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 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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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 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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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 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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Legal Advice: 6 Tips for Filmmakers Making An Indie Film First question, Counsel. Who is Matthew Valentinas? I am a Boston-based entertainment lawyer, literary manager, and producer. I provide production counsel for films, documentaries and reality TV shows from development through distribution. I am also co-founder of KV Media and own Mom’s Basement Management which…

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What’s a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM)? Now I know this is the sexy part of the film business but stay with me here. In the late 1990s, I was asked to be involved with a film that was to be funded via a Private Placement Memorandum/an LLC. My company was to be the worldwide sales…

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Filmtrepreneur Breakdown: CON – $7K Budget One thing I want to make abundantly clear from the beginning is that producing a feature film for 7,000 euros (8,500 dollars)in total (from idea all the way to screen)is not easy. You have to think outside the box. The point is this; you have to be prepared to…

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