Every year, there are over 200 major film festivals in North America, drawing thousands of fans who come to see the best in independent filmmaking. Mo…
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So, you've mortgaged your home, received a little money from a Kickstarter campaign, begged and borrowed from family and friends, all the while hating…
Appeasing the Gatekeepers. There are many. A wise man once asked, "If your script falls in the forest and nobody reads it, any chance you get the job…
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