Don’t be mad when you don’t get into your dream festivals. It doesn’t mean they didn’t like your film, it doesn’t mean your film wasn’t awesome, it just means you didn’t get in…
Posted on October 6, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
Studio filmmakers make money. But aside from that, if you can’t ask for someone’s bank records, I’ve put together yet another list. This time the list will help you tell who’s who without much effort.
Posted on June 12, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
I worked with an indie producer once who told me that some would call what he did for a living “lying”…
Posted on June 6, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
Got any examples of tricks filmmakers are using for Kickstarter or IndieGoGo? Actually yes, and if you read to the bottom I also uncovered what had been a mystery to me for a couple years!
Posted on May 30, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
What are some artistic festivals that don’t suck that are worth submitting to?
Posted on May 20, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
Why didn’t my awesome short film get me that dream career?
Posted on May 16, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
Can you explain what the hell is going on with indie distribution these days?
Posted on May 4, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
I’m new to LA – WTF am I supposed to be doing with myself?
Posted on April 24, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
When can I ditch this damn movie? This question actually comes from a guy who read my book and was on the festival circuit with his feature for WAY TOO LONG…
Posted on April 14, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
Do I really have to move to f***ing Los Angeles to have a career in indie film?
Posted on April 4, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
If you don’t hear back from producers, agents, managers, press people, distributors, development people, even readers in a certain amount of time, there is NO REASON AT ALL to be angry with them. They are just trying to get through each day like you are, and they are PERPETUALLY BEHIND…
Posted on March 26, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
Every week I get two or three emails or Facebook messages that ask me for some kind of help…
Posted on March 17, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
What the fuck do I do with a movie that festivals aren’t taking?
Posted on March 14, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
Why the fuck wasn’t I nominated for a Spirit Award? This is a question that comes up every year, and yep, this year I had this conversation with several more frustrated filmmakers…
Posted on March 3, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier
Heidi, where the F** have you been? (And what new jacked-up mistakes have you made?)
Posted on February 25, 2011 by Heidi Van Lier