Charis Joy Jackson

Charis Joy Jackson is a writer, director, producer and teacher working with The Initiative Production Company. During the day she makes movies and in her spare time is writing a novel. She's a self-proclaimed nerd who wishes she could live in Hobbiton. You can follow her on Instagram @charisjoyjackson

How to Make Your Own Content and Produce a Movie

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This Is An Independent Series You Need To See

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What You Need To Know About Making An Independent Film

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How To Have A Beautiful Friendship With Your Makeup Artist

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The 5 Most Important Types of Acting Training You Need To Know

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The Acting Training That Will Make You A Better Director

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5 Tips for Every Indie 1st AD

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This Is Why You Need a Film Producer

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