From developing an idea, writing the script and finding the financing to acquiring locations, hiring a top-notch crew, and promoting the film, Shoot Me presents dozens of real-life experiences and worst-case scenarios for every step of the independent film making process. Written by two veteran independent filmmakers, this guide offers a treasury of hard facts and hands-on advice as well as dozens of legal forms, checklists, sample budgets, and other ready-to-use tools. Ten legendary directors, producers, and writers also offer their opinions on digital distribution, the independent film scene, and much more. For any aspiring filmmaker waiting to get an insider's perspective on the art and business of producing a successful "indie," Shoot Me delivers an intimate, revealing view they won't find anywhere else! Award-winning independent filmmakers Rocco Simanelli and Ray Frumkes have been writing, directing, producing, and teaching in their field for many years. Both authors live in New York City.