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Master these 6 personal attributes if you want to make it in the film industry

“In the film business, when you’re young, you just want to work. But when you’re older, it has more to do with who’s involved...

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...

Don’t Forget The Waffles: Building A Realistic Film Budget

Building an accurate budget can be an enormous challenge for many new filmmakers. There’s a temptation to think that once you get started on your...

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...

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...

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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...


    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.

Margaret Atwood Teaches Creative Writing

Even though both you and your reader know it’s a work of fiction, as a writer your goal is to make it believable. So, says Margaret Atwood. With 50 plus years of writing experience, this Internationally acclaimed writer...

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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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