Tag: fundraising

Grant Applications for Filmmakers: JT3

Posted by Anthony - March 16, 2010 - Uncategorized

Hey guys, if you’re a filmmaker with residency status in Brooklyn, NY or Washington, D.C. you should consider applying for a JT3 Artist Award grant. Two award recipients from last year are NYU MFA candidates, so you’ve definitely got a chance! JT3 Art is taking applications from aspiring screenwriter/directors who demonstrate talent, passion, work ethic, [...]

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Everyone’s A Producer

Posted by Anthony - February 11, 2010 - Film Festivals

Often times indie filmmakers glean whatever techniques they find useful from traditional producing. Well, in times when producing and distribution have gone topsy turby, one always needs to be open to new ideas. Well I just want to share some innovative methods that have been getting some attention and some success. Last month’s Rotterdam Film [...]

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NETWORKING # 2 – Two Major Investments: Smoke and Mirrors.

Posted by Anthony - January 20, 2010 - Networking

I don’t care if you want to make documentaries about cleft palates in Sierra Leon, or B-rated horror movies, you still have to have a business demeanor when talking to people in your industry. The superficiality of Hollywood is applicable across the board. Without beating around the bush, the ultimate goal of all this networking [...]

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“Avatar”: A Film Made With A Little Help From Our Friends

Posted by Anthony - November 12, 2009 - Uncategorized

Film is such a collaborative effort. The needier you are the more you rely on people helping you out, and as indie filmmakers we can really push the envelope of neediness. It was in a similar vein, I suppose, that Paramount lent James Cameron a hand with marketing and tech help for his new behemo-film, [...]

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Tonight – It’s All About the M-O-N-E-Y on the Double Down Film Show

Posted by Anthony - June 9, 2009 - Double Down Film Show

On the next Double Down Film Show it’s all about the M-O-N-E-Y. We all have a story to tell, but none of us has the money. Using Co-host Pete Chatmon’s indie film, “Premium”, as a case-study, we’ll go through some of the most elusive aspects of the fundraising process and share practical tips for overcoming [...]

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