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A Director’s Guide To Pre-Production- Jason Satterlund — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: What are the first few things you do when making a movie? Jason Satterlund, Filmmaker: The first step would definitely be making sure I understand the script and I think the process of making a film and making any film project is fairly similar. It always starts with the script and making sure […]

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Telling Stories Is Fun, Working In The Entertainment Business Is Not - Joe Wilson — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: ‘Telling stories has been fun for you, working in the entertainment industry, not so fun.’ I think that was a quote from you somewhere? Joe Wilson, Writer/Director/Comedian/Photographer: Yes, I think at some point when you’re banging your head against the wall and trying, that is a career. That is what you do if […]

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How Does An Investor Know A Filmmaker Is Ready? - Josephina Sykes — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: Can you take us back to the first time you pitched an investor? Josephina Sykes, Filmmaker: Probably 2006 or something? We were trying to get a bigger movie off of the ground. Brad [Sykes] was writing some bigger specs for this production company that was out of state. They’d never produced a movie, […]

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What Kind Of Fights Should Filmmakers Have On Set? by Lawrence Sher — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: What are the best fights creative collaborators should have? Lawrence Sher, ASC, Cinematographer: They should always be fighting about the movie, right? Never fight about the B.S., right? Don’t fight about when lunch is. Those are all important things but they’re not fights that should be really happening. Don’t fight about the B.S. […]

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Primary Reasons To Tell Stories by Mark W. Travis — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: What are the primary reasons that we tell other people stories about our lives? Mark W. Travis, Director/Author/Writer/Instructor: What are the primary reasons we tell people stories about our lives? First of all it’s varied. A lot of reasons but I think the important thing you have to realize is that you do […]

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The Mistake Screenwriters Make With Structure by Shannan E. Johnson — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: Is it true that beginning writers need the most help with structure? Writer/Instructor and Script Consultant Shannan E. Johnson (The Professional Pen): No. I think all writers need help with structure. I think there are writers right now who are employed in writers’ rooms who have sold features before and they need help […]

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When Did You Realize You Were A Storyteller? by Josh Healey — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: When did you realize you were a storyteller? Josh Healey, Writer/Producer/Comedian — The North Pole Show:Whoah! When did I realize I was a storyteller? Probably in high school. I think my storytelling comes from two difference places. It comes from obviously family. I come from a tradition of trash-talking, joke telling, old Jewish…you […]

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Branding And Filmmaking: What Filmmakers Should Know About Marketing by Ben Medina — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: Having been in advertising/marketing world, working for this Tequila company, you’ve been in LA, you’ve traveled, do you think filmmakers should have their own marketing plan, their own brand? Not just for their films but for themselves? Ben Medina, ECCO Movie Writer/Director: One hundred percent. One hundred percent. *Filmmakers need to think about […]

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5 Tips For Getting A Movie Made by R.L. Scott — FilmCourage.com

Film Courage: What are your five tips for getting a movie made? R.L. Scott, Filmmaker: First off, be realistic. Don’t ask for 2 million dollars if you’ve never made a film. Chances are you’re not going to get that funded. Be realistic about where you are, about what you are doing. Create a situation where […]

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