a 2 hrs 4 1/2 hrs 2 yrs thru 5 yrs 6 hrs 3 hrs n/a 3 …

HOW TO CRAFT A LOGLINGE

LOGLINES A one or two sentence description that captures the unique & conflicting elements of your screenplay. Include the following 5 elements to write a complete Log Line: Protagonist – Identify a main character along with his/her profession. Genre – Reveal the story’s setting when presenting the Conflict. Inner Conflict – A personal issue for …

FEATURE FILM LIFE CYCLE

DEVELOPMENT Script Schedule Budget Casting Business Plan Website Financing PRE PRODUCTION Line Producer Casting Director Locations Production Manager P.O.C. Production Designer Director of Photography Costume Designer Script Research Storyboards (if applicable) Pre-Viz (if applicable) Clearances & Rights Editor & Post Supervisor Editor & Post Supervisor Tests Screen Camera and/or Film Stock Make Up / Hair …

Sales Agents Tips for Independent Films

The job of the sales agent is to get you a distribution deal.   They will sell the rights to various distributors worldwide and take a commission. Expect to pay 10% – 25% commission. They will try and get Expenses covered – as much as $ 50,000.   They will take those expenses out of first dollar …

UNPAID INTERNS

Six Steps to Having an Unpaid Intern by Mike Haberman Interns, also known as Co-op students, have long been used by companies as a method of getting some inexpensive labor while providing a student with valuable work experience. In a tight candidate labor market it is an efficient way for a company to “test out” …

What a Producer Does Part 2

There are different types of producers in both Television and Feature Films.  There are also Theatrical Producers, but since this is a website for Independent Filmmakers, I won’t go into that.   Today’s blog is about Television  Producers.  Television Producers will be covered in a follow up blog.   According The Producers Guild of America the …

What a Producer Does Part 1

There are different types of producers in both Television and Feature Films.  There are also Theatrical Producers, but since this is a website for Independent Filmmakers, I won’t go into that.   Today’s blog is about Feature Film Producers.  Television Producers will be covered in a follow up blog. According The Producers Guild of America …

Film Crowdfunding Sites

 CrowdsUnite CrowdsUnite, a resource for the crowdfunding industry and the largest review site in the world, has ranked the top top ten crowdfunding sites based on user reviews. By Alex Leibowitz, PR and Marketing at CrowdsUnite. www.crowdsunite.com  YouCaring YouCaring, a donation based crowdfunding platform designed to help provide money for those in need of things like tuition, …