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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 Essential Scriptwriting Suggestions

It’s trite to say that a great script is one that sells, but the hard truth is that there are thousands of interesting stories living their lives in...

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...

3 Tips To Land A Distribution Deal That Works For You

When a major studio produces a movie, they’re footing the bill. They’ve got the financial resources to pay for everything from script development to...

5 critical reasons film industry members need to create professional websites

The explosion of social media over the last few years has been a boon to getting the word out. From all over the world, people can sell anything, buy...

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Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring

‘My language is music and the best way I can communicate’ says Hans Zimmer. Having scored over 150 films in his career, The Lion King, Dark Knight, and Inception being most notable, this self-taught ‘Oscar’ winner...

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...


    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.

Jodie Foster Teaches Filmmaking

With over 50 years of movie-making experience both in front and behind the lens, Jodie’s Masterclass teaching course will appeal to many audiences. As someone who has close to 60 directing and film nominations, a...

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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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