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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 55 IDEA: Produce an Independent Film

It's time to share a secret. During most summers, I take a break from the real world to work on an independent film. I love being part of a creative team, especially because writing books and columns can be lonely.

Although producing an independent film can be stressful and exhausting, there's something magical about transforming a script into something tangible with the hope that the film will be seen by at least a few people who think it's fabulous. (By the time you are reading this, Brief Reunion, the John Daschbach feature film I worked on in the blistering summer of 2010, may be in theaters or at least available online and on DVD.)

First, let me explain what the various producers do. Executive producers ...

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