Category Archives: Film Production

Screenwriting and Indie Film Distribution

Indie filmmakers are finding themselves at the forefront of an online distribution revolution. Finding an audience for your independent film has never been easier. There are many platforms for digital distribution to choose from, it’s just a matter of dollars vs. views. What route makes the most sense to each filmmaker? Continue reading

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2011 in review

Screenwriting in Seattle viewed over 11,000 times in 2011! Continue reading

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Screenwriting and Production Budget

Building a production budget requires a great depth of experience in film production and a general sense of “what things cost”. Each and every script is unique and will ultimately rely on the writer’s vision and attention to cost. All low-budget films have constraints. It’s much better to work around them in the story stage than attempt to deal with them in production. Continue reading

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Screenwriting and the Shooting Script

The shooting script is created right after your film enters pre-production. Ideally, the director and cinematographer will work side-by-side while determining the desired shots for your film. Think of the shooting script as an elaborate version of your screenplay. Continue reading

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Screenwriting for Success

Writing for film is likely one of the most sought after and best-paying careers available to a writer. It’s increasingly difficult to make a living as a screenwriter, though, thousands of people write screenplays every year. The formula for success is one’s own interpretation of happiness. Write what you know, work off your inspiration and pull ideas from all around you. Life is moving at 24 frames per second. Continue reading

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Screenwriting and Directing

If you’re seriously planning to make a career in the movie industry you’ll need to consider moving right into producing/directing your own work. Make the next leap… right into film. This is a big leap, but once you make it, there’s no going back. Continue reading

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Filmmaking and Networking

Most people don’t make films but most people are interested in knowing how they are made. Whether at your next film festival or you happen to meet someone while shopping at your local market keep in mind the influence of networking. The next time you find yourself face-to-face with someone that’s interested in what you do, be sure to offer them the courtesy of your time. Continue reading

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