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To SAG or not to SAG? That is the Question.

To SAG or not to SAG? That is the Question.

I recently cast for my short film memorama, and learned some interesting things I wanted to share. It turns out that a few of the actors I cast are SAG/Aftra affiliates, and this can present a problem for a non-SAG film. As a newbie in any type of union productions, I...
The Coolest Way to Read Screenplays

The Coolest Way to Read Screenplays

I may be going a bit overboard here, but I enjoyed what I am about to reveal so much, I could not help but share. As an aspiring screenwriter, one of the best ways to learn your craft is to read hundreds and hundreds of screenplays. It’s essential to learning...
How to Location Scout for a Low Budget Shoot

How to Location Scout for a Low Budget Shoot

This weekend, I scouted one of the main locations for my upcoming short film, ‘Memorama’. It is a simple house in New Brunswick, NJ, not to far from Rutgers University. Depending on your script and shot list, you can be looking for many different things on...
Ipad: The Ultimate Tool for Film Promotion

Ipad: The Ultimate Tool for Film Promotion

This post is strictly for filmmakers, specifically of low budget films, but can be adapted to any professional environment for marketing purposes. As I mentioned in my post, 9 Essential Steps for Pre-Production, getting someone to photograph and video behind the...