But What I Really Want to do is Direct (Movies)

3 WAYS TO BREAK INTO LONG FORM by Kathleen McLaughlin Whether the goal is to spearhead big studio tent-poles or helm smaller independents, the time has never been better for directors to take control of the creative process and forge their own careers. Enterprising auteurs are turning out terrific work on the Internet and while film school is still a gateway to a career as a feature film director, it is no longer the only, or even the best path to a career in feature films. Here are just a few other ways to start making it happen. Create a product As a director you’re looking for someone to take a chance on you, but if you write a killer script you’ve also got a product to sell.  With studio development budgets slashed and indies looking for go projects, if you want to be a director, do what the screenwriters’ do: develop your own material and create a some great material.  Read screenplays; find a book or graphic novel, flesh out your own ideas.  Alfred Hitchcock used to say that once he’d finished developing the screenplay he didn’t need to shoot because he’d already made the film.  Like Hitchcock, find a story you love, “direct it on paper” and give them the confidence that they can’t see anyone else doing the job but you. If you’re not a writer…don’t Okay, you’ve got a great idea but you discover you’re just not a screenwriter.  The truth is that the bar is set higher for a screenplay written by a director.  If the idea is great but the execution isn’t they...

Getting Something Done in Hollywood

The Expert Network: Voyage team members on what it takes to get something done in Hollywood What if you could get advice from a hot film producer, a TV exec who’s set up material for the stars, and one of the top 3 branding experts in the world all at once? We’ve rounded them up for you. Check out this video to take in the synthesis of the collective strategies of producer Jesse Israel, branding virtuoso Nance Rosen, and TV exec Maher Jafari. Archives April 2018 (1) March 2018 (1) February 2018 (1) January 2018 (1) December 2017 (1) November 2017 (1) October 2017 (2) July 2017 (4) April 2017 (1) February 2017 (1) January 2017 (1) December 2016 (1) November 2016 (1) October 2016 (1) September 2016 (2) June 2016 (1) May 2016 (1) April 2016 (1) February 2016 (3) January 2016 (1) December 2015 (2) November 2015 (1) October 2015 (2) September 2015 (2) August 2015 (2) July 2015 (1) June 2015 (1) April 2015 (1) March 2015 (1) February 2015 (2) January 2015 (6) December 2014 (2) October 2014 (1) September 2014 (3) August 2014 (3) June 2014 (2) May 2014 (5) April 2014 (3) February 2014 (1) January 2014 (2) December 2013 (1) April 2013 (1) December 2012 (2) July 2012 (2) April 2012 (2) March 2012 (2) December 2011 (1) November 2011 (3) October 2011 (4) September 2011 (5) August 2011 (3) May 2011 (2) April 2011 (1) March 2011 (2) November 2010 (2) August 2010 (1) June 2010 (1) March 2010 (1) October 2009 (1) September 2009 (2) CategoriesCategories Select Category Audience  (10) Blog post  (17) Book to Film  (14) Entertainment Business  (30) Font Page  (22) Pitching  (13) Presentations  (9) Producer Interviews  (8) Reality TV  (5) Screenwriting Tips  (11) The Expert Network  (10)...

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