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Andrew Stevens FoolProof Filmmaking for Actors

Most actors have heretofore been naïve about the entertainment business, the way the business really works, and how it affects them as performers. They have often intentionally been kept in the dark, even by their own union, as to how they, individually, as a key component of the industry, can harness their own power and […]

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Andrew Stevens FoolProof Filmmaking for Independent Filmmakers

FoolProof Filmmaking Independent Filmmakers Andrew Stevens FoolProof Filmmaking for Independent Filmmakers. A true independent filmmaker, is by my definition, an entrepreneur who is not reliant on a studio or network 40 employment or the ability to make a film. An independent entrepreneur must be innovative and explore every possible avenue for the development and financing […]

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Andrew Stevens FoolProof Filmmaking for Actors

Most actors have heretofore been naïve about the entertainment business, the way the business really works, and how it affects them as performers. They have often intentionally been kept in the dark, even by their own union, as to how they, individually, as a key component of the industry, can harness their own power and […]

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How FoolProof Filmmaking benefits Screenwriters: The Art of Presenting, Selling and Closing Deals.

There are many great teachers for story structure and screenplay structure such as Trubee, McKee, and the late Syd Field. They teach act structure, character arcs, twists, archetypes, and a multitude of other very valid structural observations and techniques. What I teach doesn’t conflict with any of their teaching it coincides with it. However, I […]

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FoolProof Filmmaking : Business of Film

In Andrew Stevens’ previous film companies, he haven’t had as many as 70 full-time employees, in addition to the hundreds of employees per individual film times the number of films are produced within any given year. His book gives a clear illustration of how the film business, a global import export business, actually works, and […]

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An excerpt from my new book “Screenwriting for Profit”

An excerpt from my new book “Screenwriting for Profit” releasing later this year. The Syd Field Paradigm In his book Screenplay the Foundations of Screenwriting, first published in 1979, Syd Field introduced his Paradigm, and over-laid it onto the classic three act structure. He articulated the notion of plot points, which he defined as “any […]

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