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Made in Michigan (a seminar)

Here goes, the Made in Michigan seminar was very good. It’s nice to realize that there are real film makers in Michigan, they are talented, make great movies, and don’t have any desire to go west.

One of the most important points made during the 2 hour session, is that when you ask people for a favor to make your movie, finish the movie and give them a screening. Don’t wreck it for the next guy! Many of them have had both good and bad experiences, due to the previous film maker.

While we at Roxor don’t focus on raising money (we don’t need it, damn it) it is a reality of the business, a lot of time was spent talking about money and how to get other people to pay for your movie. The general consensus, sell your soul, no really, sell your soul. There’s no getting around the fact that, for anyone serious about the business, this is by far the most painful part. That’s why we don’t do it 🙂

I think many people overlook the seminars at film festivals. Even if you’re not a movie maker, there are always funny and interesting stories. If you’ve never been to one, I encourage you to give it a shot.

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Written by Dan

February 7, 2005 at 10:14 am

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