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Darren Aronofsky’s Micro-Budget Short Film: No Time

Darren Aronofsky’s Micro-Budget Short Film: No Time Aronofsky’s fourth short from this era– 1994’s NO TIME — appears to have been made after his graduation from AFI, and adopts the brazen Generation X attitude that marked pop culture in the 90’s.  At first glance, the film appears to be a slacker riff on improv comedy…

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How Remakes and Reboots will Destroy the Hollywood Studios

How Remakes and Reboots will Destroy the Hollywood Studios Show of hands: Who asked for Men in Black: International? Anyone? Bueller… Bueller? Show of hands: Who wanted to see The Lone Ranger? Bueller? Bueller? Charlie’s Angels? Anybody? Anybody? Solo: A Star Wars Story? Ghostbusters 3? Come on, people… really? The dizzying number of remakes, reboots,…

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What to Do When a Distributor Goes Bankrupt

What to Do When a Distributor Goes Bankrupt Read this if you: have been using Distribber need to know what to do if your distributor collapses want to reduce the chance this will happen to you DISTRIBBER OVERVIEW When Distribber was launched in 2007, it provided a new way for filmmakers to get their films…

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Filmtrepreneur Breakdown: Do Something Jake – $0 Budget

Filmtrepreneur Breakdown: Do Something Jake – $0 Budget It’s not for every first time feature filmmaker: the stress, the financial worry, the self-doubt, the cojones to go ahead and announce to the world you’re gonna make a movie and it’s gonna be great! But that’s what we did. Middle-aged, no feature filmmaking track record, no…

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How to Pay Off Your Film School Student Debt FAST!

Please Note: Once you press play it will take a few seconds for the episode to start playing. How I Paid $30,000 of Film School Loans in 11 months Working as a Freelance Videographer/Editor By Hari Mitar Khalsa Eleven months ago, I set a personal goal to become debt free in 1 year. Almost all…

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Social Media Marketing: Selling Zombie with a Shotgun

Social Media Marketing: Selling Zombie with a Shotgun Social Media following doesn’t appear as easy as many think… It’s a job! It requires your attention on a daily basis. When starting Zombie with a Shotgun, I was like many people, I didn’t want to go online and start selling myself. It took me about two years…

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Filmtrepreneur Breakdown: Killer Christmas – $50k Budget

Filmtrepreneur Breakdown: Killer Christmas Making a film is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. We are two amateur filmmaking brothers from New Jersey who made an 80-plus minute feature film from scratch in well under a year. It’s called Killer Christmas and is the story of a group of friends who sneak into…

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How to Get Eyeballs on Your Indie Film

How to Get Eyeballs on Your Indie Film So you’ve made your indie film and you want to move on to the next step – getting your film seen. Two words, film marketing. There are two ways in which you can do this, though you can do both of them if you wish to do…

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Unsolicited Material: $62 Budget – From the Laptop to the Red Carpet

Unsolicited Material: $62 Budget – From the Laptop to the Red Carpet Is Unsolicited Material a documentary or a mockumentary? It’s both and neither. Here at Filmtrepreneur, we encourage projects that champion creativity over budget. And no film embodies that spirit more than Ed Surname’s Unsolicited Material, which has seen the filmmaker go from editing on his…

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What Filmmakers Can Do If They Have No Money

What Filmmakers Can Do If They Have No Money I refuse to accept that all we need is money to solve our problems and I have come up with a way to work “the money problem”. As an indie film coach, I generally focus on the business side of filmmaking, but when one over-emphasizes this…

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10 Legal Mistakes Indie Filmmakers Make

10 Legal Mistakes Indie Filmmakers Make Independent films are often rewarded with significant awards, being appreciated for the personal artistic vision they have to offer. As an independent filmmaker, you might beam with positivity and optimism; even though your resources are limited, and the risk of failure is high, you will nevertheless pursue your dream.…

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8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film

8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film Filmmaking you say? Making your first feature film? But I only have one feature (Blessid) under my belt and one other in development. Who am I to give you advice? Correction: I am not giving you advice. For that go to someplace with decades of…

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