Publication: Film Stories

Based on a true story…

Even though options over popular works are usually in the low tens of thousands, Weir says there are writers around getting ‘hundreds of thousands’ of dollars every year for movies that will never be made. Lawson says options have become a ‘significant’ part of his income compared to his assignments as a journalist. … Continue readingBased on a true story…

Show Me The Money

With films easier to make than ever thanks to digital tools, there are more producers wrangling low/no budget movies every year, many with nothing more than a mobile and a Gmail address instead of the studio jet and a Feng Shui budget. They need people you’ve heard referred to by mysterious terms ‘backers’, ‘financiers’ and ‘investors’, but who are they? … Continue readingShow Me The Money