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The Director’s Chair Issue #139 – Feb. 21, 2013 (The Working Film Director)

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THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR
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February 21, 2013                Scene 14 – Take 2
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Publisher: Peter D. Marshall
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Contents
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1. Introduction
2. Bonuses for Subscribing to The Director’s Chair
3. Next 2-Day Workshop with Peter: Directing Actors
4. Film Directing Coach Services
5. FEATURE ARTICLE: The Working Film Director (2nd Edition)
6. Subscriber Shameless Self-Promotion
7. Filmmaking Links of Interest
8. Product Promotion and Film Workshops
9. Subscribe and Unsubscribe Information
10. Copyright Information

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1. Introduction
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Welcome to Issue #139 of The Director’s Chair, February 23, 2013

1. Feature Article – The feature article this month is called:
“The Working Film Director” by Charles Wilkinson. Charles is a
friend of mine and he has written the 2nd Edition of his very
popular book, “The Working Director” which was first published
in 2005. (Read full article below.)

2. Please send any comments, suggestions, questions or advice
to: mailto:pdm@actioncutprint.com

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2. Two Bonuses For Subscribing To The Director’s Chair
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Thank you very much for subscribing to this ezine.

BONUS #1 – Here is the link to download Day One (30 pages) of
“The Art and Craft of the Director Audio Seminar.”
http://actioncutprint.com/xxx

BONUS #2 – Here is the link to download the first 27 pages of
the “Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling Online Course.”
http://actioncutprint.com/xxx

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3. Directing Actors 2-Day Workshop with Peter D. Marshall
March 9 and 10, 2013 (Toronto, Canada)
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I have partnered again with Raindance Canada (Toronto) to
bring you another 2-day advanced directing workshop called
Directing Actors.

This directing workshop builds on my previous Advanced
Blocking workshop and creates an intense, experiential
environment in which directors and actors learn critical
skills for working together effectively on set.

The main objective of this Directing Actors workshop is to
demonstrate how directors and actors can work effectively
together to build trust; to maximize performance on set; and
understand how to work together cooperatively in a tense,
time-sensitive and often challenging creative environment.

You can get more information about this 2 day workshop here.
http://actioncutprint.com/filmmaking-workshops/directing-actors-workshop/

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4. Film Directing Coach – Peter D. Marshall
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Actors, Singers and Athletes Have Private Coaches. So Why
Not Film and TV Directors?

Hilary Swank used an acting coach to prepare for her role in
Boys Don’t Cry. She won her first Academy Award.

Singer Renee Fleming has always used a vocal coach. She has
won several Grammy Awards.

Rafael Nadal’s coach urged him on from the sidelines during
his Wimbledon tennis tournament win in 2010.

Arnold Palmer improved his game with the help of a coach. Even
Tiger Woods has had several coaches.

As a matter of fact, winners in nearly every profession
(athletes, actors, singers, business executives) know that
without the right coach, they won’t perform at their peak.

They know that without the support of an experienced and
qualified coach, they would constantly struggle to achieve
success.

So if these top professionals in their respective fields use
coaches, why not film directors?

So why hire me as your film directing coach?

Along with my international teaching experiences and my 39
years of professional filmmaking experience (as a TV Director
and Feature 1st AD), I feel I have the necessary
qualifications to help you achieve your dreams of being a
creative and successful independent film director.

With that in mind, I would like to introduce you to my Film
Directing Coaching services via Skype:
http://actioncutprint.com/filmdirectingcoach/

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5. Feature Article: “The Working Film Director”
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“The Working Film Director” by Charles Wilkinson.

Charles is a friend of mine and he has written the 2nd Edition
of his very popular book, “The Working Director” which was
first published in 2005.

His publisher has given me permission to show you the first 26
pages of this book. Please download the pdf file of the first
26 pages of “The Working Film Director” here:
http://actioncutprint.com/files/WorkingFilmDirector2.pdf

If you wish to purchase this book, you can buy it online from
the Michael Wiese Bookshop: http://bit.ly/YHONjU

Here is the website for Charles Wilkinson: http://charleswilkinson.com/

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6. Subscriber Shameless Self-Promotion (Free Advertising)
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get Free Advertising for your services and your films.

Each month, I give two subscribers an opportunity to promote
themselves, their company or their productions in this
section.

So if you want over 5800 filmmakers around the world to know
about you and your films, please send me your “shameless
self-promotion” to: mailto:pdm@actioncutprint.com.

Please limit your promotion to 300 words. I reserve the right
to edit the promotion for length, spelling and formatting.

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7. Filmmaking Links of Interest
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1. The Present And Future Of Visual Effects In Film And Media
http://su.pr/AKbz3V

2. Motion Capture Filmmaking: Are Computer-Generated Actors
the Future Of Hollywood? http://su.pr/2KJ1AD

3. A recipe for documentary filmmaking on the cheap
http://su.pr/1r32IU

4. The Value Of Proper Music Composition In A Film
http://su.pr/9dbcU7

5. Francis Ford Coppola talks ‘The Godfather,’ wine and
filmmaking http://su.pr/22qrL6

6. Is Machinima the Future of Filmmaking?
http://su.pr/1R7GWh

7. Women fare better in independent films than in Hollywood
http://su.pr/646OHE

8. Steven Soderbergh retires from film: ‘Movies don’t matter
any more’ http://su.pr/24yj57

9. Why America’s Great Filmmaking Tradition Went Down the
Drain http://su.pr/1Qz6nc

10. 7 Challenges Facing Independent Filmmakers
http://su.pr/2cuNC6

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8. Product Promotion And Film Workshops
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From time to time, I will contact you to inform you of film
workshops, filmmaking products or Online courses that I feel
are beneficial to filmmakers like yourself. Of course, you are
under no obligation to purchase anything – I only offer this
information as a service to subscribers of this free ezine.

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10. Copyright Information
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