Getting #Hired in #Hollywood: An Important Practical Primer #writers #screenwriters #filmmakers #Jobs

Hollywood is a tiny community that mixes the most talented people in the world, the biggest companies on earth, and the most sophisticated techs and technologies to be found anywhere. It absolutely has it’s own rules. If you don’t learn them, you’ll find yourself routinely out of work or constantly getting burned.

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If you have the distinct impression that you just can’t make headway in Hollywood this Video and set of Lecture Notes will help you understand the mores and conventions that make working in the our Entertainment Industry much different from other cities, countries, or industries you may have been successful in.

Topics addressed:

  • Where & how to find paying work, really.
  • How to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are great at what you do so you can float to the top of your profession.
  • How to persuasively ask for a job and get it.
  • How to avoid getting burned by users, abusers, and incompetent people who don’t know what they are doing.
  • Mistakes people make that make them permanently unemployable.
  • The surest way to ensure you can make a good living doing what you want to do.

If you have questions about these resources, email nancy.fulton@yahoo.com.

Nancy Fulton & Entertainment Industry Events Group Testimonials:

“ I wish I had found this group sooner! ” — Stephanie Yuhas

“ Good networking and great educational workshops and seminars! ” — Sandy Baumann

“ Very relevant and helpful. Nancy, you’re doing a great job! Thank you! ” — Pamela Davis

“ Nancy, you amaze me with your giving spirit and ability to bring such great guests on board. Thanks for all you do to help us excel in our careers. ”

— Susan Shearer

“ Excellent information with every session. ” — Lee Forgang

“ Very good collection of really useful material ” — Frank Amsden

“ Worthwhile venues, quality people. Nancy Fulton puts a lot of energy into each event. ” — Lauren Bell

“ We have the most interesting and action filled fact and method meetings! ” — Constance Golden

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#WritersBlock Causes and Cures with Dr. Rebecca Roy Clinical #Psychologist #Writers #ScreenWriters #AmWriting

Listen to this great interview with Dr. Rebecca Roy on Writers Block and Other Forms of Severe Creative Inhibition.  If you have a screenplay you can’t finish, a book you can’t write, or find you can’t act, produce, or direct comfortably anymore, this has some important insights to offer you.

Click here to listen: https://gumroad.com/l/writersblock

Dr. Rebecca Roy has built a successful practice helping entertainment industry professionals reach their goals, manage their stress, and deal with the natural ebb and flow of creative careers. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 28773) with both a Ph.D. and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (MFT 45901) and she has 12 years experience as a psychotherapist licensed to treat both individuals and couples. She uses evidence-based treatment approaches which are both solution-focused and long-lasting which help her patients reach their goals while remaining grounded, sane, and creative.

She is a former coach of Olympic athletes and has over 20 years of experience helping people reach their goals, including many writers. She has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Reuters, CNN and many other major media.

Topics addressed include:

  • Frequent Causes of Writers Block and other forms of Severe Creative Inhibition
  • How External Forces Can Exacerbate Creative Inhibition
  • Entertainment Industry Specific Challenges for Creative People including Drugs, Alcohol, Untreated Organic Mental Illness, etc.
  • The Impact of Creative Inhibitions on the Work and Well Being of Creative People
  • Self Help Solutions that Don’t Help at All for Those “Blocked” in Creative Pursuits
  • How Psychologists Understand and Treating Creative Impairments
  • The Unexpected Benefits of Working Through Creative Blocks
  • Carl Jung, CBT, and Other Therapeutic Lenses through which Creative Blocks can be understood and treated.
  • How these Inhibitions Creep into the Lives of Creative Professionals

Writers, actors, directors, and creatives of all kinds must create in order to thrive, not just professionally but personally. An inability to “work” translates into other forms of paralysis and disability. Listening to this interview you may help you figure out how to heal what often feels like a “sickness of the soul”.

Questions? Please email nancy.fulton@yahoo.com. I look forward to being of service to you.

Big Tax Changes in 2018 for #Filmmmakers, #Writers, #Screenwriters #Free

In this interview Heidi Hilton, who has an MBA and a background as a licensed financial advisor, and her partner Craig Coughlin a licensed investment advisor, give filmmakers a first look at the very significant impact the tax bill passed at the end of 2017 will have on their work, companies, and tax bills in 2018. Go to https://gumroad.com/l/2018taxes

Topics addressed include:

  • How congress brought back and significantly changed the Section 181 deductions filmmakers relied on heavily until 2016. If you are relying on Section 181 as almost all producers will do, it’s critical to understand the changes.
  • What you must do in order to deduct your film production expenses in 2018
  • How film production expenses in 2017 can be deducted.
  • How changes to the tax code will impact “personal service corporations” like DPs, Actor Loan Out companies, etc.
  • How changes will impact employees that produce, write, act, on the side.
  • When important provisions of the tax bill are set to expire.

This interview is no replacement for working with an investment advisor or financial professional to build your film projects, manage your company, or pay your taxes, but it can help you understand when, if, why, and how you may need to make some significant changes to how you do business this year.

Learn How to Make a Profitable Movie Anywhere for Under $100K / Covers Funding, Budgeting, Cast, Crew, Getting #Distribution ($20 today, save 80%)

Learn how to produce your ultra low budget feature film or documentary swiftly, safely, and profitably here:   https://gumroad.com/l/ultralowbudgetfilm/producer61

You get 10+ Hours of In-Depth Instructional Video with expert advice, tips, tricks, and traps to avoid. Multiple step-by-step printable, workbooks to help you design, develop, fund, and produce a feature film or feature documentary for under $100k.

You learn:

  • How to write or buy a good screenplay that you can produce within your budget.
  • How to swiftly, accurately and usefully storyboard your project so you can significantly reduce your production costs through stock footage, “found footage,” and other techniques.
  • How to cast your project with talented actors and actresses at prices you can afford and on terms you can live with while not breaking the law.
  • How to budget your project’s shoot days using breakdown sheets and day-out-of-day schedules.
  • How to find local, high value, locations you can shoot at cheaply.
  • Acquiring a skilled camera and lighting crew on terms you can afford.
  • Setting up your production company, acquiring production, liability, and other insurance at rates you can afford.
  • Insuring you own the rights to the film you shoot so you can sell it to others.
  • How to guarantee release for your film on Amazon and possibly Hulu, Netflix, cable pay per view, etc.
  • How to market your film swiftly and profitably to the people who want it most.
  • How to fund your project through credit, loans, investment and crowdfunding.
  • How to work with investors and how that changes your costs.
  • What to do with extra money if you happen to have it.
  • Fundamentals of contract law.
  • Intellectual property right fundamentals every producer needs to know.
  • Specific business practices that can help you avoid litigation and prevail if you are sued or have to sue someone else.
  • And specific techniques for designing, developing, budgeting, and producing a documentary swiftly.

If you are looking for a practical, step-by-step, rational guide to producing an ultra low budget feature film or documentary swiftly and safely which has the maximum probability of being profitable, you’ll find this guide very useful.

Testimonials for Nancy Fulton & Her Workshops

“ Nancy you are amazing. Thank you for doing all this to benefit all of us newcomers. ” — DP

“ Very relevant and helpful. Nancy, you’re doing a great job! Thank you! ”

— Pamela Davis

“ Nancy is amazing and such a gift to the filmmaking community. ”

— Jim Henson

“ Nancy, you amaze me with your giving spirit and ability to bring such great guests on board. Thanks for all you do to help us excel in our careers. ”

— Susan Shearer

“ A very useful, educational resource that is incredibly generous in giving knowledge and expertise to the film making community. ”

— Pippa Hinchley

“ Good information resource. Well organized. ”

— JB

“ Nancy’s Film Funding Club is very valuable. Always lots of great information. It’s very obvious that she puts a lot of work into these seminars for us (slide shows, audio recordings, coordinating guest speakers, etc.). I am very grateful and appreciative to her and her guests for their time and talent to help further our careers. ”

— Jodi

“ interesting, innovative approach. thank you, Nancy! ”

— Camille Bacos

About the Film Funding Club: “ I’m thoroughly enjoying this club. I wish I had found out about it way earlier, I’d be way ahead of the game. I would recommend this club to anyone who truly wants to learn the business aspect of the film industry. ”

— Reinaldo D’Amico

Learn How to Make a #Movie Step-by-Step Guide & Video Workshop. Covers #Investors, #Development, #Production, #GuaranteeingDistribution $20 Now (Save 80%)

If you’re working to produce a feature film with a budget between $100K and $10M, you’ll find this practical course covers information you need to know, specifically. You can get the full course and support via email now for $20 at https://gumroad.com/l/indiefilmguide/producer61.

  • Accepting Money from Investors
  • Working with Lenders
  • Hiring SAG/AFTRA Actors
  • Dealing with IATSE, Teamsters and Other Unions
  • Depending on State Incentive Programs for Some of Your Budget

You get . . .

  • 12+ Hours of video covering, step-by-step, how to develop, produce, fund, and distribute a profitable feature film with a budget between $100K and $10M featuring Nancy Fulton and Multiple Industry Experts in Production, Distribution, Intellectual Property Rights, working with SAG & other unions, etc.
  • 32-Page in-depth step-by-step Producing a Profitable Film Workbookproviding instructions on how to limit your risk and cost as you build and vet a project, and how to maximize its profitability as you decide to go forward.
  • Multiple guides on Raising Money from InvestorsIntellectual Property FundamentalsCasting Name TalentBack-End Deal Arrangements, Fundamentals of Contract Law every Producer needs to know, etc.


You learn . . .

  • How to Acquire a Screenplay if you don’t already have one through Option, Purchase, or Hiring a Professional Ghostwriter to Turn Your Story into a Film Script. This covers registration and screenplay clearance issues.
  • How to Swiftly Guarantee Your Screenplay is Good Enough to Interest Investors and Leading Actors Love the Roles
  • How to Determine the Economic Value of Your Screenplay and the Budget at which it Should Be Produced so you aren’t producing a film at a budget too high or too low to get profitably made
  • How to Get an Accurate Budget, Shooting Schedule, and Day out of Days for Your Film that’s SAG Compliant, including solutions those producing very small projects can use to do the job themselves as well as where to find professionals to create budgets for you.
  • How to Approach and Attach Key Cast for Your Project both directly and with a casting director, and how to know which way is best for your film.
  • How to Guarantee Distribution For Your Film including Theatrical Release, Foreign Rights Sales, and Digital Distribution
  • How to Write a Film Business Plan and Create a Film Pitch Deck quickly and cost effectively.
  • Intellectual Property Fundamentals You Need to Know to Safely Produce, Market, Release, License, and Sell your film.
  • Raise Money from Investors including how to set up the right kind of company or corporation (and why you need one), and get a Private Placement Memorandum if you need one.
  • Approach Distributors to get Minimum Guarantees and Work With Film Finance Companies, etc.
  • Acquire Production Insurance and Completion Bonds.
  • How to Acquire Sales Agents, Producers Reps, Executive Producers, and co-Producers who will ensure your film is professionally produced and profitably distributed.
  • Make sure Back End Deals are Honored through Collection Account Management Companies so you can more easily avoid legal issues with investors and back end participants.
  • How to Avoid Litigation by adopting a specific set of good practices which reduce the chance you’ll be sued or have to sue someone else, and by increasing the probability you’ll prevail if you do have to sue.

A note from Nancy Fulton, founder of NancyFultonMeetups.com:

I created this workshop to give filmmakers a set of skills they can use to build a project from the ground up.  

There’s an order in which you should undertake the steps in the filmmaking process that limit your risk and maximize your probability of producing a profitable film. 

If you have questions as you work through this workshop you can always email them to me at nancy.fulton@yahoo.com. If I can’t answer your question I can usually refer you to someone who can. 

Testimonials

“ Nancy you are amazing. Thank you for doing all this to benefit all of us newcomers. ” — DP

“ Very relevant and helpful. Nancy, you’re doing a great job! Thank you! ”

— Pamela Davis

“ Nancy is amazing and such a gift to the filmmaking community. ”

— Jim Henson

“ Nancy, you amaze me with your giving spirit and ability to bring such great guests on board. Thanks for all you do to help us excel in our careers. ”

— Susan Shearer

“ A very useful, educational resource that is incredibly generous in giving knowledge and expertise to the film making community. ”

— Pippa Hinchley

“ Good information resource. Well organized. ”

— JB

“ Nancy’s Film Funding Club is very valuable. Always lots of great information. It’s very obvious that she puts a lot of work into these seminars for us (slide shows, audio recordings, coordinating guest speakers, etc.). I am very grateful and appreciative to her and her guests for their time and talent to help further our careers. ”

— Jodi

“ interesting, innovative approach. thank you, Nancy! ”

— Camille Bacos

About the Film Funding Club: “ I’m thoroughly enjoying this club. I wish I had found out about it way earlier, I’d be way ahead of the game. I would recommend this club to anyone who truly wants to learn the business aspect of the film industry. ”

— Reinaldo D’Amico

Pitching & Selling Your #Screenplay or #TVShow with Attorney Dinah Perez for #Writers & #Screenwriters

If you are a screenwriter working to pitch and sell your screenplay, you’ll find this informative recording featuring Attorney with Dinah Perez informative.  You can listen to it free here: https://gumroad.com/l/perez

She graduated from Loyola Law School and has been in the practice of entertainment law since 1996. As a full service entertainment attorney she supports screenwriters, producers, talent management companies, production companies, publishers, recording artists, and creators of new media content.

Her work has been published in Story Board Magazine, Release Print, Surfview.com, Legalserviceindia.com, Mecfilms.com, and Findlaw.com, and she’s been quoted in Entertainment Weekly, Wired Magazine, Wired.Com. She was interviewed by John Scott Lewinski for his books, Alone In A Room and The Screenwriters Guide to Agents and Managers. She’s spoken at the Screenwriters World Conference, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Scriptwriters Network, Writers Digest Conference West, and Cinewomen. Ms. Perez is fully bi-lingual in Spanish and services clients from Spain, South America, and Mexico.

She is publisher of

In this recording Dinah Perez addresses:

  • How Writers Sell Screenplays
  • Submitting Your Work to Agents, Managers & Producers
  • Understanding Submission Releases & Shopping Agreements
  • How Entertainment Lawyers Work with Writers to Close Deals
  • 5 Mistakes Most Writers Make When They Negotiate Their Own Deals

If you have questions, please email nancy.fulton@yahoo.com. I look forward to being of service to you.

Tips for Avoiding Litigation for Writers, Screenwriters, Filmmakers, Actors & Other Creative Minds with Attorney Justin Sterling

Creative professionals spend years on our work and getting tied up in years of litigation, or having our work taken from us because we made a bad deal, is a tremendous loss. This video teaches you business skills and practices that can help you side step a lot of legal hassles.

Justin Sterling is founder of The Sterling Firm, a full-service civil litigation and transactional law firm devoted to Business Law, Entertainment Law, and Personal Injury cases. The Sterling Firm is dedicated to helping clients obtain maximum compensation, achieve cost-effective legal solutions, and resolve legal conflicts efficiently. You can learn more about Justin at www.TheSterlingFirm.com and www.linkedin.com/in/justinsterlingesquire

Topics addressed in this interview include.

  • 3 Myths People Believe About Litigation
  • 5 Mistakes People Make that Often Lead to Litigation
  • What to Do Business Deals Start to Fall Apart
  • Things to Say (and Avoid Saying) When Someone Offers to Sue You
  • Preparing to Win the Court Battles You Hope You Never Have
  • What to Do When Litigation (or Arbitration) is Inevitable

This interview is not meant to provide legal advice to people who are currently in litigation or who expect to find themselves in court soon. It’s meant to help filmmakers, writers, screenwriters, and business owners adopt good business practices that will help them do business going forward.

Get the interview and in-depth written documentation here for free https://gumroad.com/l/DDJC

Get this Great Interview with Professional #FilmEditor Larry Jordan (Jack Frost, CSI Miami, NYPD Blue)

Larry Jordan has amassed more than 45 professional credits, working on successful films such as FallenAssassinsDeuce BigelowMale Gigolo and television series including CSI: Miami and NYPD Blue. . Larry has worked with many of the top creatives at the world’s largest entertainment companies, including Time Warner, Sony, Fox, MGM, HBO, Netflix and Disney. He has supervised creative aspects of the post-production process on dozens of feature films and television shows with budgets ranging from $1 million to more than $80 million. He recently completed his latest feature film, Naked starring Marlon Wayans and Regina Hall for Netflix.

Go here to watch the interview and to get a bunch of other free resources https://gumroad.com/l/dxJVV

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