Optioning Scripts for Indie Filmmakers, When to Drone, and "Good Deal/Bad Deal"

Optioning Scripts for Indie Filmmakers

Today’s episode includes a deep dive into optioning material as a director and/or producer.

In this episode, we talk about...

  • The indie side of writer-director relationships.
  • What you need in your option agreement from an indie perspective of producing and directing movies.
  • The different ways writers approach their work on an indie project versus a commercial project.
  • Why it’s a good idea to bring a lawyer onto your project for you.
  • How DJI has come out with a new drone.
  • Why indie filmmakers should be aware of the drones out on the market and how they can incorporate them into their movies.
  • A discussion on drone shots within film.
  • A Good Deal/Bad Deal discussion of working on an unpaid proof of concept with the hope (but no guarantee) that you might get paid work on the feature.
  • The film industry practice of paying each other with favors.

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.

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