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[Podcast] What if your script SUCKS ... & How to Fix It (Part 2)

In Part 1, we exposed the problems ...

In Part 2, we dig deep into the fixes ...

http://filmtrooper.com/112-script-sucks-fix-part-2/
In this episode, I explore what happens when your script isn't working and how to fix it. This is part 2 of this special series, so be sure to listen in on part 1 before continuing with this episode.
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Scott McMahon

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[Podcast] The Art & Science of No Budget Filmmaking ...

http://filmtrooper.com/106-driver-x-art-science-no-budget-filmmaking-mark-stolaroff/
Film Trooper Podcast - Driver X and the Art & Science of No Budget Filmmaking with Mark Stolaroff.
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Scott McMahon

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In my latest podcast ...

HOW TO SELL YOUR SCRIPT ... with Brooks Elms

http://filmtrooper.com/104-how-to-get-your-script-sold-with-brooks-elms/
In this episode, I speak with filmmaker and screenwriter, Brooks Elms, as he takes on his journey of selling his sci-fi, action script, "Snowfall".
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Scott McMahon

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[Podcast] What are the 4 Pillars of Storytelling?

Patrick Moreau of StillMotion explains.

http://filmtrooper.com/102
Patrick Moreau of StillMotion discusses the 4 Pillars of Story that help documentary filmmakers tell better stories.
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Scott McMahon

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Netflix's business is subscribers. Nearly 75 million subscribers spending almost $10/month. $750 million/month. They take the data from their subscribers and either license or make original content that matches the desires of their customers.

The über independent can build a super small subscriber base of say, a few hundred subscribers. What additional value can you as a filmmaker offer your small subscriber base that is worth $10/month? With a 500 subscribers at $10/month, you can earn $5,000/month; $60,000/year. Should be enough to fund a micro-budget film on a continuous basis.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-netflix-results-idUSKCN0UX2NH
Netflix Inc's (NFLX.O) aggressive push into international markets won more customers than the video streaming service and its investors expected last quarter, sending its shares surging 7 percent.
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Si sos amante de los vídeos juegos y la ciencia ficción, no dejes de ver este cortometraje que te hará volar tu imaginación.
CABRON MORTAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlhK6QFXF3U
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Scott McMahon

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"If a constant state of oversupply isn’t sustainable in any other industry, how is it somehow sustainable in film?"

This is an older article, the author seems to get hammered in the comment section about proclaiming that the indie film industry needs to produce less supply.  There are other interesting tidbits that I think get lost.

What are your thoughts?

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/22/americas_next_wal_mart_the_indie_film_industry/ 
Cheap labor and subsidies have created an unsustainable bubble. We need fewer indie films, not more
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Scott McMahon

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In the latest Film Marketing Friday session, we explore ways in which you can market yourself to land stunt performing gigs.

Click here >> http://filmtrooper.com/98
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Scott McMahon

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My latest podcast interview with Annelise Larson on Digital Marketing for the Storypeneur.

http://filmtrooper.com/96
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Scott McMahon

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Filmmakers, authors, musicians, and artists ... we're all independent ... and we're all selling digital products.  How do fine artists sell their art online and how can filmmakers learn from their strategies when it comes time to sell films online?

I love this interview with the Abundant Artist Coach, Cory Huff, on my latest podcast episode.

http://filmtrooper.com/93
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Scott McMahon

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Some good tips in this latest [Podcast] ...

http://filmtrooper.com/108-make-sell-micro-budget-film-alex-ferari/
In this episode, Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle returns to discuss how to make and sell a micro-budget film.
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Scott McMahon

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My latest article ... Does Netflix's VPN Ban Really Matter?

http://filmtrooper.com/netflixs-vpn-ban-really-matter/
Does Netflix's ban on VPN access really matter? Read more about why the real culprit is NOT Netflix, but the studio system itself.
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Scott McMahon

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Star Wars Meets Shakespeare ...

New York Times Best Selling author, Ian Doescher, shares his journey on the Film Trooper podcast.

http://filmtrooper.com/103
In this episode, I speak with New Times Best Selling Author, Ian Doescher, about his books, "William Shakespeare's Star Wars".
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Congratulations to +Norman Lear, #HeidiEwing, #RachelGrady and all at #LokiFilms on the #Sundance Film Festival premiere of Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.

If you’re not in Park City, Utah for Sundance at the moment, you can still get a glimpse of the #television legend with part 2 of our interview with Lear at http://abilitymagazine.com/Kevin-Nealon/Norman-Lear-2.html.

+Sundance Institute | Film Festival #Film #Documentary #FilmFestival #ABILITYMagazine
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Scott McMahon

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"The last thing an engineer wants to hear is ... Invent this thing for me and you have unlimited money and unlimited constraints.  No.  This is not where you extract the creativity of the engineer.  You get the creativity of an engineer when you say the parameters are ... it's gotta do this under these conditions, under this temperature, and it's gotta fit into this box, and run on this much power." ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

Applying these restraints to the world of engineering is applicable to the world of art, as David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss on the latest Star Talk Podcast.

For the independent filmmaker, embracing and welcoming the "restraints" is where we will flourish.  So, embrace the no-budget challenge.

What are your thoughts?

http://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-creativity-with-david-byrne/
Neil Tyson explores art, science and creativity with musician David Byrne, Dr. Mónica López-González, Prof. David Cope, co-host Maeve Higgins and Bill Nye.
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Scott McMahon

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After conducting a survey with the Film Trooper community, it uncovered 3 big pain points that face filmmakers today ...

Click here >> http://filmtrooper.com/100
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Scott McMahon

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One of the best podcast interviews I've listen to about the art of networking and being prepared to deliver when your opportunity arises.  If you want to be a screenwriter, then Carlito Rodriguez's story will inspire you.

Go to episode #415

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-page-screenwriting/id262077408
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Scott McMahon

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Tomorrow Halloween arrives ...

Read more >> http://bit.ly/1zUcSMT
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Scott McMahon

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NATO's perspective is that Netflix is just releasing their film in theaters to qualify for an Academy Award nomination. They've already earned Emmy nominations ... will an Oscar be in their near future? What are your thoughts?

http://www.wired.com/2015/10/theater-owners-are-furious-about-netflixs-new-movie/
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Scott McMahon

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"It's not a struggle to make great TV content, it's a struggle to get recognized.  We've move past the peak of more TV than we need.  We have to think differently about how shows are developed, windowed, and sold.  Everything is going to change.  The revolution is underway."
~ FX CEO, John Landgraf, on KCRW's The Business podcast.

What are your thoughts?  Leave a comment below.

http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-business/fx-ceo-john-landgraf-peak-tv-and-the-paradox-of-choice
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