Production

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Writers On The Web: Staying Out of the Money Trap

It happens when you least expect it. You’re in the last days or weeks of production, everything’s going along swimmingly, and then… some things you never thought would be a problem start to go wrong. Before you know it, your leg is fully ensnared in what I call the Money Trap. (In his book, Rebel Without a...

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Writers on the Web: Dealing With Difficult Personalities On Set

If you’re producing your own work, becoming adept at dealing with difficult personalities is an invaluable (and often hard-earned) skill. Most people you hire will be wonderful collaborators who give their all to help you realize your dream. And if you’ve done your due diligence during pre-production and met every single person you’ll be working with...

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Writers on the Web: 5 Tips for Your Web Series Production

You finally made it. All that work in development and pre-production (and a year’s worth of articles on the subject!) and we’re finally here, your first day of production on your web series! Now is when the hard work you (hopefully) did in pre-production will pay off, and you’ll be grateful for all of those...

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Notes from the Margins: Elements of Great Short Films

If you’re a filmmaker or writer/director trying to break in, chances are you have thrown away your business cards and are just using a short film as your calling card. The question is – is that calling card dialing the right number for you? Short films are basically good for three things; practice, as...

Unscripted Launches!

Welcome to the first installment of “Unscripted” where I’ll post quick blogs about anything on my mind regarding writing, indie filmmaking, writing prompts, inspirations, screenwriting tips, and I might even throw in a recipe for Double Chocolate Mousse Cake. As I write this, I’m at the airport waiting for my flight to Orlando to...