Camille Landau & Tiare White


Cover-Film School

Two filmmakers who’ve beaten the system give the real dope on what it takes to get your movie made.

Do you have to go to film school to get your movies made? No, say two young entrepreneurs who survived the grind. Here they offer 140 strategies for making movies no matter what. Amateurs as well as seasoned veterans can pick up this entertaining and incredibly useful guide in any place–at any point of crisis–and find tactics that work. Whether it’s raising money or cutting your budget; dealing with angry landlords or angry cops; or jump-starting the production or stalling it while you finish the script, these strategies are delivered with funny, illustrative anecdotes from the authors’ experiences and from veteran filmmakers eager to share their stories. Irreverent, invaluable, and a lot cheaper than a year’s tuition, this friendly guide is the smartest investment any future filmmaker could make.

Camille Landau and Tiare White became best friends while at film school (USC for Camille and the American Film Institute for Tiare). Together, they have written, directed, production designed and/or produced over 30 documentaries and short films. Their films have shown on television, in dozens of international festivals, and have been nominated for the Cannes and Student Academy Awards.

“Full of great insight and common sense on how to navigate your way through all aspects of the moviemaking process.” — Cathy Konrad, producer of Scream and Girl, Interrupted

Camille Tiare author photo

“If you’re crazy enough to make a film, be smart enough to buy this book. It’s equal parts information and inspiration, and a must-have regardless of whether or not you ever went to or ever go to film school.” -- Dan Mirvish, filmmaker / co-founder, Slamdance Film Festival