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

February 3, 2017
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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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  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
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  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.

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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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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


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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 


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SPONSORS

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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 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!

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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).

IFH 135: Disrupting Sundance & Helping Filmmakers with Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish

January 31, 2017
00:0000:00

Disrupting Sundance & Helping Filmmakers with Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

In our journeys through the Sundance Film Festival, we ran into the David to the Sundance Goliath, Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish.  Dan has been a rebel, author, filmmaker, disruptor, festival creator, and true indie film hustler. 

This interview is one of the most entertaining I've ever done. Dan Mirvish tells stories of how he challenged the Oscars, had Robert Redford call him "a parasite" and why the best deals are done in a hot tub. Here's a bit on Dan Mirvish:

A co-founder of the upstart Slamdance Film Festival, Dan Mirvish is also an active director, screenwriter, and producer. Labeled a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, and "Hollywood's Bad Boy" by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mirvish has been named as one of Variety's Top 50 Creatives to Watch, as well as one of Film Festival Today's Top 25 Most Influential People in Independent Film.

Dan also has just written a new book: The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking: From Preproduction to Festivals and Distribution. Here's a bit about the book.

In The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking, celebrated Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish offers a rich exploration of the process and culture of making low-budget, independent films. 

Once labeled a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, Mirvish shares his unfiltered pragmatic approach to scriptwriting, casting, directing, producing, managing a crew, post-production, navigating the film festival circuit, distributing your film, dealing with piracy and building a career. 

Readers will learn how to game the Hollywood system to their advantage, get their films accepted by respected festivals without going broke, and utilize a broad range of media and tactics to promote and distribute their work. A companion website features behind-the-scenes interviews and footage from Dan’s films, and much more.

    • Learn everything you need to know to make, promote, and distribute your independent films, with time-tested lessons and practical advice on scriptwriting, casting and directing A-list actors, financing, producing, managing a crew, editing in post, creating visual effects on a budget, and successfully navigating the film festival circuit
    • Find out what it takes to become a true "cheerful subversive" and adopt new and innovative approaches to producing your films, discover hidden loopholes in the Hollywood system and festival scene, take advantage of a broad range of media formats to promote and distribute your indie films, and generally make bold moves in service of your creative work, all while staying flexible enough to pivot at a moment’s notice
    • An extensive companion website features in-depth interviews with filmmakers, more than an hour of behind-the-scenes footage from Dan Mirvish’s films, festival resources, and much more

Get ready for some very entertaining knowledge bombs with Dan Mirvish.

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


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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Disrupting Sundance & Helping Filmmakers with Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish

January 31, 2017
Watch Now:

Disrupting Sundance & Helping Filmmakers with Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

In our journeys through the Sundance Film Festival, we ran into the David to the Sundance Goliath, Slamdance Co-Founder Dan Mirvish.  Dan has been a rebel, author, filmmaker, disruptor, festival creator, and true indie film hustler. 

This interview is one of the most entertaining I've ever done. Dan Mirvish tells stories of how he challenged the Oscars, had Robert Redford call him "a parasite" and why the best deals are done in a hot tub. Here's a bit on Dan Mirvish:

A co-founder of the upstart Slamdance Film Festival, Dan Mirvish is also an active director, screenwriter, and producer. Labeled a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, and "Hollywood's Bad Boy" by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mirvish has been named as one of Variety's Top 50 Creatives to Watch, as well as one of Film Festival Today's Top 25 Most Influential People in Independent Film.

Dan also has just written a new book: The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking: From Preproduction to Festivals and Distribution. Here's a bit about the book.

In The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking, celebrated Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish offers a rich exploration of the process and culture of making low-budget, independent films. 

Once labeled a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, Mirvish shares his unfiltered pragmatic approach to scriptwriting, casting, directing, producing, managing a crew, post-production, navigating the film festival circuit, distributing your film, dealing with piracy and building a career. 

Readers will learn how to game the Hollywood system to their advantage, get their films accepted by respected festivals without going broke, and utilize a broad range of media and tactics to promote and distribute their work. A companion website features behind-the-scenes interviews and footage from Dan’s films, and much more.

  • Learn everything you need to know to make, promote, and distribute your independent films, with time-tested lessons and practical advice on scriptwriting, casting and directing A-list actors, financing, producing, managing a crew, editing in post, creating visual effects on a budget, and successfully navigating the film festival circuit
  • Find out what it takes to become a true "cheerful subversive" and adopt new and innovative approaches to producing your films, discover hidden loopholes in the Hollywood system and festival scene, take advantage of a broad range of media formats to promote and distribute your indie films, and generally make bold moves in service of your creative work, all while staying flexible enough to pivot at a moment’s notice
  • An extensive companion website features in-depth interviews with filmmakers, more than an hour of behind-the-scenes footage from Dan Mirvish’s films, festival resources, and much more

Get ready for some very entertaining knowledge bombs with Dan Mirvish.

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


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
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Chasing Sly and the Family Stone Documentary for 12 years with Michael Rubenstone

January 30, 2017
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Chasing Sly and the Family Stone Documentary for 12 years with Michael Rubenstone

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

We all hear stories of filmmakers working on films for years and years. Well, I don't know about you but I've never met one until now. In my journeys at Sundance and Slamdance I met one of these crazy and passionate filmmakers, his name is Michael Rubenstone. Michael the director of the documentary On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone, which premiered at this year's Slamdance Film Festival. 

When I heard his crazy story I had to have him on the show. Michael has been chasing Sly from Sly and the Family Stones for over 12 years. The stories he told us in the interview were insane. Talk about passion. We can all learn something about dedication, persistence and just plain nuts.

Check out some teasers of the film below:

 

 

Here's a bit about the film: Director and super-fan Michael Rubenstone sets out in search of long-time reclusive funk legend, Sly Stone. Along the way, he meets with some success but finds countless more failures in trying to capture a man who refuses to be contained.

Have you ever sat in your parked car for several minutes, just to hear the end of a song on the radio or savor the feeling that such a song gave you? In On the Sly, a music fan’s archival fervor and optimistic investigation take us beyond a sensationalized or simplified history of Sly and the Family Stone and bring us into a world where it is unthinkable to turn off the radio before the song is through.

The elusiveness of frontman Sly prompts both filmmaker and viewer to consider how much we project onto our heroes, and how their continued inaccessibility is, despite our frustration, often vital to continuing the work of discovering ourselves and how we use music and art to bond with one another beyond simply moving our bodies to the beat. - Beth Prouty, Slamdance Programmer

Sit back and enjoy the amazing conversation I and my co-host Teri Gamble had with director Michael Rubenstone.

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

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IFH 134: Chasing Sly and the Family Stone Documentary for 12 years with Michael Rubenstone

January 30, 2017
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Chasing Sly and the Family Stone Documentary for 12 years with Michael Rubenstone

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

We all hear stories of filmmakers working on films for years and years. Well, I don't know about you but I've never met one until now. In my journeys at Sundance and Slamdance I met one of these crazy and passionate filmmakers, his name is Michael Rubenstone. Michael the director of the documentary On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone, which premiered at this year's Slamdance Film Festival. 

When I heard his crazy story I had to have him on the show. Michael has been chasing Sly from Sly and the Family Stones for over 12 years. The stories he told us in the interview were insane. Talk about passion. We can all learn something about dedication, persistence and just plain nuts.

Check out some teasers of the film below:

Here's a bit about the film: Director and super-fan Michael Rubenstone sets out in search of long-time reclusive funk legend, Sly Stone. Along the way, he meets with some success but finds countless more failures in trying to capture a man who refuses to be contained.

Have you ever sat in your parked car for several minutes, just to hear the end of a song on the radio or savor the feeling that such a song gave you? In On the Sly, a music fan’s archival fervor and optimistic investigation take us beyond a sensationalized or simplified history of Sly and the Family Stone and bring us into a world where it is unthinkable to turn off the radio before the song is through.

The elusiveness of frontman Sly prompts both filmmaker and viewer to consider how much we project onto our heroes, and how their continued inaccessibility is, despite our frustration, often vital to continuing the work of discovering ourselves and how we use music and art to bond with one another beyond simply moving our bodies to the beat. - Beth Prouty, Slamdance Programmer

Sit back and enjoy the amazing conversation I and my co-host Teri Gamble had with director Michael Rubenstone.

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

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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
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Elijah Wood and the SpectreVision Team - Creating a Brand & Making Killer Films

January 29, 2017
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Creating a Brand & Making Killer Films with Elijah Wood and the SpectreVision Team

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

I wanted to do something special for the Indie Film Hustle Tribe this year. I'm in Park City, UT interview some AMAZING filmmakers, producers, agents and actors. In celebration of Sundance I'll be releasing a podcast a day during the week.

I wanted to launch this special Sundance Film Festival series with a bang. In this episode I speak to indie film favorite and all around amazing human being Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, Sin City) and his remarkable partners Josh Waller, Daniel Noah and Lisa Whalen (Company X) over at their company SpectreVision.

I have to say that this is by far one of my favorite interviews I've ever done. It was part filmmaking masterclass, branding lesson, James Lipton interview and party. I learned a ton from the gang and really felt the passion these friends and partners have for making the kind of films they want to see.

All of these Sundance Series episodes will be co-hosted by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films and a co-production with Media Circus PR.

Right click here to download the MP3
Download on iTunes Direct


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Here's a bit about SpectreVision:

Founded in 2010 by partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, SpectreVision was created to tell character-driven stories tackling emotional and human experiences that test the boundaries of the genre space.  In 2014, Lisa Whalen joined the company as the fourth partner.

The SpectreVision productions of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Cooties, Open Windows, The Boy and their latest cult hit, The Greasy Strangler, have earned them spots at the most prestigious festivals in the world, as well as numerous awards and nominations. SpectreVision has also released, under its SpectreVision Presents banner, the acclaimed films, Toad Road, LFO and, in partnership with Cinefamily, the enormously successful restoration and re-release of the lost animated classic, Belladonna of Sadness.

In the six years since its inception, SpectreVision has expanded its focus, with new and exciting forays into the worlds of television, gaming, and digital media. It's celebrated music management division has ushered in a new movement in film composition, with clients having scored Sicario, Arrival, Trans Parent, Lion and many more, earning multiple Academy Award nominations and an Emmy win.

At the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, SpectreVision's parent entity, Company X, premiered their first production, Bitch, in partnership with MarVista Films.


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  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 133: Sydney Freeland: Working with Netflix & Maintaining Creative Freedom

January 27, 2017
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Sydney Freeland: Working with Netflix & Maintain Creative Freedom

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.

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At this year's Sundance Film Festival Sydney Freeland is premiering her latest film Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, which was financed completely by Netflix. Two teenage sisters start robbing trains to make ends meet after their single mother's emotional meltdown in an electronics store lands her in jail. Coming to Netflix March 17. Here's the trailer.

We sit down and discuss how it was like to work with Netflix, if the rumors of creative freedom are true and what Sundance has done for her career.

All of these Sundance Series episodes will be co-hosted by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films and a co-production with Media Circus.

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BTW, Here's a trailer to Sydney Freeland's first Sundance Film Festival film, Drunktown's Finest. Three young Native Americans- an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual, strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.


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  4. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
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IFH 132: Rebel in the Rye & How to Become a Producer with Jason Shuman

January 26, 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). Check out the Darkness Falls short below:

Get ready to have an inside look at what it takes to become a Hollywood producer.  Thanks to Jason Shuman for taking the time to do the interview. All of these Sundance Series episodes will be co-hosted by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films and a co-production with Media Circus PR.

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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)

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IFH 131: Inside the Spec Script Market with Agent David Boxerbaum

January 25, 2017
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Inside the Spec Script Market with Agent David Boxerbaum

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

We all have heard about screenwriter selling a spec script for seven figures (see Max Landis) but who is the power brokers who are helping that process along? Enter Paradigm Literary Agent David Boxerbaum.

David is a senior agent at Paradigm, and his impressive client roster includes the likes of David Guggenheim, writer of Safehouse; Ken Marino, writer/producer of Wanderlust and writer of Role Models; Maria Maggenti, writer of MTV’s Finding Carter; and Ransom Riggs, writer/co-executive producer of the upcoming supernatural horror thriller, Black River.

At the age of 26, David was listed as one of the Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation 35 Under 35,” making him one of the youngest people ever to make the list. He is known for his impeccable taste and his strong industry relationships which help him garner six- and seven-figure sales for his clients in a shrinking spec marketplace.

What is an agent like David Boxerbaum looking for in a screenwriter? How does an agent work with a client to build a career? How do you approach a Literary Agent? All will be answered in this episode. Enjoy!

All of these Sundance Series episodes will be co-hosted by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films and a co-production with Media Circus PR.

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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
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  7. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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IFH 130: Elijah Wood and the SpectreVision Team - Creating a Brand & Making Killer Films

January 24, 2017
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Creating a Brand & Making Killer Films with Elijah Wood and the SpectreVision Team

SPECIAL SUNDANCE EDITION of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast

I wanted to do something special for the Indie Film Hustle Tribe this year. I'm in Park City, UT interview some AMAZING filmmakers, producers, agents and actors. In celebration of Sundance I'll be releasing a podcast a day during the week.

I wanted to launch this special Sundance Film Festival series with a bang. In this episode I speak to indie film favorite and all around amazing human being Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, Sin City) and his remarkable partners Josh Waller, Daniel Noah and Lisa Whalen (Company X) over at their company SpectreVision.

I have to say that this is by far one of my favorite interviews I've ever done. It was part filmmaking masterclass, branding lesson, James Lipton interview and party. I learned a ton from the gang and really felt the passion these friends and partners have for making the kind of films they want to see.

All of these Sundance Series episodes will be co-hosted by Sebastian Twardosz from Circus Road Films.

Right click here to download the MP3
Download on iTunes Direct


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Here's a bit about SpectreVision:

Founded in 2010 by partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, SpectreVision was created to tell character-driven stories tackling emotional and human experiences that test the boundaries of the genre space.

The SpectreVision productions of Cooties and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night made their premieres at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Cooties was acquired by Lionsgate Films at Sundance. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night was acquired by Kino-Lorber.

 

It has been the recipient of numerous awards from film festivals throughout the world, and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. SpectreVision has also served as Executive Producer on such critically acclaimed films including Toad Road, LFO:The Movie and Open Windows.

 

Their production of The Boy, premiered at the 2015 South By Southwest film festival. It opened in the U.S. in August 2015, and continued to play at festivals worldwide throughout the year. In the five years since its inception, SpectreVision has expanded its focus, with new and exciting forays into the worlds of music, television, gaming and digital media.

Wood, Noah and Waller were honored with the Visionary Award at the 2014 Stanley Film Festival for their contribution to independent film. They also delivered the Keynote Address for the Fantastic Market in Austin, leading into the 2015 Fantastic Fest.

 

In January of 2016, SpectreVision announced a new partnership with gaming giant Ubisoft, to create, develop and produce original content for their virtual reality platform. The SV production of The Greasy Strangler made its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to wide acclaim and controversy, making it one of the most talked-about titles at the festival.


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  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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THROWBACK FRIDAY: Life After Winning Sundance with Diane Bell

January 20, 2017
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Life After Winning Sundance with Diane Bell

I always talk about not counting on the "lottery ticket" mentality that so many filmmakers today count on. Winning Sundance is not a distribution plan. Well, I was involved in a project, written and directed by Diane Bell, that did just that. It won not one but two awards at Sundance. She didn't count on winning, hell she didn't think in her wildest dreams that she would even be accepted. Here's the story.

In 2010, 16 feature films were selected out of 1,058 submissions to be screened in the US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.  Diane Bell's OBSELIDIA was one of them.  It was made for less than $140,000, it had no movie stars in it, and none of the cast or crew had connections to Sundance.  And yet it was picked out of the slush pile, and selected to premier on this world stage, alongside movies that had cost 100 times as much with big name movie stars and recognized directors.

OBSELIDIA, premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2010, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Award and the award for Excellence in Cinematography. It was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards 2011, including one for Best First Screenplay. It won acclaim at festivals around the world, including being named as Best of Fest at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature at Ashland Independent Film Festival, and winning the Youth Jury Prize for Best Film at the Valladolid Festival, Spain.

Here's what VARIETY magazine had to say about Obeslidia:

“...the only film [at Sundance] that deserves to be called a rebel”?

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The Cinderella Story

It is a Cinderella story for sure. I had the pleasure to color grade and on-line edit Obselidia and it was one of the greatest times I've ever had working on a film. Diane Bell's story not typical.

She started her career in film as a screenwriter and moved to LA after optioning her first script to Wind Dancer Features.  She went on to be hired to rewrite a script for legendary director John McTiernan (DIE HARD, PREDATOR, etc), and then wrote an original script with him.  She has written a number of other commissioned and optioned screenplays.

Her screenplay, STEM, was selected for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab in January 2011, where it was awarded the Sloan Fellowship. She was selected for the inaugural Women in Film/Sundance Mentorship program in 2012.

Diane’s second feature as writer/director, BLEEDING HEART, a feminist thriller starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 2015 and was widely released in the US by Gravitas in Nov 2015.

She is currently in post-production on her third feature, OF DUST AND BONES.

With her husband and producing partner, Chris Byrne, she launched the Rebel Heart Film Workshop, teaching 2-day intensives on how to make a standout indie film. She is passionate about sharing her experiences making films to empower other filmmakers with real life knowledge.

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be accepted and win awards at the Sundance Film Festival sit back and enjoy my conversation with Diane Bell.

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  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  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)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

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IFH 129: 5 Rules to Make Money Selling Indie Films

January 16, 2017
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5 Rules to Make Money Selling Indie Films

I feel that one of the reasons I was put on this earth was to help filmmakers and artist make money selling their films and art. There's no reason why filmmakers shouldn't be able to make a steady income from their films. You can here my inspiration rant on this topic here: Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke & What They Can Do to Change It

So I came up with these 5 rules on how to make money selling indie films. I outline what I discuss in the podcast below. If you are going to listen to an episode of the IFH Podcast then this one and #88 (Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Brokeare two episode you should listen too. Check out the outline below and then listen to the episode. I also go into other areas and core concepts that are not in the list below.

1. Understand the initial cost of creating the factory that will build your product

  • Buying gear
  • Building a team
  • Post Production infrastructure
  • Deliverables

2. Understand the cost of creating your product vs the return 

  • Keep the budget low enough where you feel you can make a healthy return on investment
  • Joe Swanberg (watch his SXSW talk here)

3. Understand your customer and how to engage with them 

  • Provide Value to your customer
  • Social Media
  • Email List
  • Where does your customer hang out, go there and engage with them

4. Understand how you will be getting your product to the customer

  • Distribution Options
  • Cost of distribution

5. Understand revenue streams

  • DVD/Blu-Ray
  • TVOD
  • SVOD
  • Workshops
  • Merch

Now get to listening and make your film!

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Slamdance Workshop Discussed on the Show

Join Blackmagic Design, Slamdance Grand Jury Award winner Andrew McPhillips, and filmmaker and host of Indie Film Hustle Alex Ferrari on Saturday, January 21 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the Filmmaker Lounge in the Treasure Mountain Inn for an in-depth workshop on the tools and techniques essential to the independent filmmaker.

  • Andrew McPhillips will discuss lessons learned from shooting his upcoming film “The Doll,” including how to seamlessly switch from production to post. Andrew used an URSA Mini 4.6K to shoot the film, DaVinci Resolve for editing and grading, and Fusion for the VFX. Along with serving as CG Supervisor at SPINVFX, Andrew’s work includes his animated short film “Blood Will Tell” which previously premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and took home top awards at Slamdance.
  • Alex Ferrari will discuss how filmmakers can make the most of DaVinci Resolve as a professional editing solution. Alex recently shot, edited and graded his new film “This Is Meg” using Blackmagic Design. He will dive into the ins-and-outs of what filmmakers need to know when editing with Resolve and how it can best fit into their workflows.

A brief Q&A will follow the presentations along with raffles for prizes, including a Micro Cinema Camera, DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio!

Join Blackmagic Design afterward from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for a happy hour in the Filmmaker Lounge during which attendees can ask questions, demo gear and learn more about Blackmagic Design products for independent filmmakers.


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  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  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)

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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THROWBACK FRIDAY: How a 17 yr old Directed & Sold Her 1st Feature on 16mm Film

January 13, 2017
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How a 17 yr old Shot & Sold her 1st Feature on Super 16mm Film

Every once in a while, I get sent a story that blows my mind. The story is a 17-year-old 1st-time director shoots and sells her first feature film (that was shot on 16mm Film) right out of the gate.

How that hell does that happen? Well, may I introduce you to Kansas Bowling, the director of the feature film B.C. Butcher. Inspired by the likes of Russ Meyer, Annette Funicello, and Roger Corman, Kansas and her friend Kenzie began writing a script in high school about a tribe of cavewomen being stalked by a prehistoric monster.


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The film is unique in many ways, being a horror flick and a comedy, featuring live music, gore, gags, and campy historical inaccuracy. Because of this, immediately after shooting, “B.C. Butcher” caught the eye of Lloyd Kaufman (see Lloyd's interview here), legendary producer/director and founder of Troma Entertainment Inc. Troma acquired the film for distribution and is now slated for a 2016 release.

Related: How to Write and Shoot a ZERO Budget Feature Film

Here is a trailer for B.C. Butcher:

Kansas remains fully committed to shooting 16mm film, Super 8mm film or 35mm film and making features and videos for the cult genre. Sit back and enjoy this wonderfully inspiring interview with Ms. Kansas Bowling.

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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

SPONSORS

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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. 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)

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 128: How to Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu, iTunes & Film Distribution with Nick Soares

January 11, 2017
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We have all heard the horror stories of indie filmmakers getting a "film distribution deal" with a traditional distributor and never receiving a dime. In today's digital world there are many options for indie filmmakers to monetize their content.

In the film distribution game there's iTunes, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play, Crackle, PlayStation Network, X-Box, YouTube RED, VuDu, Netflix, and Cable VOD, but how does a filmmaker with no industry contacts get access to these platforms? Enter Nick Soares and Distribber. Check this out:

Distribber is a film distribution aggregator for iTunes, Hulu, Amazon, VuDu, Netflix, Cable VOD and much more. As an aggregator we work to receive, repair, conform, package, and deliver your film to the outlets you have chosen. Distribber allows filmmakers to keep 100% of all profits generated, which effectively removes any middlemen from taking undeserving revenue. Once your film is packaged, Distribber will deliver all assets into our partner portals to go live. Filmmakers have complete control over release dates, updates, removals, the list goes on.

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Since finishing This is Meg, I've been figuring out a distribution plan for the film...and NO submitting to film festivals and hope for the best is not a distribution plan. I stumble across Nick and his company and was blown away.

Nick has basically opened the doors to ALL the major film distribution VOD and SVOD platforms online and the kicker is you keep 100% of the revenue your film generates, wait what? I had to have Nick on the show and have him drop some major knowledge bombs on the tribe.

I also did a bit of hunting and found the revenue splits for the major film distribution VOD (Video on Demand) and SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand):

  • iTunes: 70/30 for EST sales (purchase) and 60/40 for VOD sales (rental).
  • Hulu: Hulu collects advertising revenue based on the number of ads viewed while watching your movie, then pays you 50% of what they collect.
  • Amazon VOD: 50 (Filmmaker) /50 (Platform)
  • Unlike iTunes and Amazon VOD, Netflix’s Watch Instantly service does not pay “per turn.” Instead, they pay a license fee for your film’s Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) rights — usually for one or two years. So, Netflix can stream your film to their subscribers as often as they wish during the term of your agreement, in exchange for the license fee Netflix pays for that term.

So I want you to get ready to have your mind blown. Enjoy my conversation with Nick Soares.

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  3. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  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)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

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IFH 127: No Budget Filmmaking with Mark Stolaroff

January 6, 2017
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No Budget Filmmaking with Mark Stolaroff

I've been trying to get today's guest on the show for months. Mark Stolaroff is a No Budget Filmmaking maestro. Here's a bit about our guest.

Mark Stolaroff is an independent producer and a founding partner of Antic Pictures, an LA-based production company producing a slate of low-budget, high-quality digital features. He recently finished principal photography on DriverX, his 5th collaboration with award-winning writer/director Henry Barrial.

DriverX stars Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul), Desmin Borges (You're The Worst), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and many other talented actors.

Stolaroff and Barrial's previous feature, The House That Jack Built, which premiered at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, played theatrically in December 2015 and is now currently streaming on Netflix and other digital platforms.

Mark produced Barrial's third feature, the micro-budget sci-fi film Pig, which was an official selection at over 35 film festivals worldwide, winning 10 awards, including 7 Best Feature award.

Pig was distributed by Kino Lorber in 2014. With Ron Judkins, Stolaroff produced Barrial's second feature, True Love, which was developed in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and was a hit on the festival circuit. Stolaroff also consulted on Meera Menon's Farah Goes Bang, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, winning the Nora Ephron Award.

Other projects include:

  • The Trouble With Men And Women
  • Paper Chasers
  • Some Body
  • Manic (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Cheadle, and Zooey Deschanel)
  • Keep The River On Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale

...and others.

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He is currently producing the horror feature Devil's Whisper, directed by Adam Ripp, which will be shooting in June 2016. Stolaroff was formerly a principal of Next Wave Films, a company of The Independent Film Channel that provided finishing funds to exceptional, low budget films; and through its production arm Agenda 2000, financed and executive produced digital features.

Included in Next Wave's 13 films are:

  • Christopher Nolan's Following
  • Joe Carnahan's  Blood, Guts, Bullets, & Octane
  • Amir Bar Lev's Fighter
  • Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning documentary Southern Comfort.

In all Next Wave took seven films to Sundance and five to Toronto; nine were released theatrically in the U.S. and two premiered on HBO; nine were shot digitally and six of those were transferred to film.Stolaroff has lectured on low/no budget and digital filmmaking throughout the world and at many of the major film festivals.

He has taught film classes at UCLA Extension, the Maine Film Workshop, and The Learning Annex and has written for Scientific American, Filmmaker, Sight & Sound, Film Festival Reporter, and Film Arts Magazine.

He has been on countless filmmaking panels over the last two decades, including serving as the Series Moderator for IFP/LA's Digital Filmmaking Series in 2001 and 2002.  He has sat on the juries of several film festivals and was on the Advisory Board of HBO's US Comedy Arts Film Festival. He currently serves on the advisory board of Filmmakers Alliance.

Stolaroff founded No Budget Film School in 2005, and in addition to teaching his classes, has lectured at most of the major film schools.

Mark has extensive production experience on several low-budget features and shorts, including production managing the Academy Award winning short film My Mother Dreams The Satan's Disciples in New York.

His background also includes two years in Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, and five years as the Managing Director of Curtains Theater, an innovative legitimate theater he founded in Houston.  A native Texan, Stolaroff received his BBA from the prestigious Business Honors Program at the University of Texas and minored in Film Production, directing several 16mm shorts.

Like I said, the man has been around the block. Enjoy my conversation with Mark Stolaroff.


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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 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)

KILLER RESOURCES!!!

  1. INDIE FILM SYNDICATE Filmmaking Community (1st Month FREE) End Jan 8th, 2017
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  3. Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!

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IFH 126: Should You Own Your Own Film Gear? - Ask Alex

January 3, 2017
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Should You Own Your Own Film Gear?

Happy New Year IFH Tribe! We are now in 2017 and this will be ana amazing, creative and monumental year for us all. I wanted to start off the year with an "Ask Alex" episode. On this episode I answer the follow tribe member questions:

  • Though I plan on hiring a DP for my movies, I'd like to invest in my very own camera equipment and lights. (Was thinking about investing in that BlackMagic Cinema you keep raving about.)

    However, I'm being advised NOT to buy my own camera and lights! I was told that unless I'm planning on being a DP myself, and unless I plan on keeping up with all the new models of cameras coming out (which can be expensive), that buying camera equipment makes no sense.

    What say you? Shouldn't an independent filmmaker seek to have his or her own filmmaking arsenal, just in case? Shouldn't directors at least try to go out, shoot, get a feel for the camera, etc., so that they are better directors, even if they'll never be DPs? 

  • What advice would you give someone working with non-acting actors who will be getting little to no pay?
  • So If I go to submit my film to contests and festivals will I have problems with people in public in background shots? 
  • Would making the background more out of focus help? 
  • I have scenes in stores. Do I need to blur product labels?

  • When is the perfect time in pre-production should you start casting?
  • How important do you feel it is to shoot on film if your plan is to go to the big film festivals hoping to get a distribution deal?  Taking Dov Simens DVD class he stresses its important, but the content is in the age of miniDV, so technology has changed quiet a bit since those DVDs were produced.  Although I know the story is really more important than digital vs film, which do you feel the major film festivals are looking for today or does it matter any more?  I'm looking to shoot mostly film (~75%) and mix some shots and coverage that are shot digitally (~25%).

Let's get to answering some questions.

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Slamdance Workshop Discussed on the Show

Join Blackmagic Design, Slamdance Grand Jury Award winner Andrew McPhillips, and filmmaker and host of Indie Film Hustle Alex Ferrari on Saturday, January 21 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the Filmmaker Lounge in the Treasure Mountain Inn for an in-depth workshop on the tools and techniques essential to the independent filmmaker.

  • Andrew McPhillips will discuss lessons learned from shooting his upcoming film “The Doll,” including how to seamlessly switch from production to post. Andrew used an URSA Mini 4.6K to shoot the film, DaVinci Resolve for editing and grading, and Fusion for the VFX. Along with serving as CG Supervisor at SPINVFX, Andrew’s work includes his animated short film “Blood Will Tell” which previously premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and took home top awards at Slamdance.
  • Alex Ferrari will discuss how filmmakers can make the most of DaVinci Resolve as a professional editing solution. Alex recently shot, edited and graded his new film “This Is Meg” using Blackmagic Design. He will dive into the ins-and-outs of what filmmakers need to know when editing with Resolve and how it can best fit into their workflows.

A brief Q&A will follow the presentations along with raffles for prizes, including a Micro Cinema Camera, DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio!

Join Blackmagic Design afterward from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for a happy hour in the Filmmaker Lounge during which attendees can ask questions, demo gear and learn more about Blackmagic Design products for independent filmmakers.


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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. 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)

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:


Directing Actors, Directing Course, Per Holmes, Hollywood Camera Work, Hollywood Camera Work Coupon, Nina Foch


BONUS: TOP TEN Online Filmmaking Courses


If you like Should You Own Your Own Film Gear?, then click below:
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IFH 125: Inspiration in 2017 & What I’ve Learned

December 30, 2016
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Inspiration in 2017 & What I've Learned

Can you believe we've arrived at out last episode of 2016?

The Indie Film Hustle Podcast has had some amazing interviews this year, so before the new year arrives, I wanted to review some of the highlights of 2016.

I wanted to thank the IFH Tribe for all the support, well wishes, emails, messages and overall good mojo. 2016 has been a remarkable year for Indie Film Hustle, the Indie Film Syndicate, and the IFH Podcast. I do what I do for you guys. Have a Happy and Productive 2017 everyone. 

If you need some inspiration for the coming year, I'd take a listen to this episode. Also, watch the video below...

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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

SPONSORS

  1. VideoBlocks.com - (IFH Discount SAVE $50)
  2. Directing Actors Course – (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  3. Get Your Film on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon & Keep 100% off the Revenue - Distribber
  4. Hollywood Camera Work: Mastering High-End Blocking and Staging (30% OFF – CODE: HUSTLE)
  5. Werner Herzog Filmmaking Master Class
  6. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
  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!

Action Items:


Directing Actors, Directing Course, Per Holmes, Hollywood Camera Work, Hollywood Camera Work Coupon, Nina Foch


BONUS: TOP TEN Online Filmmaking Courses


If you like Inspiration in 2017 & What I've Learned, then click below:
Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke & What They Can Do to Change It

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Enjoyed Inspiration in 2017 & What I've Learned? 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.

I welcome thoughts and remarks on ANY of the content above in the comments section below...


Get Social with Indie Film Hustle:
Facebook: Indie Film Hustle

Twitter: @indiefilmhustle 
Instagram: @ifilmhustle

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Podcast: Film Festival Hacks Podcast
IFH: Filmmaking Hacks

IFH 124: What is Your Film Really Worth?

December 20, 2016
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What is Your Film Really Worth?

So you are thinking of making an indie film or you've just finished making one...now what? When filmmakers go on the long journey of making a feature film they rarely ask the question that could make or break the success of the movie,

"What is my film worth in the marketplace?"

Before you begin the process of making your film ask the following questions?

  • What is your film worth?
  • Who is your market?Is it in a genre that can sell itself without stars?
  • Do your actors have any market value overseas or domestically?
  • Does the budget justify all of the above?
  • What’s the tipping point as far as the budget is concerned for a drama or comedy with no stars?
  • What is your distribution plan?
  • Have you spoken to a distributor yet to see what they are looking for?

In this episode, I discuss the questions that most filmmakers don't want to ask themselves but knowing the answer is imperative.