Content is King, but Distribution is Queen. You’ve been hearing it everywhere lately and that’s because we have entered this new era where numerous marketing tools are free, and producing content has never been easier, but the noise level is getting thicker every day and breaking through it takes a whole new set of skills. Content is […]
The digital revolution has put a spin on about everything regarding filmmaking, from the actual shooting to the film distribution. Understanding what is available for indie filmmakers, and how we can make the best use of it is an on-going and evolving conversation. Nobody knows what will happen in a few years from now -especially with threats […]
Tackling another panel from Sundance 2014 this week, this one about building your audience, a topic that should be the main concern of all storymaker/creative/filmmaker planning to produce work and share it until they die (boom. drama.) and wishing to cut through the noise to reach straight to their public. Before I move forward though, […]
In the back of the head of any indie filmmaker, there is a three steps program to reach heaven: step 1: getting into a Sundance Lab step 2: screening at Sundance step 3: selling at Sundance Steps 1 and 2 are opportunities that have always proven beneficial to any filmmaker because, even if you don’t […]
I can’t believe we’ve wrapped another year again, but we did indeed, and it was quite a good one for mentorless.com. More and more of you have joined the pack, and after two and I am more than ever convinced than opening and maintain a site to cultivate my ongoing learning education and share it […]
9 Practical Tips Filmmaker Heidi Saman Learned During Her Successful Campaign to Fund Her First Feature Film
I know, I know, we are all tired of reading posts about crowdfunding. But before you change tab, let me tell you in two words why you should read this guest post by Heidi Saman: practical tips. I have probably read close to a hundred articles about crowdfunding by now, and this one might be one of my favorites. […]
There is something mysterious and fascinating about the art of acting, something that can’t be quite explained and yet that, when captured by the right artist, will move millions and transform any story into a universal tale. To amplify that magical moment, many components are brought together, and that’s filmmaking. But to get there and […]
Who said only Peter Jackson has the budget to do a great marketing campaign paralleling his films’ production? Not Zach Braff. In case you weren’t on Earth last April, Zach Braff launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his second feature film, “Wish I Was Here“, that collected $3.1 million in a month, and terrorized […]
Less than six months ago I shared 24 Filmmaking Twitter Related Account You Should Follow and since then, I’ve just been waiting for enough time to pass so I could do a second round! Why? Because there are much more than 24 or 48 filmmaking related twitter accounts to follow, and I just want every film […]
If you have a twitter account and had access to an Internet connection today, it’s unlikely you’ve missed the #AddaWordRuinaMovie hashtag. It first appeared on my timeline from people attached to the film industry but then spread to people I have been following for other matters and, within hours, thousands of creative tweets were shared. The […]
Joe on How Joe Wilson Bypassed the Industry to Tell His Stories Thank YOU for the kind words, Jerry!I'd love to ...
Nathalie on How to Reach Out to Powerful People and Develop a lasting Relationship : 7 Tips great point Lynn. I think the biggest element I got ...
Lynn Reed on How to Reach Out to Powerful People and Develop a lasting Relationship : 7 Tips Great post. Like Joe in the previous comment, I'm particularly ...