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    CROWDFUNDING, CASTING DIRECTORS and LAWYERS

    by  • December 11, 2012 • Blog

    With the help of Carole Dean (From the Heart Productions) – and you – we have raised enough development money to hire casting directors and a lawyer. This sounds so simple, but it has really helped me understand why Indie films take so long to get funded. I work as a counselor and teacher...

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    JANE GOES TO CARMEL ART AND FILM

    by  • October 11, 2012 • Blog

    The Carmel Art & Film Festival October 2012  – JANE special presentation with HARA Motion Pictures and Got Your Back Productions Sunday October 14, 2012 10 am Golden Bough Theater, Carmel Join the crew of JANE for a morning of conversation about bringing a film from idea to production – and meet several of...

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    Whatever is a SIZZLE REEL?

    by  • June 25, 2012 • Blog

    This summer, we are shooting what’s called in Film Land a ‘sizzle reel.” First word tells all – it is designed to show possible backers, financial people, and friends, what our visual story CAN look like. Like a trailer, it is meant to peak your interest, and also get you excited about the potential...

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    The Editor

    by  • May 18, 2012 • Blog

    Right away, Mike and Steve and I are a match. I think Bob will love him too. We’d met years ago when he was working with my beloved co-writer, Betsy Roden on her (and their) screenplay about Dorothea Lange. He is heart family – funny, awake, smart, wry. And an elder. I really am...

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    Kindness in Hollywood

    by  • May 18, 2012 • Blog

    On our way to Los Angeles, to meet with line producer Cristen Carr Strubbe and editor Steve Cohen. Here is how we do it now, in Hollywoodspeak…”Cristen Carr Strubbe, you know, American Beauty, Ali, Catch Me if you Can, Charlie Wilson’s War, the new Natalie Portman movie…” and Steve Cohen, you know, he created...

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    Turning the Lights ON

    by  • May 18, 2012 • Blog

    BOB ELFSTROM. Cinematographer. Except they aren’t called that any more – they are called Director of Photography. I found Bob through the magic of listening. I had gone on the Bay Area online crew directory, THE REEL DIRECTORY, to contact lighting and sound designers so we could begin to create a realistic budget. One...

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