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

Enough beating around the bushes

I know that I have great stories to share, and I've been told that I'm a talented writer. But I can't tell you things to make you believe it. So here's the thing, I'm looking for producers who are willing to take a chance on my work. I'm doing it for work and feedback. Money isn't what I'm after, I'...

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Noah Parker

You know, for someone who hasn't even read a lick of my work, you sure do love to put your opinion out there. I bet if I let you read the first ten pages of one of my screenplays, you'd have a differe...

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Ken Koh

Hi Noah - You can pitch to Bob, if he likes it, he'll get it to the right people in Hollywood: http://www.moviepitch.com

Ken Koh

If you're target is hollywood, u should copyright your script with: http://www.copyright.gov and http://www.wgawregistry.org/webrss/....

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Shawn Flanagan

Noah, please send me 3 pages of your best work. I would love to read it.

John Smith

Hey Noah email me at john@sameworldproductions.com

Building a new Hollywood

If Hollywood is going to change, we need to be the change. I run a network for survivors of domestic violence, and I can tell you that, as is the case with domestic violence, there is no single solution to the sexism that is crippling Hollywood. We need to raise a generation of female leaders and ...

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Ken Koh

Don't need Hollywood it's a sinking ship. Hollywood is akin to central banks fiat money, what you need is bitcoin. A de-centralized system. Green-light yourself.

Production team for a Bible based film

I have a screenplay about the early life of King David (from about 11 years old to the age where he defeats Goliath). I'm looking for a production team interested in turning young David's life into a feature film. I've had my script reviewed by a couple directors and a producer who are working on ot...

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Dan MaxXx

If you have friends in the business, go through their rolodex. pass your material around to working professionals in the business of making movies for a living. Besides making a movie, what else do yo...

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Robert McIntosh

I am going through their rolodex, but as you know, there's no guarantees, so I'm pursuing all avenues I can find and those brought before me. I am in the process of passing my material around. I have...

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Dan MaxXx

$40mil budget and youre in studio release territory and working with top tier producers and directors. Could hire Aaron Sorkin to rewrite. Can't say your budget is ridiculous because anything is possib...

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Robert McIntosh

I've been told exactly what you're saying about newbies not making it with their first big project...and I am working on two others right now. Just working on building a network right now. Thanks for the questions and the comments!

Robert McIntosh

Dan, I sent you a request to join my network...

Ready To Go...

Hey everyone! I've got a TV series which is written and ready for production. UK based, dark comedy/cinematic style noir. Now, I've had several directors read it say it's great and if I can get funding they'd make it. Same with editors and even a few producers (but the wrong type of producers). Netwo ...

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Erik A. Jacobson

TV shows aren't developed the same way movies are, through agents, producers, investors, etc. You must approach networks through production companies they already respect and have a working relationsh...

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Dan MaxXx

A good place to meet real players is at MIP TV Conference, France 2018. The Duffer brothers didn't have much experience. Here is their TV bible and pitch. Is your presentation as strong as theirs? http ...

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Ken Koh

Oliver, check here for funding opportunities https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/funding_en

Production Company?

So I'm currently in the middle of filming an independent web series in the Greater Toronto Area. At this point it's basically me who is providing the finances for the project, and I'm suddenly wondering if I should set up a production company, even one that is just on paper. Would that be beneficial...

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John Ellis

Oh, Lord, another "financier." This one can't even spell!

Ken Koh

Kyle, I don't know the scale of your project, but I would advice against getting into debt.

D Marcus

Kyle, I think it would be beneficial for you to set up a company. I did a quick check and found a couple of resources in Canada for forming a company and a corporation on the government of Canada website. Do you need the link?

John Bennett

A well known Producer friend of mine has told me repeatedly: "Never use your own money to fund your films" I think that extends to anyone offering to lend you money.

Kyle Climans

A link would be nice, thank you very much, Marcus.

Any producers looking for original ideas(True Story)

Hey guys, i have one of my scripts (its a drama, heist story) polished and ready for business going forward now; my dream is to have it on screen.
The idea of a sequel crosses my mind often.
Advise please!
Will appreciate all your feedback.
Cheers:)

D Marcus

It's time to send your query to agents and producers. This is a fine start but it's only one of several dozen places you need to try.

Jerry Stockings

Hello, My name is Jerry Stocking I'm a private lender with difference if anyone is interested in receiving funds you can kindly PM or send me a mail at ....... discoverfinicalservice@gmail.com. I beli...

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Tugume Benon (Benie)

Thanks all for the positive feedback.
And Jerry check your email spellings, my mails are bouncing back!

Jerry Stockings

Send me a mail Sir Tugume thank you

What is independent filmmaking?

How would one go about being an independent filmmaker?

Ken Koh

In the simplest terms it means you get your own money and make your film outside the system. Which is what I now do and always recommend to new filmmakers. Unless you know someone, or your screenplay...

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D Marcus

Independent filmmaking is making a movie without any of the big studios. One goes about being an independent filmmaker by making movies. As a producer find a script you like, put together a budget, fi...

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Where indies and business meet

A must-listen interview by Ron Newcomb with Jonathan Wolf of AFM for filmmakers/content creators who have an eye to commercial markets http://bit.ly/2gJjMPg . (NOTE: AFM is not for everyone - only those who are looking at the truly commercial side of film distribution)

142: How To Sell Your Film at The American Film Market (AFM)
142: How To Sell Your Film at The American Film Market (AFM)
In this episode, Indie Film Coach, Ron Newcomb interviews the Managing Director of The American Film Market (AFM), Jonathan Wolf. Discover what the film market is and how best to utilize the event to…
Looking for micro-budget investment advice for indie film team doing first feature.

Hey folks! I'm looking for some advice on getting funding for our micro-budget feature. We have an experienced crew, I (director/producer) have some clout to my name, and we have an amazing script. What we need is some investment money, and while there are some film grants up here in Canada, I was cu ...

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Doug Nelson

There is Return Of Capital and then there is Return ON Capital which is essentially thought of as Y(e). Every investor wants his capital returned with the only risk (R) being the return ON capital. I'...

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Ken Koh

I did it. Many times. We are talking about micro budget 50-350k, not your capital investors. Low budget micro budget filmmaking where you raise 'small', repeat 'small' cash ($25-1k) from regular folks...

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Chris Brann

I have to agree with Ken. I produced a short for £900. Everybody basically chipped in for a credit in my film, no returns. Basically just wanted the 'glamor' of being involved in a movie. Never went anywhere or made money but no complaints yet. Smallest investment was £5, even £1.

Jake Pasley

Doug. If you want a return on capital don't invest in movies everybody knows that. Your bank will advice against it because statistically it doesn't make money unless you're the big boys. We're talking here about indie, low, low budget filmmaking. You want a return, buy bitcoin.

Ken Koh

Don't know what world some are living in, but this is how independent films are being made everyday single day as we speak.

Christian Producers

I'm a Christian screenwriter/producer. I'm wondering how other producers of faith-based content have met the challenges in the industry.

Kenya Branch

Have you placed an ad in the Stage32 Jobs section? There are creative types who post ads seeking producers.

Corean Strong

ok..i see the jobs tab. I will try that. thanks.

Kenya Branch

I hope that works. I found this online. If you haven't read it it's worth glancing at: https://www.theproducersperspective.com/my_weblog/2009/02/how-to-get-a-p......

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Toni Deaver

As an award winning actress/director/acting coach who quit the industry to rear my children in the Lord. Now they are grown and out of the house, it's been a journey coming back. I'm praying one of my...

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Ani Kyd Wolf

God bless you on your path :)

Filming locations

I see that there is a location link on this site. Unfortunately it currently only includes select cities. I'm sure that more will eventually be added. Until then, does anyone know if there is a site that might list filming locations in the metro DC/MD area? I need something that passes as a nursing home dining room.

JD Hartman

First stop would be the state film commission, DC might have it's own as well.

D Marcus

marylandfilm.org

Any Producers looking for an original idea

Hi all just was wondering if there are any producers out there looking for a Original Idea? I have a tv series that I think can be really great and also a pilot script.

Deion Higginbotham

The series depicts the everyday lives of Loss prevention agents and their employees inside the fictional store " Department Depot " in downtown San Francisco California. Department Depot follows Derek...

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Shawn Speake

My man.... What's good, D! In regards to Ken's question, you've posted a synopsis. Do u have a logline, or do u need to learn how to write one? Either way, we're here for u. Let's turn your original post into a solid pitch. Let's start with your title. What is it?

Deion Higginbotham

Hey yes so sorry about that got excited! The show is called "The Ambassadors" (Working title) the log line is " A dark Dramedy about the everyday lives of Loss prevention Agents and their employees. "

Shawn Speake

No worries, dogg. That's what's up. Take a look at my loglines. They're not perfect, but they're solid examples of what a logline and synopsis should look like. Gotta go now, but I'll be in touch to h...

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Ron Newcomb

If you have a Fantasy or Sci-Fi we are hosting a pitch session: https://www.stage32.com/happy-writers/pitch-sessions/Pitch-Ron-Newcomb-S... Would love to hear what you have!

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