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To Succeed As An Indie Filmmaker, You Need To Understand The Business – Not Just The Show

Source: Noam Kroll Blog

To Succeed As An Indie Filmmaker, You Need To Understand The Business – Not Just The Show


Show Business. Two separate words: Show. Business. Each equally important to the success of any filmmaker, yet so many of us choose to only focus on one over the other. And almost always, we only focus on the show… ultimately neglecting half of the equation. This is a natural tendency for filmmakers, as most of us are creative people who started making films because we love the art of storytelling… Not necessarily because we love the business of movie making (although some of us do!). The truth of the matter though, is that for any of us to succeed as filmmakers we need to play both sides of the coin. We may be driven by our desire to express ourselves through art, but that dream will only be fully realized when we understand the business well enough to actually make a living off of our work. The good news is, we don’t need to compromise creativity in order to flourish as filmmakers from a business standpoint. We just need to understand that the best way to succeed is by tapping into the powerful intersection that is art and commerce… Although this is often easier said than done. To use myself as an example, while I have always been very business minded in many regards (which is largely why I am self-employed and run my own business), I wasn’t always business minded when it came to filmmaking. In my earlier years I saw film as a form of pure creative expression and I had no interest in monetizing or corrupting…Read more at: To Succeed As An Indie Filmmaker, You Need To Understand The Business – Not Just The Show


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