• 3 Single Location Short Films and Why They Work
  • Designing a Movie Poster With Few Resources
  • Go Make Something- How “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Came to Be.
  • “Delicious”, A New Romantic Comedy Is Coming To Platforms Near You
  • “Uh-Oh!” An Adventure Comedy Movie for The Whole Family
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3 Single Location Short Films and Why They Work

“It all starts with an excellent script written with a single setting in mind.” As indie filmmakers, we often must ask ourselves two questions when beginning to brainstorm new project ideas: how can we create stories with what’s already available to us, and how can we maximize those resources? While such questions may seem like a restriction, there are ways to use what you have to your advantage – to…

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IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA: Cast L-R: Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney. CR: Michael Becker / FX.

Go Make Something- How “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Came to Be.

  This is by no means new, but as the 12th season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” gets underway I believe this is worth sharing. This 15 minute video is a behind the scenes look at how the gang behind the hit FX show made their initial pilot for less than $200, sold the show to FX, and then got Danny Devito to star in it. As independent filmmakers…

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“Delicious”, A New Romantic Comedy Is Coming To Platforms Near You

In early 2016 Shami Media Group is bringing a new romantic comedy to digital, dvd, and broadcast platforms worldwide- “Delicious” is a new film about a French Chef eager to leave his troubled past behind and work for the renowned British chef, Victor Ellwood. Mixed up in family drama, and a new love interest in his building, will Jacques accomplish his goals and succeed in life and love?

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“Uh-Oh!” An Adventure Comedy Movie for The Whole Family

There are a ton of exciting films on the itinerary for 2016 from Shami Media Group. One of the ones we’re most excited about is a family comedy entitled “UH-OH!”. It’s a film about a good-hearted guy named Johnny who faces an unfortunate string of bad luck until he stumbles upon a sea captain who takes him on a wild adventure hunting for buried treasure. The film is perfect for…

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The Filmmakers Holiday Gift Guide

  The older I get; the busier I am and I have less time to spend thinking about things like gift ideas, but the holiday season can be a great time to boost your arsenal of filmmaking tools if you know what you’re looking for.  A month ago Raindance released this holiday gift guide for filmmakers everywhere, and we thought we’d share it with you. It’s a little preachy towards…

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‘Living With No Regrets’ New Crime Movie Coming to Digital and DVD in 2016

Coming in 2016 is the new film by Director Jamal Hall, ‘Living With No Regrets’. The film stars Rahim Ali, Marcellus Bishop Allen, Verina Banks and takes place in the hood of Newark, New Jersey. Shami Media has acquired the worldwide rights to the film and will bring it to broadcast, DVD, and digital platforms early this coming year. Check out all the details on the film below. INFO &…

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“ADVENTURES OF PAULA PERIL”- Shami Media Group Acquires Rights to Comic Book Adaptation

UPDATE: The trailer has just been released for The Adventures of Paula Peril Early this morning Shami Media Group acquired worldwide rights to the comic book adaptation “Adventures of Paula Peril” created by Atlantis Studios. The film stars Valerie Perez, Stephen Hanthorn, Marla Malcolm and is expected for release through digital platforms, broadcast, and DVD in early 2016. Be on the lookout for this unique Action-Adventure story. Synopsis: Based on the popular…

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How to Make Money With Your Film

Written by Jason Brubaker How to make money with your film The other night I puked a little in my mouth. It was just a little puke. It was the sort that burnt a bit, resulting in bad breath I couldn’t quite brush out… The whole mess came after I read some BS article from a “filmmaking guru” (who will remain unnamed here) talking about some old fuddy duddy way…

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