Archive for September, 2008

Barry Caplan is an Associate Producer

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Many of you may know I have been working as an “Associate Producer” on a short film, “Tender as Hellfire” that is being made by USC Film School grad student Jason Stone in Porterville, CA. Well, now all of you do 🙂 Principal photography was back in April and lasted about a week. This past […]

Film meets Finance on 9/25 at Academy of Art.

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

World-class presenters + networking. *** Visit for details; learn about Workshop at *** The Institute for Int’l Film Financing (IIFF) continues its successful series of education & networking events at the nexus of FILMMAKING & FINANCE with a high-impact Film Financing Townhall in San Francisco.  Join us on September 25 for an exciting […]

WMM Fall Workshop Series – Starting this Wednesday!

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

WOMEN MAKE MOVIES FALL EVENTS Women Make Movies launches its Fall season with a series of four stellar workshops you won’t want to miss!!! WMM 2008 FALL SERIES INCLUDES: Websites and Social Networking: Building Audience and Buzz for Your Film Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 – 9:00 $50/40

Rethinking independent film financing

Monday, September 15th, 2008

I agree in principle with the lead to this story from Variety last week: People use different words to describe the turmoil in the indie and specialty world depending on how hard they’ve been hit. Whether this is a correction, a shakeout or a cyclical downturn, everybody agrees it is time to rethink many of […]

Alex Cox, Macverick filmmaker on film finance

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Interesting review in today’s LA times of Cox’s memoir, “X Films”: Cox recounts his sales pitch and still cringes, observing the tensions between indie filmmakers and their investors: “People with spare money to invest in film are liable to have issues about their wealth, their parents; whereas independent filmmakers are apt to be political, angry, […]