11 Still Photographers-Turned-Filmmakers

Photographers and filmmakers have a lot in common. They capture images in the hopes of telling a story, inspiring an emotion, or to document a place in time.  Unsurprisingly, there is some overlap in talent within these two professions. The following is a list of notable photographers-turned-filmmakers (and one filmmaker-turned-photographer but we’ll get to him […]

12 Must Attend Events for Web Series Creators

By Darren Chadwick-Hussein, creator of The Bloody Mary Show Why make a short film when you can make a web series? With the increasing worldwide recognition, including the Daytime Emmys; interest from the major networks and even the big studios wading into the online TV world, savvy filmmakers are now using the net as their […]

Piracy: A Help Or A Hindrance For Indie Filmmakers?

The Raindance Raw Talent’s feature film, Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour. Obey (2014) has been bought for distribution in Germany, has played at Dublin Horrorthon, Film 4 Frightfest, and the Whistler Film Festival for its North American premiere. It also has been leaked several times to online file and video sharing sites before it has been […]

10 Things Producers Should Know

My name is Elliot Grove and I run Raindance. Every year we are trolling through hundreds of film submissions for Raindance Film Festival and it always makes me sad. Here’s why: We end up sending out hundreds and hundreds of rejection letters to filmmakers around the world, many of whom have become personal friends. We […]

Sales Agencies in the Film and Television Industry

If anything is truly confusing in the film and television industry, it’s the legal side.  The creative and the artsy typically don’t work well with highfalutin legal language and ridiculously intricate contracts.  We’re here to make stories come alive!  But, alas, the legal side is a side we can’t afford to ignore (both literally and […]

Let It Rain – Holiday Membership Offers

  This festive season, treat your film-obsessed friends and loved ones to the ultimate filmmaker’s gift. Raindance Membership is a real treat to your filmmaker friends. Over 2,000 filmmakers have discovered indie film’s best-kept secret by becoming Raindance members.  Immerse your loved ones in the indie film experience with Raindance’s courses, events and Festival! We […]

Development Finance For Films

You have scoured underground theatre and have a list of actors so sizzling hot you can hardly wait to launch their careers in the movies. At film festivals you have seen scores of shorts and debut features from which you have short-listed several directors you would like to work with. All of this has been […]

Script-based Collaboration: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Script Updated

by  Maarten Verwaest The Case for Script-based Collaboration   In a modern production workflow, online tools enable different people to participate from different locations. Media files and production information, often separately stored and managed at different locations, need to be exchanged. Due to a lack of standards, producers rely on facebook or exchanging documents via email. […]

Eight Movies That Were Better Than The Book

Adaptations are commonplace in today’s movie industry. Whether it’s taken from a book, a video game, a park ride or a bar of chocolate the importance of having an existing property to launch from has become so significant to Hollywood that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find original movies outside the independent field. Worse, it’s […]