Do Filmmakers Have to Live in NY or LA? By ALIENATED Movie’s Writer/Director Brian Ackley
The idea that you have to live in NYC or LA in order to be a successful filmmaker is becoming a myth. Like many myths, this one comes from a place of historic reality. If you look back, you can see why there’s such a strong case for this idea.
Thomas Edison invented the first motion picture camera; or, if he didn’t, he was the first to patent technology leading to the design of his own version. Edison, it turns out, was as much an entrepreneur as he was an engineer, as much an investor as an inventor. His genius was in his business sense: he bought patent designs to be further innovated by a team of hungry scientific protégés.