The life-changing advice I wish someone had told me sooner

When you are starting to look at a career in screenwriting, most people will tell you that the key to getting into the business is to find an agent or manager. But to get an agent or manager, you need to sell something. Do you see the problem? It took…


How to write your script and produce your movie in six months.

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I wanted to write and make movies since I was eight-years-old. I read every book I could on writing and filmmaking. This was back in the nineties when the independent filmmaking revolution was taking place. …


What the next three months mean for America.

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It’s over—the campaigns, the fights, and, more importantly, Donald Trump’s presidency. I’m not going to pretend like I’m not ecstatic about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris winning the election. Our country needed a reboot back to normal.

As the fogginess of the next four years clears, the nation's eyes will…


The dangers of idea paralysis and how to overcome your indecision and start writing

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Writers have great ideas all the time. We carry notebooks and apps on our phones to jot things down when inspiration strikes, usually in the middle of the night.

Writers also suffer from struggling with which idea to write next. When you have a dozen great ideas brewing, it’s tough…


And how I moved past my anxiety-fueled depression to find my creative spark again

Death. We all face the grim reaper at some point, but a terminal illness changes your perspective on death.

I don’t have a terminal illness, but three years ago, my head had me convinced otherwise, and it stopped me from writing for a year. …


INDIE FILMMAKING

Don’t sign a distribution deal without reading this first

Navigating a film distribution deal can be hairy. It’s both the most exciting time in a filmmaker’s life and the most anxious, as they await the future of the film and potentially their career.

Every agreement is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all when he comes to film distribution. But…


INDIE FILM MARKETING

The ultimate guide to creating your writer’s website even if you aren’t a programmer or designer.

I’m addicted to web design. There, I said it.

I’m not a web designer by trade, but I did spend a lot of my youth developing websites for other people and enjoy tweaking my site, okay, overhauling my site, regularly.

I’d like to walk you through everything you need to…


Independent Film Distribution

Everyone needs content now but rushing your film will only help you get lost in the shuffle.

Please, please, please don’t try to rush the completion and sale of your film because of the pandemic spreading across the globe. It’s easy to get caught up in the rush of the moment and think now is the best time to get your unfinished movie into the market so…


The ultimate guide to read more, write better and be more productive

With two young children at home, the idea of a quiet evening curled up with a stack of screenplays has been pushed so far out of my brain that I think I replaced it with some nonsense true crime facts at this point.

We all have life commitments that get…


And the best way to accomplish your creative goals

It’s easy to get caught up in the missed opportunities and wasted moments of your life. You think your time would be better spent doing something more productive or linked to your creative career. But the events and culture that we spend our lives around are what shape us.

No…

Ty Leisher

Not a serial killer despite my search history. Screenwriter & Filmmaker | Sundance Semi-Finalist | Buy Me A Coffee

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