Wow. It was hard to come up with a short list. Here are 5 of my “favourite” expensive expenses for starters… 1. Period script: Sure you know the costumes and hair are going to cost you, but as soon as you go outside, what about those cars or horses, and set dressing a time period that […]
The things you wait for in this hurry-up-n-wait industry… Now it may seem “normal” on set to wait for planes to fly overhead when you’re shooting under a flight path (not really sure why you’d shoot there, but there you go)… or perhaps wait for clouds to arrive or pass, depending on the look of […]
MWP Productions (my publisher) has somewhat recently revamped the MWP website. It looks great! There are articles, musings, and other good stuff worth perusing – even a Virtual Film School. I recommend you sign up for Michael’s newsletter – good info, and no flood of email. The new catalogue is up and posted too, so […]
You’ll collect budgets you’ve written over time to use as a starting point for writing new budgets – but what happens when you’re starting out and don’t have a drawer full of old budgets? Spend the time and slog it through, or grab someone else’s template? The answer is not clearly black and white. I […]
Hello and welcome! I’ve just celebrated my 12-year anniversary in print with my book Film Production Management 101. Wow! Having worked on Maniac Mansion which started with Episode #1 “10th Anniversary Special” – the cast reminiscing their 10 (fictitious) years on the air – I figure starting a blog on my 12th anniversary pretty much […]
Welcome to my F.I.L.M. & I.N.K. Blog. You’re in for a bit of F-un, I-nspiration, L-ife and M-anagement for I-ndustry ‘N K-ids.