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The Ultimate film business podcast, where we interview the pros in feature filmmaking, indie filmmaking, web series creating, YouTube, and film business strategy about how to make a living in filmmaking with today’s tools. Whether you are a rookie filmmaker or a master at the craft, there is something for you here. Tired of being a starving artist? Stop trying to survive filmmakers! It’s time to Thrive!




FT 0038 : The New Distribution Model for Indie Filmmakers

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Duration: 00:56:24

FT 0036 : Selling Your Content with VHX

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Duration: 01:07:24

FT 0035: Paul Osborne, Making Micro-Budget Indies

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Duration: 01:18:13

FT 0033: Supporting Your Art With Your Video Service Business | Our Convers


Duration: 00:55:25

FT 0032: The Problems With Making A Living With Webseries | Our Conversatio


Duration: 01:05:51

FT 0031: Building your studio leveraging DIY with the Frugal Filmmaker


Duration: 00:46:34

FT 0030: Tom Malloy’s Framework For Financing Films


Duration: 01:16:22

FT 0029 : Becoming an Actor and Asking the Right Questions Going In with Jo

In this episode ofFilm Thrive,we have actor, Josh Murray. I talk with Josh about what it takes to go pro with your acting and specifically, what are the correct questions to ask when you’re considering acting as a career. Links Mentioned on the Show: Emily Grace on Marketing David Green on the business of […]

Duration: 00:36:25

FT 0028 : Creating a Community Within Your Film Comapny with Derek Allan Ro

In this episode of Film Thrive, we are talking with Derek Allan Rowe all about building a community with your film company. Derek runs the company Doctrine Creative, a creative cooperative. In this episode we talk about the value of the business model they have. Connect more with Derek Rowe Doctrine Creative Advocate Studio

Duration: 00:48:42

FT 0027 : Tid Bit | Making An Impact With Your Film Set

In this first Film Thrive “Tidbit,” I talk about how to make an impact with your film SET. If you want to make a film that is impacting, start first with impacting the people on the set.

Duration: 00:13:44

FT 0026 : Cine Foundry: Partnering With Indie Filmmakers To Create Greater

James Suttles returns to the show with his partner at Cine Foundry, Greg Kraus, to talk about how Cine Foundry is partnering with indie filmmakers to create high production value that was at one point only available to big studios. Connect with Cine Foundry: Website Facebook Twitter

Duration: 00:46:19

FT 0025 : Using Two Cameras To Get The Best Shots and Save Money

Today on Film Thrive, we talk with Luis Carrion, a pro DP who has created high quality shots for less money with his two camera method. He goes into why you should consider two cameras and how it will up your production quality. Connect more with Luis Carrion: Website and Reel

Duration: 00:40:55

FT 0024 : Jared Shores on Producing The Comedy Sketch TV Show, “Studio C”

In this episode of Film Thrive, we talk with TV show producer, Jared Shores, on his work with the comedy sketch show, Studio C. He goes into what it takes to produce each episode. He also touches on how they got started and where they want to go. Connect with Jared and Studio C: Website: […]

Duration: 00:41:41

FT 0022 : First Time Screenwriter Talks About Working On A Pre-Sold Script

In this episode, we talk with Meagan Motley, a first time screenwriter whose very first script has been pre-sold to investors. She talks about writing her very first script along side George Escobar, a veteran writer, and everything she has learned. Links we mentioned: Wordplayer

Duration: 01:01:03

FT 0021 : Creating High Production Value Shooting Oversees

In this episode, we have Kelly Danielle Norris and Travis Pittman on the show talking about their work shooting films oversees, the money they have saved and grants they can earn by shooting in another country, as well as their latest film: Nakom. Connect with Kelly and Travis: Nakom Kickstarter Nakom Facebook Nakom Twitter

Duration: 00:58:17

FT 0020 : Build An Audience That Matters On Social Media

On the show, we have Corey Rollins from Klei, a Canadian indie video game company, and who also recently created a Kickstarter campaign that made 1000% over it’s initial goal. Corey talks with us about how he created Super Fans through social media. Connect with Corey Rollins and Klei: Klei Entertainment Kickstarter Campaign Facebook […]

Duration: 00:55:51

FT 0019 : How To Create A Solid Business Strategy Around Your Film

In this episode of Film Thrive, we are talking with film business strategist, Laura Cross. Coming from 20 years in the corporate world, Laura is an incredibly gifted business woman and brought those skills into helping filmmakers and indie filmmakers create business plans around their films. Today she talks about what goes into building a […]

Duration: 00:57:02

FT 0018 How Fantasy Webseries, “Standard Action” Tripled It’s Funding Goal

In this episode we talk with Joanna Gaskell from “Standard Action” about how the Fantasy webseries tripled there funding goal on Kickstarter. We go into how the webseries was started and how they developed their incredible audience. Connect with Joanna Gaskell: Facebook Website Kickstarter

FT 0017 : How A Family In Ohio Created The Epic Period Piece, “Polycarp: De

Today on Film Thrive we have the brother-sister team Joe (19) and Jerica (21) and their father Jerry from Henline Productions. They are a family owned production studio out in Ohio in post production for their film, Polycarp: Destroyer of Gods, an epic period piece. We talk with the Henlines all about how they have […]

FT 0016 : Ron Newcomb Returns Killing It With Kickstarter

In this episode of Film Thrive, we talk again with Ron Newcomb just AFTER the success of his Kickstarter campaign earning almost 10K over his 50K goal. His campaign was very successful, but it almost wasn’t. Ron is on the show to talk about what made the difference! Connect with Ron Newcomb: Kickstarter […]
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