I want to make my films independently. I will get a book on how to direct. But the biggest hurdle for all independent film makers is finding the $$$. To date I have read "Bankroll" by Tom Malloy which is helpful. But I want to also explore the possibilities of setting up a film co-op where we all pool our talents and with of course signed legal agreements with each other stating CLEARLY how we get PAID. I started writing this screenplay "Hope Saves Manhattan" a year ago and it would be great if some major studio would write me a big check. But, honestly I don't want to get into the same mistake that Woody Allen got into with "What's New Pussycat". They totally butchered his script. And from that day on he had control of EVERY film he made. Of course I want to make money but I also want my story on film the way I wrote it. I made $$ all my life (30 years in sales). Now at 63 collecting Social Security I want to make films. So not much time left to waste any time. Anyone out there in the NYC metro that wants to be part of this upstart concern I would very much like to hear from. If you go to my profile page here on Stage 32 it's all there. Thank you.