‘Savvy’ Filmmakers Tackle Finances and Remote Editing for Documentaries

$avvy, Robin Hauser’s newest award-winning documentary, investigates the gender dynamics behind money and the cultural and societal norms that prevent women from taking charge of their own finances.  We were lucky enough to interview the film’s director, Robin Hauser, and editor, Shirley Thompson, about their experience adjusting to filmmaking and remote film editing during the covid-19

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10 Ways To Generate a High Concept Movie Idea

“High concept.” It’s one of those Hollywood terms without a widely accepted definition. But most filmmakers learn quickly that they need a high concept movie idea to succeed. “Something unexpected” doesn’t quite explain it. “Something unique or original” doesn’t either! “Hook” is another common film term – but what exactly is a hook? Maybe this

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The Best Screenwriting Software for 2021

We’re almost halfway through 2021 – and whether you’re team It’s Gonna Be May or Just So Typically May, we’re here to help you get that screenplay done! To make your script look professional, you’ll need one of the best screenwriting software programs. Below are your options: Final Draft Probably the most well-known screenplay writing

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How To Write an Effective Protagonist

Photo by Obi Onyeador from Unsplash Before you worry about camera angles or location permits, you need a strong script. And the core of that screenplay is your main character – AKA your protagonist. But what makes a good protagonist? “Make your main character more likable” is a simplistic note we often hear. It’s easy

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Are Film and TV Internships for 2021 In Person?

Photo by ThisIsEngineering from Pexels Disneyland and Alamo Drafthouse are reopening. Film and TV productions are ramping up around the country. More and more Americans are vaccinated against covid-19, signaling an end to the pandemic (or a beginning of the end, at least). But many larger companies are still entirely remote, with no concrete plans

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