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Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
January 10, 2019

How to Write a Fantastic Script that Sells

How to Write a Fantastic Script that Sells

Script writing. It’s probably one of my favorite past times: thinking about stories, imagining what they would look like on the big screen, solving plot holes, keeping the audience from guessing where the story is going, inspiring the audience to have new thoughts and feelings. It’s addicting, being on the ground floor of the creative process; being the first one to imagine a story and bring it to life. [...]

Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
January 10, 2019

How to Raise Money for Film

How to Raise Money for Film

Filmmaking is a unique business. Every film is like a new start up company, designed to disappear in a year, give or take. It’s business and creativity all rolled into one. [...]

Erin Pearson
Bradley DeRuiter
December 19, 2019

The Ultimate Guide to SAG-AFTRA Rates 2020

The Ultimate Guide to SAG-AFTRA Rates 2020

We wanted to create a sort of one-stop-shop for producers to come and easily find what they need regarding SAG/AFTRA rates. [...]

Erin Pearson
Kevin Yang
December 19, 2019

The 11 BEST Film Production Insurance Companies in Los Angeles

The 11 BEST Film Production Insurance Companies in Los Angeles

Every production needs to buy liability insurance to protect your production. This will protect the film producers from millions of dollars in loss or damage. Insurance provides a variety of coverage ranging from bodily injury to cast and crew to equipment coverage. Here is a guide to the best film production insurance companies in Los Angeles [...]

Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
December 10, 2019

Is your Production Company AB5 Exempt?

Is your Production Company AB5 Exempt?

With the AB5 bill weeks away from being implemented, in January, we should take a minute to break the ABCs down a little further, checking if your production company is exempt from this law. [...]

Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
December 3, 2019

EVERYTHING Productions Need to Know About the AB5 Law

EVERYTHING Productions Need to Know About the AB5 Law

A new bill passed in California this year will affect how production companies do business. [...]

Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
October 16, 2019

How to Pitch your Script

How to Pitch your Script

Whether you are aiming for a low budget YouTube series, a major network series or a blockbuster film produced by the almighty Disney, learning to pitch is imperative. [...]

Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
October 11, 2019

How to Become a Background Actor

How to Become a Background Actor

Background acting can be a great way to earn an income while getting your “feet wet” in the film industry. [...]

Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
October 4, 2019

Should You Go to Film School?

Should You Go to Film School?

Let’s set the scene. You have labored over your career choices. You have been pestered by nearly every adult you have come into contact with over the last 2 years: What are you doing after high school?, What are you going to study in college? At long last, you have decided… Film. I want to go into film. [...]

Erin Pearson
Erin Pearson
September 27, 2019

The Basics to Making a Low Budget Film

The Basics to Making a Low Budget Film

Budgets... To the free thinking, creative mind, this word threatens to stifle any and all plotlines. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many advantages of making low budget films. They allow you to tell a unique story that doesn’t have to homogenize itself to hit every global market, instead it can be released to a niche market and have a great effect. The point of low budget filmmaking is not to compete with the big studios. Instead, create for the overlooked markets [...]

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