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The Director's Chair Issue #93 – Dec. 24, 2008 (All About Indie Filmmaking)

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December 24, 2008                  Scene 9 – Take 12

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1. Introduction
2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
3. BLOG – Film Directing Tips
4. Is Your Dream to Direct Movies?
5. Twitter
6. FEATURE ARTICLE – All About Indie Filmmaking
7. Write an Article for The Director’s Chair
8. The Director’s Chair Filmmakers Discussion Forum
9. Subscriber Shameless Self-Promotion
10. Subscriber Links of Interest
11. Filmmaking News, Websites, Articles and Events
12. Filmmaking Workshops
13. Back Issues of The Director’s Chair
14. Subscribe & Unsubscribe Information
15. Copyright Information


Welcome to Issue #93 of The Director’s Chair (Dec. 24/08)
(This is the last issue for the year 2008.)


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Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Botswana, Brazil, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China,
Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican
Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland,
France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland,
India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica,
Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon,
Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico,
Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal,
Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi
Arabia, Sierra Leone, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore,
South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland,
Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tabago,
Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam,
Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

NOTE: If your country is not represented here, please let me
know and I will add it to this ever growing list.

2) SPECIAL FEATURE ARTICLE – the feature article this month
is a series of 5 excellent blog posts on Independent
Filmmaking by LA producer, Jane Kosek: “Being Independent,
Finding Projects, Finding Investors, Selling Your Film,
Marketing Your Film.” (See below for links to blog posts.)

3) FACEBOOK – The Director’s Chair has it’s own page on
Facebook. If you haven’t signed up to Facebook yet, I
sincerely recommend you think about doing it. Facebook is a
fabulous place to meet people who share your passions and it
is one of the top Social Networking sites on the Internet.
Here’s the Facebook home page: http://www.facebook.com

Once you are signed up, type in “The Directors Chair” and
the page should come up. Sign up as a fan and then start to
join the discussion forums, post photos, videos and write on
the Walls. If you are already a member of Facebook, here is
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of certain filmmaking workshops or film products that I feel
are beneficial to filmmakers like yourself. Of course, you
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Peter D. Marshall


I am sending you my best wishes for a peaceful and joyous
time this holiday season. Even though the “financial doom
and gloom” is on the first page of every newspaper in the
world, may we all share continued success in 2009.

3. BLOG – Film Directing Tips

Thanks to subscribers like yourself, my filmmaking blog,
FilmDirectingTips.com has been on the first page of Google
for several months using the keywords, “film directing.”

Don’t forget to take some time to look through the many blog
postings on the site and even post some filmmaking tips or
filmmaking resources of your own.

And please, make some comments on the posts – your feedback
is important to me because they will help me decide on the
content I will add to this blog.

Blog – http://filmdirectingtips.com
RSS – http://filmdirectingtips.com/wp-rss.php

Here are some of the latest blog entries I have made:

– Christopher Nolan analyzes his favorite scene in “Dark Knight”
– First Feature Film Created Via The Web
– Becoming Screen Literate
– Why reading scripts is a large part of a film producer’s job
– “The Hero’s Journey Pt.4: Telling Your Hero’s Story
– “In the Heat of the Night”
– The Hero’s Journey Pt.3: Capturing the Corporate Video Interview
– Mumbai crowds flow back to their beloved Bollywood
– The Hero’s Journey Pt.2: Preparing the Video Interview


“Just got your download. The course looks stunning,
well-laid out, highly referenced and very organized. The
combination of visual, audio and text is elaborately
comprehensive. I look forward to getting into it. Directing
my second feature this spring, so the inspiration is
welcome.” Verne Varona, New York, New York, USA

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This 162 page pdf eBook contains links to 26 audio files you
can download onto your computer, 23 downloadable PDF
reports, 28 links to videos you can watch and is supported
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I am very proud of this film directing course and I
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“I bought your amazing course this week and am working
through Day 1. The course is AMAZING and extremely useful
and I’ve recommended it to a friend and all over the
internet!” Daniel Avery, Johnstown, Colorado, USA.


Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging
service that allows users to send and read other users’
updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based
posts of up to 140 characters in length.

Twitter is one of the best and quickest ways for friends,
family or people with common interests to stay in touch.

It’s also becoming one of the best ways to promote yourself
and your films on the Internet!

My partner, Trilby Jeeves, wrote an article called “What the
Tweet?!?? A Rookie’s Guide to Twitter” for The Art of the
Business blog that gives you some insight on how to use
Twitter from a creative person’s point of view. You can
check out her article at: http://snipurl.com/6tege

If you have a Twitter account, let’s follow each other. You
can follow me at http://twitter.com/bcfilmmaker. You can
also follow Trilby at http://twitter.com/tjbuffoonery

6. FEATURE ARTICLE – All About Indie Filmmaking

“All About Indie Filmmaking” – a blog by Jane Kosek.

Jane is an indie film producer in Los Angeles and she has
written a series of very good articles on her blog at

1. Being Independent http://snipurl.com/92277

2. Finding Projects http://snipurl.com/9227i

3. Finding Investors http://snipurl.com/92280

4. Selling Your Film http://snipurl.com/9228r

5. Marketing Your Film http://snipurl.com/9229a

Jane Kosek is an Indie film producer making high quality
character-driven films that resonate with the audience.

7. Do You Want to Write an Article for The Director’s Chair?

If you would like to contribute articles, tips, links of
interest, industry news, interviews, special event dates or
other resources to The Director’s Chair, please email me at:

8. The Director’s Chair Filmmakers Discussion Forum

The Director’s Chair Filmmakers Discussion Forum.

Ask film directing questions, submit your website for
review, post film and television directing links, share film
making tips and special events or just keep in touch with
other filmmakers from “The Director’s Chair.”

This forum is for subscribers of “The Director’s Chair”
only, so you will have to register in order to post
questions, give answers or add links. All you can do without
registering is read the posts.

Please visit this new forum now, sign up and take a look
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Each month, I give two subscribers an opportunity to promote
themselves, their company or their productions in this
section. If you are interested, send your “shameless
self-promotion” to: mailto:pdm@actioncutprint.com.

Please limit your promotion to less than 200 words. I also
reserve the right to edit the promotion for length, spelling
and formatting.

1) Bradley Royce – CutThroat Creations, LLC. is a
multi-media enterprise featuring, cutting edge billiard
apparel designs, original screenplays and other works of
literature, a horror-themed website featuring original
horror/comic character Morits Rigor™, and other original
T-Shirt, Hat, Poster and Accessory designs.

2) Jack Heape – The Carolina Film Factory Inc. (CFF) was
established as a non profit 501(c)3 corporation in 2008 to
promote Independent film in North and South Carolina. There
are many organizations that promote film and video, but the
majority of them do so by providing a venue for screening
through film festivals or other wise disseminating the
completed project to the public. Rather than just sponsor
another film festival or some other type of contest, we at
CFF believe that what many new filmmakers really need help
with is getting their projects off the ground and actually
into production. Our goal then, is to help the filmmaker
produce a completed project. In short, the filmmaker comes
to us with their vision, and we help provide the means to
realize that vision. http://www.CarolinaFilmFactory.org


“Subscriber Links of Interest” is where you can further
promote yourself, your company or your productions by having
your information displayed on a special links page at:

If you are a subscriber to this ezine and you want me to put
your self-promotion on this page, just send an email to:

Again, I also reserve the right to edit the promotion for
length and formatting.

11. Filmmaking News, Websites, Articles and Events

1) VIDEO – “Historia de un letrero.” This short film is
about the power of words and was the Short Story Winner at
the Cannes Festival, 2008.  http://snipurl.com/922r4

2) AAFT – Film School India Presents Cell Phone Cinema The
2nd International Film Festival on Cell Phone Cinema.
Inspired by the success of the first International Film
Festival on Cell Phone Cinema, AAFT is now organizing the
2nd International Film Festival on Cell Phone Cinema. The
event to be held on January 15, 2009 is open for
participation from across the globe.

3) FMC Podcast Episode 8 2008 Tips on selling scripts

4) Distribution Resources & Solutions For Independent Film
Makers! Get educated. Get empowered. Get distribution. At
Film Specific we not only educate independent film and
television producers on distribution, we provide the ongoing
training and suite of professional resources needed to
succeed in the global content marketplace.

5) VIDEO – Filmmaking Tip #6: How To Be A Producer

12. FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS – Peter D. Marshall

I have worked in the Film and Television Industry for over
35 years – as a Film Director, Television Producer, First
Assistant Director and Series Creative Consultant. I’ve been
asked many times to share my Film and TV production
knowledge with others. As a result, I developed several
workshops that I have successfully presented over the past
15 years.

To find out more about these workshops, just click on the
link below. If you are interested in any of these four
workshops for yourself or your organization, please contact
me to discuss how we can bring these workshops to you.


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