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

Wayne Hazle
Studio Binder Forms

Has anyone used STUDIO BINDER to help organize their shoot? I just stumbled across it. I've been putting my shoot together and feeling pretty organized without it. But I might just spend a little time with this today to see if I am missing anything. I was searching for release forms and contracts for actors

Ed Hartman
New to producing

I have recently added post-production producing to my composing for films and TV. I have learned a bit about festivals, distribution and even the Oscars. I'm happy to share any information. I still score, too. I am working on a biopic and documentary related to the film that got me into the producer...

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Ed Hartman

Richard: I'm on it. Thanks.

Richard "RB" Botto

Fantastic, Ed.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Wow - 122 festivals and won 134 awards/nominatons. That's incredible! But moreso, for me, is how you both dominate in your field (composing) and are finding ways to learn and grow (producing). Kudos, sir! So inspiring!

Ed Hartman

Karen: Thanks very much. I'm not sure I dominate anything. I believe success is largely simply having the audacity to do things, outlast everyone, and make sure you publicize your successes (and failu...

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Doug Nelson

Ed, yeah 'outlast' everyone, succeed and fail, learn so much that you become the world's foremost authority and share that knowledge freely. If you don't die tryin', what's the point of dieing?

Steve Crawshaw
Lockdown!

So what`s everybody doing during this lockdown time? I am busy trying to get production companies interested in my scripts. One, Run and Hide, has won at two festivals and got to the semi finals of another.

Thomas M. Watt

I'm in the same boat! This shutdown is exhausting.

Ole-André Rønneberg

I feel this time is more busy than ever. Since I am working from Norway, I feel that people are more open to connect and to talk via internet. Because we are all in the same boat.

I am making pitch dec...

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Cannon Rosenau

Well, I may or may not have stopped showering and getting dressed. Which gives me so much more time to write and ignore my family. Getting a lot more writing done since our business is on lockdown (we...

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Shadow Dragu-Mihai

I am preparing the premiere of my series Sin 13 (see the first trailer on my profile or at Instagram ay sin.13.tv - official website sin13.tv). And have been appointed EIC of the nascent Facet.tv-ODG...

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Debbie Croysdale

Writing as usual but now 24/7 cos filmmaking (unless on line etc) and the pub is out of the equation. I used to be a fan of the series "The Prisoner" until a few days ago, when drones began circling N...

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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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Johnny K. Wu

Quick update, we got 47mins of the footage edited together, it's looking promising, this weekend (Saturday) we will be filming a fight sequence as well as a small scene. so that would be fun. While our state is under curfew right now,we were told it's ok to film as we have been safe on set.

Martin Reese

Nice article, Johnny.

Johnny K. Wu

Martin Reese thank you :)

Johnny K. Wu

Quick update, this past Saturday filming was great, at both locations, we finished an hour early at each. the first location was a fight sequence and we got it down right so it was easy.

Second locatio...

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Johnny K. Wu

We usually film with more than 2 cameras to make sure we got what we needed.

Bev Oliver
Update on Project About Dr. Sebi

Greetings Everyone. It's been nearly two years since i introduced the Dr. Sebi film. I took a slight detour from the project to complete the nonfiction book Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali. The closest I've come to the film is the book's trailers, all of them on the YouTube channel SojournHonduras1. One...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Looking for Recommendations: PMs with Animated TV experience

Anyone you would recommend that has experience with budgeting and scheduling for an animated series? Would also consider a PC who has been groomed to move into PM position, but still with animated series experience.

Drop their name, drop me a DM, or send them my way! THANK YOU!

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Cherelynn Baker
AVD: Amazon Video Direct - have you had titles removed?

Hello, have any of you had your titles removed from Amazon that you had listed as part of the Prime Video Direct? (AVD?

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

I would be very interested in speaking with those who have similar experiences, potentially offering a special place for them on our platform.

Michael Mizov

Yes, I had a short form educational series (20 episodes) removed with the vague "does not meet our story quality standards" reason

Cherelynn Baker

Michael Mizov - ok, mine sounded similar...good luck to you! Keep creating!

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Cherelynn Baker If you are looking for a platform for your content, contact me here.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

Michael Mizov If you are looking for a platform for your series, contact me here.

Cheryl Scheurer, PhD
Wake up with Dr. Cheryl (former) and Your "Prescription for Health and Wealth"

I was asked to write about producing. The challenges and celebrations.... I have produced, Hosted and edited my (OUR) shows starting the 9th year. I have loved every minute of it. This is only part of my passion and purpose. The happiness at the final cut of each show is Wonderful. The first thing f...

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Ricardo Rangel Jr
Experience With Script Rights?

How do you acquire the rights to other scripts? Do you go through a lawyer or write up your own agreements? Recommend a good entertainment lawyer? Also what is reasonable compensation to the writer? For smaller, independent productions (under $100,000) TIA

Royce Allen Dudley

I thought stage 32 was moderated for respectful behavior.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Well, if someone considers themselves being generous by buying scripts for pennies, then I don't know. Wouldn't want to work with that kind of person.

I've seen a lot of great scripts, most were repre...

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Jalleh Doty

that's a tough one, Its all a matter of diplomacy, experience, if the script has substance or not and your budget

Rogue Thomas

Thank you for asking this question. There is some great info here.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Doug Nelson great answer.

Michael Thomas Daniel
Dear AFM Attendees- BEWARE SALES AGENT Phoenix Worldwide Ent (UK)

Guys, we all know of the nightmare of Sales agents, and I have come across some of the worst.

BEWARE, if you attend @AmericanFilmMarket make sure you aren't dealing with soulless people, watch the vid, I have evidence, contracts, pms, whatsApps-- everything... all I need is some help, and to maybe sa...

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Michael Thomas Daniel

posted the video there just in case it doesn't show up

John Ellis

Have you filed any legal charges?

Michael Thomas Daniel

John Ellis sadly John, I live in poverty due to being diagnoses with Stage 4 Colon Cancer right as all this stated a year and a half ago, in fact, I was supposed to be dead last XMAS and they knew tha...

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Lola Atkins Enape
Cannes Film Festival

Hi everyone, hope everyone is doing fabulous. :)

Anyone attending the Cannes Film Festival 'Marche Du Film' online in a couple of weeks? If so, pls do shout out it be great to connect?

Would also appreciate any tips on how to package my projects, I'm a Writer/Director and have a feature film that nee...

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Lola Atkins Enape

Thanks Karen "Kay" Ross for the tips, much appreciated :)

Brian Rhodes

Cool. I'll check out Cannes. As regards, you feature film script, have you entered it into and script Film Festivals. A Film Festival win and a wicked logline are two positive steps to getting Financing... but it's never easy. For what it's worth!

Valerie Lynn Hanna

Fruition Talent and Media Inc. Valerie Hanna

Becca Carroll Guido

Hi Lola, I was supposed to be across the pond all May, based in the UK with a trip to Cannes mid-month. We are trying to decide what we are doing about attending the new virtual Marche du Film later this month. If I will attend, I'll be sure to give you a heads up! Would love to connect! :)

Becca Carroll Guido

Oh, also I would emphatically echo Karen's comments about the Stage32 Webinars that are available! Absolute Gold!!

Michael Leclair
Pitch Deck

Hi fellow members...I'm putting together a pitch deck for a indie film I'm going to produce. Does anyone have some good, eye-catching examples that I can browse for reference sake? Thank you.

Art Thomas

Hello Michael, I may have someone that you can use. please email me at: art_thomas@mainmanfilms.com and I will be happy to help anyway I can. Our recent film just finished post, you can view the trail...

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Regina Lee

I don't have anything that I can share publicly. Please try to Google "AFM movie pitch deck," and you can probably find some examples.

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