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Advice To Filmmakers Preparing To Make Their First Feature Film – Ben Medina

Advice To Filmmakers Preparing To Make Their First Feature Film – Ben Medina

Film Courage: Let’s say we brought you in to address a room of 20 students and they’re about to make their first feature. They’ve already made a few short films. What are you telling them? What’s your advice…

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If You Want To Be In The Movie Business You Have To Get On Set – Brad Sykes

If You Want To Be In The Movie Business You Have To Get On Set – Brad Sykes

Film Courage: What was your first job in film and television when you arrived in Los Angeles? Brad Sykes, Filmmaker: The first movie job I ever had was on movie called KISS THE GIRLS which was this Paramount…

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5 Tips For Making Your First Micro Budget Feature Film – Jack Peterson

5 Tips For Making Your First Micro Budget Feature Film – Jack Peterson

What’s up? This is Jack Peterson. I recently finished my first feature film which is called SAWGRASS and I’m making this video at the request of Film Courage. So this is just going to be 5 tips for…

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It’s Better To Work With Hollywood Than Against It – Daniel Stamm

It’s Better To Work With Hollywood Than Against It – Daniel Stamm

Film Courage: Someone on Twitter had responded to a Tweet that we sent out. The Tweet was one of our videos which was “Which scripts does Hollywood want? Most screenwriters are writing the wrong ones.” So we had…

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Honest Talk About Connections In Hollywood – Markus Redmond

Honest Talk About Connections In Hollywood – Markus Redmond

Film Courage: Markus regarding connections, I have a quote here (I don’t know who said it) “Connections are good but nobody is going to put their business in jeopardy because of a connection.” Markus Redmond, Writer/Director/Actor: That’s absolutely…

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When Writing Start With Character and End With Character – Scott Myers

When Writing Start With Character and End With Character – Scott Myers

Film Courage: What does character development entail? Are you writing a backstory? Scott Myers, DePaul University Professor/Screenwriter/Creator Gointothestory.blcklst(dot)com: To me that’s everything, it’s everything. Here is another one of my sayings, you ready? “Begin with character, end with…

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It’s Impossible To Make A Feature Film For $1000 – Mark Harris

It’s Impossible To Make A Feature Film For $1000 – Mark Harris

Film Courage: Three things you wish you’d known before you made your first feature film? Mark Harris, Filmmaker: Oh my gosh, three things I wish I’d known before I made my first feature film? I wish out all…

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This Is What Confuses Screenwriters The Most – Jill Chamberlain

This Is What Confuses Screenwriters The Most – Jill Chamberlain

Film Courage: Jill what are the five biggest mistakes screenwriters make? Jill Chamberlain, Script Consultant/Author/Writer: Well I don’t know if I’m going to do five but off the top of my head? But I will say underestimating the…

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Making A Feature Film Is The Scariest Thing For A Filmmaker – Frank Coraci

Making A Feature Film Is The Scariest Thing For A Filmmaker – Frank Coraci

Film Courage: Your first film (a feature film) was M Innocence? Frank Coraci, Director: Yes, it’s kind of like I lost my virginity? Film Courage: okay, I hope she called you the next day? Frank: Literally okay. It…

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Power Of The Word ‘Feature’ In The Film Business – Andrew Guerrero

Power Of The Word ‘Feature’ In The Film Business – Andrew Guerrero

Film Courage How did you set the budget for the film [COME INTO YOUR OWN]? Andrew Guerrero, Writer/Filmmaker/Actor: Great…a little little nervous to talk about this because…I will…but it’s because I want people to take it seriously and…

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