Film Industry Tips

From Short Film to Feature Doc with Kelly Joanne Jenkins

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SUMMARY: We spoke to Kelly Joanne Jenkins, a Professional Lift-Off Network Member, about her goal of producing a feature documentary. WE COVER: 1. The background of Kelly’s next project 2. Balancing creative with the practical challenges of pulling together a feature documentary. 3. Using family connections to find an incredible story 4. Strategy for moving […]

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PODCAST: An Interview With Bill Thomas

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SUMMARY: Lift-Off talks to veteran actor Bill Thomas, about the state of the indie film market, surviving as an actor and working with young directors. Bill ranks amongst the most prolific character actors of his generation with over 400 roles on stage, films, television and commercials. WANT TO JOIN THE NETWORK? Find out more here…

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PODCAST: An Interview With Lift-Off Co-Founder Ben Pohlman

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SUMMARY: Interview by Noam Kroll WE COVER: As one of the founders of The Lift Off Global Network of Film Festivals, Ben Pohlman has made it his mission to not only program groundbreaking films at his festivals, but also to help filmmakers thrive in the commercial marketplace and flourish in their careers. Over the course […]

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Starting a Corporate Video Production Company

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SUMMARY: We spoke to Vassy, a Professional Lift-Off Network, about her goal of setting up a corporate video production company in Bulgaria. WE COVER: 1. SWOT analysis. (Identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) 2. Methods of finding and acquiring clients 3. How to differentiate yourself from the competition 4. Strategy for growth WANT TO JOIN […]

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The Most Common Filmmaking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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SUMMARY: Nobody is ever really in control of making a ‘good’ film. Studios spend millions on projects and sometimes fail to make them ‘good.’ They don’t do this on purpose, they try their best but they fail. So what are the things that we can avoid? What are the things that make a film bad? […]