Film Production Budget — Low to High Budget Films Explained

How do people make movies? Writers, actors, directors, surely play a part, but there’s something more important than a movie’s creators, and that thing is money. Movies need money; that’s an irrefutable fact. And it’s the sole goal of the financier(s) to get a positive return on their investment. We’re going to look at how… Continue reading Film Production Budget — Low to High Budget Films Explained

What is a COVID Compliance Officer — Set Protocols Explained

You may have heard Tom Cruise’s famous rant at some of the crew on his latest Mission: Impossible sequel. Cruise was upset that people weren’t respecting the rules the COVID-19 virus has dictated for film production. But just what are these rules anyway? In this post, we’ll talk about working in production during COVID. We’ll explain… Continue reading What is a COVID Compliance Officer — Set Protocols Explained

What is Craft Services on a Movie Set — Film Prod. Essentials

At one point or another, everybody in film production has asked the question “what is craft services?” Well, what is craft services? We’re going to answer that question by defining craft service. We’re also going to break down the difference between craft service and catering. By the end, you’ll know everything there is to know… Continue reading What is Craft Services on a Movie Set — Film Prod. Essentials

What is an Entertainment Lawyer (& When Do You Need One)?

In an industry that involves a wide variety of intellectual properties and many types of contractual agreements, it can be confusing for creatives to navigate when and why they might need the help of an entertainment lawyer. The many types of copyright, liabilities, and contract formats means that understanding what is an entertainment lawyer and… Continue reading What is an Entertainment Lawyer (& When Do You Need One)?

How to Use a C-Stand — Parts, Functions & Proper Usage Tips

What would you consider the most versatile tool on a set? Most filmmakers and grips would probably come to the same conclusion — the C-Stand, otherwise known as the workhorse of a film production. They are the humble heroes that can impact both the quality of a shot as well as the safety of a… Continue reading How to Use a C-Stand — Parts, Functions & Proper Usage Tips

Film Studios in Atlanta Georgia — A Guide to Shooting in ATL

In 2016, Georgia eclipsed California as the state that produced the most feature films in the U.S.A. Much of Georgia’s prolific film production comes from Atlanta – but it’s not entirely centralized. We’re going to explore the benefits to shooting in Georgia and film studios in Atlanta. By the end, you’ll know why many call… Continue reading Film Studios in Atlanta Georgia — A Guide to Shooting in ATL

What is a Production Manager — Job Description & Duties

Production managers are important players in Hollywood – but what is a production manager? We’re going to get to the bottom of that question by looking at the production manager definition, as well as production manager examples in film. By the end, you’ll know what production managers do and why they’re important.Continue reading What is… Continue reading What is a Production Manager — Job Description & Duties

What is a Production Company in Film (& What Do They Do?)

What is a production company? Quite simply, it is a company that produces content. But there’s a lot more to the term than just that and every company is a little different from the next. Whether it’s animation, commercials, music videos, feature films, or web content, there is a production entity behind it. We’re going… Continue reading What is a Production Company in Film (& What Do They Do?)

Best Talent Agencies — For Beginner, Mid-Level & Professionals

How does a performer, showrunner, director, or writer find an agent? Talent agents connect their clients with auditions, arrange meetings, help negotiate contracts, and they can provide a helpful mentor role for navigating a career in the entertainment industry. Artists tend to think of the “Big 4,” high profile movie talent agencies, but it is… Continue reading Best Talent Agencies — For Beginner, Mid-Level & Professionals

What is the Taft-Hartley Act & What Producers Need to Know

In World War II’s aftermath, business leaders felt threatened by the shifting landscape of the labor movement. Industries struggled, and workers spoke up—even the film industry is currently impacted by these demands for systemic change. When these workers spoke up, though, lawmakers felt the pressure to respond. As with any major historical movement, it’s not… Continue reading What is the Taft-Hartley Act & What Producers Need to Know

What is a Creative Director — Job Description & Duties Explained

If you’re creative, and you envision yourself in a leadership role, you might have thought about how to become a Creative Director. But in addition to having creative vision, to be a creative director requires well-developed soft skills (listening, collaboration). Not to mention, these executive level positions take time to work towards. Let’s look at… Continue reading What is a Creative Director — Job Description & Duties Explained

What is SAG-AFTRA — Guild History, Eligibility & Membership

Even if you’re not an actor, you’ve probably heard of SAG-AFTRA. The organization is embedded in the foundations of the entertainment industry, present in almost any high-profile production. Much like the members it represents, SAG-AFTRA has many roles. Let’s take a look at what the organization is, where it came from, and why it’s important.Continue… Continue reading What is SAG-AFTRA — Guild History, Eligibility & Membership