Monthly archives: August, 2016

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 …

WRITING SPEC TV SCRIPTS

Writing Spec Television Scripts When setting out to write a television script, you should write a script for a series that has been on the air at least two seasons.  Pilots are extremely hard to sell unless you are an established writer.  If you must write a pilot, don’t spend the whole episode setting up …

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” …

Tips for Low Budget Filmmaking

Whether it is five minutes long or two hours, in order to produce a marketable well-made product you need to follow some simple guidelines. Make a genre Film.  Go for commercial, high concept. Topical, original or edgy. Keep it simple.  Small cast.  Few locations. Strive for quality sound.  Don’t skimp. Sound simple enough.  So how do …