pre-production

Write, Direct, Repeat: Time to Make a Film!

There’s only so long you can talk before you need to get off your ass and do. And that’s where I find myself today, getting back on my filmmaking horse and heading out to make another film. When I made my first two short films, I made them back-to-back, just about...

Writers on the Web: Interview with Brian Beacock, Creator of Web Series “Acting Dead”

Actor, writer, producer, and musician Brian Beacock exemplifies the can-do, go-getting, nothing’s-gonna-stand-in-my-way attitude that I love about web series creators. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Beacock moved to Los Angeles after completing the the National Tour of Les Miserables, and has since created a diverse career in voiceover (over...

Writers on the Web: Casting a Web Series, Part 1

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Casting is one of my favorite subjects to discuss, because I have worked professionally in casting in the past and have also been the casting director on all of my own independent projects. As a writer, your script is the blueprint,...

Writers On The Web: Ringleading Your Circus in Pre-Production

If you’ve never produced before, the process can become daunting and overwhelming quickly. One thing leads to another and costs and responsibilities can snowball into infinity before you know it. As the Producer of your web series, you are the Ringleader, the Big Kahuna, the Top Dog–the Buck Stops With You....