March 2 2015 by Tom Wilton @TomWilton


Today’s my day for checking out of Cinequest 2015, and honestly, while I look forward to returning to snowy New York, I’ll miss the good times I’ve had here in California. Obviously, as I mentioned in my post on Write Shoot Cut, I didn’t know really what to expect, or how the festival would even play out. And yet, here I am, waiting on my flight, beaming from ear-to-ear because I’ve realized just how much can be taken from a well-run event, when everybody is open and enthused. It’s a totally different experience to any other festival I’ve visited before.
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February 27 2015 by Tom Wilton @TomWilton



The thing that you never remember about film festivals, but are duly reminded of every time, is just how overwhelming they can be. You bounce from movie to movie, meet up to meet up, conversation to conversation. Time slips as you’re promising to go to any number of movies, whilst also reminding yourself to stop and grab a bite to eat from some place.
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16 February 2015 by Tom Wilton @TomWilton:


One of the best things that can happen to a filmmaker is an approach from a sales agent or an offer from a distributor. It’s not just the sudden promise of untold riches, but also that your parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief over your choice of career.

But not every deal is created equally, so whilst the bragging rights are awesome, often the details themselves are not. From crippling licensing periods to fuzzy clauses in relation to royalties, signing a deal can quickly turn into a bad dream.
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