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21 signs of an amateur indie film

Here’s an updated funding guide for 2018 for you, because it’s the holidays... and I’m lovely. You’ll get an ...

Here’s an updated funding guide for 2018 for you, because it’s the holidays... and I’m lovely. You’ll get an ...

Guide To Getting Into Film Festivals (a programmer’s confessions)

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

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

On Learning How To Get Your Film Funded, Or Get Your TV Series Made (using Curt’s “Switching Seats” Tactic)

Most advice you’ll get in filmmaking is people talking down to you, as if they're better than you. It can feel icky, l...

Most advice you’ll get in filmmaking is people talking down to you, as if they're better than you. It can feel icky, l...

6 Things You Don’t Want To Hear About Film Festivals

How do you get into a top tier festival? Is there any value in the “lower tiered" festivals? I studied question...

How do you get into a top tier festival? Is there any value in the “lower tiered" festivals? I studied question...

48 Laws Of Film: The Ultimate Guide To “Power” In The Film Industry

**Based on Robert Greene's "48 Laws Of Power" almost verbatim but adapted for filmmaking (as I say in the video below).*...

**Based on Robert Greene's "48 Laws Of Power" almost verbatim but adapted for filmmaking (as I say in the video below).*...

How this guy got 300,000 YouTube subscribers

Don’t you hate it when you work your ASS off for something, and people say “you must be so lucky...” You’re l...

Don’t you hate it when you work your ASS off for something, and people say “you must be so lucky...” You’re l...

How I know you’ll “make” it (developing self confidence)

What’s something mundane that you hate doing? For me, it’s repeating myself. So much so that my staff have...

What’s something mundane that you hate doing? For me, it’s repeating myself. So much so that my staff have...

Eminem changed my life last week

Yo! Something life changing happened last week, and it started like all life changing things start... with rap music....

Yo! Something life changing happened last week, and it started like all life changing things start... with rap music....

Let’s be real for two minutes

Am I the only one that thinks getting HONEST feedback is basically non-existent these days? Whether it’s getting so...

Am I the only one that thinks getting HONEST feedback is basically non-existent these days? Whether it’s getting so...

Crowdfunding and the “red flags” of bad indie films

I was in Chicago recently for a conference (which I’ll tell you more about next week) and something stuck out to me th...

I was in Chicago recently for a conference (which I’ll tell you more about next week) and something stuck out to me th...