Reading Time: 3 minutes Watch the credits of any TV show or film and you’ll notice that the producer appears high on the list. They play a vital part in any production, but what exactly does a producer do? Here is everything you need to know about the producer’s role, including their responsibilities, how they work and what you
Reading Time: 3 minutes Writing and producing a script is a huge undertaking that can feel overwhelming at times. Fortunately, there are a few script writing programs out there that can help the process along, providing intuitive tools designed with the screenwriter in mind. One of these programs is Celtx, a popular choice for both beginners and professionals alike.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A script read through (also known as a table read) is your chance to hear the screenplay read aloud. This lets you make changes to the story action and dialogue before production begins. In this article, we look at the process of a script read through, why they are important and how to plan one
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this article, we look at the best filmmaking software for production management and how to make things easier on yourself during filming. When you are making a film, you want your set to be well organised and efficient. This is what film production management is all about. Filmmaking software lets you keep track of
Reading Time: 3 minutes For filmmakers and video producers, your equipment is the lifeblood of your business, allowing you not only to bring projects to life but also to make a living. That’s why it’s so important that you have the proper insurances in place to make sure you are protected. Film equipment insurance is vital for anyone in
Reading Time: 3 minutes Film and video production is an exciting industry, but also one that comes with a specific set of risks. Having the correct insurances in place can not only offer you peace of mind but will also give you financial protection if any claims are made against you. In this post, we’re going to cover everything
Reading Time: 3 minutes While most film projects are completed without any major disasters, it’s always good to be prepared, and part of that is making sure that you have adequate insurance in place. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at professional indemnity insurance, including what exactly it is, why you need it, and tips
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at the top 7 UK film funding sources for both shorts and feature films. Whether you need individual financial support during this year or set out to make your debut feature film, take advantage of all the opportunities on offer. Additionally, the BFI film fund finder has updated advice for regional funding. ★ UK
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we will explore the role of the film location manager. Your location choice determines how your audience interprets a scene. It must help with story development and reveal more about a character. What’s more, some people even say that the location is a character in a movie. Locations management is not the
Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you prepared for filming during a pandemic? If not, don’t worry, we have plenty of advice to help you keep safe. As you know, the film industry has gone through some changes this year. Due to Covid-19 filmmakers will now have to adapt to new social distancing rules. This is particularly hard on a
Reading Time: 4 minutes Every film set needs film production insurance. In this article, we look at why you need it and the various different types of insurance for filmmakers. Filmmaking is, after all, a huge investment. By all means, protect yourself and your crew from potential liability claims. Without insurance, you risk lawsuits, expensive payouts and could even
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at how to create a simple freelancer contract including payment terms, deliverables and copyright. As a filmmaker, you will most likely be working as a freelancer. And this means working temporary jobs for as little as one day at a time. Because of this, you might not get a contract.