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Insider Insights On Indy Filmmaking: Selling Your Film And The Contract

by Chris Hood.

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The most heartbreaking element of filmmaking is the lies. Lots of lies. You’ll find they are prevalent. They’re self serving (as are most lies). And they’re big. Actors lie about their experience, schooling and work ethic. Writers lie about previous work and accomplishments. Directors and producers lie about big projects in the works and fabricated involvement in past shows. And distributors are the biggest liars of them all.

The “Big Lie” originated as a propaganda technique usually credited to Hitler, the idea being if a lie was too big and considered too audacious to fabricate and/or too easy to disprove, people will believe it must be true. Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, was later credited with a more succinct version of this theory with “The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed.”

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