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Empowering independent filmmakers to turn the tables on Hollywood — and get their movies made and seen.

Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers is your roadmap to getting your movie made, seen, and distributed. With 11 Inside Tracks and 99 step-by-step tips, you'll discover insider secrets, proven methods, and time-saving shortcuts - everything you need to approach financiers, actors, agents, and distributors like a savvy professional.

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Learn How To

  • Get great casting for your movie
  • Find the evidence to support your creative vision
  • Work the festival circuit like a pro
  • Pitch your project to financiers and speak the language they understand

Addresses the challenges of getting an independent film made and seen

This reality is one of the hardest obstacles for filmmakers to overcome. That’s where Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers comes in. It’s designed specifically for today’s movie industry.

99 effective insider tips

Offer advice for every step of the filmmaking process, simultaneously empowering readers to practice persistence and become better movie makers overall. Coverage areas include script development, casting, selling at festivals, selling for non-theatrical distribution, Free Range Distribution, and much more.

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Table of Contents

Inside Track for independent filmmakers: Get your movie made, get your movie seen
  • FOREWORD
  • PREFACE
  • THE LANDSCAPE OF INDIE FILM
  • GET YOUR MOVIE MADE
  • Inside Track: Concept,
    The core of your movie
  • Inside Track: Comps,
    Can your movie make money?
  • Inside Track: Script,
    What’s on the screen can only be as good as what’s on the page
  • Inside Track: Casting,
    Getting the right actors
  • Inside Track: Cost,
    You need to know the numbers
  • Inside Track: Now You Make Your Movie,
    The moment you’ve been waiting for
  • GET YOUR MOVIE SEEN
  • Inside Track: Getting Into Festivals When Your Movie’s Ready,
    Sundance and beyond
  • Inside Track: Selling at Festivals,
    Can you make a deal here?
  • Inside Track: Selling Everywhere Else for Theatrical Distribution,
    More places to make deals
  • Inside Track: Selling for Non-Theatrical Distribution,
    The screens that make the most money
  • Inside Track: Free Range Distribution,
    The new frontier
  • ESSENTIAL RESOURCES
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11
CHAPTERS
99
STEP-BY-STEP TIPS
32
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Adam Leipzig is the CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, the past president of National Geographic Films and a former senior executive at Walt Disney Pictures. Adam has supervised more than 25 films, worked with several first-time directors, and generated over $2.1 billion in box office for a diverse mix of both indie and studio films. He feeds his passion for education by teaching at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Fine & Media Arts, UCLA’s Producing Program, the UC Berkeley Hass School of Business, and as a speaker at some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

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