Whether you’re a hungry director, inspired writer or ambitious producer, the most important asset you need to succeed in this business is an accurate understanding of how it works.
As an aspiring film producer, I moved to Los Angeles in 2008 not having a clue what I was doing. I’d never been on a film set, nor had I ever read a full screenplay – you could say I was “green to the business”. The one thing I did know, however, was how much I loved the art of story-telling and how much I wanted to make it my life. Upon my arrival, it didn’t take me long to realize how hard it was to break into the industry. To remedy this, I enrolled in film school hoping to enrich my knowledge, make great connections and get my foot in the door. I learned countless valuable technical lessons like how to operate a camera, how to work on set, how to write a great screenplay etc etc etc. But there were no classes that taught you how the business side of things worked – how the Hollywood Machine operated. I remember roaming around my school helplessly trying find someone who knew what a blind script deal meant. None of my teachers knew and my peers were just as clueless. I tried looking online and found myself in the same dead end. That’s when I got the inspiration to develop filmescape.com – a go to website that people can turn to for answers pertaining to the entertainment business. I figured as I was learning about the industry, I could document and share my information with people who were in the same situation as me.
Flash forward to today – after working in several capacities including agency, TV studio, TV network, management company, writers room, and currently a production company – not only have I learned a ton from my experiences, but I’m still learning something new every day.
Thank you for taking the time to read this page. I hope filmescape.com can provide you with knowledge and information that will help you succeed in your future endeavors.