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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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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