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This is a guest post by writer/director Jessica Powers. You can follow her exploits at powersinfilm.com.

There is no step-by-step process to the fame and fortune of a “successful” filmmaker.

Does that surprise you? Have you surfed by expecting a surefire equation for becoming a successful filmmaker? I tried that, right after my college graduation. I sought advice, scoured the web, and tried to cobble together something that resembled a plan so that my family would stop giving me that “useless degree” look. Continue Reading…

There’s an ongoing debate between the artistic right and logical left halves of my little brain. Righty wants to make stuff without being hampered by structure and discipline, but Lefty is quick to remind that things get forgotten or lost, and that especially in film, a collaborator has to come in behind me and make sense of everything.

Here are some tricks I’ve developed over the years to stay organized without bogging down my flow: Continue Reading…