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Finding The Perfect Location For Your Film Production

Some movies are shot on location because production companies believe a real setting will give their movie an added layer of authenticity. Most...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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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