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7 Lessons For Filmmakers From SXSW

From Indiewire...

Photo from Casey Neistat's Instagram

Photo from Casey Neistat's Instagram

The advice I give for filmmakers starting out is don’t wait for me. Don’t wait for the industry... It’s a mistake to wait for Hollywood to tell you you have a good idea. If you have a good idea, try to make it on your own as cheaply as possible… on your phone.
— Jason Blum
Ideas are cheap. Ideas are easy. Ideas are common. Everybody has ideas. Ideas are highly, highly overvalued. Execution is all that matters.
— Casey Neistat
There’s that maxim that luck is where opportunity meets preparation. So I think that opportunity has become something that’s ubiquitous and accessible to everyone. The internet is opportunity. We all have the same starting point. It’s what we do with that opportunity.
— Casey Neistat
The problem in the film industry is that people think they can do it themselves. They think that they matter more than the collective whole and I don’t agree with that, frankly. The most powerful thing that we can do is think outside of ourselves and work together to advance the things that matter most to us.
— Ted Hope
The best advice I can muster after exactly four years in this business [is]... don’t wait around for someone else to tell your story. Do it yourself by whatever means necessary.
— Lena Dunham
Tell the story you know... Stand up for your work and voice... Saying no is an amazing, amazing tool, but it’s also important to say yes.
— Lena Dunham
Listen to what the fans are saying and what they’re doing from a content creation side and what they want and what they expect so you can create and make for them. They can make or break a film. Between Twitter and Facebook, early word of mouth for a film can destroy it immediately or take something you’ve never heard of and make it a huge hit.
— Dana Brunetti