‘The Business of Film Explained’ with Stephen Follows, Giles Alderson and Phil Hawkins

What percentage of directors, producers and writers make more than one feature film.

The first in a new stand of episodes on the business of film wonderfully called ‘The Business of Film Explained’.

The fabulous Stephen Follows joins Giles Alderson and Phil Hawkins to talk facts and figures of the film industry to help you, the filmmaker understand why certain films do well and others don’t by crunching the numbers of films and filmmakers.

In this episode we ask the question What percentage of directors, producers and writers make more than one feature film.

We go in depth into the the numbers and also discuss:

Is it a failure or not if you don’t make a second film?

Why you should be a ‘verb’ not a ‘noun’.

Is it harder to get a second screenwriter credit within five years?

Knowing your worth in the film industry

What is financial success?

& does failure exist?

Do you have any questions for us for the next Business of Film Explained episode? Answer below or email thefilmmakerspodcast@gmail.com

Stephen Follows

Stephen is an established data researcher in the film industry whose work has been featured in the New York Times, The Times and many more and he runs the fabulous website stephenfollows.com where you can find pages and pages of filmmaking facts and figures.

Stephen has taught at major film schools and his script-writing has won Virgin Media Shorts, the Reed Film Competition and IVCA awards; has been nominated at the British Independent Film Awards, and long-listed for a BAFTA

Stephen has produced over 100 short films and two features, Baseline and The Grind.

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Lee Hutchings

Marli J Monroe

Karen Newman

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