As a coordinator and production supervisor in television and film and now as the Chair of the Film Division of Chapman University, Barbara Freedman Doyle is an expert at the mistakes people just entering the film industry make. Here, in an excerpt from her new book Make Your Movie: What You Need to Know About the Business and Politics of Filmmaking, now available from Focal Press, she gives some tips on how anyone entering the film industry can make sure they stop themselves from saying what they really think and stay in the good graces of those with the power to hire.
Answer by Mark Hughes, blogger, sold a few options on screenplays, doctored and edited some screenplays that were produced: I'd say the biggest challenge to the film industry in the future will be addressing the development of interactive technologies in other media. We're reaching a point where the way we...
OK...daunting post this...as things are moving so fast. But this needs to be said. DSLRs have changed filmmaking for so many and when I say so many I mean an enormous amount. It's insane just how many people are buying these cameras to shoot video on. It has taken everyone by surprise, including the manufacturers.…
If there is one defining quality that unites the world’s most iconic filmmakers – those who can boast both critical acclaim and cult status – it is a unique, distinctive, unmistakable style that sets them apart from their counterparts. From the pregnant pauses and surreal dreamscapes of a David Lynch film to the dramatic lighting and chilling suspense of a Hitchcock thriller or the darkly comic, macabre twist of a Tim Burton fantasy, a great director should be instantly identifiable to the audience by his ‘voice’ alone.
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