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4.30.2014

PRODUCTION TIPS: Form an Alliance, Make your Film

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The Bullitt team

More filmmakers should be doing this:
Bullitt, a branded entertainment firm the Russos co-founded with Fast & Furious director Justin Lin and producer Todd Makurath... Bullitt works with brands and ad agencies to produce commercials and longform content. The production company is set up as a filmmakers' collective -- its roster includes directors Louis Leterrier and Troy Miller and cinematographer Phedon Papamichael -- and has a strategic partnership with RSA Films, founded by Ridley and Tony Scott.
And by this, I mean, form collectives.  Whether in the service of working on advertisements. Or webseries. Or films. Or videogames.  The point is to find other talented creatives and business people who you can vibe with on a strategy and a vision together.  The terms are up to YOU to decide how it can work but having partnerships and collectives helps spread the risk of filmmaking, expands the network of people, experiences and equipment at your disposal and offers a chance to get your dream project made (while helping someone else get their dream project made).  

Why filmmakers still insist on slogging it out alone still mystifies me.

4.21.2014

WE INTERRUPT YOUR SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING FOR A BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT...

I know it's been a while since I have updated the site but I am still here.

I had some personal issues to take care of, primarily, the loss of my mother, earlier this year.  But along with the loss, I am also happy to announce that I am expecting a daughter.  In addition, I am putting the finishing touches on the next step of my evolution as a filmmaker and entertainment lawyer.

So stay tuned!

Thank you for your support so far. I appreciate the feedback, even when it is not always the kindest. As long as it is useful to filmmakers and helps make the site better, I'll take it.

While I plan on resuming the regular posts you are so accustomed to, it will be a little while longer before that happens... in the meantime, don't hesitate to use the production / filmmaker's toolkit for your productions by clicking here.