Last night I attended the monthly Creative Collaborative meetup here in Provo UT, featuring one of my favorite humans Chris Clark.
Chris is a theater director, as well as a producer, writer, and actor. His remarks were very poignant and I wanted to share a few takeaways.
What was amazing was how universal his points were. Rather than specific technical ways to become a better theater director, they came across more as universal truths. Continue reading Christopher Clark on Directing
A few weeks ago I attended the American Film Market for the second year in a row.
It’s an annual film market where Sales Agents are selling the films they represent to foreign distributors and buyers.
Producers, like myself, will often attend to try and meet with these Sales Agents and find one to represent their films, but it’s also a great place to learn as they have great conferences and workshops centered around every aspect of the filmmaking process.
Here are my notes from the week. Hoping something is useful as you go out to make your own films in the future. To see last years notes, check out this post. Continue reading NOTES & TAKEAWAYS FROM AFM 2015
Last night I met another local filmmaker who excitedly told me about how his $150,000 movie made $2,000,000 in foreign sales and DVD. Now, that’s super impressive, and I’m happy for him-
But I’m also massively pissed.
When you make a movie for $150k, you generally — not always — have to make some sacrifices. These sacrifices are typically at the expense of everyone else that worked on the film, other than you and your producing partners.
Some examples — Continue reading I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOUR MOVIE MADE
These are the detailed notes I took at the 2014 AFM Conference Series and Producer’s Forum sessions. The format will be more like a notebook, rather than a blog post, but I hope it’s still valuable for those that want to know what was covered throughout the week. Continue reading Detailed Notes from AFM 2014 Conference Series