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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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The L.A. Office RoadShow Webinar Overview

August 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

The L.A. Office RoadShow’s Webinar Series begins on August 18th and continues thru  the 27th.  Below is a list of participating presenters and companies in order of appearance.  After the series, I’ll be doing a wrap up...

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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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Film Short

August 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

For this week’s Film Short I’d like to tell you about two websites I recently discovered. The first one is the L.A. Office (www.laoffice.com).  Anyone interested in a marketing position within the entertainment industry should...

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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 Short

August 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

First of all, I’d like to express sympathy at the loss of Screenwriter, Blake Snyder, who passed away unexpectedly this morning from cardiac arrest.  He was a man whose talent was surpassed only by his generousity...

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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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One of the best ways for a producer to help finance an indie project is through the use of state film tax credits.  Although not all states are created equal in this area, the ones...

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