by uniondocs Question by Best P: I'm writing a screenplay and was wondering what books I should get? I'm writing a comedy screenplay that I hope to adapt film and I was wondering what books I should make highest priority to get. I was looking at a few of these: The Power Filmmaking Kit: Make Your Professional Movie on a Next-to-Nothing Budget by Jason Tomaric Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution by Sharon Badal The … [Read more...]
Where to find a good screenplay writer, or screenwriter agency?
by BayerNYC Question by Peter Power: Where to find a good screenplay writer, or screenwriter agency? Which is a good trustworthy screenwriter service? Best answer: Answer by The Screenplay WritersI can advice http://TheScreenplayWriters.com. Add your own answer in the comments! … [Read more...]
Q&A: What is a fair estimate for a screenwriter to charge an author to write his book into a movie screenplay?
Question by Traditionalfreedomlover: What is a fair estimate for a screenwriter to charge an author to write his book into a movie screenplay? The screenwriter is not well known but not a novice at all. He has an acclaimed indie film under his belt, and a couple of books. His Mgr. will try to option the screenplay and he and I would split 50-50 if it sold, but if I want to hire him to write it, it would cost about $ 3,000. I would retain all … [Read more...]
I wrote a screenplay — and an independent filmmaker is interested.?
by billnwmsu Question by Please_help: I wrote a screenplay -- and an independent filmmaker is interested.? This is all a little overwhelming because I have never been in this situation before. And what makes it even more confusing is that I'm only a teenager and I'm still in high school. I'm not a paid screenwriter, I just write screenplays for fun, and posted it online, and an independent filmmaker is interested. Yes, I am a little excited, … [Read more...]
Q&A: Looking to sell my screenplay to an interested film producer??
by uniondocs Question by LIZA: Looking to sell my screenplay to an interested film producer?? I'm an independent filmmaker who is interested in possibly selling the rights to a screenplay I wrote. It deals with real life modern day vampirism, though the story it's self is purely fictional. The work has already been copyrighted with the U.S. copywrite office. It's not currently in the ridiculous, suffocating "spec" form that most Hollywood big … [Read more...]
What filmmaking line is better: screenplay writer or visual effects supervisor?
Question by filmmaniac111: What filmmaking line is better: screenplay writer or visual effects supervisor? I'm confused. I would become a director but that's freaking hard. Best answer: Answer by sagotkowell it depends where youre good at. if you want to be a creator, be a writer. if you wanna make stuff look good, go for visual effects. if you want to get close on directing live action movies, writer. if you wanna get close on directing … [Read more...]
How to Become an Indie Filmmaker : How to Find a Screenplay Agent
Finding a screenplay agent is difficult and involves writing a great script that starts a bidding war, or getting an agent to notice one done by a smaller production company. Utilize smaller companies to generate buzz about a script and inspire interest from screenplay agents with ideas from anindependent filmmaker in this free video on the film industry. Expert: Nathan Boehme Contact: www.nathans-reel.com Bio: Nathan Boehme is a writer, director … [Read more...]
How to Become an Indie Filmmaker : How to Sell a Screenplay
Selling a screenplay requires having a good script to start with, an agent and ownership rights. Get a movie company to purchase a film script, but get it registered with the Writers Guild of America, with ideas from anindependent filmmaker in this free video on the film industry. Expert: Nathan Boehme Contact: www.nathans-reel.com Bio: Nathan Boehme is a writer, director and editor who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, Calif. Filmmaker: … [Read more...]
How to Direct a Movie: Independent Filmmaking : Screenplay Tips for Independent Films
One of the first things you'll need to make a movie or Indie film is a screenplay. Learn how to read and pick a screen play with tips for directors in this free filmmaking video. Expert: Rhett Reiger Contact: www.whitecaspianstudios.com Bio: Rhett Reiger began his career in the movies as a writer and actor. After attending film school in San Francisco, he turned to directing small indie films and commercials. Filmmaker: Rhett Reiger … [Read more...]
Screenwriting Tips from a Screenplay Contest Judge
by vernalanemgmt Screenwriting Tips from a Screenplay Contest Judge Do you realize what you're saying?? In the theatre, they read plays aloud over and over in the process of script development, and one of the reasons they do this is to hear the dialogue. When I hear dialogue in my head, it might sound very good, but then when I hear a person actually speak it, I often have an impulse to jump in front of a bus. And over and … [Read more...]