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    crew Why is it so difficult to find collaborators for a project?

    I really should not throw my two cents in here because my project plate is already overflowing but ig you could call me a joiner. I don't have any projects of my own and up until now, I have never declined a single project that has come my way. These last few projects I agreed to, I did require...
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    watch New poster for my feature Surviving Family

    I finally got the time to watch Surviving Family yesterday. I liked it very much. Great work.
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    What do you think of Slated.com?

    Yes, it’s free to sign up. Yes, I’m on there as are both of my projects. Only one project actively using the site to build cast and crew or connect with distribution and investors. The other project is not embracing the use of Slated primarily bc they take a percentage based on films entire...
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    pre-pro Scheduling and Budgeting Software

    Which MM are you using? Because unless I am wrong, and it happens a lot, you can’t buy and “own” MM anymore? It’s now an app and it’s cost is charged as a monthly or yearly subscription service which syncs to their cloud whenever you go online and they’re retiring MM7 for good this summer...
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    budget Covid budgets

    I luckily was replaced by someone else to do the budget but my concerns over the project at large not following the guidelines remain unchanged. I guess now though, I’ll just have to wait and see if the whole budget omits them or not. 🙏🏼
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    budget Covid budgets

    Oh yeah, I am BIG time involved and I’ve not really pushed my opinions hard because the filmmaker is a very smart person who I respect very much but I’m the numbers expert and all of my efforts to adjust the budget for Covid are - what’s a good word, highjacked? When I tried to explain the pre...
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    budget Covid budgets

    i do know and you might be surprised to see how much decent crew but the crew is going to step one, it’s the Alist SAG and lack of escrows funded to secure attached Alist that concerns me the most any idea what I can do to mitigate naive expectations vs real world? **i don’t think any...
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    budget Covid budgets

    FYI I am not that level up to decide on my projects but I’m being asked by 1 filmmaker to disregard guilds Covid since we aren’t guild - Ok that’s easy and then to go get XYZ A-listed SAG members who feel masks and rules is crap ... umm 🤔... okay, but umm... 😶
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    What do you think of Slated.com?

    Way old post and sadly unanswered bc I’m curious too
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    pre-pro Fundraising Question

    You’ve not stated the topic for your short film but if it would lend itself to the greater good - investigate Fiscal Sponsorship
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    budget Covid budgets

    No one? I’m hearing Producers are not happy and are rebelling against these guidelines - asking the Guild to revise them. Anyone know anything about that?
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    budget Star Wars fan film

    Aspiring Mogul, Not sure what you’re looking into with these fan film projects or when you “continue my dream” - but if you like the Sci Fi genre, I’m involved with a filmmaker who has optioned a series of Sci Fi books and our current script is scoring high with AI (top 5 scripts since...
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    pre-pro Scheduling and Budgeting Software

    For Indy filmmakers I suggest Showbiz Budgeting from Media Services - there customer service exceeds EP aka Movie Magic and they are much more Indy friendly than EP too. You’ll find if you need funding or tax credits that these types of entities will not accept free/shareware and Movie Magic and...
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    budget Covid budgets

    Hi, Has anyone out there adjusted any of your project budgets yet to be inclusive of the guilds new Covid guidelines? Advice? Outcome? https://www.producersguild.org/blogpost/923036/354785/PGA-S-COVID-SAFETY-PROTOCOLS-AUG-31
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    pre-pro Novice producer has compensation question (A-List actor project)

    Can I just say a big hello and thank you to OP et all for this thread 🤩
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    producing Content Aggregators Charging Pitching Fees vs Submission Fees ... and licensing fees.

    Great thread, I’m heading to check out filmhub now and I really liked your POV about them being invested in your films success if their revenues are not generated by upfront fees but viewing
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    producing Disclosing other actors salaries

    I don’t take your back end comment as any knock at all. And as I said, I’m brand new to the industry but I’m not sure if I mentioned my background. I am coming from an accounting and financial services background. I have been glutton for anything I can learn and my boss has been in the industry...
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    producing Disclosing other actors salaries

    We did consider that but what the agent wasn’t aware of was that my boss knows the actor personally, they’ve worked together before and so my boss was more than happy to shoot around the actors schedule Plus, worse case scenario, he could have called him up and asked him to do his project -...
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    producing Disclosing other actors salaries

    They have experience, thankfully as did my mentor, bc this was a huge curveball to me - I was the one who went out and secured this actors LOI through his manager so my boss said he just wanted to keep me in the loop how things were progressing...at the end of this, the agent straight up told my...
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