What You Need To Know About Making An Independent Film

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Writing Film vs T.V: What’s the Deal With That?

Have you ever wondered what it was like to write for T.V? Turns out ...

5 Things Every 1st AD Should Have On Them At All Times

If you want to be an independent 1st AD, this is the filmmaking advice ...

A Conversation With Brit Marling About Being A Creative

In this awesome interview Brit Marling talks about creating the innovative Netflix show, The ...

New Directors You Need to See

While some say that creative ideas in film are dead, I say “Did you ...

3 Qualities Actors Want In A Director

You as a director set the tone and atmosphere for both the actors and ...

The 10 Most Important Film Terms You Need to Know

For you film school students just getting your start, this is the definitive list ...

Continuity’s Best Friends: What You Need to Succeed

Written by Brenden Bell New to the continuity department and unsure what to bring? ...

How to Set Up A Self Test

Recording self tests for actors can be a good way to network yourself and ...

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