Lynn Reed From Spec Script to Netflix Deal This is Episode 2 of Mentorless Podcast where I conduct in-depth interviews with filmmakers deconstructing one creative project from idea to completion. We talk strategies, practical steps, lessons learned, and what they’d do differently now. You can listen to Mentorless Podcast on your phone via iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and Soundcloud. Lynn Reed is an […]
Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu on the Real Cost of Making Films. “It’s never been easier to make films.” Ha, the line everybody loves repeating over and over. Really? Techonologically speaking, yes. But it’s never been harder to get your film seen and to recoup. Mexican filmmaker and producer Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu, whose first film is one of […]
How to Sell Your Film to Netflix Selling your film to Netflix has become the new Graal for many filmmakers, including myself, but getting in touch with Original Programmers is anything but easy. Last year as we were in Cannes with In 5 Years, my producer Muge Ozen attended the Producer’s Network. (I explain here in detailed what […]
Creative producer Sarah Green, known for working with filmmakers with a distinctive vision such as Terrence Malick or Jeff Nichols started as a producer a few decades ago, before moving toward a more creative place. As a filmmaker working with a Creative Producer, I can already appreciate the added value this team member offers, even though I’m […]
The Film Log is a weekly video I record to share my journey making my first feature film, In Five Years. In these videos, I share what I learn and discover as I go about all aspects of being a first time indie filmmaker in today’s changing landscape. Find the full Film Log series here, and subscribe to the film’s newsletter […]
This is chapter 6 of The Producer Log, a journal written by writer/director/producer Alison Kathleen Kelly as she advances on her journey producing a micro-budget feature film. You can find all the installments on the Make a Film page. [pullquote]“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass […]
We’re entering week 17 for In Five Years, and by ‘week 17’ I mean that it’s been 17 weeks that I’m spending a good chunk of my time working trying to make the story I wrote become a feature film possibly seen by many. One of the three lessons I’ve learned so far is that […]
Killer indie producer Christine Vachon, who describes herself as a “great enabler”, who is behind art-house films that have left their marks over decades (Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven, Kids), despite their niche and/or ‘anti-mass-entertainment’ topics made an apparition during Todd Haynes talk at the Walker Art Center. Vachon has produced all of Haynes’ work, including […]
This is chapter 5 of The Producer Log, a journal written by writer/director/producer Alison Kathleen Kelly as she advances on her journey producing a micro-budget feature film. You can find all the installments on the Make a Film page. We recently hit a bit of a roadblock, due to creative and irreconcilable differences we had […]
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