Saturday, October 2, 2010

How to Beat the Indie Financing System

There is an excellent article in Hollywood Reporter on Indie Financing. Everyone should read it. It's titled "How to Beat the Indie Financing System." Click here to read the story.

Which brings me to my next topic. Entertainment periodicals. If you want to produce films, you need to read either The Hollywood Reporter or Variety -- ideally both. If you can't afford them then go to your friend's office who has them and read them there.

When I couldn't afford them, I would take the old issues from friends and read them a week later.

It is so very important to stay up on industry news. You need to know key players in every field of filmmaking and even TV and Books and you should keep up on what movies are getting made and what talent is being cast, etc. Information is so valuable to your career.

Another good source of entertainment news is The Wrap. And their articles are free to read.

So come on everyone, get reading! Start with the article above.

6 comments:

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healy said...

yes this is definitely true. . .nice info! very useful and realistic=)

Learn film online said...

So true love the advice thanks bud.

Matt said...

Hi!

Great post I think I've learned more from reading your blog and Jeff Steele's Film Closings than I have from the trades.

I put together a site that updates automatically to try and keep up with all the news maybe it will be helpful for others too :)

http://www.filmnewshub.com

Jane Kelly Kosek said...

Hi Matt,
Thanks for the kind words and for following my blog. I still think the trades are an important tool in order to stay competitive. They allow you to track what others are doing as well as learn about new financing and production companies. Thanks again!
Jane

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