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Mastering the use of Catharsis and adding it to your bag of screenwriting tricks.

Katharsis as the ancient Greeks defined it, meant cleansing or purification. In today’s screenwriting world, using Catharsis properly describes...

5 Keys To Marketing Yourself As An Actor

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn it by doing things well.” Jeff Bezos Promotion and marketing yourself is not an...

Key must have tools for first time directorial success

Over my career in The Biz, I have been blessed to be part of the production team for a number of really good film directors. I’ve watched, Ron...

5 Important Tips For Maintaining Screenwriting Sanity

If a writer’s life can be a lonely one, then a screenwriter’s career is surely spent in an uninhabited corner of the planet Zeron. Scripts don’t read...

So you want to be a screenwriter! 4 rules of the road.

In jest, somebody wrote “Alcohol because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad.” Many famous writers had an addiction to Madame...

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Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers

His thrillers have sold over 250 million copies worldwide with ‘The Da Vinci Code’ a runaway bestseller. In ‘Dan Brown Teaches Writing Thrillers’ students get a step-by-step roadmap for turning ideas into page-turning...

Aaron Sorkin Teaches Screenwriting

From writing his first screenplay on cocktail napkins to winning an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for penning ‘The Social Network,’ winner of 2 Golden Globes, 4 Emmy’s, 1 BAFTA award, and many more, his students...


    Learn at your own pace with a schedule that is convenient for you from any device.


    Control the distractions in your environment to improve concentration and retention.


    Reasonable prices that allow you to take all the classes required to hone your craft.

Judd Apatow Teaches Comedy

Imagine taking a dishwashing job in a comedy club when you’re 15 just so you can watch and learn from the acts. Fast forward a number of years and you will find Judd Apatow’s comedic ability translated to the big silver...

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Diversity Development Fund

Another funding source Film Ally is proud to offer our readers when shopping for financing, is the Diversity Development Fund. Unlike some of the other funds we have included on our website, Diversity seeks filmmakers...

Women in Film Finishing Fund

Continuing our Film Ally search for funding sources, we discovered, as the Grant title states, a Fund available to projects crafted by women or are about women. Grants are awarded to filmmakers in both long and short...

Cinereach Film Fund

As a source of financing, Cinereach has been supporting Indie filmmakers since 2006. Born out of necessity for the many artists who wanted to make cutting-edge films but lacked the funding to do so, Grants have been...

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

Budding documentarian or seasoned pro with a great story to tell, beyond mastering the familiar nuts and bolts of production, lurks the biggest challenge for many film makers. It’s called financing. Fortunately there...

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