There's so much bad press about Independence Day and independent fillmaking these days, we thought we assemble some of the most popular and positive articles out there, to make sure none of us give up, or lay down and die, today of all days.
And they work no matter where you live in the world.
All that bad press Lot's Written. And it is clear. It's true: The Sky Is Falling In. If you want the poop, smelly and sickening, click here. In storytelling terms, this would be called the Visit To Death. Sometimes it's good to see the corpses.
While you are at it, the ice is nearly gone from the North Pole. If it turns you on, you can look at it with the North Pole Web Cam. Be the first to know when there is no ice there this summer. (What I call depressing)
Having a hard time coming up with a title for your action movie? Here is one of our favourites: The Action Title Starter Kit.
What of the really good scripts that didn't get made? They are published, list form, in an invaluable catalogue called The Black List.
Win This CD Here's our screenwriting book: Raindance Writer's Lab. In 2001 this book came out in the same week as the publisher's marketing manager took sick leave, so it didnt get promoted with any fanfare. Still, it's sold over 10,000 copies, and had a lot of exceptionally positive reviews.
Here's a deal: read the book, and post a review on a reseller website like Barnes and Noble or Amazon, and send us the link We will send you this Audio CD worth £15.00 ($30.00) no matter where you ive in the world.
Raindance's own Patrick Tucker has a pretty good grasp of single camera directing. He should have. He has director credits on over 400 hours of TV drama. Here's his free article: Let's Hear It For Lego. Here's his book. Anatomy of Screen Acting You can buy it in the States, in Canada, In the UK and in Japan.
Want to try and take a short cut? Raindance festival programmer, Suzanne BAllantyne has built up some witty and clever observations over the past 15 years programming the Raindance Film Festival. She has written a tongue and cheek How To Fake Being An Indie Auteur.
Our book, Raindance Producer's Lab is filled with over 400 pages of down-home and honest-to-goodness practical advice on everything from idea to script to screen to career. Have a look at the Amazon nearest you. America, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, UK.
Are you planning on meeting with investors? Get the terms right: Film Finance Terms A - C Film Finance Terms D - F Film Finance Terms G - M Film Finance Terms N - R Film Finance Terms S - Z
Wouldn't you like to be able to contact top actors and directors for you movie? It sure makes it easier to get investment, if you do. Here's a nifty website that will help put you in touch with anyone and everyone. It's no longer free. Try it out. For a few pennies, it can change your llfe. www.whorepresents.com
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