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WHEN LOOKING FOR DISTRIBUTION


If you’re one of the few, lucky filmmakers that have beat the odds and shot a film, you may be wondering how you’ll ever get your movie seen and most importantly distributed. Without going into too much irrelevant information, here’s what I’ve learned.

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THE MAKING OF A GREAT STORY


There are a lot of elements that have to come together-gel so-to-speak and one of the most crucial elements is the element of surprise. Think in terms of everyday life, when someone tells a joke and we listen carefully, our minds already at work trying to remember if we have already heard the joke, then trying to figure out what the punch line will be; and then the punch line hits us from somewhere in the left field.

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DEVELOPMENT HELL!



They call it “development hell” for a reason. Show me a successful filmmaker and I’ll show you a person who will say that development was the most difficult part of the filmmaking process.

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THE DIRECTOR

By L. Saber


YOUNG MAN KANG has been directing films since 1999. This Korean-American filmmaker has lit up sets on both sides of the ocean and beyond. The question is, how does he get financed to produce his films and how does he survive the hard-hitting Hollywood competition?

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A FEW THOUGHTS ON POST-PRODUCTION


By L. Saber


If you’re on a movie set long enough, you’ll most likely hear the expression: “Don’t worry, we’ll fix it in post.” The reality is that not everything is easily fixed in post, not to mention the additional cost to fix the mistake. To avoid an unpleasant post-production experience, you have to plan for post, just as you do for development, pre-production and production.


If you have the budget for a post-production supervisor, make the investment. It will pay off later. The post-production supervisor will take care of a lot of issues and save you from disasters. If you don’t have the budget to hire a GOOD post-production supervisor, consider this—


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NEVER TOO LATE


No, this section is not about the former TV show, but about the key to your success. What is the one thing, with which we, human beings, are equipped? What is the one emotion or element that we all have without exception? What keeps us going in times of adversity? We all possess this piece of equipment, this irreplaceable tool that is buried deep inside our being—maybe buried deeper in others than in some, but none-the-less it’s a tool that we all use frequently throughout our lives. This tool is hope; the hope that we will achieve whatever it is that we’re searching for and the faith that once we achieve this desire placed in our hearts, life will be good.

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HOW TO PRODUCE YOUR FIRST INDEPENDENT FILM


7 Steps To Consider


By L. Saber


The independent film community produced many great filmmakers who started making films with nothing more than a camera and a dream. In today’s world of technology there are many superior camera products making it possible for anyone to produce a good quality picture and capture HD sound. Here’s what you need to get started.

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COMING SOON TO AH!, SEAN KANAN’S star-studded book signing event. THE MODERN GENTLEMAN can be found at BARNES & NOBLE, AMAZON and if you want an autographed copy directly from Sean, visit his site at www.seankananthemoderngentleman.com Experience the romantic side of TV’s bad boy, Sean Kanan and find out what his friends and co-stars say about him; featuring Kate Linder “The Young & The Restless,” Patrika Darbo “My Trip Back to the Dark Side,” Christian LeBlanc, “The Young & The Restless,” Oreien Richman, “After The Wizzard,” Charlene Tilton “Dallas,” Eric Braeden “The Young & The Restless and especially, the adorable, Rowan Blanchard “Spy Kids: All The Time In The World”

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