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It’s Your Opportunity To Ace The Game

I help filmmakers and content creators avoid the pitfalls in their journey and teach them from my decades of experience, which has resulted in many countless success stories.

About me…

First off, can we acknowledge COVID has changed literally everything? From car rentals to hospitality, to vacationing, it’s disrupted entire industries; the movie business is no exception.
Box office sales stink and are still in a slump. And new releases are going straight to streaming platforms not even competing with theatrical anymore. 

Sure they were talking about it coming a few years down the road but COVID accelerated the paradigm shift. And do you know what? The good news is it levels the playing field for you! 

Hi, I’m Deronte. Yes, I have a bunch of accolades nobody cares about. I’ve won festivals, I’ve won awards, I have a bestselling kids’ novel…yada, yada. So what? 

But what does matter is that I can help you take advantage of the shift in the marketplace NOW and it’s all because of COVID. No joke. 

You can go from being the laughing stock around your house, and bumming money off your friends because you’re “the struggling artist” to being the hero of your own story. Yes, you can win! And I am on a mission to help as many people as I can do just that.

A bit about me, I am a serial entrepreneur – an ideas guy. I get stuff done. It started at the age of three when I sold my mother’s sunglasses to a stranger. The offer was so good she took the money and an entrepreneur was born! Ha!

It was a paltry five dollars a week but I saved my money and bought a 1973 Chevy Chevelle with the big block engine when I turned 16. Yep, you guessed it! 

Then at the age of nine, I had my first business taking my neighbor’s trash bins to the curb.

It was way too much car for a 16-year-old with raging testosterone; I found that out when I crashed the car into the side of our house. The dream was short-lived but I did make it happen nonetheless.

Years later I started an advertising agency with a college buddy selling coupon spots on paper inserts with DVD rentals at the local BlockBuster (pre-Netflix)

The business blew up! But with no business savvy or contracts in place, my slimy business partner ripped me off, ran off with the idea, the money, and stuck me with $90k in debt
Ouch! Not pretty. And I was still studying at the university. Beyond that incident, I’ve hit actual rock bottom twice.

In 2001, I was at the top of my game.
I made considerable money with my newly minted film business making commercials and music videos, I had purchased a rental condo on the beachfront in Negril, Jamaica a year earlier, and money was flowing.

Unfortunately, I was overleveraged when Black Monday hit and the stock market crashed just after 9/11. I lost $200k overnight. I nearly went bankrupt, ironically, years later I did.

In 2008 I left a comfy position as a mortgage broker for a big firm in Atlanta. Yet again, money was flowing.

I had a nice cushion stashed aside, my new wife and I had three homes between the two of us, and I had a booming publishing business AND film production company.
It couldn’t get any better, right?

Then the market crashed yet again, and business came to a standstill. Anything I had going that was making money ceased to produce a dime. It was ugly, uglier than the last time because this time I had a wife, and let’s just say she wasn’t a happy camper.

After a couple of years of trying my very best to weather the storm, I had to let my lifestyle go. We gave up the properties, the cars, etc., and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Yep, I was broke. Life was hell. And it all culminated with a very messy divorce.
My saving grace…

Many years before I had started on my journey in video and film production, and somehow I managed to keep hope alive. I didn’t know how I would do it but I managed to keep going.

Why is ANY of this important to you? 

Because maybe you can relate. You feel my pain. You understand I have been where you are.

  Maybe you (are):

  • Struggling financially.
  • ​Can’t figure out how to make money as a filmmaker.
  • ​Aren’t taken seriously by your spouse or family.
  • ​Given the side-eye by your friends every time you come around.
  • ​Can’t seem to make it all come together.
  • ​Don’t have the right connections.
  • ​Tired of making movies or content on a shoestring budget.
  • ​Feel inferior to others who seem to know what they’re doing.
  • ​Feel the shame of not being successful.
  • ​Want more prestige.
  • ​Want to see your name in the end credits scrolling across TV screens around the globe.
  • ​Desire to make more movies or content.
  • ​Want to know how to sell your stuff.

Let me tell you since then I corrected course and I’ve:

  • Built a high 6-Figure Film/Video Production Company.
  • ​Received multiple distribution offers exceeding $4.5 million dollars at the American Film Market.
  • ​Had a nationwide theatrical movie release.
  • ​Had my film premiere at Cannes Film Festival & Market.
  • ​Became a Sundance Institute Writer’s Lab Fellow.
  • ​Secured more than a dozen streaming distribution offers.
  • ​Pitched shows to Tyler Perry Studios, A24, Lionsgate, Cartoon Network, Amazon Studios, and many others.
  • ​Counseled 100+ students and indie filmmakers to successfully produce, market, or sell their first movie.
  • ​Assisted in the sale of a dozen or more independently made movies.
  • ​Started my own podcast with top movie industry pros on my show.
  • ​Created the first of its’ kind, FULLY COMPREHENSIVE & IMMERSIVE filmmaking Master Class.

Check Out What They’re Saying…

Acting Coach Greg Thompson

Digital Marketer Mitchell Shelby

TV producer Tracy Crews

Filmmaker Douglas McDaniels

Filmmaker Allen Crossley

Film & TV director Marcus Small

Now I give back by helping aspiring 

 Filmmakers

Content creators

Writers

 Students

and more, learn the INSIDER SECRETS to the game. I help them get the respect they want, and most importantly get paid so they can build the quality life they deserve! 

My no BS approach takes the years of toil and mistakes I’ve made along the way combined with my many successes and packages it all together with a nice bow on top for you…you get The Expert Process and win!

Attention:

Film Students, Indie Filmmakers, Writers, Producers, & TikTok/IG/YouTube Influencers…

Get the REAL No Holds Barred Secrets for Making Money by Streaming Your Content, Learn THE EXPERT PROCESS And Go From Broke To No Joke

Learn how to make your movie for cheap and sell it for big profits – become a money-making filmmaker… no prior experience required!

Making your movie gets you noticed… selling your movie gets you paid! Sign up for the LIVE webinar today.

Get Your Free Copy Of “Conquering The Film Markets During A Global Pandemic” Today!

Get Your FREE Copy of Conquering The Film Markets During a Global Pandemic Sent to You Today!

Special Offer Click Here…Yes! I Want This FREE eBook Now!

Conquering The Film Markets During a Global Pandemic retails for $9.99, but we bought it for you! We just ask that you use the book for your benefit and let us know if it helped.

Special Offer Click Here…Yes! I Want This FREE eBook Now!

Also, pick up the perfect compliment to the eBook, a special edition audiobook for only $37.95, complete the with author’s commentary and insider feedback. 

Your information is secure and will not be shared.
By providing us with your information you are consenting to the collection and use of your information in accordance with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

It’s Your Opportunity To Ace The Game

I help filmmakers and content creators avoid the pitfalls in their journey and teach them from my decades of experience, which has resulted in many countless success stories.

About me…

First off, can we acknowledge COVID has changed literally everything? From car rentals to hospitality, to vacationing, it’s disrupted entire industries; the movie business is no exception.
Box office sales stink and are still in a slump. And new releases are going straight to streaming platforms not even competing with theatrical anymore. 

Sure they were talking about it coming a few years down the road but COVID accelerated the paradigm shift. And do you know what? The good news is it levels the playing field for you! 

Hi, I’m Deronte. Yes, I have a bunch of accolades nobody cares about. I’ve won festivals, I’ve won awards, I have a bestselling kids’ novel…yada, yada. So what? 

But what does matter is that I can help you take advantage of the shift in the marketplace NOW and it’s all because of COVID. No joke. 

You can go from being the laughing stock around your house, and bumming money off your friends because you’re “the struggling artist” to being the hero of your own story. Yes, you can win! And I am on a mission to help as many people as I can do just that.

A bit about me, I am a serial entrepreneur – an ideas guy. I get stuff done. It started at the age of three when I sold my mother’s sunglasses to a stranger. The offer was so good she took the money and an entrepreneur was born! Ha!

Then at the age of nine, I had my first business taking my neighbor’s trash bins to the curb.

It was a paltry five dollars a week but I saved my money and bought a 1973 Chevy Chevelle with the big block engine when I turned 16. Yep, you guessed it! 

It was way too much car for a 16-year-old with raging testosterone; I found that out when I crashed the car into the side of our house. The dream was short-lived but I did make it happen nonetheless.

Years later I started an advertising agency with a college buddy selling coupon spots on paper inserts with DVD rentals at the local BlockBuster (pre-Netflix)

The business blew up! But with no business savvy or contracts in place, my slimy business partner ripped me off, ran off with the idea, the money, and stuck me with $90k in debt
Ouch! Not pretty. And I was still studying at the university. Beyond that incident, I’ve hit actual rock bottom twice.

In 2001, I was at the top of my game.
I made considerable money with my newly minted film business making commercials and music videos, I had purchased a rental condo on the beachfront in Negril, Jamaica a year earlier, and money was flowing.

Unfortunately, I was overleveraged when Black Monday hit and the stock market crashed just after 9/11. I lost $200k overnight. I nearly went bankrupt, ironically, years later I did.

In 2008 I left a comfy position as a mortgage broker for a big firm in Atlanta. Yet again, money was flowing.

I had a nice cushion stashed aside, my new wife and I had three homes between the two of us, and I had a booming publishing business AND film production company.
It couldn’t get any better, right?


Then the market crashed yet again, and business came to a standstill. Anything I had going that was making money ceased to produce a dime. It was ugly, uglier than the last time because this time I had a wife, and let’s just say she wasn’t a happy camper.

After a couple of years of trying my very best to weather the storm, I had to let my lifestyle go. We gave up the properties, the cars, etc., and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Yep, I was broke. Life was hell. And it all culminated with a very messy divorce.
My saving grace…

Many years before I had started on my journey in video and film production, and somehow I managed to keep hope alive. I didn’t know how I would do it but I managed to keep going.

Why is ANY of this important to you? 

Because maybe you can relate. You feel my pain. You understand I have been where you are.

  Maybe you (are):

  • Struggling financially.
  • ​Can’t figure out how to make money as a filmmaker.
  • ​Aren’t taken seriously by your spouse or family.
  • ​Given the side-eye by your friends every time you come around.
  • ​Can’t seem to make it all come together.
  • ​Don’t have the right connections.
  • ​Tired of making movies or content on a shoestring budget.
  • ​Feel inferior to others who seem to know what they’re doing.
  • ​Feel the shame of not being successful.
  • ​Want more prestige.
  • ​Want to see your name in the end credits scrolling across TV screens around the globe.
  • ​Desire to make more movies or content.
  • ​Want to know how to sell your stuff.

  Let me tell you since then I corrected course and I’ve:

  • Built a high 6-Figure Film/Video Production Company.
  • ​Received multiple distribution offers exceeding $4.5 million dollars at the American Film Market.
  • ​Had a nationwide theatrical movie release.
  • ​Had my film premiere at Cannes Film Festival & Market.
  • ​Became a Sundance Institute Writer’s Lab Fellow.
  • ​Secured more than a dozen streaming distribution offers.
  • ​Pitched shows to Tyler Perry Studios, A24, Lionsgate, Cartoon Network, Amazon Studios, and many others.
  • ​Counseled 100+ students and indie filmmakers to successfully produce, market, or sell their first movie.
  • ​Assisted in the sale of a dozen or more independently made movies.
  • ​Started my own podcast with top movie industry pros on my show.
  • ​Created the first of its’ kind, FULLY COMPREHENSIVE & IMMERSIVE filmmaking Master Class.

Check Out What They’re Saying…

Acting Coach Greg Thompson

Digital Marketer Mitchell Shelby

TV producer Tracy Crews

Filmmaker Douglas McDaniels

Filmmaker Allen Crossley

Film & TV director Marcus Small

Now I give back by helping aspiring 

 Filmmakers

Content creators

Writers

 Students

and more, learn the INSIDER SECRETS to the game. I help them get the respect they want, and most importantly get paid so they can build the quality life they deserve! 

My no BS approach takes the years of toil and mistakes I’ve made along the way combined with my many successes and packages it all together with a nice bow on top for you…you get The Expert Process and win!

Make A Successful Career In The Filmmaking Industry 

Testimonials

Jordan Rios 

Michael Shoel 

Jose Marquez

Gwen Jackson

John Holloway 

Rich King  

Make A Successful Career In The Filmmaking Industry 

This Master Class is IDEAL for you if:

  • You’re someone who would rather focus on growing your skills than blaming your luck.
  • You’re tired of living in obscurity and failing to get any tangible traction on your work.
  • You realize that you need to take immediate action to get the desired results.
  • ​You believe in adapting to new methods and shortcuts with the help of an expert (but know that you still need to take action).

If this sounds like you, then click the button below to access this amazing masterclass and start your journey towards the potential for any insanely successful career in show business…

(Only 50 seats available. Hurry up, they are filling up fast!)

Testimonials

Audio Video Teacher Joseph Foust

TV Producer / Audio Video Teacher Heather Ferry Lodge

UPM & Line Producer Gwen Jackson

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“I serve as Director of Film for the national theater chain Studio Movie Grill. I am responsible for acquiring titles from major studios for each of our theaters across the country. In my dealings with Mr. Smith I have found him to be easy to work with, open to suggestions and deliver in a timely fashion. He is a smart, focused filmmaker with marketing savvy atypical of most independents I encounter”

Tearlach Hutcheson, Director of Film, Studio Movie Grill

“For many years I have worked to bring Bollywood to Atlanta. I have brought some of the biggest names here. And years ago I helped to launch the career of a young man I called Manoj, but today you know him as M. Night Shyamalan. Mr. Smith has many of the same qualities and characteristics that I saw in Manoj years ago. Indeed, Deronte has been a friend to the local Indian community, as well as a personal friend too. I have seen his career grow by leaps and bounds, and I know he has everything you need to help you get to the next level in your journey too”

Mustafa Ajmeri, CEO of the India Tribune

“I have been a television and film producer and directed for 58 years. In that period of time I had the privilege of producing 71 movies and mini-series for television, 10 Network series, over 200 hours of syndicated programs, and 11 feature films. I distinctly remember Deronte Smith…I was sufficiently impressed with the quality of his writing and of his personal integrity that I offered to assist him in trying to get the financing to get his first film made…therefore I would recommend him, without qualification”

S. Bryan Hickox, President & CEO of Bryan Hickox

“My name is Christopher B. Pearman, father and former manager for 19 years, of the actress and superstar Raven-Symone. I would like to strongly recommend Deronte Smith to anyone looking for a dedicated, trustworthy, dependable, and amazingly talented writer. I don’t do many of these recommendations, but Deronte Smith’s talent and professionalism deserved my attention!”

Christopher B. Pearman, Producer / Director for ABC/ Disney

Who Should Attend?

Consider this, if time is money what price would you put on spending years of your life to gain the knowledge to finally be successful in your chosen craft?

How much is it worth to you to learn the secrets and the shortcuts that can have an immediate impact on your career?

What would it feel like to have the respect and adulation of the ones you love and your peers for a change?

People make the mistake of thinking they can learn everything on their own. They wrongly believe that getting help from a mentor is only for students, beginners, or people with little know-how.

But if you’ve ever listened to my podcast you’ll know that anyone can learn anything from the right mentor. 

And the film game is the Wild West right now…there has literally never been a better time than to start RIGHT NOW!

Beginners

Want to stand out in the tough competition and learn everything about filmmaking? I take you step by step and teach you everything so you can cut down on your learning time and get right to the action.

Experts

You already know how to make movies but you don’t know how to sell them to make money. That’s where I come in - I teach my clients how to make deals with film buyers, distributors, and sales agents to get sold at the top film markets on the planet. 

Influencers

Do you love making content on social media and want to monetize your content? I can help you break into the industry with all the secrets you need to make legit life-changing money from your skills. 

The Expert Process Master Class

Ask yourself this, can you make a living making content as you are now? Can you succeed in making low-budget movies?

Well, let me put your fears to rest. The Expert Process Master Class covers everything from the concept of the idea to developing the script, to production, post-production, distribution, and marketing of your film.

Networking

Become a master networker and strategically meet buyers, investors and set up meetings to close deals.

Marketing

Get eyeballs on your movie, make noise on social media and learn how to convert your views into dollars and cents.

Pitching

Learn how to make the perfect pitch to any investor on the spot.

This Master Class is IDEAL for you if:

  • You’re someone who would rather focus on growing your skills than blaming your luck.
  • You’re tired of living in obscurity and failing to get any tangible traction on your work.
  • You realize that you need to take immediate action to get the desired results.
  • ​You believe in adapting to new methods and shortcuts with the help of an expert (but know that you still need to take action).

If this sounds like you, then click the button below to access this amazing masterclass and start your journey towards the potential for any insanely successful career in show business…

(Only 50 seats available. Hurry up, they are filling up fast!)

Testimonials

Audio Video Teacher Joseph Foust

TV Producer / Audio Video Teacher Heather Ferry Lodge

Who Should Attend?

Consider this, if time is money what price would you put on spending years of your life to gain the knowledge to finally be successful in your chosen craft?

How much is it worth to you to learn the secrets and the shortcuts that can have an immediate impact on your career?

What would it feel like to have the respect and adulation of the ones you love and your peers for a change?

People make the mistake of thinking they can learn everything on their own. They wrongly believe that getting help from a mentor is only for students, beginners, or people with little know-how.

But if you’ve ever listened to my podcast you’ll know that anyone can learn anything from the right mentor. 

And the film game is the Wild West right now…there has literally never been a better time than to start RIGHT NOW!

Beginners

Want to stand out in the tough competition and learn everything about filmmaking? I take you step by step and teach you everything so you can cut down on your learning time and get right to the action.

Experts

You already know how to make movies but you don’t know how to sell them to make money. That’s where I come in - I teach my clients how to make deals with film buyers, distributors, and sales agents to get sold at the top film markets on the planet. 

Influencers

Do you love making content on social media and want to monetize your content? I can help you break into the industry with all the secrets you need to make legit life-changing money from your skills. 

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I invite you to attend my FREE live webinar today. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3…

  • Register with your name and best email address.
  • Pick a time that’s convenient for you.
  • Show up and be ready to learn.

 Act Now!

I invite you to attend my FREE live webinar today. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3…

  • Register with your name and best email address.
  • Pick a time that’s convenient for you.
  • Show up and be ready to learn.

I’m told the value from this free webinar is worth thousands alone. And yes, these days everyone is a ‘self-proclaimed’ guru in something, peddling their wares to the unsuspecting and gullible.

But you should ask them for their receipts. I’ve got them in spades.

So go ahead and register today and grab your copy of Conquering The Film Markets During a Global Pandemic on me, it’s 100% free. Sure, you can buy it on Amazon if you want for $5.99 for the paper version but why?

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