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    How to Manage The Relationship Between Film Producer and Investor

    Yesterday at IFC Doc Conference at The Toronto Film Festival, Dan Cogan presented "The Gift," a speech about how filmmakers can best manage their relationships with the investors who make their work possible

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    FREE! Everything you didn't know you need to know about making an independent film

    Reed Martin has kindly provided us with the opening chapter to his book The Reel Truth for free online. Subtitled "Everything you didn't know you need to know about making an independent film," it's a great resource for anybody involved in independent film. Read and enjoy.

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    NYFA's Consulting Program for Filmmakers

    Matthew Seig informs of a helpful new program for New York Filmmakers. Don't miss out on it!

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    Gary Baddeley On "What One Learns About Film Financing From Film Financing Conferences"

    Sometimes it seems like there's more talk about movies getting made than there is actual activity. The question of how we all learn and remain aware of the actual practice of day will always loom large. Since knowledge and access (i.e. connections) will always be key commodities in the pursuit of ...

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    First EVER US-based Killer/Hope Masterclass On Producing Indie Films In Trouble Times

    Christine Vachon and I have toured the world, preaching the indie gospel. Well, okay, we've toured UK & Scandinavia with a stop-over in Amsterdam, but now we've succumbed to popular demand and are going to share a good deal of what we know and what we've learned in one one day session in NYC on Nov...

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    The 99 Recommended Steps For Making Good Movies

    This is how I do it, generally speaking.

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    The End Of The Auteur Era Of Film?

    People like to get credit for their work, but have they been getting the right credit for it? Are we able to recognize when something is a collaboration as opposed to a work of an individual who has hired a team to execute it?

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    Lynette Howell on "Producing Is Supporting New Talent Through More Than Just Production"

    If you are a regular reader of this blog, or follower of mine on Twitter, I think you know that for me a Producer only deserves that credit when they truly commit to support the project from beginning to end. You also probably know how challenging I find the calling of producing these days, when we...

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    Jon Reiss on "What Are A Producer of Marketing And Distribution's Responsibilities?" Part 2 of 2

    Yesterday, Jon Reiss explained why indie films need a "PMD" -- and if words don't work for you -- just look at Tuesday's list of all the new tools and services available that we can't afford to miss. Today, Jon takes it further, and tries to lay out the job description for both experienced and aspi...

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    Jon Reiss on "Why A Producer of Marketing And Distribution?" Part 1

    Yesterday's HFF post on the plethora of new platforms & options for truly free filmmakers should have made you leap for joy and run for the cliff simultaneously. It is wonderful that filmmakers have SO many great tools and services at their disposal. But how does anyone take advantage of this situ...

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