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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 -...

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 wha...

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

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." ...

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." ...

Making a living as a screenwriter / director

Recently I hosted a show called The Circuit, which was about the future of indie filmmaking.  Left to right...

Recently I hosted a show called The Circuit, which was about the future of indie filmmaking.  Left to right...

When you SHOULD work for free and when NOT to (in the film industry)

Boy have I been busy since my film screened a couple weeks ago.  Here are 3 lessons I learned: There's&nbsp...

Boy have I been busy since my film screened a couple weeks ago.  Here are 3 lessons I learned: There's&nbsp...

The Problem With The Film Industry

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

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

The Ultimate Guide To Grant Writing (for filmmakers in 2019)

Someone asked me “Curt, what are your best tips for getting a grant application accepted?”   I remember w...

Someone asked me “Curt, what are your best tips for getting a grant application accepted?”   I remember w...

How I solve all my filmmaking problems

For the past few years, I've been obsessed with the question: "What is a generalizable strategy I can use t...

For the past few years, I've been obsessed with the question: "What is a generalizable strategy I can use t...

The Ultimate Guide to Getting On Netflix As An Indie Filmmaker

No fluff. This prodigious Ultimate Guide is all about answering the questions: How do I get on Netflix as an ind...

No fluff. This prodigious Ultimate Guide is all about answering the questions: How do I get on Netflix as an ind...

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 F...

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