THROWBACK FRIDAY: Linda Seger - How to Make a Good Script Great

March 24, 2017
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Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show's best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month...if not more. 

There's so much amazing info and knowledge bombs in many of these past episodes and I don't want them to be lost in the sea of IFH Content so I'll be putting a spotlight on them in Throwback Fridays. Enjoy! 

Linda Seger - How to Make a Good Script Great

Linda Seger is a legend when it comes to screenwriting coaching and script consultanting. She's been couching for over 30 years and pretty much invented the job title. After reading her best selling book, "Making A Good Script Great" I had to have her on the show.

She's  best known for her method of analyzing movie scripts, which she originally developed as her graduate school dissertation on "What Makes a Great Script." She founded the script consulting industry, becoming the first entrepreneur who saw script consulting as a business, rather than an offshoot of seminars or books.

Linda Seger has consulted on over 2000 screenplays and over 100 produced films and television shows including Universal SoldierThe Neverending Story IILutherThe Bridge (miniseries,) etc.

“When I arrived I had an idea. Three days later the idea had become a complete and rich outline. Linda’s warmth, guidance and insight helped me structure my story and discover the layers that made it come alive.”  Sergio Umansky

Her clients include Oscar® winning writer and director Peter Jackson, Sony Pictures, and Ray Bradbury. Unlike other screenwriting gurus, Linda Seger is not a screenwriter, but has focused exclusively on consulting and teaching.

Linda Seger has written 13 books, 9 of them on screenwriting, including the best-selling Making a Good Script GreatCreating Unforgettable Characters, and Writing Subtext(FREE AUDIO BOOK VERSIONS HERE)

Ron Howard has endorsed Making a Good Script Great, saying he uses the book when making all of his movies beginning with Apollo 13

Not a bad recommendation. Take a listen to this master class on screenwriting with Linda Seger and get ready to take notes!

IFH 148: How to Write a Super Natural Hit Film with BeetleJuice Creator Larry Wilson

March 21, 2017
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How to Write a Super Natural Hit Film with Beetlejuice Creator Larry Wilson

If you were a kid of the late 80s or early 90s then today's guest definitely had an impact on your life. Larry Wilson is the co-creator of the cult classic Beetlejuice (directed by Tim Burton), writer of Addams Family and worked on the legendary television show Tales from the Crypt.

Larry wasn't always a screenwriter, he worked on the studio side of things as well as an executive. In this interview, he tells the story of how he championed a young and pre-Terminator James Cameron to be the writer/director of Aliens. Great story! Check out some of his work below:

Larry Wilson was also a screenwriting teacher at UCLA, arguably one of the best screenwriting programs in the world. He has continued to teach through his very popular workshops. His latest workshop Larry Wilson's Method to Madness-A Fantasy and Horror Workshop is filling up quick so sign up. Here's a bit about the workshop.

As your teacher, my goal is to inspire leaps of imagination by creating an environment that resembles an awesome story conference—the kind myself and my partners experienced while creating Beetlejuice. First, that means we’re allowed to be strange—I’ll encourage your creative quirks and far-out ideas, as long as they’re entertaining and help to tell your story.

 

I’ll be your guide for workshop writing assignments, role playing games, and group journeys through the dark realms that will keep you engaged and entertained while you’re creating your best story—ever! We’ll jump off the creative cliffs together. What I won’t be doing is lecturing for hours, hoping you’re staying awake. And, even if we’re talking about the darkest story in the world, I’ll make sure we're having fun (if we’re not laughing, it’s not happening). 

There’s a method to my madness, I promise, and I also promise that you’ll enjoy the ride.

Below you'll find the episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents that both Larry Wilson and Tim Burton worked on together and started their Beetlejuice adventures. The episode was called "The Jar.

Enjoy my spooky and funny conversation with Larry Wilson.

THROWBACK FRIDAY: What Happens After You Win the SXSW Film Fest w/ Brant Sersen

March 17, 2017
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Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show's best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month...if not more. 

There's so much amazing info and knowledge bombs in many of these past episodes and I don't want them to be lost in the sea of IFH Content so I'll be putting a spotlight on them in Throwback Fridays. Enjoy! 

What Happens After You Win the SXSW Film Festival?

Have you always wonder what happens to indie filmmakers who win HUGE film festivals like the SXSW Film Festival? Well, wonder no more.

I've invited one of my oldest friends onto the show, Brant Sersen, the writer, and director of the SXSW Audience Award-winning film "Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Storystarring Rob Corddry.

Some other films he's directed are ReleaseSplinterheadsand Sanatorium.

Over the years I've heard Brant tell me all sorts of stories about his misadventures in Hollywood. So if you are expecting an "Entourage" style story you're on the wrong website.

What I try to do with Indie Film Hustle is to give you the no BS info, stories, and experiences you can only get by being in the heat of battle. Brant Sersen's story is no different.

Brant shares his ups and down on the Hollywood roller coaster, what it takes to make it as a working filmmaker and shares behind the scenes stories of working with big name talent. Enjoy the podcast!

IFH 147: Cinema Lenses MasterClass with Matthew Duclos

March 14, 2017
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Cinema Lenses MasterClass with Matthew Duclos

Today we are going deep down the cinema lenses rabbit hole. I was lucky enough to sit down and speak to the "Yoda" of cinema lenses Matthew Duclos. Matthew has been working on lenses for most of his life. Most cinematographers in Los Anges (and around the world) consider him an expert in the field.

I was hearing Duclos' name on set as far as I can remember so it was a thrill to get to speak and grill Matthew on all things lenses

Here's some info on Duclos Lenses:

Duclos Lenses is the premier destination for high-quality motion picture optics. We strive to provide quality service to the industry's professionals who own and rent top-of-the-line cinema optics. We have the test equipment and experience required to optimize and maintain all of your lenses. We're a family owned and operated business who not only appreciate and respect customers in a way only a small business could, but also thrive off of our customers satisfaction and repeat business

Enjoy my conversation with Matthew Duclos of Duclos Lenses.

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: Surviving the Hollywood Implosion with Scott McMahon

March 10, 2017
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Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show's best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month...if not more. 

There's so much amazing info and knowledge bombs in many of these past episodes and I don't want them to be lost in the sea of IFH Content so I'll be putting a spotlight on them in Throwback Fridays. Enjoy! 

Surviving the Hollywood Implosion with Scott McMahon

Is there an implosion coming to Hollywood? Film Trooper Scott McMahon thinks so and he's not alone. Think its crazy, think again. Listen to what the king of the blockbusters Steven Spielberg had to say,

“There’s going to be an implosion. Mega budget movies are going to go crashing into the ground and that’s going to change the paradigm.”

If the Hollywood implosion does come to fruition, then where do aspiring filmmakers go to make a living? Step in Film Trooper Scott McMahon. Scott created a book entitled "How to Make and Sell Your Film Online and Survive the Hollywood Implosion While Doing It.(FREE AUDIO BOOK VERSIONS HERE)

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There are a lot of books on how to make a movie and how to be part of the Hollywood machine; but this step-by-step guide will show you, the über independent filmmaker...

...how to bypass all of that and get to the heart of making and selling digital products (your film) directly to an online audience and survive the Hollywood implosion while doing it.

I've known Scott McMahon for a while now and he's a wealth of information. He's truly trying to help the "über independent filmmaker" make it in the film business. His site Film Trooper is a perfect extension of his mission.

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  8. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
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IFH 146: Adventures at Cinequest with the Cast of This is Meg

March 7, 2017
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Adventures at Cinequest with the Cast of This is Meg

It's a been a long journey but This is Meg finally had it's World Premiere at the Cinequest. I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of the cast make the trek up to San Jose, CA from Los Angeles. We had an amazing time. Cinequest really loves and supports filmmakers. They treated us like royalty.

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So in between screening, parties, and meetings I grabbed the cast: Joseph Reitman, Jill-Michelle Meleán, Lahna Turner, Holly Wortell and Ruben Dario and did an impromptu podcast in our hotel room. We discussed the festival, their experiences working on This is Meg, what the state of the biz is and much more.

This episode is educational and funny but a bit "blue" in its language so if you are a parent you've been warned. Enjoy my conversation with the cast of This is Meg.

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: Theatrical Self Distribution of Indie Films Made Easy with Tugg

March 3, 2017
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Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show's best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month...if not more. 

There's so much amazing info and knowledge bombs in many of these past episodes and I don't want them to be lost in the sea of IFH Content so I'll be putting a spotlight on them in Throwback Fridays. Enjoy! 

Theatrical Self Distribution of Indie Films Made Easy with Tugg

I know it's most indie filmmaker's dream to have their film screen theatrically around the world. I know I always love seeing my work on the big screen. There's a magically thing about the silver screen but alas that dream was out of reach for most indie filmmakers until now.

If you haven't heard of the remarkable "game changing" company TUGG, you are in for a treat. TUGG is cinema on-demand for indie films. The web-based platform allows you to self-distribute you feature film around the country with no money upfront.

That's right no upfront costs. You only pay when you have a screening booked.

TUGG has created a remarkable way for moviegoers to experience the films they love in a theatrical setting. Through this platform, indie filmmakers are empowered to submit a film, create a screening time and find nearby movie theater, then spread the word to their local and online community.

Once a necessary amount of people commit to attending, the event will be confirmed, and TUGG will reserve the theater, manage ticketing and ensure delivery of the film; allowing the audience to sit back and enjoy the show while the indie filmmaker counts the cash.

"Every film speaks to a different person, and the most exciting thing about TUGG is that it allows for audiences to find their films and films to find their audiences. We are eager to offer a platform that enables studios, filmmakers and exhibitors to have unprecedented interaction with communities and influencers,"

...said co-founders, Gonda and Gonzalez. You might ask:

"What kind of  movie theaters does TUGG have in its network?"

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TUGG has access to over 90% of ALL the screens in the United States. Theater chains like:

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • AMC Theatres
  • Bow Tie Cinemas
  • Cinemark Theatres
  • Goodrich Quality Cinemas
  • Rave Cinemas
  • Regal Cinemas

Just listen to this what Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder Tim League had to say about TUGG:

"As the creators were first showing me TUGG, I had the same sensation I had when I first started using Facebook.  This was a brilliant, well-executed concept that could really change things for our business in a significant way,"

In this episode, we speak to Felicia Pride, Director of Independent Film LA at TUGG. She sits down with us and discusses all things TUGG, theatrical distribution and indie film. Be prepared to have your mind ROCKED!

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  4. Werner Herzog Filmmaking Master Class
  5. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  6. Shonda Rhimes Television Writing Masterclass 
  7. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  8. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  9. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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IFH 145: How to Make $250K Indie Film Look Like $25 Million Blockbuster with Gaelan Connell

March 1, 2017
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How to Make $250K Indie Film Look Like $25 Million Blockbuster with Gaelan Connell

Every once in a while I come across a filmmaker who is just a bit crazier than I am. This is true for writer/director Gaelan Connell who's film Blood Sand and Gold is a true indie film miracle. This mad man decided to raise $250,000 (much of which was out of pocket) and go off and make a big budget action film, just one problem he didn't have a big budget.

Yes, I know $250K is a lot of money but it's not enough for what Gaelan was attempting to do. Check this out, Blood Sand and Gold was shot over the course of 58 days across 5 countries and 4 continents! It has Jason Bourne/James Bond style action. I mean it's nuts. Check out the trailer below:

I had to have him on the show to reveal his secret sauce on how he was able to accomplish this crazy mission. Not only did he jump on the podcast and drops some MAJOR knowledge bombs, he also wrote up an article laying out his top 5 filmmaking tips. Take a listen to the podcast then read Gaelan's article. Enjoy and get ready to be inspired!

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Here's a behind the scenes look at the indie marvel Blood Sand and Gold.


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Blood Sand and Gold is a modern day treasure hunt action adventure film. Shot over the course of 58 days across 5 countries (and 4 continents!), the story follows ex-criminal Jack Riordan (Aaron Costa Ganis) and Mave Adams (Monica West) as they hunt down Sir Francis Drake’s stolen treasure.

So far, everything feels pretty standard, right? Action movie, check. International settings, check. Explosions, desert landscapes, helicopters, and a tiger…check. But wait: We made this whole movie with a budget of less than $250k.

Why? We intentionally made Blood Sand and Gold outside of the Hollywood system to prove, firstly, that it can be done, and secondly, that nowadays there’s a way to stretch budgets further than indie films ever thought possible. In addition to the (comparatively) minuscule budget, we gave ourselves a challenge: no agents, no managers, no money people, no casting directors. And wouldn’t you know it, every insider we approached in Hollywood said,

“Sounds cool! Never going to happen.”

Blood Sand and Gold premieres March 10, 2017 in select theaters, online and ondemand.  As we discuss in the Podcast, here are some tricks on how we made it happen.

Trick 1: Film outside the country.

We intentionally shot Blood Sand and Gold in countries outside of the US. Shooting outside of the US is a magical experience. Unlike LA or NY, where seeing a production is as commonplace as grabbing coffee at Starbucks, people in areas where filming is more novel, approach filmmaking as a once in a lifetime experience, which means everyone is willing to pitch in and lend a hand.

For example, starting production in Guadalajara Mexico allowed us to garner some early media attention by leading Mexican press, the awesome film commission of Guadalajara helped supply us resources for free (locations, police for action scenes, etc) which allowed us to do huge stunts on a fraction of the budget. It also led to more grassroots cooperation to help with production. People all over the world came out of the woodwork to support our project, whether it was the 200k Mercedes SLS that a friend of a friend in Mexico let us use, or the epic treasure chest prop that a villager in Merzouga, Morocco lent us for the opening sequence of the film.


Cinematographer Chloe Walker filming on set in Merzouga, Morocco with a RED Scarlet and Cooke S4 lenses.

Trick 2: Use Airbnb.

Never before have filmmakers had the opportunity to film in literal palaces and house their crew in said palaces for as little as $200 a night in some of the most remote, beautiful places in the world. While filming in Chefchaouen, Morocco we stayed in a 4-story blue house with an expansive, regal courtyard. From that single location we were able to shoot multiple critical scenes (a police station, a rooftop sequence, and more). In Switzerland we stayed in a breathtaking chalet literally from right out of the Sound of Music. $250 bucks a night for a access to a priceless setting.

 


Filming a sequence steps from the productions AirBNB in the Swiss Alps.

Trick 3: Go practical.

Stunts and special effects are critical to elevating the production value of a film. Unfortunately, they also have a reputation for being non-negotiable expensive, which we proved false. In Blood, Sand, Gold our explosions cost $50 bucks. 50 dollars each. Really! (When we learned that, we tried to have something blow up in almost every scene.)

In one part of the movie a car crashes and flips in the middle of a desert. We quickly realized that there was no need to spend big bucks on a fancy looking car that would ultimately be totaled. Instead, we bought a used car in for $1500—and were free to pull off the shot of our dreams with no strings attached.


Drone shot of the car crash/flip sequence (far right), right after the stunt was filmed.

Trick 4: Structure like a startup. 

We shook up the traditional Hollywood pricing model by giving our crew, in addition to our actors, a percentage of the film’s revenue. (Typically actors have this negotiated as part of their pay, but applying this model to crew is something new.) What emerged was a production that felt very much like a startup—in the best of ways.

Everyone on the team has an investment in the movie, and were happy to open their networks and expertise to help in any way they could. On top of that, filmmaking is extremely collaborative. Making sure everyone is paid for their contribution just makes sense.

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Trick 5: Be prepared to improvise.

You know the saying: there are three films you make: the one you write, the one you shoot, and the one you edit. When shooting a small-budget film, you have to be at peace with improvisation. Here’s an example: During a particularly high-stress scene wherein we fired a rocket launcher and set off a large explosion, the set literally caught on fire. By thinking on our feet, we were able to (safely!) turn that unexpected event into an additional scene, with fire raging in the background, which made the edit.

Like documentary filmmaking, the film you shoot on a tight budget may be quite a departure from the film you wrote; roll with the punches and you may be surprised to find you like it better than what you had original imagined.

Article written by: Gaelan Connell


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  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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IFH 144: The Reel Truth on How to Survive Making an Indie Film with Reed Martin

February 24, 2017
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The Reel Truth on How to Survive Making an Indie Film with Reed Martin

Have you ever wish that you could avoid pitfalls and mistakes that other filmmakers made before you? Today's guest does just that. Reed Martin is the author of the best-selling book The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know About Making an Independent Film. 

Reed Martin is a former adjunct professor at NYU's Stern School and Columbia Business School. Previously, he has worked as the Director of Marketing at Independent Pictures, the New York-based production company of producer Cary Woods ("Swingers," "Scream"). Martin is also a former research associate at Harvard Business School, where he created class materials for the senior faculty.

Check out the video below:

Here's a bit on his best-selling book:

The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know About Making an Independent Film

Did you know that most of the biggest indie filmmakers, screenwriters, and producers working today each made the same avoidable mistakes early on in their careers?

The Reel Truth details the pitfalls, snares, and roadblocks that aspiring filmmakers encounter. Reed Martin interviewed more than one hundred luminaries from the independent film world to discuss the near misses that almost derailed their first and second films and identify the close shaves that could have cut their careers short. 

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Other books may tell you the best way to make your independent film or online short, but no other book describes so candidly how to spot and avoid such issues and obstacles as equipment problems, shooting-day snafus, postproduction myths, theatrical distribution deal breakers, and dozens of other commonly made missteps, including the top fifty mistakes every filmmaker makes.

From personal experience and his years as a freelance reporter covering independent film for USA Today and Filmmaker magazine, Martin uncovers the truth about the risks and potential rewards that go with chasing celluloid glory. Whether you're writing a screenplay, looking for financing, about to start shooting or thinking about investing time and money (or someone else's money) in an independent film, The Reel Truth is a must-read.

Get ready for some killer knowledge bombs and enjoy my conversation with Reed Martin.

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SPONSORS

  1. Directing Actors Master Course – (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Werner Herzog's Filmmaking MasterClass
  5. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  6. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  7. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  8. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
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IFH 143: How NOT to Shoot a $50,000 Short Film

February 21, 2017
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How NOT to Shoot a $50,000 Short Film

So as filmmakers we all want to make the best films we can. Sometimes filmmakers think that a bigger budget is the answer, that bigger is better. This is what I thought when I went down the road and create my short film Red Princess Blues. After going down this road once before with my first short film BROKEN, I thought bigger had to be better. If $8000 was good (budget of BROKEN) then with $50,000 I could blow everyone away.

BROKEN opened a ton of doors for me as a filmmaker. I was contacted by studios, executives, producers, agent, you name it. BROKEN was an ambitious short film, to say the least. You can listen to that story here: How I Made Over $90,000 Selling my Short Film + Video Tutorials

In this episode, I discuss the mistakes I made when I made a $50,000+ short film. Mistakes with

  • Budget
  • Crew Choices
  • Size of Crew and Cast
  • Production Design
  • Distribution Plan
  • ROI (Return on Investment)
  • Who is the end user (audience I'm trying to reach)

Here's more on the short film:

ZOE, a young teenage girl, is lured into an after hours carnival tent by the sleazy rock n roll carnie RIMO, and gets more then she bargained for. It's up to the mysterious PRINCESS, star of the new knife show, to pull her out of the wolf's den.

Check out the trailer below.

 

This is not the first short film I made based on my feature film screenplay. I co-directed, with my brother in arms Dan Cregan, a traditional Japanese Anime Prequel called Red Princess Blues: Genesis starring the legendary Lance Henriksen. Check out that trialer below:

 

I was a bit ahead of the curve on the distribution of Red Princess Blues. I was the first short film to be distributed exclusively on an iPhone app. Streaming was not a thing yet. I go over what happen with that in the episode as well. Check out this promo I made for the app.

 


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It's not all doom and gloom. Many amazing opportunities were generated from RPB, I just wish it wouldn't have cost me as much. = ) These are some interviews and red carpet moments from Red Princess Blues' World Premiere at the HollyShorts! Film Festival.

 

 

You can see how large of a production this short film was in this video below.

 

I hope you find some words of wisdom in this episode and that you can learn a few lessons that cost me a bunch of $$$ to learn. Enjoy!

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  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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IFH 142: Lessons Learned from Running Indie Film Hustle

February 15, 2017
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Lessons Learned from Running Indie Film Hustle

I wanted to put together this episode to share with the IFH Tribe the amazing lessons I've learned over the past year and a half running both IndieFilmHustle.com and the IFH Podcast. I wanted to show you how these lessons can be applied to your filmmaking or screenwriting journey. 

When I started IFH I really had no end game. I knew I wanted to reach as many filmmakers and artists as I could but that was it. The key for me was just focusing on the day to day tasks and not the monstrous mountain I wanted to get to the top of. BTW, I'm nowhere near the top of that mountain, I'm still at the bottom at base camp =)

In this episodes I go into the 5 Lessons I used every day in my creative, professional and personal life. These are: 

  • Consistency
  • Learning
  • How to React and Adjust
  • Patience
  • Hustle

I break down each lesson and go deep down the rabbit hole on how you can apply these to you filmmaking and creative life. Enjoy and keep on hustlin'

 

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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

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  1. Directing Actors Master Course – (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
  2. IFH's Online Film School
  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

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IFH 141: Turbo Kid & How to Create an Indie Film Ecosystem with Shaked Berenson

February 14, 2017
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Turbo Kid & How to Create an Indie Film Ecosystem with Shaked Berenson

I speak a lot on IFH on how filmmakers should create their own ecosystem and revenue streams, today's guest has done just that. Shaked Berenson is Co-Founder of Epic Pictures Group, a film financing, production, and international/domestic sales company based in Beverly Hills, CA.

Shaked has produced films like the cult hit  Turbo Kid, Sundance Film Festival Selection Entertainment and the animated film Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon. What is great about Shaked is that he has created his own ecosystem. From financing to production to distribution, all under one umbrella. This way he cuts out the middle man and he can keep more of the profits. 

Shaked came to my attention when I found out he produced the internet darling Turbo Kid. The way that film was marketed, sold and distributed is something all filmmakers should study. We go deep down the rabbit hole all things Turbo Kid, indie filmmakers, building your own revenue streams and much more. 

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Here's a bit about Shaked Berenson: 
Prior to Epic Pictures Group, Berenson served as Renegade Pictures’ Director of Sales as well as the Director of Technology and International Relations for the Giffoni Hollywood Film Festival. Before Renegade Pictures, Berenson was in the Israeli Defense Force for four and half years where he served in managerial and educational roles as a project consultant to Elbit Systems, and worked as a program developer for NetVision, an Internet solutions company. He holds a degree in economics and business from UCLA. - IFTA-Online.org

Enjoy our conversation with Shaked Berenson.

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SPONSORS

  1. Directing Actors Master Course – (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Werner Herzog's Filmmaking MasterClass
  5. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  6. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  7. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  8. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
  2. IFH's Online Film School
  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

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IFH 140: 6 Mistakes To Avoid Your First Day On a Film Set

February 10, 2017
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6 Mistakes To Avoid Your First Day On a Film Set

1. Arriving Late

If you’re not early, you’re late. I aim to get to work at least 15 minutes early each day on a film set. This gives me time to setup, read my call sheet and sides, cram in some extra breakfast and make my boss a coffee. If you are late on day one you instantly create a bad reputation for yourself and this industry is built on reputation and relationships. Set your alarm early for the first day, pick out what you need to wear the night before and make sure you’ve had a look at where you need to get to so you don’t get lost.

2. Forgetting Names

No one will remember your name but don’t let that be an excuse to forget theirs. It’s great if you can remember as many names as possible on your first day on a film set, at least those in your department. This will make you stand out and give you the best chance of them remembering you. I sometimes even write down people’s names in a notebook or phone when they aren’t looking so you can refer back to it. Alternatively, you can also ask the production office for a crew list to help you remember who’s who.

3. Asking An Actor What They Do

You’ll be trying small talk with whoever is standing around. It’s pretty embarrassing when you ask an actor what department they are in or what they do. Embarrassing for them I guess, as they expect that you’ll know them from the seven short films they released on Vimeo last year. As long as you are polite I’m sure they’ll get over it. I’ve asked Mel Gibson’s son what his last name was. He politely replied ‘Gibson’. That makes sense, I thought.


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4. Phone Ringing During A Take

This is even more embarrassing than when you wet yourself in kindergarten and had to go to sick bay to get some spare clothing. Don’t let your phone ring on set, especially during a take. At least have it on silent or even better, just turn it off if you don’t need it for some kind of emergency calls. Your Facebook and Instagram updates can wait until you get home. If your phone does ring during a take I can guarantee the crew will remember who you are and be hassling you each day until you provide a case of beer for your sins.

5. Walking Through The Back Of Shot

Film sets can be a daunting place at the best of times with crew members rushing about knowing exactly what to do and where to be. You’ll find it hard on day one to even find a place to stand that is out of the way. Have a good look at where the cameras are pointing and make sure you don’t settle in the back of the shot. It’s always embarrassing when you hear “Cut!” and the director berates the person that was standing in the shot only to realize that was you…

A safe bet is near all the equipment trolleys. Usually, this is fairly close to set but enough out of the way until you discover your place on set.

6. Standing In The Actor’s Eye line

An eye line refers to where an actor is looking in the scene. It may be directly at the other actors, it could be out to the horizon or it could be an imaginary moving car that is driving in the distance. So, why should you stay clear of it? Actors are performers and they need to feel secure during filming.

You’d likely not love fifty people gawking while you feign ‘true love’ and awkwardly kiss your sweaty co-star in a claustrophobic studio. Such a kiss could only be made worse by a wandering PA aimlessly ambling into their line of sight. If you need to be close to the action during the scene, try and hide yourself behind some equipment or set dressing so that you remain inconspicuous. Alternatively, turn your back to them or simply look down at the ground while the scene is played out. Don’t move around and fidget.

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Matt Webb is the author of Setlife: A Guide To Getting A Job in Film (And Keeping It). He is an Assistant Director with credits including The Great Gatsby, Mad Max: Fury Road, Hacksaw Ridge, Pirates of the Carribean and Alien: Covenant.

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Setlife: A Guide To Getting A... is a must-have guide designed to prepare you for what happens on a typical day on a film set. Matt Webb’s no-fuss, practical tips are essential reading for anyone chasing a career in the film industry. The book is available for $25 from Amazon.


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  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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Enjoyed 6 Mistakes To Avoid Your First Day On a Film Set? Please share it in your social networks (FacebookTwitter, email etc) by using social media buttons at the side or bottom of the blog. Or post to your blog and anywhere else you feel it would be a good fit. Thanks.

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Sydney Freeland: Working with Netflix & Maintaining Creative Freedom

February 9, 2017
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SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

I ran into many filmmakers while fighting the blizzard at this year’s Sundance Film Festival but one of the most impressive of the bunch was director Sydney Freeland. Sydney has had a challenging journey to become a director and her story is inspiring, to say the least.

Prior to making her first feature-length film, Sundance darling Drunktown’s Finest, Sydney Freeland previously worked as a production assistant, as a writer, and as a camera intern. Freeland worked in a number of areas, including; National Geographic, Walt Disney, The Food Network and Comedy Central. Freeland garnered her first taste of success with the six-minute short film, Hoverboard, utilizing Kickstarter to help fund the short. The film was inspired by her love of Back to the Future Part II.

Drunktown’s Finest is her second venture into filmmaking. The 95-minute long film is a coming-of-age story about the complex issues surrounding identity and the struggles faced by Native American people. The film’s name is inspired by a controversial 20/20 segment on ABC News, which branded the town of Gallup, New Mexico as “Drunk Town, USA“, after the increase of instances of alcoholism on the border of the Navajo Nation.

Freeland wrote, directed Drunktown’s Finest as means to combat the negative stereotype of her home community. Sydney Freeland, who is herself a transgender woman, is also directing a digital series about queer and trans women called Her Story.

IFH 139: Why I Edited My Feature Film on DaVinci Resolve

February 6, 2017
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Why I Edited My Feature Film on DaVinci Resolve

I've been editing features, shorts, commercial, and everything else shot on film or video for over 20 years. Editing on almost every non-linear editing system you can imagine I know what I want and like in an NLE. When it came time to edit my directorial feature film debut, This is Meg, I knew my good old Final Cut Pro 7 wouldn't cut it. 

So I decide to give Davinci Resolve 12.5 a try. I've been color grading on Resolve for years and always jumped over the "edit tab" on my way to the color tab. Once version 12 came out I was blown away. So powerful, so intuitive and it just plain worked! I have to tell you,

"DaVinci Resolve is what all Final Cut X should've been."

The good folks over at Blackmagic Design invited me to speak at the Slamdance Film Festival 2017 to discuss my experience editing, color grading and finishing on Davinci Resolve. Enjoy!

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  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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Why I Edited My Feature Film on DaVinci Resolve

February 6, 2017
Watch Now:

I've been editing features, shorts, commercial, and everything else shot on film or video for over 20 years. Editing on almost every non-linear editing system you can imagine I know what I want and like in an NLE. When it came time to edit my directorial feature film debut, This is Meg, I knew my good old Final Cut Pro 7 wouldn't cut it. 

So I decide to give Davinci Resolve 12.5 a try. I've been color grading on Resolve for years and always jumped over the "edit tab" on my way to the color tab. Once version 12 came out I was blown away. So powerful, so intuitive and it just plain worked! I have to tell you,

"DaVinci Resolve is what all Final Cut X should've been."

The good folks over at Blackmagic Design invited me to speak at the Slamdance Film Festival 2017 to discuss my experience editing, color grading and finishing on Davinci Resolve. Enjoy!

 

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Right click here to download the MP3
Download on iTunes Direct


LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

SPONSORS

  1. Directing Actors Master Course – (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
  2. IFH's Online Film School
  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

Action Items:


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How to Sell Your Idea to Television with Agent Matthew Doyle

February 4, 2017
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Today’s guest cracked open a door to a part of the industry I had no idea about, television. Matthew Doyleis a television lit agent at the Verve Talent and Literary Agency. 

He’s an up and comer in the industry and definitely a hustler. My co-host Sebastian Twardos and I wanted to get an “in the trenches” perceptive on the television market and Matthew delivered. He tells a great story on how he got promoted to an agent with a prank by the partners at Verve. Here’s a bit on Matthew Doyle:

Doyle joined in January as Verve’s first off-desk TV lit coordinator. He implemented a new system for information flow and tracking, redesigned current grids, and helped lead Verve to its most successful staffing season ever, with 80% of clients staffed on broadcast and cable shows. He has been an aggressive recruiter, interviewing and training new employees. 

Worked with up-and-coming clients such as Arkasha Stevenson and Kirk Sullivan on the television side, and has played an important role in signing clients staffed on upcoming series such as “Pitch” and “Riverdale.” Challenges of the job? “Recognizing that everyone is the protagonist of their own story, and treating them accordingly,” Doyle says. – From Variety – 10 Assistants to Watch 2016

All of these Sundance Series episodes are co-produced by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films and Media Circus.

Enjoy our conversation with Matthew Doyle.

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  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
  2. IFH’s Online Film School
  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

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IFH 138: How to Sell Your Idea to Television with Agent Matthew Doyle

February 3, 2017
00:0000:00

How to Sell Your Idea to Television with Agent Matthew Doyle

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

Today's guest cracked open a door to a part of the industry I had no idea about, television. Matthew Doyle is a television lit agent at the Verve Talent and Literary Agency. 

He's an up and comer in the industry and definitely a hustler. My co-host Sebastian Twardos and I wanted to get an "in the trenches" perceptive on the television market and Matthew delivered. He tells a great story on how he got promoted to an agent with a prank by the partners at Verve. Here's a bit on Matthew Doyle:

Doyle joined in January as Verve’s first off-desk TV lit coordinator. He implemented a new system for information flow and tracking, redesigned current grids, and helped lead Verve to its most successful staffing season ever, with 80% of clients staffed on broadcast and cable shows. He has been an aggressive recruiter, interviewing and training new employees. 

Worked with up-and-coming clients such as Arkasha Stevenson and Kirk Sullivan on the television side, and has played an important role in signing clients staffed on upcoming series such as “Pitch” and “Riverdale.” Challenges of the job? “Recognizing that everyone is the protagonist of their own story, and treating them accordingly,” Doyle says. - From Variety - 10 Assistants to Watch 2016

 

All of these Sundance Series episodes are co-produced by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films and Media Circus.

Enjoy our conversation with Matthew Doyle. 

Right click here to download the MP3
Download on iTunes Direct


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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

SPONSORS

  1. Directing Actors Master Course – (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
  2. IFH's Online Film School
  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

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Trailer - This is Meg (Directed by Alex Ferrari)

February 2, 2017
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Take a look at the trailer for our new feature film "This is Meg." 

http://www.thisismeg.com

Jason Michael Berman - Producing 5 Sundance Films & Making it in Hollywood

February 2, 2017
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Jason Michael Berman - Producing 5 Sundance Films & Making it in Hollywood

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

I had the honor of speaking to Jason Michael Berman at Sundance this year. He's a Sundance vet. He has premiered 5 features at Sundance over the years and has the record for the highest selling film at Sundance ever, The Birth of a Nation which sold for $17.5 million. Crazy! This year he premiered the remarkable film Burning Sands at the festival. The film is about the intensifying violence of underground hazing on a college campus.

Jason dropped some great knowledge bombs in our interview with my co-host Sebastian TwardoszHere's a bit on Jason Michael Berman:

IFH 137: Jason Michael Berman - Producing 5 Sundance Films & Making it in Hollywood

February 2, 2017
00:0000:00

Jason Michael Berman - Producing 5 Sundance Films & Making it in Hollywood

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

I had the honor of speaking to Jason Michael Berman at Sundance this year. He's a Sundance vet. He has premiered 5 features at Sundance over the years and has the record for the highest selling film at Sundance ever, The Birth of a Nation which sold for $17.5 million. Crazy! This year he premiered the remarkable film Burning Sands at the festival. The film is about the intensifying violence of underground hazing on a college campus.

Jason dropped some great knowledge bombs in our interview with my co-host Sebastian TwardoszHere's a bit on Jason Michael Berman:

Jason Michael Berman is the Vice President of Mandalay Pictures, where he is responsible for developing and structuring financing for Mandalay's slate of independent films, in addition to packaging projects.

Berman has produced feature films that have debuted at premiere film festivals around the globe, including the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca, Berlinale, and Edinburgh. Berman was named by Variety in 2011 as one of the Top Ten Producers to Watch, and by Deadline Hollywood in 2012 as one of the Top Ten Producers to Watch at Sundance.

Berman produced Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, starring Parker, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, and Penelope Ann Miller, about the true life story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. The Birth of a Nation premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. - Wikipedia

All of these Sundance Series episodes are co-produced by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films and Media Circus.

Right click here to download the MP3
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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

SPONSORS

  1. Directing Actors Master Course – (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
  2. IFH's Online Film School
  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

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How to Break into the Film Industry with Stage 32’s RB Botto

February 1, 2017
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How to Break into the Film Industry with Stage 32's RB Botto

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

One of my most downloaded episodes ever was my interview with Film Industry vet and CEO of Stage32.com, RB Botto (Click here to listen to that interview). Ever since then I've been wanting to bring him back on to the show. The stars aligned at Sundance and I didn't just get him on the podcast but I also recorded the interview for the IFH YouTube Channel.

Here's a bit on our guest:

Stage 32 is a US-based social network and educational site for creative professionals who work in film industry, television and theater. Stage 32 links professionals in the entertainment industry including directors, writers, actors and entertainment staff.

It caters to film industry professionals with featured bloggers, online education taught by industry professionals, news from Hollywood and filming locations around the world, Stage 32 meetups page, an online lounge and a film business jobs page that allows members to connect with others on film ventures, along with standard social media functions.

CEO and founder, Richard "RB" Botto, an Orson Welles fan, drew his inspiration for the name "Stage 32" from the old RKO Soundstage 17 where Citizen Kane was filmed. That sound stage is now Paramount's Stage 32.

We had a ball talking and partying at Sundance this year. A lot has happened since our last interview. I've done over 100 more episodes of the podcast and Stage32 has grown into a juggernaut. Add the hangovers, snow storms and my co-host Sebastian Twardosz to the mix and you get a hell of an interview.

Curl up to a warm fire and enjoy our conversation with RB Botto.

All of these Sundance Series episodes are co-produced by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films and Media Circus.

Right click here to download the MP3
Download on iTunes Direct


Private Placement Memorandum


Stage 32 is also having it's 1st Annual Online Film Finance & Producing Conference

No planes. No hotels. No expenses. No new wardrobe. No outrageous badge prices.

Just you, your computer and your willingness to learn.

This is 2 days and 16 hours of the most up to date and actionable information designed to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of film financing and producing to raise money for your projects!

Stage 32, the leaders in online education for film creatives, is proud to present our First Annual Film Finance & Producing Conference. We understand that most film creatives are working off a strict budget and simply cannot afford the expenses related to attending in person conferences. Our First Annual Film Finance & Producing Conference is not only incredibly affordable  but can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

For more info goto: 1st Annual Online Film Finance & Producing Conference
To get $50 off the conference use the coupon code: HUSTLE 


LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

SPONSORS

  1. Directing Actors Master Course – (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
  2. IFH's Online Film School
  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

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IFH 136: How to Break into the Film Industry with Stage 32’s RB Botto

February 1, 2017
00:0000:00

How to Break into the Film Industry with Stage 32's RB Botto

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

One of my most downloaded episodes ever was my interview with Film Industry vet and CEO of Stage32.com, RB Botto (Click here to listen to that interview). Ever since then I've been wanting to bring him back on to the show. The stars aligned at Sundance and I didn't just get him on the podcast but I also recorded the interview for the IFH YouTube Channel.

Here's a bit on our guest:

Stage 32 is a US-based social network and educational site for creative professionals who work in film industry, television and theater. Stage 32 links professionals in the entertainment industry including directors, writers, actors and entertainment staff.

It caters to film industry professionals with featured bloggers, online education taught by industry professionals, news from Hollywood and filming locations around the world, Stage 32 meetups page, an online lounge and a film business jobs page that allows members to connect with others on film ventures, along with standard social media functions.

CEO and founder, Richard "RB" Botto, an Orson Welles fan, drew his inspiration for the name "Stage 32" from the old RKO Soundstage 17 where Citizen Kane was filmed. That sound stage is now Paramount's Stage 32.

We had a ball talking and partying at Sundance this year. A lot has happened since our last interview. I've done over 100 more episodes of the podcast and Stage32 has grown into a juggernaut. Add the hangovers, snow storms and my co-host Sebastian Twardosz to the mix and you get a hell of an interview.

Curl up to a warm fire and enjoy our conversation with RB Botto.

All of these Sundance Series episodes are co-produced by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films and Media Circus.

Right click here to download the MP3
Download on iTunes Direct


Private Placement Memorandum


Stage 32 is also having it's 1st Annual Online Film Finance & Producing Conference

No planes. No hotels. No expenses. No new wardrobe. No outrageous badge prices.

Just you, your computer and your willingness to learn.

This is 2 days and 16 hours of the most up to date and actionable information designed to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of film financing and producing to raise money for your projects!

Stage 32, the leaders in online education for film creatives, is proud to present our First Annual Film Finance & Producing Conference. We understand that most film creatives are working off a strict budget and simply cannot afford the expenses related to attending in person conferences. Our First Annual Film Finance & Producing Conference is not only incredibly affordable  but can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

For more info goto: 1st Annual Online Film Finance & Producing Conference
To get $50 off the conference use the coupon code: HUSTLE 


LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

SPONSORS

  1. Directing Actors Master Course – (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  2. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  5. Hans Zimmer Film Scoring MasterClass
  6. Kevin Spacey Acting Master Class
  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community
  2. IFH's Online Film School
  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

Action Items:


BONUS: TOP TEN Online Filmmaking Courses


If you like How to Break into the Film Industry with Stage 32's RB Botto, then click below:

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SPEC-SCRIPT.jpg

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Rebel in the Rye & How to Become a Producer with Jason Shuman

January 31, 2017
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Rebel in the Rye & How to Become a Producer with Jason Shuman

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

Every once in a while we get a real Hollywood producer on the show. Jason Shuman is a producer and director, known for Lone Survivor (2013), Role Models (2008) and Bangkok Dangerous (2008) and this year’s Sundance hit Rebel in the Rye (2017), written and directed by Danny Strong. Now not only is Jason a very accomplished producer but man is he a nice guy.

He was so generous with his time and knowledge. He was dropping knowledge bombs left and right. Jason Shuman started producing with indie films like one of my faves, Comic Book Villains (2002) and moved quickly up to studio films with horror classic Darkness Falls (2003) (based on a short film).