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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...

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

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...

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...

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

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." ...

How to steal as a filmmaker / artist

This will be controversial. Yup. This will be controversial to the inane filmmakers who don't understand th...

This will be controversial. Yup. This will be controversial to the inane filmmakers who don't understand th...

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...

This Is 10x Thinking

This is about ambition.  Sometimes the pain of failure is so disquieting that you lie to yourself, put the blame o...

This is about ambition.  Sometimes the pain of failure is so disquieting that you lie to yourself, put the blame o...

How I remember nearly everything I read / watch

You're looking particularly resplendently marvelous today! I just got back from Rome (it was my birthday last week) a...

You're looking particularly resplendently marvelous today! I just got back from Rome (it was my birthday last week) a...

Getting into Hollywood as an indie filmmaker

I'll get straight to it. Just finished up a podcast with Phil Cooke, an international award winning filmmaker from Ho...

I'll get straight to it. Just finished up a podcast with Phil Cooke, an international award winning filmmaker from Ho...

Here’s my podcast with the CEO of TIFF

I just finished interviewing the CEO of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and I thought you'd wanna see it...

I just finished interviewing the CEO of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and I thought you'd wanna see it...