What is Mise en Scène in Film: Definition and Examples

Mise en scène. It’s a fancy looking phrase that you’ve seen floating around many film-related articles, carrying with it an immediate sense of snobbery. Don’t worry, you’re not the first person to ask “what is mise en scene?” After today, you’ll have a better sense of this concept and its fundamentals so you can apply… Continue reading What is Mise en Scène in Film: Definition and Examples

What is a Table Read? Pro-Tips on Hosting a Read-Through

When your pre-production work heads for production, your project’s table read is often the first in-person meeting for key players. Even though it’s an exciting time, it’s crucial for you to take a breath, prepare, and make the most of every opportunity your table read presents.Continue reading What is a Table Read? Pro-Tips on Hosting… Continue reading What is a Table Read? Pro-Tips on Hosting a Read-Through

Stereotypes in Movies and How Filmmakers Can Avoid Them

Over the last century, we made some extraordinary advances in storytelling technology. We can shoot in complete darkness. We can create environments and characters from nothing more than pixels ⏤ even live, in real-time. And we can literally make an entire feature film using our phones! And, yet, stereotypes in movies still exist.  The progress needle… Continue reading Stereotypes in Movies and How Filmmakers Can Avoid Them

The 8 Best Free Casting Websites

Casting websites have forever changed the production process.  It used to be that the aspiring actor, with their trusty headshot in tow, would make the rounds to casting offices, not quite sure what to expect. Thanks to the wonders of technology, actors now have an abundance of online resources to find legitimate casting opportunities. Here’s a look… Continue reading The 8 Best Free Casting Websites

Tales From the Trenches: An Insider’s Hack to Casting Background Talent

Background talent has been a staple of the movie industry since the early days of filmmaking.  The need for background continues today on sets in Hollywood. But now, union rates and minimum wage laws means that it’s costly to use a cast of thousands, even when the project calls for just that. But producer’s on… Continue reading Tales From the Trenches: An Insider’s Hack to Casting Background Talent