IMDB Won’t Accept My Film Listing

By Scott McMahon | September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

So, your film isn’t a real thing unless it’s listed on IMDB, right? Haha. Many people in the film business rely on IMDB as a major tool to justify their worth in the business. How many times have you checked IMDB before you were going to meet with someone to see if they were legit…

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Death of a Sales Agent

By Scott McMahon | September 4, 2013 | 3 Comments

So, is it true? Did a sales agent die? I don’t mean literally died, like in a fantastical tale of murder or something, but is the position of the film sales agent dying? Several years ago, I almost had an independent film greenlit.  The cast was in place, the reaction was strong, and the market…

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Hollywood Isn’t in the Film Business

By Scott McMahon | September 4, 2013 | 6 Comments

What business do you think Hollywood is in? The film business? Nope. They are in the business of LICENSE EXPLOITATION. This is a paraphrase from the book by Schuyler M. Moore entitled, The Biz.  Moore is one of the most respected entertainment lawyers in Hollywood and he cuts through the glitz and glamour of what he sees…

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001: INTRODUCTION

By Scott McMahon | September 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

INTRODUCTION TO THE FILM TROOPER PODCAST Welcome to the Film Trooper Podcast, where we try to help independent filmmakers become entrepreneurs. Based in Portland, Oregon, your host, Scott McMahon, interviews local filmmakers and entrepreneurs to help bridge the gap between art and business; all in the attempt to create a step-by-step process for filmmakers to…

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How I Made A Feature Film For $500 With No Crew

By Scott McMahon | September 3, 2013 | 5 Comments

Yes, I made a feature film for $500 with no crew. It’s called The Cube. You can check out the link for the trailer and even watch the first 7-minutes of the film for free! www.thecubemovie.com Any-hoo-hoo. Is this even a big deal anymore? Making a feature film for no money? Maybe, who knows? If you want…

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