Author: Liya Swift

Become a Filmmaker

Filmmaker is a nebulous term. The term “filmmaker” means different things to different people. To some it means anyone who works on a film in any capacity. To others, including the Film Connection, a...

How to be a Screenwriter

1 – Watch Great Movies If you want to learn how to be a screenwriter, one of the very best things you can do to start learning and imbibing screenplay structure is by watching...

About Filmmaking Schools

What should you consider when choosing a filmmaking school? First, are you serious about making films (as opposed to going to filmmaking school because it sounds like fun.) Do you have, in the words...

What do Movie Production Companies do?

Usually operating under the umbrella of a major studio like 20th Century Fox, either as a sister company, subsidiary, or division, production companies are responsible for getting movies made. Production houses are tasked with...

Here’s how to write a movie.

Writing for movies is a specialized skill—it differs greatly from “normal” writing (i.e. writing a novel). Books and movies both start with a story idea. From there, the process of writing a movie is...