SXSW: Low-Budget Producer Jason Blum on The Secret of His Success

March 12, 2014 Thoughts

The game has changed … is changing … and will change more! Producer Jason Blum was recently at SXSW waxing poetic on his strategies for success. “When asked for advice about how to break into the industry, Blum urged the crowd not to wait for approval from Hollywood. “The advice I give for filmmakers starting […]

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For Film School Graduates, An Altered Job Picture

March 10, 2013 Thoughts

Yet another interesting article from the NY Times about the ever-changing entertainment industry. This is why we’re making our documentary! As home-entertainment revenue declined in the last five years, studios reduced spending on scripts from new writers, cut junior staff positions and severely curtailed deals with producers who once provided entry-level positions for film school […]

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Tarantino On Violence. Or Not. (VIDEO)

January 12, 2013 Thoughts

I thought I was done posting for the day BUT this is what happens when you’re rendering media and clicking around the web in the interim. In this interview, the journalist tries to corner Tarantino on the impact of violence in movies, especially pertinent considering Vice President Biden was in the midst of the same […]

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How Do You Know If A Good Script Is A Good Story (TIPS)

August 3, 2012 Thoughts

Slated is a very awesome community that I’m a member of, started by Stephan Paternot. Their blog is always chock full of great tips regarding the film industry, from craft to business and beyond. Check out the rest of the above post HERE from Jennine Lanouette. (VIA Slated)

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Before You Kickstart That Project… (TIPS)

July 11, 2012 Thoughts

Check out my latest blog post over on Indiewire’s Shadow and Act blog. (VIA)

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Sorkinisms: A “Tribute” to Aaron Sorkin? (VIDEO)

June 27, 2012 Thoughts

Critics seem to be more up in arms about this than in support of it (I’m talking about HBO’s NEWS ROOM, created by Aaron Sorkin) but I’m gonna hop out on a ledge here and say I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Anyway, someone strung together a video of Sorkin’s characters being, well, Sorkin-esque, and I […]

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