Filmmaking


How to Cast A-List Actors in Independent Films

It’s the classic “Chicken and Egg” Stuff. Investors want to see A-List Talent in your movie before they put money into your project and A-List Actors want the money in the bank before they look at your script. I’m going through this right now with The Impact Factor Movie so if […]


Season Two – Episode One – Shonda Rhimes, Year Of Yes, and Unconventional Values 2

Behind the scenes of the creation of three movie projects collectively known as The Impact Factor. This episode talks about Shonda Rhimes, and her book “The Year Of Yes”, the instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder as Shonda shares how saying YES changed her life, the fear of saying yes and unconventional values.

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The Impact Factor Podcast – Season Two

After 26 episodes of the Impact Factor Podcast, I stopped. It wasn’t that I didn’t love doing the podcast. It wasn’t that I didn’t have more to say. It was that I have SO many things that I want to do and I can’t do them all. But … I’ve […]


Film Financing

Hey Folks, Let me update you on what’s going on with the Impact Factor Movie. As you likely know by now, there are THREE films in the Impact Factor Movie Project. The Impact Manifesto Short Film is basically DONE and waiting for launch! The Impact Factor Documentary is in production […]


HARD: Thoughts on Casting 3

What do these movies and TV shows all have in common … The Bourne Legacy, The Wolf of Wall Street, Philadelphia, The Godfather: Part III, The Unforgiven, Duplicity, Michael Clayton, The King of Comedy, House of Cards, NCIS, Cold Case, The Wire, Law & Order, One Life to Live, General […]


How to Finance a Feature Film 2

Logline: A diverse group of Philadelphia residents try to live significant lives as they collide in interweaving stories of impact. FIRST STEP: Create the Story and Lock in the Script I’ve completed the first draft of my feature narrative screenplay, called “The Impact Factor.” It’s a drama about a diverse group […]