Filmmaking / Directing : What Makes a Film Commercial? by Richard "RB" Botto

Richard "RB" Botto

What Makes a Film Commercial?

Christine Vachon on What Makes a Movie Commercial
Christine Vachon on What Makes a Movie Commercial
As I'm navigating the indie filmmaking process and understanding more than ever that everything is connected and evolving in a more-or-less organic way, I'm paying attention to advice and tips from se…
Marli Monroe

Thanks for sharing this article, RB! It touches on the same topic as a post by Edwin Adrian Nieves in the Film, TV & Discussion section, an article entitled 'Personal Filmmaking: There is "No Alternative"' by William Dickerson. I especially like the following quote, "The industry has embraced an approach that systematically dilutes a story's originality in hopes of that story appealing to as many paying customers as possible." Dickerson also discusses The Fifth Wall movement, which is "actively seeking to inject more of our personal lives into our work in order to combat the artifice of Hollywood’s current output—and we are calling on other filmmakers to do the same." An interesting and important topic for discussion.

Richard "RB" Botto

Certainly is, Marli. And thanks for leading me to Edwin's post. He's always sharing incredible material and giving back where he can. He's one talented SOB to boot!

Marli Monroe

My pleasure. And I agree...Edwin is awesome!

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