Producing

The place for all producers to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on raising funds, setting a budget, on set strategies and all other topics related to producing a film, television or theater project

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Mac Hawbaker
The Peanut Butter dilemma

I recently saw The Peanut Butter Falcon, which I loved, and I am curious as to what everyone’s opinions are as to the climate of the market. So much of what is green lit now a days is still recycled, IP driven fodder...that makes money. But the story driven films are still second to large franchise...

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Victoria Nunez

Mac Hawbaker Raising money is all about finding the right investor for your project. I do a lot research on the person I'm going into a meeting with. Find what interest them and listen to what they sa...

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Brad Johnson

I didn't see Peanut Butter but read the estimated budget was 6 million. The Hunt which was cancelled cost estimated 15 million. I assume the cost of The Hunt must have been related to having more established actors involved.

Alvaraz John

Do any one know a good Boom Operator i need there services 27th sept to 2nd oct on my new Documentary Film Project they should contact me alvarezjohn030@gmail.com

Norman Henry

There’s a few studies that show that late expenditures (ie marketing) are key drivers for experiential products like movies and music. It’s the fact that quality can’t be determined until the product...

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Erik A. Jacobson

Three minutes into Peanut Butter Falcon I was ready to walk out. Glad I didn't. Despite some credibility issues the wacky story hooked me. Judging by the last 5 minutes it was probably much longer but got abruptly shortened for distribution purposes.

Balancing mind and body with work

It’s a people industry and dealing with people can be hard work. What are some people’s strategy? What about when there are creative differences? When do you hold up, fold up, walk away?

Giridharan Ma
Film Production

Hi- anyone planning to produce films in INDIA. Independent producers or in a partnership?

Vasco Saraiva
Airbnb

Hello, has anyone been using airbnb's as a location to film? Just looking to listen to some experiences. And has the associate producer made properties available for free? Thinking of getting an bnb to film a short in it.

Vasco Saraiva

M L. yeah, I would love if Peerspace was available in Portugal. If anyone knows of any alternatives, a bit more international, please let me know.

Vasco Saraiva

Thanks Katie for the reply, that is the kind of experience I want to experience heheh With the Hotels I seem to remember someone telling me that you can never really do it... Maybe I'll try with a photoshoot first

Vasco Saraiva

Dan and Lindbergh thank you as well... insurance and leaving the place better than it was, got it.

Jack Binder

Sounds like a liability! Certainly not without authorization, agreements, etc. of course. Better filming sites I would think.

Michael L. Burris

Air... bnb...IDK.

Air?

Well isn't that anywhere we'd like to be?

Bed to breakfast... what the alluring common uncommon scene.

Or: are you too late?

Michael L. Burris
What if I had it?

I had it.

What if you didn't listen?

I had it.

What if When wasn't right.

I had it.

What if When & Where in the How of atmosphere?

I had it.

What if When & Where was How is a can you or can or cannot ignore?

I had it.

What if When & Where was a How being Who is me a nobody from nowhere knowing nothing.

I had...

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Joleene Moody
Getting Answers to Your Producing Questions

Hey, guys!

Don't forget that every month, producer Bradley Gallo answers all of your filmmaking and acting questions in his monthly vlog. If you have a burning question that you need answered, drop it in the comments section of his most recent post below where he answers some really great questions f...

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Jack Binder

Cool!

Jimmy Messer
Youtube Channel about art department production & design process.

Hey people,

I have been in the industry for 18 years creating producing and designing for film and television.

I want to do a how to improve your production with art direction video series on youtube. 

I wanted to ask, what are the biggest stumbling blocks you have come across when producing your film,...

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Doug Nelson

Having a cinematic vision is crucial (in my humble opinion).

Amber Greenlee

The set is a character or reflects the characters. You can do this in two ways:

Set as a character: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (animated). Notre Dame has a mood in every scene. The Fifth Element. Ever...

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Jimmy Messer

I'm not sure you have understood, I'm looking for issues or stumbling blocks you have encountered with when it comes to production and art direction. Stuff that could have been improved in hindsight....

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Joe Carraro
Stage manager?

Moving to Off-Broadway again with an eye. toward Broadway when lo and behold our good Stage Manager get very ill and leaves town. So for months I am doing everything trying to get back on schedule and get the correct cast member for each particular part that had a cast member leave because of lack o...

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Dan MaxXx

Are you paying? Stop by the many Off-broadway Theaters and talk to management, ask for referrals

Patricia M Bates
Adaptation of a series for tv/movie

Myself and my co-author have created a massive project, first in novels and recently we adapted most of the books into screenplays and have landed an options agreement for book one...however, we'd like to see the rest of the series get optioned either for movies or for a tv series. To generate inter...

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Douglas Shaffer

The success of the book series will open up other options but you need to work on marketing the books first and not overreach. Concrete on building that brand, getting good reviews and generating positive word-of-mouth.

Douglas Shaffer

Also, you should reach out to this company. Owned by Tusca Musk (Elon Musk's sister). She's looking for romantic originals. She wants to build a library of titles.

https://www.passionflix.com...

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Patricia M Bates

Thank you, everyone, for your tips. They are greatly appreciated. I'm definitely looking into Passionfix.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai
  1. video is a GREAT way of selling your book and other literary properties. 2. it is likely an absolute waste of money and time hoping sizzlers will attract the interest of studios. 3. So if you are loo
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Jeff E. Gregory

Any news on this post, Patricia M. Bates?

E. LeeAnn
Trying to sell a show.

Hello! Does anyone know the best way to get a script into the 'right hands' outside of submitting the script to script competitions? Is it worth trying to cold call or write producers that work at production companies? Or finding a representative to advocate on your behalf? Any advice would be helpful!

E. LeeAnn

Thanks so much Aaron!! Will do!

Kay Luke

Competitions do not sell scripts, but they occasionally sell Writers.

Don't waste your time looking for short cuts. The only thing that works is to pitch, pitch, pitch. And no amount of money will buy...

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E. LeeAnn

Kay-thanks for your input! I've pitched to producers on this forum so I wouldn't say that I'm 'blowing it'. I'll keep pitching, pitching, and pitching like people, including you, have suggested.

Joanne Butcher

What is HPF?

E. LeeAnn

Joanne Butcher Hollywood Pitch Festival...

Michael M. Kadrie
Option Agreement Question

I will be partnering with someone to write a script based on their book. My production company will option the rights to make this film as a movie. So my big question is, is there a conflict to have the option agreement to be between myself and the book author (as writers) and my production company...

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Douglas Shaffer

Production company should option the rights to the book since this is the entity making the movie. Then a work for hire agreement between said company and writers (yourself included) of screenplay. If...

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Michael M. Kadrie

Douglas, we are the production company too, and that's what makes this odd, but this is the way the author wanted to work things out. They wanted to partner with me on the book, not the production com...

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Douglas Shaffer

Yeah, I think that's your best bet Michael. Good luck with it my friend

Doug Nelson

You're getting the right to option the story? So you have the option to option is what it sounds like. Why don't you just buy the story outright and offer the author a piece of the backside - if there...

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Michael M. Kadrie

Sorry for my delayed response Doug. We tried to do that but it's not an option at this point in time (unfortunately). We have moved on and I'm right now writing the script. And after that will get the rights to produce the movie. It's a little more cut and dry.

Tasneem Rossenkhan
Marketing Plan in Pre-production

It's really important for film making teams to understand the importance of marketing and to know the How's and Why's of this aspect. Marketing is about building true fans for your work, it is different from sales and it is different to distribution - it is the precursor to the two. To get loyal fan...

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Joanne Butcher

All great points, Tasneem.

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