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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...

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 Film Festivals Matter To Indie Filmmakers

Every year, there are over 200 major film festivals in North America, drawing thousands of fans who come to see the best in independent filmmaking...

The Basics of IP Law and the Film Industry

As an inherently creative medium, the film industry is heavily intertwined with the field of IP law. Directors, editors, producers, and people at all...

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...

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Film Ally showcases a diverse range of film industry resources that have been thoroughly vetted by our team of experienced insiders. If we’re not completely confident that you’ll learn, benefit or grow from a member-contributed article, book, class, software product or piece of equipment, or community listing, you won’t find it here. Guaranteed.

Join us on our quest to becoming the largest database of quality resources and the most-trusted film community for actors, screenwriters, independent filmmakers and other passionate members of this sturdily growing multi-billion dollar industry.

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Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting

Imagine having Samuel L. Jackson as your acting teacher. A talent with over 100 films to his credit. Films like, Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction, The Negotiator, Coach Carter, Good Fellas, SWAT, The Avengers and 93 more...

Steve Martin Teaches Comedy

His career began doing stand-up at a drive-in movie theater where the audience would honk their horns if they enjoyed his jokes. Some 50 career-building years later, Steve Martin can add, Comedian, Actor, Writer, TV...

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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.

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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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