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5 Important Questions Filmmakers Ask About Casting

Completing the casting process is a pivotal milestone in pre-production, and one that will shape the entire project. Just as good acting won’t save a...

5 critical reasons film industry members need to create professional websites

The explosion of social media over the last few years has been a boon to getting the word out. From all over the world, people can sell anything, buy...

8 steps to writing a successful business plan for your film

Each year there are hundreds if not thousands of films made worldwide. Somebody had to finance them. For most creatives, looking for money is not an...

Why You Need To Put The Film Distribution Cart Before The Horse

Remember Cinema Paradiso? Wouldn’t it be great if film distribution was all about Alfredo getting on his bike to take delivery of whatever new...

3 Tips To Land A Distribution Deal That Works For You

When a major studio produces a movie, they’re footing the bill. They’ve got the financial resources to pay for everything from script development to...

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Judy Blume Teaches Writing

The genre is YA. (young adults) The author is Judy Blume. With more than 85 million in book sales and counting, Blume’s passion for writing books for young girls marking the passage from childhood to adolescence, began...

James Patterson Teaches Writing

If you’re looking to learn what it takes to be a good writer, check out these credentials from the world’s best-selling author. James Patterson has written 144 New York Times best-selling novels, with 19 consecutive...

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

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

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

David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing

Inspiration can be found in many places. For David Mamet’s ‘American Buffalo,’ it was during a poker game. Both as a 1975 play and a 1996 dramatic film, the logline could easily read ‘betrayal and bitterness collide...

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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...

There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.

Frank Capra

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