American Film Market Wrap-Up | Film Budget Inc. |

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Another Successful Year

This past week, the 34th American Film Market brought buyers, exhibitors, producers, studio executives, lawyers, and many others from all over the world to the beautiful city of Santa Monica. Attendance was only slightly up this year, but over two-thousand projects were on display; inking sales all over the globe.


Unsurprisingly, China made its largest impression yet, sending more companies than ever (as well as money) to collaborate with Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter describes it as,” If there is an overriding theme to this year’s American Film Market, it’s China’s arrival as a global film superpower.”


November 7th marked “Hong Kong Day,” a push to promote co-producing with Hong-Kong. The event was a collaboration between AFM and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, which arranged an opening ceremony, workshops, and a cocktail reception all focused on co-producing in the iconic film city of Hong-Kong.

Aside from the various venues and events, the real epicenter of deal making could be found at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Brian Watt of explains, “Around 8,000 participants registered for this year’s American Film Market,  but none of them actually sleep at the Loews Santa Monica. The hotel’s beds are removed and its rooms become offices for indie production [international sales] companies, looking to license and sell their upcoming films.” Many of these meetings went beyond the projects, alluding to the industry as a whole, particularly in California. As tax credit incentives in other states draw thousands of productions, many big names, such as Dean Devlin of Electric Entertainment, wish to expand California’s production tax credits to keep projects in Los Angeles.

The Power of Star Power

As major tent-pole films pitch alongside indie-film projects, one thing remains consistent between the two worlds, big names mean big interest. Unfortunately for projects with a small, indie film budget, attaching big names isn’t always easy. That may explain why higher profile films, such as Lionsgate’s “Mortdecai” starring Johnny Depp, created the most buzz.


After a disappointing box-office run of the $250 Million budgeted The Lone Ranger, Mr. Depp is rearing a comeback, and it looks like Mortdecai might just be the project. Exhibitors of the movie created much hype and interest by screening footage introducing Depp’s character, an art dealer named Charles Mortdecai. The reaction was highly positive.

Other high-profile projects included Lionsgate’s re-make of 1991 Point Break, which became the biggest deal of the market at $100 million. The original action movie, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, grossed over $83 million internationally on a film budget of $24 million. The tremendous success of the original may be the reason it was the Market’s largest project, despite there being no names attached. Warner Bros. will release it domestically.


Keanu Reeves may not be part of the surf-thriller, but he’s busy elsewhere. Passengers, a romance sci-fi, drew much attention at the market. The movie was exhibited by the Weinstein Company, which had picked up its rights at Cannes. Similar to Gravity, the film will be driven by its two leads (Reeves and Rachel McAdams) and set in space. Carly Meyberry of Studio System News explained that, “The project is likely to benefit from the stellar success of Warner Bros. recent techno-thriller.”

That’s not to say projects with a lower profile (and lower movie budgets) didn’t draw any attention. For example, BiFrost Pictures’ Daniel Wagner entered the market with three projects, all driven by the reputation of the names attached to them. For example, Don Cheadle’s directorial debut, Kill the Trumpet Player, a biopic about jazz legend Miles Davis, awarded Mr. Wagner with many meetings of interest.

Exclusive Media’s Big Moves:

Exclusive Media sealed many deals in the foreign market for their mystery flick, Dark Places, starring Charlize Theron and based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. The company connected with CCC in Japan and Mars of France, just to name a few.

_DSC1203.NEFIn addition, Exclusive Media brought two other films to the market to exhibit to buyers, Gillian Greene’s Murder of a Cat (produced by Sam Raimi) and the supernatural thriller Shomer.

Biopic Goldmine

Cheadle’s Miles Davis film wasn’t the only biopic causing a buzz at the market. For instance, a Marvin Gaye feature titled Sexual Healing,  from Arrow Entertainment, will star Jesse L. Martin as the Motown legend. Just Timberlake will star as producer Neil Bogart in Foresight’s Spinning Gold, and John Cusack transforms into the troubled musical genius Brian Wilson for Lionsgate’s Love & Mercy. Other biopics looking to sell globally include films about Janis Joplin, Tupak Shakur, and Keith Moon, a film the band’s singer, Roger Daltrey has been trying to make for twenty years. Though it’s still untitled and in its early stages, the biopic of the famed drummer has picked up momentum, as it’s set to be the first project of Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures new financing pact. The pact, made after Cannes, agrees the two companies to a rolling four-picture equity deal.


In true pop icon fashion, Elton John created the biggest buzz for his own biopic feature starring Tom Hardy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 100 foreign buyers mingled at the Bel-Air Bay Club for an event hosted by the leading foreign sales outfit Good Universe. The movie is titled Rocket Man and will be produced by a list of big names, including executive producer, and CEO of Focus Features, Peter Schlessel.

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A Company in Peril

netflix-logo-close/bgr.comRemember when Netflix was under fire for falling stock prices? It seemed that the movie-streaming giant had hit a wall, leaving its millions of subscribers at the will of up-and-coming competitors. Investors panicked as the press published pessimistic outlooks, claiming Netflix must change something. For example, Jason Gallagher of YAHOO! news stated, “Only a major acquisition or innovation can save the company from being swallowed up in a storm of streaming options, and time will tell which direction it is going to go.” That was back in the spring of 2012, but what about now? Turns out Netflix is still around, and doing quite well.

Original Series: Big Move For Netflix

So how well is Netflix doing? According to The Hollywood Reporter, its stock has grown 445 percent in just a year. But stocks aren’t the only thing gaining momentum, as the company’s revenue increased from $905 million to $1.106 billion. Why the immense success, when just a year earlier major publications were foreseeing its demise? The answer is original series, which aren’t just any original series, but critically-acclaimed sensations. Spanning many genres, Netflix has gained an incredible amount of new subscribers thanks to excellent original shows, such as House of Cards and Hemlock Grove. Despite its lack of star power, the streaming site’s most popular show, Orange Is the New Black has gained a huge following thanks to its positive feedback.  Also, Netflix gained much attention by releasing the highly anticipated new season of the cult hit Arrested Development. Check out this list of ten Original shows to watch. According to Variety, 1.29 million new subscribers were added in just three months. With those kinds of numbers, its no surprise Netflix plans on doubling its Original Programming budget for 2014. In addition to doubling, Andrew Wallenstein of Variety reports “the streaming service announced a significant shift in its accounting practices regarding original programming that will see it accelerate spending on series like “House of Cards.””


Are Movies Next?

There’s no denying the success Netflix has had in DVD Rentals, streaming, and now original series, so why stop there? After delivering a keynote address at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles, Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos made it clear that the company is considering releasing original movies. In an article on Doddle, James DeRuvo stated “Sarandos says that there are far more buyers out there, who want to buy outside the box, than there are sellers who want to sell it. He cites the film Life of Pi, which saw more viewers in 2D on Netflix, than did in 3D in the theaters.”

In other words, there’s huge potential for Netflix to compete in an industry struggling to hold on to its audience. As the article explains, its biggest frustration is with the theaters, not Hollywood studios. It will be interesting to see how the company plans on creating a formula for exhibiting its movies, if it decides to enter such a market, as well as what types of films it plans on making and how large its movie budgets will be.

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After 12 days of excellent movies, London proved to be, yet again, an irreplaceable part of the global film world. If anything, the 57th BFI London Film Festival added even more steam to the already frenzied anticipation of the award season. For instance, Oscar favorites 12 Years a Slave, directed by British visual artist Steve Mcqueen, and Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, already a serious box office success, were both screened. In addition, many anticipated films made their debut, eager to be placed in the race for the Oscars. Here is a brief wrap-up of all the exciting things that took place.


Best Film: Ida

The competition’s jury, led by BFI fellow Philip French, was faced with the daunting task of choosing one single winner they found to be the greatest example of intelligent and distinctly original filmmaking. Moved by its courageous portrayal of German occupation, the jury selected Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida as the festival’s best. This is the first film by the British-based polish director to be filmed in his native Poland. Aside from the film’s historical context, the fact it’s filmed in black-and-white and with unknown actors made it an unlikely success. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pawlikowski mentioned others were concerned making such a film would be “a little bit of professional hara-kiri.” Those concerned were surely silenced when Pawel walked away with the best film nod.


 “We were deeply moved by a courageous film that handles, with subtlety and insight, a painfully controversial historical situation – the German occupation and the Holocaust – which continues to resonate. Special praise went to his use of immersive visual language to create a lasting emotional impact.” – Philip French on why they chose Ida.

ida_04Best British Newcomer: Jonathan Asser

“The Best British Newcomer award honors new and emerging film talent, recognizing the achievements of a new writer, producer, director, actor or actress.” Saoirse Ronan presented the award to screenwriter Jonathan Asser for his film Starred Up. The film tackles the on-going debate of what to do with young criminals, and the consequences of placing them in adult prison. The jury also acknowledged Conner Chapman and Shaun Thomas for their performances in The Selfish Giant.


First Feature Competition- The Sutherland Award: Anthony Chen.

This year’s Sutherland Award went to Singaporean director Anthony Chen for his film Ilo Ilo. The jury saw the film about the vulnerabilities of a modern affluent family as innovative.


 Documentary Competition – The Griersons Award: My Fathers, My Mother and Me.

“The Best Documentary Award is co-presented with the Grierson Trust and recognizes outstanding feature length documentaries of integrity, originality, technical excellence or cultural significance.” This year’s winner is a documentary about the largest commune in Europe.

 A New Oscar Contender?

Disney’s debut, Saving Mr. Banks was met with a standing ovation at the festival’s closer. According to, this could mean good things for Disney, a studio that hasn’t won a Best Picture Oscar of its own making. This intriguing article cites Saving Mr. Banks as potentially having the same effect on the Oscar race as the The King’s Speech did a few years back. Similar to Tom Hooper’s film, Mr. Banks has the feel-good, more accessible quality that often wins best picture. Also, the modest movie budget of $35 million positions it for a great box office return. With a wealth of great movies this season, it’s hard to call a single one the Oscar-favorite.

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 October is an exciting time to be in, or a fan of, the film industry. Kicking off this past Wednesday, the London Film Festival provides twelve days of moving pictures. Being one of the great capitals of the film world, London is sure to deliver a stellar festival full of events, talks, panels, and most important of all, movies. Further, this year has already proven to be special as the festival kicked off with British director, Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips starring the iconic Tom Hanks.

 When:  October 9th to the 20th

Where: London, England

What:  234 fiction and documentary features will be screened at fifteen venues. Venues include: BFI Southbank, BFI IMAX, Renoir Cinema, Curzon Chelsea, and eleven others.

Opening/Closing Night: Tom Hanks bookends this festival with the opener Captain Phillips and closer, John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks. Both films work as a great display of Tom Hanks ability to star in larger budget Hollywood films (Captain Phillips, according to Box Office Mojo, had a production film budget of $55 million), as well as smaller budget independent films.

Gala: Other Gala films include, Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, and Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color presented at the festival’s Love Gala. As you may already know, the Cannes Palme d’Or winner, Blue is the Warmest Color directed by Abdellatif Kechiche has received much praise and controversy as its stars questioned the nature of their director’s approach to filming the movie’s graphic sex scenes. Most of the controversy came during the Toronto International Film Festival.

BFI Fellowship:

 Sir Christopher Lee, or as you may know him, Dracula, will be awarded the BFI Fellowship. An iconic actor in every sense of the term, Sir Christopher Lee has appeared in hundreds of films, including big budget blockbusters such as Star Wars: Episode III. According to, his films have collectively grossed over three billion dollars.

 Cheers, Sir Christopher Lee

Other Events: Educational programs, including free film screenings, panel events, The Festival Jury Project, will be consistent throughout the festival. Also, screen talks will be hosted with cinema greats such as Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, as well as a master class discussion with famed director Alfonso Cuarón along with a screening of his new sci-fi flick Gravity. The film, which stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, is the fifth collaboration between the director and legendary cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki. Already grossing $100 million world wide, the space drama is set for record returns.


Production Finance Market

Wednesday marked the opening of the Film London Production and Finance Market with a keynote address by Michael Barker of Sony Pictures Classics. With recent feature film hits such as Blue Jasmine, Mr. Barker shared his wisdom on how to successfully distribute and sell independent films. For example, Michael Barker claims SPC has survived the unstable indie market by “maintaining a conservative approach to revenue projections.”  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Barker also claims that patience is a virtue when creating an audience through word-of-mouth. In addition to this keynote address, the Sony Classics veteran will join Endgame Entertainment’s Doug Hansen and Start Motion Pictures’ Ben Browning in a panel on how film finance is being shaped by the emerging online market.

Michael Barker with Woody Allen

Michael Barker with Woody Allen


More on the Market:

In partnership with the BFI, the Film London Production Market is an excellent opportunity for producers, financiers, and distributors to land deals. describes it as:

“The Production Finance Market in association with the 57th BFI London Film Festival brings financiers together with producers and film-makers to make connections, forge partnerships and encourage mew film financing relationships.”Unique to this year, the micro-market will run alongside the event. The micro-market allows projects with film budgets of one million pounds or less to meet with potential financiers. Mr. Barker will also be running a master class for these filmmakers.



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Toronto, yet again, showed its prominence in the film world this September hosting its 38th international film festival. With over 300 movies shown, and an impressive amount of positive reviews, it’s looking like this will be a great year for the industry. Here’s a quick recap of what went down at TIFF this year.


People’s Choice Award12 Years a Slave  – Director Steve McQueen’s story of a man’s fight for freedom took home this year’s top prize. In addition to the big win, Fox Searchlight purchased the distribution rights. This is a big confidence boost for Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B after an upsetting experience producing World War Z. Unlike the zombie flick, which had a feature film budget of $190 million, 12 Years a Slave kept a relatively low film budget, just under $20 Million.

(Runners Up) – Prisoners & Philomena

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People’s Choice Award Documentary   The Square   – Director Jehane Noujaim’s incredible documentary chronicling political unrest in Cairo. Rumor has it that a major deal is about to be signed for The Square.

People’s Choice Midnight Madness Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Directed & Written by Shion Sono.

Best Asian Feature Film   Qissa  – Directed by Anup Singh. An Indian-German drama.

Special Presentations Prize Ida  – Film about a young nun in 1960s Poland. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski.

Discovery Award The Amazing Catfish – Mexican Comedy-drama directed by Claudia Sainte-Luce.


Best Canadian Feature Film – When Jews Were Funny – A hilarious documentary directed by Alan Zweig. NonStop Entertainment has acquired the Scandinavian, Icelandic, and Baltic rights for the doc.

Best Canadian First Film Asphalt Watches – Adult animated feature made by Shayne Ehman & Seth Scriver.

Best Canadian Short Film Noah –This unique short film takes place entirely on a teen’s computer screen. Directed by Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg.

 Too Good to Pass Up:

Though deals were made, many excellent films screened at TIFF continue to search for a distributor. Check out this list of overlooked movies.

 Other Notable Deals:

As the post-Tiff/Venice festival circuit continues on, many distributors are already signing major deals with projects of both high and low movie budgets. Here are some notable pick-ups:


  • The rights to funnyman Jason Bateman’s film Bad Words have been picked up by Focus Features. The deal is said to be upwards of $7 million for distribution rights.


  • The Weinstein Company purchased John Carney’s Can a Song Save Your Life. The deal consists of $20 million for prints and advertising, as well as $7 million for distribution. Harvey Weinstein made sure he kept John Carney’s attention long enough to out-maneuver Lionsgate/Summit troika.


  • Some Velvet Morning’s U.S. rights picked up by Tribeca Film.


  • Hitoshi Matsumoto’s R100, which premiered at Toronto, was picked up by Drafthouse Films


  • Night Moves, starring Jessie Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning, U.S. rights picked up by Cinedigm after Venice premiere and Toronto Film Fest Screening. The film is expected to be released in the spring.


  • Hateship Loveship, starring Kristen Wiig, has had its rights picked up by IFC after Toronto debut.


  • Tribeca has acquired Bright Days Ahead, with Fanny Ardent, after Toronto, and before its U.S. debut.

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International Film Festival Rotterdam| IFFR.2014


When you think of film festivals in the winter, what comes to mind? Berlin? Sundance? What about Rotterdam? Every year thousands of people gather in Rotterdam, Netherlands to discover, and support, some of the newest faces and talent in the industry. Films range from studio big film budget movies to art house low film budget cinema.  It’s a great place to see quality films from all over the globe, as well as make deals. In fact, Rotterdam is an ideal event for talented individuals to find the finances they need to reach a larger market. So make a detour on your way to Berlin, and check out the largest admission-charging event in the Netherlands.


When: January 22nd to February 2nd (the 43rd edition)


Registration: Entering a film is going to cost you this year, but it’s only $34 for a short film (under 60 minutes) or $60 to enter a feature film (over 60 minutes). Check out the official entry page for more details,


Where: Rotterdam, Netherlands. The festival will take place at fifteen different locations throughout the city. Luckily, Google maps and IFFR have teamed up to make this helpful map, which can be found here,






Tiger friends: Can’t get enough of the IFFR? Become a tiger friend for only fifty euros a year and reap the benefits; including a ten percent discount on any merchandise (online or at the festival).


CineMart: This is a unique opportunity for filmmakers to find finance for their projects. According to the website, 35 projects are launched a year. This will take place the 26th to the 27th.  CineMart also includes an awards ceremony.


What Else? In addition to all the screenings, festivalgoers will have plenty to do. For example, plenty of parties, talk shows, and music acts will fill their time.




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American Film Market 2013 (AFM) Film Budget Inc. |




Relying on collaboration, the independent film market continues to grow; and no other point in time does this collaborative spirit reach a higher pinnacle than in November. Every year more than 8,000 industry leaders converge in beautiful Santa Monica, California to share ideas, network, and a love for movies. What results is a conference fecund with both creative and financial progress. Since the conference began in 1981, billions of dollars worth of deals have been sealed for high, medium and low film budget productions in the week long celebration, and, according to the official website, this year is expected to be no different with over $800 million in deals waiting to be made.

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When: November 6th through the 13th 2013


Where: Santa Monica, California (Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel & all 21 screens on Santa Monica Promenade)


Registry: There are six different passes available ranging from “Show Floor Day Pass” to the “Platinum All-Access Pass.” According the website, the Executive pass is the best value, offering seven day access to the Show Floor and five day access to the conference series.


Price: Prices are cheaper if you get them before October 18th. Ranging from $250 to $1,395.


Agenda: Daily conference series offer insightful knowledge and information for every aspect of the industry. For example, the second session on Sunday will be discussing the benefits and secrets of successful Crowd Funding. Further, there will be film screenings, seminars, and receptions.  Foreign sales agents, distributors and film producers collaborate with buyers and sellers to supply the world market with film product.




Though this is called the American Film Market, it will be hosting people from all over the world. Thankfully AFM has created this insightful 3D map of the Santa Monica film market campus.  We highly encourage you to check it out:


So why go? The AFM is a unique networking opportunity for anyone in the film industry. It’s more than a film festival; it’s a marketplace where deals are made.

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Toronto International Film Festival | TIFF 2013

As any good Indie/Holllywood filmmaker should know, the Toronto International Film Festival is an incredibly important event in the world of cinema. As the summer blockbusters wind down, TIFF works as a solid launching pad for fall release, big budget and independent alike. If successful, good press garnered at TIFF vitalizes a film’s momentum into awards season. Here’s a preview/guide to TIFF 2013.


When: Sept. 5th– 13th  2013 (Thursday through following Friday)

Registration: Visit TIFF’s official website to learn more about specific passes (Industry Pass, Conference Pass, etc.). Early Bird registration ends June 12.

Where: Toronto, Ontario Canada.

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For a great interactive map of the ten venues, check out the Locations tab on the TIFF website.

Don’t go in unprepared! Here’s a great list of 51 Hot Spots come September:


Programmes: From mainstream movies such as Looper (Director: Rian Johnson) to independent/art cinema, Laurence Anyways (Director: Xavier Dolan), 2012 saw some incredible films. With just announced film Visitors by renowned Koyaanisqatsi director Godfrey Reggio, featuring a score by Philip Glass, 2013 promises to be no different. Also, notable directors and actors such as Paul Thomas Anderson and Ryan Gosling have new projects in production; it should be interesting to see what is ready in time for the festival.

How are they chosen? This year, the eighteen programmers that chose the films represent six continents.

Awards: Last year ten films received awards, including Silver Linings Playbook (Directed by David O. Russell) that won BlackBerry People’s Choice Award.

17 Progammes: Seventeen different programmes will make up the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Read: to see the other nine programmes.

Can’t stand the wait? Luckily, TIFF offers year round events and screenings. If you find yourself in Toronto before September, make sure you allow some time to see a film from their summer series A Century of Chinese Cinema with many films including a special introduction. In addition, many other films are released or screened through tiff. all summer long.

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2013 Television Pilot Production Report – Worldwide Statistics

FilmL.A. Research released its annual report on television pilot production.  The report details tv production activity in Los Angeles, New York, other production centers and international locations.

 FilmL.A. Pilot Production Report 2013


Key facts include:

  • 186 Total TV Pilots Produced in 2012/2013 development cycle
  • 96 Total Pilots Produced within the Los Angeles Region
  • 75 Total One Hour drama pilots produced outside L.A. this season
  • 78% of Total L.A. based projects  were comedies
  • 83% of Total Comedy projects filmed in Los Angeles
  • $278m Estimated Total Pilot Production Spending in L.A. Region

The report explains the types of productions that are shooting and where they are set. Graphs and charts demonstrate trends from 2006 to today and the impact of film tax credits and production incentives on the television production sector.  Clearly evident is the strength of comedy to the L.A. market as runaway production succumbs to distant locations for drama.


Television Pilot Producton 2006-2013


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In 25 years of filmmaking, I have never had a financier say to me “Just get me a cheap template for your movie budget.  I don’t need real numbers”.  It doesn’t happen.

The stupid money left the business in 2008.  Today’s film finance executives and financial analysts realize that the integrity of your numbers are critical.  Movie investment is returning, that is undeniable.  However, the new funding is smarter, wiser and undertaking much more scrutiny of the film budget presented to them.

The financiers are savvy.  They can tell real film budget numbers from made up ones; those using cheap online sample film budget website, or template number generator.

Film-setA line producer with extensive experience and a long track record of major film production credits is what they are looking for when it comes to investment.  They want to know their money is well placed in an accurate film production budget plan.

Twenty-five year veteran film producer Jack Binder created for this very reason, to provide fellow filmmakers with a finance and camera ready film budget and schedule package for investors.   As the Producer of ‘Reign Over Me’ for Columbia Pictures starring Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle and Liv Tyler and ‘The Upside of Anger’ starring Kevin Costner for New Line Cinema, he knows the ropes of indie and studio filmmaking and what a budget truly entails.

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