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February 2019

Does your film need a business plan?

Last Saturday there was this crazy “Festival Of Ice” here in Toronto. It was sick (in the good way)! Tell me what you think of these: Amazing huh!? Outstanding talent. Each sculpture ga...

Last Saturday there was this crazy “Festival Of Ice” here in Toronto. It was sick (in the good way)! Tell me what...

How to make a living screenwriting

The old system is broken. I know that. You know that. That's why I'm creating a new system for filmmakers -- for artists. And I will lead by example. Got this message today, after...

The old system is broken. I know that. You know that. That's why I'm creating a new system for filmmakers -...

8 things to include in your film pitch

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 feeling like the dog below? Eas...

Last week I told you why investors do NOT care about your business plan nearly as much as you think. So wha...

7 ultra-specific questions for filmmakers. What’s your score?

I'm curious... What influences the quality of your life? Is it your money? Your films? Your cat?     I'd argue that (in large part) the quality of your life is the quality ...

I'm curious... What influences the quality of your life? Is it your money? Your films? Your cat?     I...

Don’t ask investors to sign an NDA before your film pitch

You know that in order to get funding / investment, you'll have to pitch. You'll have to MASTER influence over who you're talking to, and over yourself. This is why I focus on 80% psychology at ind...

You know that in order to get funding / investment, you'll have to pitch. You'll have to MASTER influence over who yo...

The 5 types of film investors

People ask me what I do for a living, and I'll say "I'm a filmmaker."  Then they say "Oh! My nephew does that." NO. I ACTUALLY MAKE A LIVING WITH FILMS. YOUR NEPHEW IS UNEMPLOYED.  I k...

People ask me what I do for a living, and I'll say "I'm a filmmaker."  Then they say "Oh! My nephew does that." ...