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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Ahi Black
Partnerships & networking

Hello movie creators and business professionals. My name Is Ahi I’m a 25 year old writer and director. I’m also new to this very valuable community. At the moment I’m producing shorts and learning the business, but I’d like to start expanding my network and connections in the industry, where can som...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Pitching, Rejection, and Perservering

Found this gem about Mikey Alfred from 'Mid90s' and 'Ballers' who is pitching his feature directorial debut, "North Hollywood" and was told straight-up "no". It's a really powerful story about believing in your story, speaking up for the audience who will watch it, and making it happen.

https://varie...

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Mista Martel

Thanks! I'll definitely check this out

Karen "Kay" Ross

You are most welcome, Mista!

Tasha Lewis

Thank you for sharing! If your story is worth sharing, there is a demographic that maybe open to hearing it.

Erik A. Jacobson

Very inspiring story. Thanks for sharing.

Liked by Shadow Dragu-Mihai and one other

Mista Martel
Actionable Insights For Filmmakers/Producers

Diversity in the world of film what some actionable insights that you might suggest for filmmakers coming up.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

When you say "diversity" are you talking about in voice, point of view, in front of camera, or behind camera? For my part, as an independent producer and director, I try to have females in key crew po...

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Mista Martel

Appreciate the answer Shadow Dragu-Mihai that different gives me some ideas to implement as well.

Johnny K. Wu
Producing a no budget to super low budget indie film in our current Covid state

Hi all, I am going to start this little journey post for anyone that may be interested, this is my current position on filming during the 're-opening' time for a scifi indie film. I will try my best to continue updating this post so at least some of you may find it interesting, obviously probably ma...

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Amer Darwich

thank you for sharing my film music composition work :D

Johnny K. Wu

:)

Dan MaxXx

Nice! Better looking than Mortal Kombat! :)

BTW, the sound quality was muffled. Maybe a glitch?

Amer Darwich

it can be fixed in mixing process but it is better be fixed using audio restoration tools before mixing process for better audio quality

. even though composition still without mixng/mastering, we still finishing what must be done first.

Johnny K. Wu

Dan MaxXx yea, youtube compressed those tiny audio. :( You win some/loose some lol

Mika Shimoeda
Hello! Nice to e-meet you!

I'm Mika a Japanese producer and I have a production company in Japan. I'm not good at English, but I'll do my best. I'm now making an international co-production feature film with Spanish DOP and music composer. I made friends with them at the international film festival and now we are making a wor...

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Mika Shimoeda

Doug Nelson

Thank you Doug!I’m very happy because we are always looking for possibilities to reach the world of this work.

Freyja Seren

This looks beautiful! What an incredible story with such nuance and subtlety. It looks really powerful..

Mika Shimoeda

Freyja Seren

Thank you for your comment Ereyja!

Mika Shimoeda

Had a interview w/ Wall Street International Magazine.

https://wsimag.com/entertainment/65426-performing-kaorus-funeral...

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Mista Martel

What a solid trailer

Mariannjely Marval
Is it worth it to produce a short film?

Hello fellow creatives. I'm a screenwriter/actor that wants to be a producer in the near future. I have written a few short films and I'm considering producing them. If you have produced any shorts, would you please share your experience with me? What worked and what didn't? Waste of time and/ or mo...

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Doug Nelson

Shadow - many of us (self included) left California for a reason: It's to expensive to live or work there. Even the big studios are sending production to other states (& offshore) because of that. She...

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Mariannjely Marval

Thank you for sharing your experiences! Def going to take all these great advices and start working! :)

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Doug Nelson Mariannjely Marval Our show Esco Eats shoots in Atlanta - be careful about employment laws there that's all I will say on that - best to pay minimum wage and make sure you OWN all the righ...

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Chris Donaldson

Absolutely it's worth it to make a short film. But only after I've considered a few things: do you have the team ready and willing to go to make the best project possible? Have you thought through how...

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Mista Martel

I would say it is worth it to make a short film or pilot. You learn a lot about the process too. I wrote & produce my first SAG pilot in 2016. I learn a lot about doing SAG paperwork and $$$ which a good bit went for SAG fees, but next time I know.

Chris Pappas
Rush Hour type screenplay seeks producer

Almost finshed. Lacks an Action plot device in the end.

Sequel is blueprinted too.

3 times awarded Poet I throw in the Song Theme lyrics too

Mediocre to HIGH quality material please only serious proposals.

Shane Stanley
What's Your Budget? Who Cares!

I just got finished doing a Producing seminar and I'd say 99% of the gang was stuck on getting their film made because of a budget they've decided it needed to be and cannot come up with the money. Who set your budget, I'd ask? All of them admit to placing that self-imposed price tag on the project...

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Amer Darwich

exactly shane stanley , life is full of surprises even though when someone dont see full picture being surround with limited decission . it all starts with first move and everything becomes easier ove...

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William Joseph Hill

That's such a great story Shane! It just goes to show you that sometimes limitations can help you realize that there are no limits to making your dream come true; you just have to find a way to play the cards you're dealt.

Shane Stanley

Thanks Amer. I think the ups and downs of budgets, especially now, will continue. I’d say during and after the series I mentioned all sorts of offers and opportunities came flooding in but it came dow...

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Amer Darwich

yes shane stanley :D.

Amer Darwich

it is all about good understanding and amazing teamwork between these 4 film director+film producer+composer+ sound engineer . i have seen few videos interview between film directors orvideo games dir...

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Cherelynn Baker
Anyone else building out LED soundstages?

Just curious - if you too are building out your own soundstage space with LED screen to replace green screen for saving time and money. Just curious! Would you share your thoughts please?

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Contact me!

Karen "Kay" Ross

There is a member in Atlanta who runs a studio space and rental company and he's done just that (with the Mandelorian tech). Connor Pannell - https://www.stage32.com/blog/How-To-Produce-An-International-Pilot-During-COVID-Part-2-Production

Whew! Can't believe that was a year ago!

Doug Nelson

I don't understand your terminology. I use LED lighting exclusively and I have a green screen. I've tried using my 75 in 4K LED tv as a background but I'm not happy with that.

Michael Keeling
Looking for Work/Experience.

Hi All.

Is there any producers looking for a screenwriter?. I mainly write Supernatural Horror/ Thrillers and Fantasy. Here's a bit about me.

About me:

My name is Michael Keeling. I'm from Nottingham. I'm 26 years old. I was born with an enlarged heart and have had several operations (5). I also suffe...

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Herculano Espinoza
Reynaldo

Comedy about an illegal Mexican immigrant who happens to be a foul-mouthed alien. In some ways, similar to the movie Paul, only he’s never seen as an alien, only an illegal immigrant who’s in America to steal jobs from Americans

Marc Jackson
First time producing.

Making it up as I go but reaching out to those who have traveled this road of film production. And saying "Hi!"

Marc Jackson

Thank you!

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

That's the best way to do it!

Doug Nelson

Learn by doing, revel in your success, learn from your failures.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Marc Jackson! You're here, so I'm sure you're doing just fine! Producing is one of those roles that can literally be learned from the most varying other careers - lawyers, teachers, event planner...

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Michael Dritto

Hell yeah!

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