36 Should I Work a Free Gig or Should I Not ???

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filmmakersfocus_700x700_workforfreeWorking for free is an option that tends to come up more often than not.  Is this something that should be considered or even ethical?  And what’s the deal with freakin IMDB credits ???  We talk about this and how working for free CAN be beneficial…sometimes.

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35 Selling Your Movie to a Niche Audience: Dan Benamor, co-writer/producer of Initiation

PLAY_BUTTON_01initiation_posterDan Benamor (IMDB) is a screenwriter and producer who has made a name for himself in the filmmaking industry.  His latest film Initiation has garnered critical claim within the Horror Film world.

In this episode Dan shares…

  • The value of writing and selling to a niche audience
  • Why writing to a location is valuable and how he uses that challenge to his advantage
  • Marketing Tips & More !!!

34 – 5 Tips for Actors seeking Work

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Although this episode is aimed at actors many of the tips shared apply to anyone in production.  Finding work as an actor is not easy.  If we’re honest it can get downright depressing at times.  In this episode I share tips for helping ease the pain of finding acting work, and tips that will help you not only land work but also help you grow along the way.  I can’t promise the moon because I don’t even have that, but I can promise that these tips will be of benefit to you as you move forward in your career.

 

33 Creating Unique Short Films: Supot Creator Phil Giordano

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phil_bio_pic_supot_mainPhil Giordano is an Italian-American filmmaker from Staten Island, New York.  He received his MFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia.  Immediately after graduating, he accepted a contract to work as a writer director at Abundant Productions, one of the top production companies in Singapore.  While there, they were nominated for Production Agency of the Year.  Phil has worked on campaigns for Audi, Samsung, Guinness and Citibank and has won two commercial awards. His NYU thesis script SUPOT was a finalist at the Starz Denver Screenwriting Competition, a Semi-Finalist at the SHOWTIME Tony Cox Screenwriting Competition and an official selection in the Screenwriting Category at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.  Phil currently  lives and works in Singapore.

Check out Phil’s film Supot at www.SupotFilm.com 

Visit Phil at www.PhilipGiordano.com

31 How to Gain and Maintain Clients: Zephan Blaxberg

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Zephan Blaxberg is a professional videographer.  His client list is extensive and in this episode Zephan shares…

  • Tips on Finding New Clients
  • How Having a Good Mentor can Help Increase Revenue
  • The Value of Connecting with Other Videographers
  • Tips for Helping You Live the Life You Want to Live

Join the Videographers Connect Facebook Group and Follow Zephon on Twitter!

Check out Zephan’s Video Site and the Year of Purpose Podcast!

30 The Road to Producing and Management: Chas Scherer

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ChasSchererChas Scherer is a literary manager, producer and actor based out of Los Angeles.  Among other things Chas shares…

  • What to Expect from a Manager
  • The Difference Between a Manager and an Agent
  • Overcoming Challenges

Follow Chas on Twitter or Email Chas AgequodagisEntertainment@gmail.com