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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...

9 steps on morphing from Creative to Film Marketer

So, you’ve mortgaged your home, received a little money from a Kickstarter campaign, begged and borrowed from family and friends, all the while...

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...

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...

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...

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Spike Lee Teaches Filmmaking

His love for Filmmaking is contagious and it shows in his MasterClass, ‘Spike Lee Teaches Filmmaking.’ His production company ’40 Acres and A Mule’ has produced 35 films since its inception in 1983. His extensive body...

Christina Aguilera Teaches Singing

As you would probably agree, earning 1 grammy award is no small feat, let alone 5. With this accomplishment and many more behind her, Christina Aguilera holds your hand and walks you through the process of expanding...

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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.

Natalie Portman Teaches Acting

Her professional acting career began when she was 12. Using self-taught techniques, she achieved a ‘Best Actress Oscar’ for her role in Black Swan, before turning 30. Add over 200 awards and nominations, to her list of...

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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...

Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.

James Cameron

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