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Advice from McMillion$ Director

 

Brian Lazarte joined us for Power Hour last week and shared his incredible story of how McMillion$ came to be and what makes a successful documentary. Brian also encouraged filmmakers to: 

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Preparing For and Navigating Film Markets

A lot of filmmaking clients have been asking me about AFM and upcoming markets like MIPCOM and Reel Screen Summit as we step into Market Season. In preparation for AFM this year and our upcoming...

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Just Do the Work and Make the Work Good

free videos tips Aug 29, 2022
 

Chris Lockhart joined us last month for Power Hour and gave us his honest and inspiring insight on our industry. Watch just a couple minutes of our Power Hour with Chris and you will see why it's...

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Why Investor Group Pitches are Effective

Comfort in Numbers

I have found in the past that some of my best success in raising money has come out of doing group pitches.  Meaning, I do a presentation in front of a group (ie: at a...

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Building Trust and Credibility

articles tips Aug 16, 2022
Many filmmakers focus on the materials needed to present to investors but neglect a key factor in getting a YES from an investor.
 
Regardless of the materials you share, you must ultimately...
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The 4 Kinds of Pitches

Uncategorized Aug 07, 2022

Over the last 20+ years pitching in this industry, I have learned that most of the pitches I have had to make fall into 4 key categories. These categories are extremely distinct and should be...

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What is Selling (and Not) In Today's Market

articles tips Jun 27, 2022
It is key as a creative to have a clear understanding of the market to best set your project up for success.  We continued our conversation at Cannes with Lise Romanoff at Vision Films...
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The 5 Key Takeaways from Cannes

articles tips Jun 14, 2022

Earlier this month we had the opportunity to attend the Cannes Film Festival and as always, what an incredible experience! We learned so much this year that we are excited to share with you. Take a...

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Cannes Conversations with a Sales Agent

articles tips Jun 13, 2022
  At Cannes, I had a chance to meet with Sales Agent Lise Romanoff of Vision Films, who represents our first film Lake Effects, and who I am in touch with often, since she still makes...
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Carpe Diem -- Love what you do!

inspiration powerhour May 13, 2022
 

Filmmaking is a Tough Industry, but It's also Fun...

No matter what you are doing in life you have to love it. Filmmaking can be grueling at times -- long hours, long weeks, harsh climates,...

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