WATCH: 'Modern Imbecile's Idiot's Guide To Making Movies For Dummies,' Episode 1: Casting

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With indie cinema season kicking off next month in Park City, Slamdance TV is here to help with a five-part behind-the-scenes primer on making movies (for dummies) by Slamdance vets Kevin M. Brennan (It's a Disaster) and Doug Manley (Modern Imbecile's Planet World). First up this week, exclusively on Movieline: How to cast your low-budget indie feature, survive audition ad-libs, and find "yesterday's Robert De Niro, today."

Check back next week for the next installment of Modern Imbecile's Idiot's Guide To Making Movies For Dummies. We'll have you on your way to indie movie stardom in no time!

Slamdance alums Kevin M. Brennan and Doug Manley have teamed up with Slamdance TV to present Modern Imbecile's Idiot's Guide To Making Movies For Dummies. In the five part web series, Slamdance TV's very own Ben Hethcoat goes behind the scenes of Wallace Cotton's latest feature film, COP HEAT starring Brennan and Manley as the titular duo, Don and Lizard Man. COP HEAT: "Two hot for the streets. Two hot to handle."

Episode 1: Casting
Writer/director Wallace Cotten guides Ben through the rewarding and oftentimes frustrating process of casting a low budget indie feature.

Join the festival 'By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers' in this Slamdance TV original web series which explores the independent filmmaking process. Slamdance Film Festival takes place January 18-24 in Park City, UT.

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