Category: Candid Advice

Spike Tells It Like It Is to Young Filmmakers

Posted by Anthony - October 31, 2011 - Candid Advice, Career Advice, Directing spikeleespeaksAP

(AP File Photo) Just saw this posted by our friends at Shadow and Act and had to share also.  This man is one of my inspirations.  Shortly after seeing “Do the Right Thing”, I officially switched my major to filmmaking and never looked back…Listen and learn.  

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Indie Film Boot Camp Clip: Raising Funds and Pitching…Effectively

Posted by Anthony - October 24, 2011 - Candid Advice, Education, Fundraising, Indie Film Bootcamp, Instructional DVDs PitchingStillFrame2

  Wondering what type of practical real-world info is in the Indie Film Boot Camp 6-DVD Set?  Ask no more, here’s a sneak peek: Description: What good is a great idea if it never gets off the page? Raising money is the hardest part of filmmaking at every level, nevertheless, we all leave resources untapped [...]

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Matt Parker and Trey Stone Guest Lecture a Class at NYU

Posted by Anthony - September 12, 2011 - Candid Advice, Panels and Conversations Parker&Stone-NYU

Yet another reason I love working and teaching in the Film/TV Dept. at NYU. – You never know who’s going to pop in. Last week,  Matt Parker and Trey Stone (South Park, Book of Mormon, Team America, etc.) made a surprise visit to a group of freshman in our “Storytelling Strategies” class as part of [...]

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Things You Should Know: 5 Lessons for Young Female Directors by Elena Rossini

Posted by Anthony - July 25, 2011 - Candid Advice, Women in Film TheIllusionists1

If you are not directly of the establishment of Hollywood and don’t look, act and come from the same pedigree as the people in power then you are at a disadvantage. And if you happen to be an ethnic minority or a woman – or even worse – an ethnic minority woman, then you are [...]

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Tahir Jetter – Filmmaker Serves Up Film School Reality 101

Posted by Anthony - June 8, 2011 - Candid Advice, Career Advice, Education, Film School TahirOnFilmSchool

One of my former NYU student employee’s turned filmmaking colleague (as they often do) just wrote an exceptionally insightful article on whether or not one should go to filmschool and how to make the most of the experience.  I spend a lot of time counseling young people on this very same issue and have long [...]

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