Film Production, COVID and Insurance

Film Production, COVID and Insurance

I have been reading articles, talking with insurance companies, bond companies and others about insurance industry for Indie Film Productions in the US. The challenge is that Indie Films need the required insurance to cover a film when it is funded through the Indie method of Banking-Minimum Guarantees-Equity-Distributor-Completion Bond.

Fight Scene Details

In the films that I’ve worked on like the ”Taken” series, ”American History X”, etc., the script conveyed action in a laconic manner – and was later fleshed out in relation to the actual location and shot lists.  Shane Black was masterful in writing his action moments together with strong characterization. 

Values in Filmmaking: Artistic Value

What are the ‘Values’ for Indie Filmmaking?   When we think of ‘Values’ and Independent Film, I have seen Values that consistently show themselves in the financing and making of a Film.   The challenge is that not everybody is looking at the same cards at the...

Coronavirus Links – Restarting Production

Coronavirus Links – Restarting Production

  RESTARTING MEDIA PRODUCTION - IN A COVID19 WORLD 6/17/20 INSURANCE: Insurance remains a critical question in restarting production.  Production insurance covers so many unpredictable circumstances for cast, crew, sets, etc.,  And now Coronavirus has added one more...

Michael is in Miami reporting for Indie Brigade at the worldwide NATPE conference.  NATPE is the much required short version of ”National Association of Television Programming Executives”.   While the organization started as traditional television, the group now...

Film Production, COVID and Insurance

Film Production, COVID and Insurance

I have been reading articles, talking with insurance companies, bond companies and others about insurance industry for Indie Film Productions in the US. The challenge is that Indie Films need the required insurance to cover a film when it is funded through the Indie method of Banking-Minimum Guarantees-Equity-Distributor-Completion Bond.

Fight Scene Details

In the films that I’ve worked on like the ”Taken” series, ”American History X”, etc., the script conveyed action in a laconic manner – and was later fleshed out in relation to the actual location and shot lists.  Shane Black was masterful in writing his action moments together with strong characterization. 

Auto Draft

CREATIVE EXPLORERS! This is a Go To website for Production Incentives, especially overseas.   1. Pandemic Response for Productions: With the ongoing pandemic, I think that there are going to more and more productions going overseas. The protocols in other countries...

American History X

American History X

American History X is a 1998 American crime drama film directed by Tony Kaye, written by David McKenna, and stars Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott Gould, Avery Brooks, Ethan Suplee, and Beverly D'Angelo. The film was released in the...

Taken – The Original

Taken – The Original

Taken is a 2008 English-language French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel, written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, and starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Holly Valance, Katie Cassidy, Xander Berkeley,...