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New Orleans Film Society: South Summit Asset-Mapping

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Fixing Existing Pipelines Isn’t Enough. It’s Time to Make New Ones

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Final Draft's Write On: A Screenwriting Prodcast

Designed to help you navigate the screenwriting industry, this podcast interviews working screenwriters, agents, managers, and producers to show you how successful executives and writers make a living writing and working with screenplays, and how you can use their knowledge to break into the industry.

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Behind The Scenes: The State of Inclusion & Equity in TV Writing

This report captures the challenges besetting underrepresented TV writers and provides proven best practices to guide industry professionals.

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A Practical Guide to Distributing Your Film Internationally: Who Else is Out There in the International Digital Space Beyond the “Big Guns”?

In this blog post, Wendy Bernfeld — Founder and Managing Director of Rights Stuff, co-author of "Selling Your Film Outside the U.S." (2014), and digital consultant specializing in Library and Original Content acquisition/distribution and international strategy/deal advice for traditional media, digital media, and web/cross-platform/transmedia programming — creates a practical guide for indie film distribution in the international digital space, outlines the shifts that COVID has brought out in this space, and provides a robust list of platforms to look into.

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On-Screen Protocols and Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities,Cultures, Concepts and Stories

Commissioned by imagineNATIVE, this highly-anticipated guide provides cultural principles, key findings from a national consultation process, and best practices for filmmakers, production companies, and funders who are telling Indigenous stories onscreen. Above all, this document highlights the importance of engaging Indigenous artists, and communities, as collaborative partners when telling Indigenous stories.

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Dear Producer: Producers Sustainability Survey 2020

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Dear Producer's Indie Film Town Hall

In this town hall, Dear Producer brought together a group of 20 independent producers with 40 of their favorite creative collaborators, such as cinematographers, production designers, costume designers, make-up arts, and first assistant directors, to discuss what the independent film world is up against during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways in which independent filmmakers can continue to create and thrive.

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Distribution Advocates: A Distribution Cheat Sheet for Independent Filmmakers

In the world of acquisition and distribution, knowledge on how to navigate the process is not reaching independent filmmakers. To better arm independent filmmakers through this process, Distribution Advocates created a cheat sheet on distribution - a working document intended as a tool for independent filmmakers to parse distribution offers and negotiate licenses from a position of power.

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Beyond Inclusion: The Critical Role of POC in the US Documentary Ecosystem

"Beyond Inclusion: The Critical Role of POC in the US Documentary Ecosystem" is researched and written by Sahar Driver, PhD. It outlines the relationship between documentary and social change, provides a critical overview of nonfiction film organizations led by and serving communities of color in the US, their impact in shaping a more equitable documentary sector, and how they advance non-fiction social justice filmmaking. Finally, it makes recommendations to funders and stakeholders on why and how these efforts should be resourced at this time.

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Film Collaborative's: Digital Distribution Guide

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Privilege and Pandemic: How COVID-19 Reveals the Documentary Sustainability Crisis

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Latinx Directors Database

Featured in honor of Latinx Heritage Month, the Latinx Directors Database, an initiative created by Latinx directors Alberto Belli, Aurora Guerrero, Joel Novoa, and Diego Velasco, is a resource dedicated to showcasing a community of talented Latinx directors with the experience to direct film, TV and commercial content. Studios, networks, producers and showrunners can use this database to find and hire Latinx directors. All Latinx directors with 1 episode of streaming or TV, a distributed feature, or a short that has participated in a top tier film festival, can sign up for free to be included in the database.

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Alternative Models for Artist Sustainability in a COVID Economy and Beyond

Creative Capital hosted an online conversation about the impact of the pandemic on the creative economy and alternative models to maintain financial sustainability for artists, with artists Daniel Park, Caroline Woolard, and Kristina Wong. This article synthesizes that conversation.

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DPA's Guidelines For The Documentary Waterfall

The lack of adequate compensation for documentary filmmakers is one of the greatest threats to filmmaker sustainability. To address this issue, the Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA) published new landmark guidelines for financing in documentary film, following more than three years of research and collaboration with industry stakeholders.

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SUSTAIN is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

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COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations from The National Endowment for the Arts

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Moms-in-Film: Advocating for Parents in the Film & TV Industry

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Working Artists for a Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)

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Storytelling with a Purpose

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Virtual Reality: A funder’s perspective

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Empathy, Neurochemistry and the Dramatic Arc

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IDA Grant Directory

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