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How to Make a Feature Film You Can Sell for Under $10,000 (Ultra Low Budget Feature or Documentary)

If you’re tired of waiting to make a movie, don’t want to risk a lot of money, and want to produce something you can earn money from and something that makes a good industry calling card, you need to learn how to make a $10,000 feature film or documentary.

You can find a step-by-step workbook and several in-depth tip-filled videos to support you by becoming a member of Nancy Fulton Meetups.

Among other resources you will receive:

  • Video Covering How to Produce a $10K Film You Can Sell (1.5 hours)
  • Workbook: $10K Film Blueprint: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Primer: Intellectual Property Right Fundamentals
  • Video: Intellectual Property Rights (1 Hour)
  • Video: Contract Fundamentals with Attorney Justin Sterling (1 Hour)
  • Video: Avoiding Litigation with Attorney Justin Sterling (1 Hour)
  • Primer: Corporate Structure & Why it Matters
  • Video: Profitable Self Distribution Options (1 Hour)
  • Video: Selling & Licensing Films Worldwide through Rights Trade (1 Hour)
  • and dozens of other resources.

Topics addressed:

  • Why making a $10K movie you can sell is a good idea.
  • Why it’s easy to do but you haven’t heard of many people who have done it.
  • The characteristics of a good, sellable, $10K film script.
  • The equipment you need and where to get it cheap.
  • Where to get your cast and crew and how much to spend.
  • Where to shoot your film.
  • How to edit your film.
  • Marketing your film effectively.
  • Getting your film and your credits listed on IMDB.
  • A Sample $10K Budget.
  • Insurance, Payroll, Contracts, and Other Important (unskippable) Details

Questions

If you have questions please send an email to nancy.fulton@yahoo.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

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

“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

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How to Write a Movie Business Plan & Pitch Deck (Feature Film or Documentary)

Writing a good film business plan is a straight forward and easy to understand process, and it’s something every filmmaker needs to learn in order to get support from investors, co-producers, and others who can help fund a project.

To get this recorded workshop, sample business plans, and pitch decks, and how to master the skills required to raise money from investors, get accurate budgets/shooting schedules, and guarantee distribution just sign up here: https://gumroad.com/l/tyQs/1x33v

You will learn:

  • A Fast, Easy-to-Follow Process for Building a Business Plan
  • How to Find or Create the Information You Need in Your Business Plan
  • How Business Plans Vary Based Upon Budget, Genre, and Funding Strategy
  • Techniques for Swiftly Writing Your Business Plan
  • Options for Formatting Your Business Plan
  • Sharing Your Business Plan with Others
  • How to Create an Easy to Present Pitch Deck Based on Your Business Plan
  • How to Guarantee Distribution for Your Project

You Get Immediate Access to the Following Documentation:

  • Step-by-step workbook that teaches how you to create your own film business plan
  • Sample feature film business plan
  • Sample feature film pitch deck.
  • Step-by-step workbook on how to make a profitable documentary
  • Sample documentary business plan
  • Sample documentary pitch deck
  • Video that covers exactly how to write a business plan and pitch deck.
  • Video that covers working with a line producer to get accurate budgets,
  • Video that covers hiring and insuring cast and crew nationwide legally and why its a critical thing to do right,
  • Video that covers how to get film analytics and financial forecasts your investors will trust
  • Video that covers how to absolutely good guarantee distribution for your film or documentary
  • Video & Written Guide on how to avoid litigation Featuring Attorney Justin Sterling
  • Guide on how to attach the right name name talent to your project.

Tip: The process of writing a solid film business plan helps filmmakers crystalize their project, fully define their plan, more accurately calculate the costs, risks, and benefits of their production, and avoid painful and expensive mistakes. Once you have a good film business plan, it is easy to create a pitch deck which makes the project easy to explain to others. When you have a good business plan finding financial support for your project is much easier.

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

Testimonials 

Serita Stevens/ Nursing The Evidence

“She cares about helping others”

Rick James/ Denver Pictures

“I can not say enough for Nancy’s loyalty to her clients. She really knows the business inside and…”

Karen F Chambre / Karen LCSW Chambre Psy. D. candidate

“Nancy Fulton has helped many of my clients in the entertainment industry. I highly recommend her …”

Lee Forgang / Knight Quest Entertainment

“Nancy presents an incredible portfolio of materials on the Entertainment Industry through videos,…”

Marla Simone

“Nancy consistently educates and inspires. ”

Phil Condit / SICK PUPPY PICTURES

“Nancy Fulton is unbeleivable. She is an accomplished filmmaker, writer, producer and she is willing to teach everyone what she knows…”

Anna Koukouli / LiLifornia Diaries Productions

“Nancy is a true champion of people!! Independent filming writers, directors, producers …”

J’aime Sirgany (Scantlen) / Creative Counseling

“Nancy is skilled, quick minded and highly motivated…”

Lyle Royer / MD’s MAD MONEY Inc.

“She knows as much about producing as anyone. And a very helpful lady.”

Gloria Jaroff / Gloria Jaroff Design AIA

“Nancy is very supportive and consistently provides both information and valuable connections …”

Masashi Nagadoi /

“I took her seminars several times. All those were worth 5 stars. Not only she is brilliant and knowledgable…”

Kelly Desarla / Self Employed, Actress

“I have taken one of Nancy’s online marketing seminars and it was fantastic. She’s terrific!”

Gabby Tary / Tary Arts

“If you want to be a filmmaker then going to Nancy Fulton’s events is a must …”

Paul Levine / Paul S Levine Attorney At Law & Literary Agent

“The best at running networking and educational events!”

Nicky Shane / Nicky Shane Arts

“Organized, focused, experienced and understand the workload of putting together a promotional package …”

MeeRa Kim / Arbor Entertainment

“Nancy’s events are overflowing with practical, logical information and tools that can be utilized…”

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Working with a Professional Cinematographer / Interview with Brad Rushing (ABC, Disney, Hallmark, etc)

Brad Rushing is an award winning professional cinematographer with a broad based experience in independent film, television, and advertising. Nancy Fulton Meetup members can listen to this informative interview with an industry expert, and have access to dozens of workbooks and in-depth tip-filled videos designed to help writers, screenwriters, producers, performers and other creative pros enjoy profitable careers making media.

Brad Rushing: Working with a Professional Cinematographer

Roger Corman’s Concorde/New Horizons film studio afforded Brad some of his first feature film opportunities as Director of Photography, and he subsequently moved on to high end music videos photographing award-winning, iconic clips for artists like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Nelly and Eminem. Brad’s ground-breaking work on Moby’s “We Are All Made Of Stars” won an MTV Video Music Award “Moonman” for Best Cinematography in a Video, and many of the other music videos he shot have won awards such as VMAs, MVPAs and Grammys for Best Video.

His customers include ABC, Aguila, Belkin, Blue Diamond Almonds, British Telecom, Comcast, Coors, Cricket, Disney, Fandango, Fox Sports, Fruco, Fuel TV, Geico, Glad, GSN, Hallmark, Heineken, Hotwire.com, Macys, McDonalds, Miller, Monster.com, National Geographic, NFL, NASA, Nascar, Pepsi, PlayStation, Pop Tarts, Sketchers, ROKA Sports, SC Johnson, Schweppes, Sebastian, TBS, TLC, TV Guide, Velocity, Veria Network, Vodafone, WeTV

In this event, Brad addresses how independent filmmakers can engage and work with cinematographers most effectively:

Topics addressed include:

  • When it Makes Sense to Consult with a Cinematographer During Development
  • What Must Be in Place before You Engage a Cinematographer
  • The Team a Cinematographer Requires & Who They Bring With Them
  • Cinematographer Pre-Production and Why It’s Critical to a Great Shoot
  • The Relationship Between Producer, Director, Cinematographer, and Editor
  • When Pre-Visualization and Storyboards Make Sense and When They Don’t
  • What Cinematographers Value in Producers

By the time you finish watching this interview, you’ll have a very good understanding of when and how to engage professional cinematographers to work on your projects and how to ensure they can give you their very best work.

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How to Raise Money From Investors for Your Production Company or New Business

Do you know where to find investors who invest in media projects? Do you know how to accept their money? Most people new to producing or running a new business don’t know that it’s illegal to show people a a business plan and ask them for money. Soliciting investment this way can result in prosecution via the SEC and civil lawsuits months or years after the deal is done.

Whenever you ask people for money in return for a share of the profit your company or project produces, you are subject to the laws that govern investment in this country.

Nancy Fulton Meetup Members have access to in-depth guides and videos that review resources provides media pros with a solid primer on raising money through a standard Regulation D Private Placement which is how most people raise money to fund media projects. they also learn how to raise money using Regulation-CF which is a new way for filmmakers to raise up to $1M a year from everyday people rather than accredited investors.

Members receive . . .

  • A 27-Minute Recorded Video Presentation. This provides you with the solid grounding you need to understand the whole process of legally taking money from investors through a standard Regulation D Private Placement.
  • An 10-Page Document That Reviews Standard Regulation D Private Placement Rules and Requirements, as well as new Title III Rules and Platforms. This document is formatted for easy discussion with legal and financial advisors. You can use it to review your understanding of the process with them so your entire team is staring on common ground.
  • A Primer on Regulation-CF which allows you to raise money from non-accredited investors in amounts as low as $100. You can raise up to $1M per year.
  • You’ll also receive an overview of donation based crowdfunding and a quick-but-important primer on business models. These tools will help you explore a wide range of business funding options you can use for your projects going forward.

You’ll find this information easy to follow and pragmatic, and you’ll find links to reference materials online you can check out at the SEC etc.

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

Do you know where to find investors who invest in media projects? Do you know how to accept their money?

Most people new to media making don’t know that it’s illegal to show people a a business plan and ask them for money. Soliciting investment this way can result in prosecution via the SEC and civil lawsuits months or years after the deal is done.

Whenever you ask people for money in return for a share of the profit your company or project produces, you are subject to the laws that govern investment in this country.

This set of resources provides media pros with a solid primer on raising money through a standard Regulation D Private Placement which is how most people raise money to fund media projects.

It also provides an introduction to Regulation-CF which is a new way for filmmakers to raise up to $1M a year from everyday people rather than accredited investors.

  • A 27-Minute Recorded Video Presentation. This provides you with the solid grounding you need to understand the whole process of legally taking money from investors through a standard Regulation D Private Placement.
  • An 10-Page Document That Reviews Standard Regulation D Private Placement Rules and Requirements, as well as new Title III Rules and Platforms. This document is formatted for easy discussion with legal and financial advisors. You can use it to review your understanding of the process with them so your entire team is staring on common ground.
  • A Primer on Regulation-CF which allows you to raise money from non-accredited investors in amounts as low as $100. You can raise up to $1M per year.
  • You’ll also receive an overview of donation based crowdfunding and a quick-but-important primer on business models. These tools will help you explore a wide range of business funding options you can use for your projects going forward.

You’ll find this information easy to follow and pragmatic, and you’ll find links to reference materials online you can check out at the SEC etc.  If you have questions about these resources, please do reach out to me at nancy.fulton@yahoo.com.

Questions? Please reach out to info@nancyfultonmeetups.com.

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

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How to Write and Protect a Professional Screenplay #Writing #Producing, #Copyright #Screenwriting

This set of 4 videos has helped hundreds of new screenwriters write and protect their first professional screenplay. It has also helped helped hundreds of novelists turn their books into movie scripts they can pitch to producers in Hollywood.

Go here for full access: https://gumroad.com/l/screenplay

You’ll learn:

  • The structure a screenplay and why you absolutely have to get it right.
  • The different kinds of text in a screenplay, from slugs and action lines to dialog and why formatting them correctly matters.
  • How to print a screenplay.
  • When, why, and how to register your screenplay at the copyright office.
  • Where to get free screenwriting software you can use to write your screenplay more swiftly.

You will also learn:

  • Why most screenwriters get coverage before they submit their work to to agents and producers or decide to produce their own work.
  • How ghostwriters can help you more swiftly create the first draft of a script or to polish one you have written.
  • About important Legal issues involved in telling true stories, or fictional stories about real people (living or dead).

You won’t find a more straightforward or easier to follow introduction to screenwriting than this one, and the information covered here will be useful to you for years to come.

If you have questions about this information, please email nancy@entertainmentindustryevents.com.

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

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How #Hypnosis Helps Creative Minds #Writing #Screenwriting #Filmmaking

In this audio interview (https://gumroad.com/l/hypno), Dr. Nancy Irwin (www.DrNancyIrwin.com) discusses the use of Hypnosis in helping writers, screenwriters, actors, producers and other creative professionals achieve their personal and professional objectives. She also addresses how hypnosis can be used to support treatment for addiction, organic mental illness (bi-polar disease, etc), and post traumatic stress (sexual abuse, etc).

Dr. Nancy Irwin, a psychologist who works with creative professionals quite extensively, has specific expertise in treating writers block, performance anxiety, and lack of confidence.

She has also served as a script & story consultant for writers/filmmakers using hypnosis as key elements in their stories.

Dr. Irwin is on staff at Seasons in Malibu, a well known alcohol and substance abuse treatment center, where she helps patients recover from addiction and its underlying causes (trauma, abuse, organic mental illness, etc).

If you’re interested in hypnosis as a modality for treatment of mental illness or self improvement, you’ll find this an interesting interview to listen to.

If you are currently struggling with writers block, have a lot of difficulty marketing your work, or need help when it comes to editing your work or accepting constructive notes, you may find hypnosis is a swift and painless way to make your next creative leap forward.

I’ve certainly found it helpful . . .

If you run into trouble listening to the interview, email nancy.fulton@yahoo.com.

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

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How to Live Like a Millionaire When You’re a Million Short for Filmmakers, Writers, Screenwriters & Actors

In this fact-filled interview with the author of How to Live Like a Millionaire When You’re a Million Short, Writer/Producer Marilyn Anderson addresses tools and techniques writers and producers can use to:

  • Entertain potential business associates, partners, and investors with style and grace
  • Dress themselves and performers well
  • Travel well cheaply to domestic and international locations

Nancy Fulton Meetups Members can listen to this interview now.

Writers and Screenwriters frequently find themselves living a long time between paychecks, pitching projects to decision makers in face-to-face meetings, and paying for the travel and other experiences that turn into the stories, articles, books, and screenplays they tell. Marilyn’s techniques help writers save money while enjoying a better and more productive life.

Producers entertain constantly. When they aren’t inviting writers, agents, actors, investors, and key crew to lunch, dinner, or drinks they are providing catered meals throughout production. They have to dress well to convey confidence and an air of success, and they are paying for travel all the time.

Marilyn’s amazing How to Live Like a Millionaire When You’re a Million Short Book is a funny, savvy, empowering book derived from her many years as a working writer and producer in the entertainment industry.

She frequently consults with producers to help them reduce costs and solve problems as they develop their projects and works with writers to improve their screenplays.

If you have questions about this interview, please email nancy.fulton@yahoo.com.

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

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Getting Hired in Hollywood: An Important Practical Primer

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.

Note: If you are a Nancy Fulton Meetup Member you can watch this video and get dozens of other videos and workbooks designed to support your career now.

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 and 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.

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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.

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