Over the past year, I’ve been attending U.S. & international film markets with big-name speakers from streaming services, studios, and the indie world. Here are their top tips, distilled into a business guide for creatives who are making independent films.
Everyone in the film industry talks about the importance of networking, but no one really explains how this works for first-time filmmakers. Here are some practical tips that I’ve picked up over the past few years that might help you
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The Secrets of Galen’s Anatomy In Chapter Four of The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee, Jenny and Pandora unearth a mysterious medical textbook called Galen’s Anatomy in Doc Magee’s office. Galen was an ancient Greek physician, one of the founding
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Storyteller. Folklorist. Musician. When it comes to Kam and Lok’s life in Eden, special thanks must be paid to William David “Charlie” Chin. His insights into The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee were invaluable in the draft stage. It was