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Making Feature Films For No Money: How I Made My “★★★★ Intense and Tender Psychological Thriller” and Premiered in London’s West End

By Brian Barnes I have a confession to make.  I’m a terrible producer.  You’d think that after making films day in and day out since 1987 I’d have learnt the one key skill a producer needs.  But, no – still no further along that road.  That key skill?  Raising money. That means that, as a […]

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Big Vision: How To Attract Prolific Producers To Your Script #LondonSWF

With long term careers spanning decades in the industry, producing heavyweights, Ruth Caleb, John Lloyd and Tony Garnett joined TV legend Barbara Machin at this year’s London Screenwriters Festival to discuss how prolific producers select their ongoing work. These producer’s ‘Big Vision’ has broken the mould of established drama time and again, moving drama evolution forward […]

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Dragons, Reapers and Guerilla Filmmaking: Turning Writer to Director With My First Short ‘Brian & the Grim Reaper’

Guest post by Eben Skilleter Ahead of the final Guerilla Filmmakers 2 Day Masterclass next month, I asked past delegates to share their post event experiences. Here’s what Eben Skilleter got up to… Inspiration, Then Perspiration – Pre-production Trudging across a Hampshire field, in full retreat from the merciless weather, I wonder if I’ve gone […]

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Shooting ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ with DP’s John Seale and David Burr: 2 hour masterclass

Update: This video now geolocked, watch on Vimeo with the link. I finally caught up with ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (having a newborn does kind of tale over). Wow. Seriously WOW. Just when I thought the movie could not get any crazier, it somehow managed to take me to even greater demented and deranged action […]

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5 Ways To Get Top Talent Attached To Your Screenplay by JK Amalou

Attaching top talent to your screenplay doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get your film made, but it certainly increases your chances. The questions asked in 99% of meetings with distributors, film financiers, and sales agents after you’ve pitched your screenplay or they have read your screenplay is: “Who is the director?” followed by “Who is in […]

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