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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...

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 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...

Mastering the use of Catharsis and adding it to your bag of screenwriting tricks.

Katharsis as the ancient Greeks defined it, meant cleansing or purification. In today’s screenwriting world, using Catharsis properly describes...

So you want to be a screenwriter! 4 rules of the road.

In jest, somebody wrote “Alcohol because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad.” Many famous writers had an addiction to Madame...

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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...

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

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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...

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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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