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FIND ANSWERS: A Top Line Producer Tackles Filmmaker FAQs (5/29/2014)

As a filmmaker, you know when you’ve hit the line producer jackpot: you can rest assured knowing that every “i” will be dotted, every “t” will be crossed. We asked freelance producer/line producer extraordinaire Angela Sostre to address filmmaker FAQs based on her years of -- continue reading →

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FIND ANSWERS: How to Successfully Market Your Indie Film (2/11/2014)

“Oh, how times have changed” when it comes to marketing budgets, says Liz Ogilvie, Director of Marketing Programs at Fandor. Here, Ogilvie shares her expertise on putting together a budget, a team and a plan for getting the word out about your film. Prior to -- continue reading →

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FIND Answers: Joel Mendías, VFX Executive Producer (9/05/2013)

A 20-year veteran of visual effects, Joel Mendías knows how to bring a story to life. As Executive Producer for Scanline VFX, Mendías has overseen work on such films as: 2012 for director Roland Emmerich, Hereafter for director Clint Eastwood (which earned his team an -- continue reading →

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FIND Answers with Entertainment Attorney Lisa Callif (8/13/2013)

Lisa Callif, named by Variety as one of The Best and The Brightest (2011), is an entertainment attorney at Donaldson + Callif whose primary focus is on representing independent filmmakers in all aspects of moviemaking, including development, production and distribution. As part of her practice, -- continue reading →

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FIND Answers with Distribution Expert Peter Broderick (7/16/2013)

By Lee Jameson  / Film Education Coordinator As President of Paradigm Consulting, Peter Broderick helps filmmakers and media companies develop strategies to maximize distribution, audience and revenues. In addition to advising on sales and marketing, Paradigm specializes in state-of-the-art distribution techniques, including innovative theatrical service deals, -- continue reading →

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FIND Answers: Costume Designer Sophie de Rakoff (5/07/2013)

By Lee Jameson / Film Education Coordinator Originally from Central London, costume designer Sophie de Rakoff began her career in LA as a contributor to publications such as British Vogue, Paper, Dazed and Confused, Detour, Details and Vibe, before changing gears and finding success as -- continue reading →

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FIND Answers: Colorist Aaron Peak (4/09/2013)

By Lee Jameson / Film Education Coordinator Colorist Aaron Peak has a track record of versatility, having worked on projects ranging from microbudget comedies (Hell Baby, Douchebag) to indie dramas (Like Crazy, The Vicious Kind) to Hollywood blockbusters (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Twilight Saga: -- continue reading →

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FIND Answers: Stu Pollard on Starting a Production Company (3/26/2013)

Answers by Stu Pollard / Pollard Film Consultants / @stupollard So you want to start a production company, but have some questions on where to begin? Maybe you’re wondering about legal or logistical issues, or how to create a brand that stands out from a -- continue reading →

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FIND Answers: Chris Stinson on Line Producing (2/12/2013)

By Lee Jameson / Film Education Coordinator Chris Stinson is a producer and line producer who has worked in production on more than 30 features during the last 10 years, including Don McKay, Me And You And Everyone We Know, Harsh Times and Adventures Of -- continue reading →

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FIND ANSWERS: Production Design, Dalila Mendez (10/18/2012)

Recently, Dalila Paola Mendez (production designer for the award-winning Moquita y Mari) shared her production design do’s and don’ts for filmmakers — what to do before filming begins, how to get the most bang for the buck, what to read/see/know to hire a designer. Here, -- continue reading →

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