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March 2018

The Ultimate Guide To Indie Film Budgeting

I know what you’re thinking. “OMG Curt... How do you put out such OUTSTANDING content, on a weekly basis -- for FREE? I love you. And you’re hot.”   I know. I know.   ...

I know what you’re thinking. “OMG Curt... How do you put out such OUTSTANDING content, on a weekly basis -- for F...

Curt’s Calendar Method: Reaching Your Filmmaking Goals

You ever ask a girl to dinner for "tomorrow" and she says “Um, I gotta check my calendar.” You’re thinking, "Y U NO KNOW UR SCHEDULE 24 HOURS FROM NOW?!" But the truth is, we can all be ev...

You ever ask a girl to dinner for "tomorrow" and she says “Um, I gotta check my calendar.” You’re thinking, "Y ...

How To Effortlessly Build An Audience As An Indie Filmmaker

There’s a busker in Toronto named Steve. The thing about Steve is that he’s brilliant at what he does. And I mean...

Can Your Film Fail Because of the Title?

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You spend months painstakingly working on something -- whether it’s a film, a music project, or something you wanna sell -- only to receive a standing ovation fr...

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You spend months painstakingly working on something -- whether it’s a film, a music...

The Sweat Sandwich Technique: Teaching Others to Value Your Work

Last week I asked you to choose which online course you wanted. And the results are in. Overwhelmingly you chose wanted us to create a six-lesson crash course on Crowdfunding Your Film...

Last week I asked you to choose which online course you wanted. And the results are in. Overwhelmingly you chose w...

Getting A-List Talent On Your First Feature / Short Film

You’ve heard the conventional advice on how to “make it” as an artist. BUT it usually boils down to “build an audience” and “have a good story!” We take a different appro...

You’ve heard the conventional advice on how to “make it” as an artist. BUT it usually boils down to “build an...

How To Stand Out At Film Festivals (Exact Step by Step)

I saw something today I’ll never forget. There was this guy on a unicycle on Bloor doing tricks while riding, and it was AMAZING. I wanted to see how other people would react so I watched as he ...

I saw something today I’ll never forget. There was this guy on a unicycle on Bloor doing tricks while riding, and i...

What to do when your contacts don’t respond back to you

Two nights ago I helped host a meetup for ambitious professionals who want to MASTER their psychology...   I learned two things: Don’t pat a lady’s stomach and say “Omg, how many w...

Two nights ago I helped host a meetup for ambitious professionals who want to MASTER their psychology...   I le...

19 Things A Film Investor Wants And Demands

Let's get straight to it. Last week I told you why investors do NOT care about your business plan nearly as much as you think. So what do they want instead? How do you not end up feeli...

Let's get straight to it. Last week I told you why investors do NOT care about your business plan nearly as...

The Problem With The Film Industry (3 pillars of filmmaking)

Okay, You know this industry is flawed. I know this industry is flawed. Why is it so hard to find funding and make a living with your art?! The obvious answer is that...

Okay, You know this industry is flawed. I know this industry is flawed. Why is it so hard...