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7 Key takeaways newbies need to follow to get their script read.

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...

10 Sage Tips For New Filmmakers

Every successful director has been asked at some point or another to share their wisdom with an new generation of eager hopefuls, and they all have...

The Invisible Hand Of Movie Advertising

If one of the things you like best about going to the movies is that there are no ads to interrupt the drama, you’re only seeing half the picture...

Distribution: What’s The Deal?

When it comes time to sign a distribution agreement, you’re going to want to take a close look at the fine print and get some knowledgeable advice...

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...

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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...

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

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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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