Archive for February 2013

How To Go To The Academy Awards (Without Making A Movie)

How To Go To The Academy Awards (Without Making A Movie)
Whether you are a filmmaker or not there is just something exciting about the Academy Awards. This is the pinnacle of what Hollywood stands for and who among us can say they have never imagined what it would be like to Be There? Recently I applied to be an extra along the red carpet for... Read more »

You're Making A Movie? Who Cares?

You're Making A Movie? Who Cares?
No really: Who cares? Who is going to care enough to come and see it? This is a question that a lot of emerging filmmakers assume will answer itself once the movie is made: that their story will be good for everyone and it will become a hit on the merits of its storytelling and... Read more »

A Full House: A Nice Problem To Have

A Full House: A Nice Problem To Have
Every filmmaker, from the mightiest studio executive to the humblest of students with a camcorder all have one thing in common: to have a full audience when they premiere their film. The scale varies, of course: the student might be hoping to fill their living room while the studio executive is hoping to fill hundreds... Read more »
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Film Shot In Elgin Returns For Premiere

Film Shot In Elgin Returns For Premiere
Blue Damen Pictures To Share Newest Film “Recalculating” With Local Audience First CHICAGO, Feb 06, 2013 – Blue Damen Pictures will be premiering their newest film “Recalculating” at the Elgin Marcus Cinema on Saturday March 2nd, 2013 starting at 2:00pm. The writer, director and members of the cast including Ron Dean and paralympian Katy Sullivan... Read more »

From Elgin To Hollywood: The Little Film That Could

From Elgin To Hollywood: The Little Film That Could
This time last year we were in the midst of furiously working to put the finishing touches on our first feature film “Dark Before Dawn” which we finally premiered in February. If you’re a follower of this blog then you already know that “Dark Before Dawn” was shot on a micro-budget that consisted largely of... Read more »