Film Finance Basics

Film Finance Basics

Feature film finance anyone? Have you an idea for a movie? Have you got a fantastic script? Are you awaiting a pile of cash so you can make it? I got this email from a member of Raindance: If a U.S. filmmaker was seeking out of U.S. financing – 1. What sources...
What Filmmakers Can Learn From Gaming

What Filmmakers Can Learn From Gaming

The 21st century is the age of the image. Thinking critically about film, the most common medium of the moving image, is going to be a key asset. Film is a very young medium, and it’s evolving extremely fast. It influences all other visual mediums: television, virtual...
Christmas Filmmaker’s Toolkit

Christmas Filmmaker’s Toolkit

Put down the Christmas cake! Make movies! There’s no reason to delay your movie. Move from amateur to professional. Stop making excuses. Stop blagging the blag. Get off your couch and start doing something meaningful! You don’t need no film school! You’ve...
Adaptation: From Novel to Film

Adaptation: From Novel to Film

While I also write original screenplays, I decided to adapt a novel I wrote into a screenplay for a film that I will also direct. The following thoughts on adaptation come from my personal experience of adapting the novel The Metal Girl into the film project “Metal...