Film Financing

Financing a film is no easy task if you can’t get a studio with deep pockets attached. Without resources, writers often turn to crowdfunding to raise the money to produce a film. The first step of financing is creating a film budget, which includes everything from cast, crew, lighting, food, and more. The first step to reducing your film’s budget starts with the script. Write tight and consider the budget when you create your stories.

Short Circuit: Talent – Tall Order for a Short Film

A buddy of mine, journalist and screenwriter Jeremy Burgess, recently co-wrote his first short film for production, Dead Saturday. He already had a director involved, they’d scouted out shooting locations, and they were looking to yell, “Action!” as soon as possible. Of course, there were some things they still needed… Like a lead actor… Generally, this would be where...