Category Archives: Pre Production

Casting 101: Common Rates For Actors, Talent, And Influencers
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One of the first lines in your production budget will be for front of camera performers. Whether you're booking David Duchovny or Dave Debutant your production is going to need to conform to Screen Actors Guild rules and SAG rates. These are the


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Identifying Fraudulent Producers Before It’s Too Late
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From The Ladykillers to The Sting, Catch Me If You Can to Hustlers the art of the con is straight from the Hollywood playback. Unfortunately, real life scams and unscrupulous partners are part of everyday film and TV biz.  The ploys range from


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Creative Development 101: Things To Consider Before Collaborating
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Filmmaking is inherently collaborative and don't let any auteur tell you otherwise. Even Steven Soderbergh needs a team around him to shape the idea, shoot, light, dress, and perform the scene. The Hollywood aphorism that a film is made three times:


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Choosing The Right Lenses For Your Project: Know When To Compromise
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In a perfect world, we'd all go for the best of the best and Panavision would have to manufacture a whole lot more C series anamorphic primes right? Well unfortunately, production budgets are not always perfect and don't have the capital to justify


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