For the new and independent film maker, this is a constant and nagging question. How is your financing coming along? During the past year as I have been working with the money people to get my project going, I have in effect learned the wisdom of Thomas Edison who once said, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." I've said before in my posts that making a movie (especially for someone new to the field) is about not giving up....ever. While I have not kept count, I can appreciate the statement regarding finding 10,000 ways that won't work.
I know that there are many people who read this blog who have never made a movie, but would like to do so. Therefore, I want to share a bit about the "ways that won't work" or rather, how to find the way that will so that you can be successful:
Lynne M. Smelser is an executive producer and scriptwriter. For more than 20 years she has been an active writer who has won many national awards. She also holds a Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University.