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Make It Podcast | A Conversation With Paula Landry



Welcome Film Creatives! The MAKE IT podcast is our homage to the Indie Film Creative. Each week we interview experienced Creatives who aim to help aspiring professionals in Film get where they’re going faster by providing their advice, knowledge, and insights in the film industry. We hope you love it. For more info, visit, IG and Twitter @_bonsaicreative

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Film Financing and the Importance of Theaters to Indie Filmmakers // A Conversation w/ Paula Landry 

In this episode, we have a conversation with writer/producer Paula Landry. We talk about how to find and close film financing, creative financing structure, how screenwriting for VR differs from writing for the screen, selling your film as an NFT, using a digital wallet instead of a traditional Escrow account, which social media platforms are most filmmaker friendly, and why Indie Filmmakers should be rooting for theaters to succeed. Enjoy!

More about Paula Landry

Paula Landry is a producer, film business and media-marketing consultant, crafting business and marketing plans, videos and branded content for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit companies and colleges. Landry is president of IdeaBlizzard Productions, and is the co-author of This Business of Film: A Practical Guide to Achieving Success in the Film Industry. An active member of NYWIFT, IFP, and AFM, Landry speaks at seminars around the world about the businesses of film, music, and media.

Jennica Schwartzman, Managing Partner at Purpose Pictures Productions, Co-Founder of Little Sister Entertainment, and a member of The Producers Guild of America, SAG/AFTRA, and Moms-In-Film LA, loves tackling a project from idea to distribution as a multi-hyphenate actress-writer-producer. Jennica has been published in the Producers Guild Magazine "Produced By," Legacy Arts Magazine, Paragon Road, Bustle, and she is a guest writer for the acclaimed entertainment industry websites,, Artemis Motion Pictures' #WomenKickAss Forum, and She has been invited to speak on film festival panels and is a workshop teacher for The International Family Film Festival's Road Scholars intergenerational filmmaking camp. Jennica has produced ten feature film releases. Jennica and her husband /producing partner /writing partner Ryan have two kiddos and reside in Hollywood.

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