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How To Get Noticed As a Filmmaker

by Jason Brubaker.

As a filmmaker, your goal is to get your movies seen and sold. The problem is, if you’re just beginning, nobody will take your calls or read your screenplays or produce your ideas. So how do you get noticed as a filmmaker?

When I first started, I did what you’re doing. I sent out countless query letters. I gave my screenplay to friends of friends of friends who knew (or at least claimed to) know someone in the industry. I checked my email and mail frequently… And guess what happened?

Nothing happened. Sure, I got the occasional rejection letter which sometimes included feedback. But most times, I sent work into the Hollywood abyss. That was pretty much the end of it. And as I type these words, I cringe at the experience. I sincerely dislike asking permission.

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