A large duck (burger_eater) wrote,
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Blog Rec

I don't do this too often, but I have Bill Martell's blog syndicated at sex_in_a_sub. The original site uses white text on a black background, which will be a crime if my letter-writing campaign can get HR 663732 pushed through committee, but I read it just fine on my friend's list.

"Why should I care?" you may be asking. Well, perhaps you have an interest in film and filmmaking. Perhaps you have an interest in low-budget filmmaking.

Bill Martell is your guy. He's written 19 or 20 produced films--all direct to DVD or cable. Today's post is part one of the story of a film job that fell through. The producer starts out excited to work with him and followed through with insults. There's also a full-on explanation of a "facilities deal" and why he once rewrote a script to take place in Australia, then Mexico, then Portugal, then Eastern Europe, then South Africa.

Me, I find the low budget filmmaking stuff fascinating, and his posts on craft have always been excellent. I don't think I could have written a publishable book without his advice.

Tags: film, internet, people

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