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Earlier I posted tips for screenwriters that I learned at the Section 181 Seminar given by Corky Kessler.  Now, here’s some suggestions he offered for producers. First of all, when negotiating contracts, know what your...

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Film Short: Rendezvous with Marc Rosenbush

September 2, 2009 | 2 Comments

On Sunday I had the pleasure of attending a networking party at West Side Stages in West Los Angeles for the members of Internet Marketing for Filmmakers, an online marketing club founded by Independent Filmmaker and...

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Film Short: Special Effects

August 25, 2009 | 4 Comments

Part of my wonderful day last week in Marina Del Rey was spent visiting a couple of amazing special effects companies I’d like to introduce you to.  First, I had the pleasure of touring the Filmworks/FX facility, which...

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Entertainment Attorney, Corky Kessler’s Section 181 Seminar was packed with advice and information for screenwriters, producers and filmmakers.  Here are a few highlights for screenplay writers. Registering your script with the WGA offers no legal protection, only...

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Film Short

August 18, 2009 | 2 Comments

This week I have the pleasure of attending two amazing events being held in Marina Del Rey on August 20th. First, there is a Live Media Event being sponsored by Producer Marvin V. Acuna, Final Draft and...

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Tips for Renting a 35mm Film Camera

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Lately, when it comes to cameras, most of the talk involves digital technology. However, there are still filmmakers out there who prefer to shoot their projects using 35mm film cameras. Because of this, I decided...

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Filmmakers -Take The Law Into Your Own Hands!

August 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

This week I read on Twitter that at the Topanga Film Festival, Producer Hawk Koch advised aspiring screenwriters and filmakers to get an agent or a lawyer because that’s the only way to get your material checked...

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Film Production Incentives Update

August 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

You may remember The Incentives Office  from my previous article about state film tax credits.  They provide estimates and vetting of anticipated tax credits or rebates for filmmakers and lenders.  In addition, they can handle...

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Film Short

July 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Since Filmmakers Notebook is still in the process of ramping up, I thought for this week’s Short Take Tuesday I’d start a new Page listing filmmaking resources.  For several months I’ve explored many websites and found some...

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Short Take Tuesday

July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

I thought I’d kick off The Short Take Tuesday Series by writing about two incredible events for filmmakers.  First, there is Entertainment Attorney Corky Kessler’s three hour seminar entitled Legal and Business Pitfalls - Screenplay through Distribution and Funding...

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