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The Art of the Emmy Submission

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The Script Lab Podcast: Weiko Lin, author of Crazy Screenwriting Secrets - How to Capture a Global Audience

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Digital Distribution Guide

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The Hollywood Commission

The Hollywood Commission resources for producers were created to provide all productions with access to state-of-the-art practices, resources, and guidance, including a sample policy to promote safe, equitable, and harassment-free workplaces. Additional resources include minimum system requirements and employer checklists, and template policies and procedures for managing high-risk situations.

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IDFA Industry Session: Co-Productions and Film Financing in the US and EU (Part 1)

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Decentralized Pictures: Democratic Film Financing and Production Support

decentralized pictures (DCP) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization based on an idea that artistic talent may be discovered in innovative ways. Through user consensus we have set up a democratic film fund, online community of creatives, film-fans, and industry professionals who will decide who is most deserving of our support. Submit your idea, and if the world agrees with you, we’ll help you make it. We’ll help finance it, and introduce you to the people who will help you execute it in a professional way. We love to discover great talent and curate content.

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The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary

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101 Epic Adventure Story Prompts

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Dear Producer, DISTRIBUTORS FACT SHEET: 2022 Edition

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How Do You Raise the Stakes in Your Screenplay?

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Free Safety Training & Legal Services for Your Independent Production

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Rewriting Your Screenplay

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5 Ways to Calculate and Track Your Artistic Progress

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Game On: How Tech Companies Are Betting On The Metaverse

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Six Adaptation Steps Before You Adapt That Book

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

IFTA’s Practical Guide to Copyright Protection provides a road map to better understand how to protect your works and enforce your rights.

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You Are Going to Fail at Filmmaking More Than You Succeed—How to Deal with It

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Documentary Budgeting for Emerging Filmmakers

A HotDocs overview on budgeting that helps you enact best practices for your next project.

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How To Refine A Shooting Script (And Still Adapt On Set)

Here are some things to keep in mind when revising a shooting script on a film set.

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In Depth Cine: Using Colour To Tell A Story In Film

This video from In Depth Cine, examines the idea of colour in filmmaking by going through an introduction to colour theory, looking at how filmmakers can create a specific colour palette for their footage and taking a look at some examples of how colour has been used to aid the narrative of different stories.

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The Art of Documentary Storytelling Podcast

In this podcast, documentary story consultant Karen Everett advises filmmakers on how to improve their works-in-progress.

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Paths to Becoming a Professional Screenwriter

A ScreenCraft guide on making your way in your screenwriting career.

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Entertainment Partners: U.S. State Production Incentive Guide

Finding the right production incentives can be overwhelming but, it can also mean a big savings in production budgets. Tax benefits can make the difference in whether a project gets made, but it’s important to understand which ones best suit the production’s needs. Entertainment Partners' team of experts has done the research for filmmakers and put together a free state-by-state guide to production incentives.

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