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The filmmaking podcast that tells it like it is. Join 'Suspense With a Camera' author Jeffrey Michael Bays and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. for candid conversations about making movies, the state of the industry, struggles of the indie world, including interviews with industry pros.

Get Real: Indie Filmmakers Borgus Network

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The filmmaking podcast that tells it like it is. Join 'Suspense With a Camera' author Jeffrey Michael Bays and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. for candid conversations about making movies, the state of the industry, struggles of the indie world, including interviews with industry pros.

    Surviving in a Predatory Film Industry | guest Alex Ferrari

    Surviving in a Predatory Film Industry | guest Alex Ferrari

    Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle joins us for an epic discussion about the changing indie film industry, how to survive as an indie filmmaker in 2020, and how to use the power of the niche to compete with big studios.
    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.
    Show Notes:
    Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business - http://www.filmbizbook.comIndie Film Hustle: http://www.indiefilmhustle.comIndie Film Hustle TV: http://www.indiefilmhustle.tvFilmtrepreneur: http://www.filmtrepreneur.com Bulletproof Screenwriting: www.bulletproofscreenwriting.tv On the Corner of Ego and Desire (Sundance Film): http://www.egoanddesirefilm.comShooting for the Mob (Based on the Incredible True Filmmaking Story): http://www.shootingforthemob.comTweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com
    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.
    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic
    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739
    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 56 min
    Finding Local Crew With an App | guests Joshua A. Friedman & Voravong Nachampassak

    Finding Local Crew With an App | guests Joshua A. Friedman & Voravong Nachampassak

    Joshua A. Friedman and Voravong Nachampassak are making it easier to find crew in your local area with their new app, Crew Me Up. Josh has worked on such productions as 'Law and Order' 'Adjustment Bureau,' and wrote the quintessential guidebook for production assistants: 'Getting it Done.'
    Not a paid endorsement.
    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.
    Show Notes:
    Crew Me Up app: http://crewmeup.com/ and https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crew-me-up/id1176591469?mt=8'Getting it Done' production assistant book: http://mwp.com/product/getting-it-done-the-ultimate-production-assistant-guide/Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com
    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.
    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic
    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739
    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 21 min
    Comedy, Cancel Culture, & Political Correctness | guest Steve Kaplan - Ep41

    Comedy, Cancel Culture, & Political Correctness | guest Steve Kaplan - Ep41

    Steve Kaplan, Hollywood's most sought-after expert in comedy writing, joins us to talk about "cancel culture" and surviving as a comic in the age of political correctness. Steve wrote the quintessential book about comedy writing, 'The Hidden Tools of Comedy' and 'The Comic Hero's Journey.'
    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.
    Show Notes:
    Steve's website: http://www.kaplancomedy.comAudio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com
    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.
    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic
    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739
    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 34 min
    How to Explain Your Film to Others | guest Heather Hale - Ep40

    How to Explain Your Film to Others | guest Heather Hale - Ep40

    Heather Hale is a film and television writer, director, and producer with over 60 hours of credits that have won Emmys. She wrote the Lifetime Original Movie 'Courage to Love,' (2000) and co-wrote, directed, and produced 'Absolute Killers' (2011). Her latest book for filmmakers and screenwriters is "Story Selling."
    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.
    Show Notes:
    Heather's website: https://heatherhale.com/Distribber closing updates: 1.) Variety: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/independent-distribution-companies-distribber-close-down-1203354408/ 2.) LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-10-25/indie-filmmakers-streaming-distribber-troubleAudio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com
    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.
    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic
    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739
    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 35 min
    SPECIAL REPORT #2: New Inside Info on Distribber's Closing | guests Alex Firarri & Jeff Witzeman

    SPECIAL REPORT #2: New Inside Info on Distribber's Closing | guests Alex Firarri & Jeff Witzeman

    BREAKING: Documentary filmmaker Jeff Witzeman talked with someone on the inside of Distribber and reveals some details. Alex Firarri of Indie Film Hustle has successfully pulled his film from Distribber and recovered all his customer reviews and ratings. Jeff and Alex join us for this special report.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.
    Show Notes:
    Jeff Witzeman's film: https://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Can-Killed-Carlos-Garcia/dp/B0748MZ5C5Indie Film Hustle: www.indiefilmhustle.comFacebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/distribber/Variety article: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/independent-distribution-companies-distribber-close-down-1203354408/?fbclid=IwAR2jGOW1jJkIp_vf5RrCsjg9BAlLC4qTTrBBZJoah9Z8nCBjPRO1_RVIUjYTweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com
    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.
    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic
    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739
    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 45 min
    SPECIAL REPORT: Distribber Closing?

    SPECIAL REPORT: Distribber Closing?

    BREAKING: Distribber is apparently closing, leaving thousands of indie filmmakers wondering what to do. We talk with media strategist Jon Reiss, founder of 8 Above and author of "Think Outside the Box Office" about options moving forward.
    CORRECTION 9/24: Jon mentions that iTunes relies on Rotten Tomatoes for reviews - they don’t anymore, but Apple TV does.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.
    Show Notes:
    Jon Reiss: http://jonreiss.com/ and http://www.8above.comWhat Kind of Movies Did Distribber Attract? https://stephenfollows.com/what-kinds-of-movies-did-distribber-attract/?fbclid=IwAR1iFbqEdkMAO-YEq_c3SmOb0VTABOoA5vhk-lO1hhya1_USs982VVCyqf4Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/distribber/Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com
    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.
    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic
    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739
    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 23 min

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