Networking for Movie Productions

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If you expect to make movies or get involved with making movies, you need to network – especially if you don’t have movie studios in your backyard. Networking is one of the most important elements to movie productions.

Not all movies are big budget Hollywood productions. A lot of movie ideas are put into motion by people in many places — even in Northwest Indiana!

Yes, you may have that magnificent movie idea that you believe Hollywood will fight over as soon as you pitch it… maybe… a HUGE maybe… but definitely an ENORMOUSLY unlikely situation. Movie studios receive thousands of scripts every year! However, all is not lost. With all the affordable technology available to up-and-coming filmmakers, it’s possible to make your current location a great place to film your movie.

This is where networking comes into play. If you have a great movie script, then you may be able to find other like-minded individuals willing to participate in the production of your movie. There are plenty of people that would love to have the opportunity to work on a film.

With networking, you can think of your movie as one big puzzle. You may not know everything about making a movie, but you can probably meet someone that has the know-how for a particular piece of your film. For example, if you’re looking for music, why not find a local musician or find a fresh film school college grad that knows how to work a camera?

By networking, the people involved benefit by learning who they can count on for the next bigger and better movie project. Plus, it makes it just that much easier to get your foot in the door for more opportunities when you have your name in the film credits!

The opportunities and film resources to making your movie are out there. You just need to network!

If you’re in Northwest Indiana, you can network with local filmmakers at NWI Film. Network and put your movie project into motion!

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