Interview with Former ICM Agent Jim Jermanok.

  Ben: How did you Transition from ICM Agent to Filmmaker? Jim: I think a lot of entertainment business executives are very creative. Many of them are shadow artists and, for some reason or another, did not follow their first occupational choice. I was an actor and stand-up comic before becoming an ICM Agent.  After 9 years …

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The Reviews are in on Jim Jermanok!

MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN: Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing Workshop by Jim Jermanok from Jim Jermanok on Vimeo.Powered by Eventbrite Can’t decide whether or not to go to Jim Jermanok’s workshop on May 20th?  These Testimonials may well convince you. In order to work professionally in any kind of creative industry, you need to create your …

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[PODCAST] What is a Film Market and how do they work?

In this preview chapter from the first ever audiobook (and book) on film markets, author Ben Yennie shares some insights into why markets like AFM are still relevant, even with the rise of OTT platforms and the collapse of DVD. Yennie summarizes how film markets are the most accessible place to cultivate relationships with sales …

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Podcast – Content as a Brand Builder: Part 2 Interview with Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle – Film Insight S03E04

Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle is back for Part 2 of our interview! In this episode, we talk about Alex’s use of previous content to market his latest project on Seed & Spark, a crowdfunding site for independent films, and as perks to incentivize contributions. We also hear a great anecdote which relates his …

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Podcast – Content as a Brand Builder: Part 1 Interview with Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle – Film Insight S03E03

Our guest, Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle, was gracious enough to do a second take with us when we had technical difficulties with our first interview. On our second go, we talked about so much more that we’re splitting this up into two episodes! Part 1 is all about building up a content library to …

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Why Producers Shouldn’t Ignore VidCon

When I bought tickets to my first VidCon last year, I was very excited. I had been interested in the online video revolution for quite a while and as a burgeoning video producer myself, I was convinced years ago this was the wave of the future of digital distribution and entertainment. However, when I’d eagerly …

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Podcast- Uncompromising Success: Making the Hollywood Dream a Reality with Angie Wang- Film Insight S03E02

Photo Credit: SF Gate In this episode, Ben interviews Angie Wang, the filmmaker behind Cardinal X! Angie talks about the experience of switching careers -from sales to film- and how she used her sales skills to drum up support for her first feature. Angie’s unique story and colorful language make for an entertaining and informative …

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Podcast – Content Marketing with Jeremiah Boehner – Film Insight S03E01

Welcome Back to the Film Insight Podcast!  We’re happy to have Jeremiah Boehner on to talk about content marketing and a way for filmmakers to finance their ongoing operations by working with brands to create content to market their products. As you’ll hear in the interview, creating content for brands isn’t as droll as it used …

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