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Third Eye Collective: South Asian Talent Directory

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A-DOC Network Crew Database

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, check out this database of Asian American documentarians from A-DOC Network. If you’re looking to collaborate with an A-Doc member for your project, this is your go-to resource.

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Social Media Best Practices for Artists

Building a social media following can be a daunting task, especially for those starting out. Many artists have made social media a natural extension of their practice, while others only use it when they have time or when they want to promote their work. Regardless of your experience with social media, communicating across different platforms can take time and some strategic thinking. Creative Capital created a guide of best practices for artists who want to gain a following on the most popular digital platforms.

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Yes, You Can Get Film Distribution Without a Producer—Here's How

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Online Film Festivals: Where to Get Your Film Distributed

In this article, The Film Fund breaks down how COVID-19 has changed the festival landscape and provides tips for filmmakers on how to make the most of online film festivals.

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Co//ab Takeaways: The Recipe to Creating a Feature Script That Audiences Can’t Get Enough Of

In this Co//ab Takeaway, we outline Oscar-nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord's five (5) key ingredients for writing a captivating screenplay. To write a film that attracts an audience, you must satisfy the reason that they watch films in the first place.

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A Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility: Changing the Narrative of Disability in Documentary Film

This Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility has been created by FWD-Doc in association with Doc Society and supported by Netflix, featuring a case study about Crip Camp (2020) and with a view to best practice, not just compliance.

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Four Completely Different Ways to Shoot a Doc (and Make It Cinematic)

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The Other Story Podcast

A podcast series that examines a dominant narrative in society about a particular identity or issue, and asks how it came to be, how it might be changed, and the role the entertainment industry has had in reinforcing or deconstructing it.

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Filmmakers: What If You Don’t Need A Movie Theatre (Or Streaming Services) At All?

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2019-2020 DGA Episodic TV Director Inclusion Report

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Green Production Guide

In honor of Earth Day, check out the Green Production Guide. Developed by film industry leaders with environmental expertise, this guide offers filmmakers the tools, resources, and vendors needed to reduce the environmental impact of production.

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Code of Best Practices for Sustainable Filmmaking

This code provides tools for filmmakers to measure whether their practices are as sustainable as they can be throughout the production process.

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New Climate Narratives: In a World of Racial Injustice and a Global Pandemic

Presented by the Producers Guild of America, this panel, unpacking the relationship between racial justice and climate justice, is the first discussion in the New Climate Narratives Series.

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Beyond Apocalypse: Alternative Climate Futures in Film and TV

NRDC presents a panel on Alternative Climate Futures in Film & TV. This panel premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

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TIFF Talks | Going Green: Sustainable Practices in Film & TV

Part of TIFF Talks, this keynote address and subsequent panel discussion identifies what steps can be taken to develop and integrate sustainable practices into film, TV, and media production.

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Co//ab Takeaways: Six Rules for Writing a Compelling TV Episode

In this Co//ab Takeaway, showrunner Glen Mazzara (THE WALKING DEAD, THE SHIELD) outlines six pieces of advice from his Master Class on Episodic Writing on how to write a captivating script that keeps audiences coming back for more.

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No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide

This illustrated resource points creators to ways they can make moving narratives that advance policy demands that are now within reach. It lays out frameworks and tools that support social change movements to harness the power of artists and culture makers in painting a picture of a more equitable and just future. It also highlights resources for artists who have been hard hit economically and professionally.

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Artizen Grants

Artizen grants are funded and curated by the community. Membership dues from grant supporters are pooled and awarded to projects selected by fellow fans, creators, and industry leaders providing more sustainable support for the artists. Artizen grants aim to support all types and disciplines of artists including game developers, filmmakers, creative coders, musicians, dancers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, writers, XR creators, illustrators, designers, and more.

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Co//ab Takeaways: Four Essential Tips for Adapting a Screenplay

Crafting your own engaging story out of someone else's creation or a historical event is daunting, but Oscar-nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord has had plenty of experience with it and in this post outlines her four essential tips for adapting a screenplay.

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2020-21 Screen Series Filmmaker Q&As Video Library

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American Theatre: Offscript Podcast

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Co//ab Takeaways: What Actually Happens in a TV Writer’s Room?

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