While You Wait for the Pandemic to End and Go Shoot, Do these 10 Things

What are you as a filmmaker to do with all this free time during a pandemic like COVID-19 when you can’t actually shoot?   For you, life during coronavirus means sheltering in place at home, unless you are also an essential worker. This is agony for sure, since filmmaking is a passion that can only be fulfilled by actually working on a film. But this pandemic is temporary and, sooner or later (most likely, later), things will get “normal” again... to a degree. So, what are some things you can do besides editing your movie or tweaking your script? Here’s a list of 10 things:      Hone your pitching skills. Prepare for your shoot in a post-coronavirus world by updating your contracts and developing on-set policies in keeping with health guidelines. And be sure to implement them when you shoot! Draft a psychological profile of your film’s audience. Read The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Indiewire, Mubi Notebook, and any other sources of news and analysis about the cult

PRODUCTION TIPS: Your January & February 2018 Calendar for Film Festivals, Screenplay Contests, Fellowships, Labs and Awards

The good people at  Script Reader Pro  have just made your life easier.  Why is that you say?  Because they've made your filmmaking life easier to manage this year with their  calendar of  all the major upcoming screenwriting contests  (orange) , awards   (blue) , festivals  (green) , fellowships and labs  (yellow)  in 2018. Like Yogi Berra says, “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.”  Tuesday, January 2   Palm Springs International Film Festival   Hamptons Screenwriting Lab Late Deadline Wednesday, January 3   Palm Springs International Film Festival Thursday, January 4   Palm Springs International Film Festival Friday, January 5   Palm Springs International Film Festival Saturday, January 6   Palm Springs International Film Festival   Chicago Independent Film Festival Regular Deadline Sunday, January 7   Palm Springs International Film Festi