Four Links to Articles Filmmakers Need to Read. And Carl Reiner!

I’ve got four decent articles for you all this week. Okay, one of them isn’t really decent but I added it anyway…

This one will make your day…

Ten Documentarians Who Were Sued By The Subjects Of Their Films.

All of these films are good and you should check them out, but beware when you’re making a documentary that your subjects don’t come back and bite you…

http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-documentarians-who-were-sued-by-the-subjects-of-their-films.php

How to Win At Film Festival Roulette: Stacking Your Odds At The Top Festivals.

This breaks down the some of the major domestic festivals and how many films were bought and by who. It also talks about what types of films are usually selected by these festivals. Interesting reading.

http://www.indiewire.com/article/how-to-win-at-film-festival-roulette-stacking-your-odds-at-the-top-fests-20150626

Indiewire’s 20 Best docs so far in 2015…

I fucking hate lists like these. Who are the judges here and who do the filmmakers know to get put on to this list? I don’t trust lists like these but if you’re curious here is your so-called competition bitches!

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-20-best-documentaries-of-2015-so-far-20150618?page=4

Fifteen Things Every Producer Should Know (from Moviemaker Magazine)

This is from a panel and all of the information is pretty good even though these producers are talking about dealing with budgets bigger than anything most of us will ever have. Still this shit is good to know.

http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/moviemaking/producing/2015-produced-by-conference-15-things-every-producer-should-know/

I’ll try and get more for next week, but until then why don’t we all learn a little about screenwriting from Carl Reiner. Here is a piece where Carl talks about his work. And if you don’t know who Carl Reiner is you should be ashamed of yourself!

You’re welcome!

 

I would like to thank The Film Collaborative, Moviemaker magazine, Indiewire, and Carl Reiner because I can…