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California Lawyers for the Arts

California Lawyers for the Arts helps artists find qualified legal counsel to assist with the legal matters they may encounter as artists.

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ShotDeck: Largest Collection of Fully Searchable HD Movie Images

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The Script Lab: Screenplay Library

The Script Lab's online screenplay library has hundreds of screenplays for free access and download. A great resource for filmmakers and screenwriters who want to see how their favorite films were written before the screen.

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50 Feature Script Downloads All Screenwriters Need to Get Their Hands On

Curated from the Script Lab's free online screenplay library, this list features 50 script downloads all screenwriters should consider reading. There are many things writers can learn by watching and re-watching a great film, but reading a script provides a unique insight into the mind of the screenwriter, before anyone else is involved.

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Film Fatales Podcast - Compassionate Storytelling: A Journey Through Non-fiction

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BlackStar Podcast: Many Lumens - Janicza Bravo on Accountability, Friendship and the Creative Process

In this episode, Artistic Director & CEO of Blackstar, Maori Karmael Holmes, is joined by filmmaker Janicza Bravo. Their chat encompasses everything from accountability and friendship, to Janicza's hands-on creative process and the importance of choosing your battles, to her latest feature ZOLA and a shared childhood obsession with Barbies!

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Creative Capital: A Cheat Sheet on Financial Literacy for Artists

A critical understanding of artist finances is key to building a sustainable creative career. From Creative Capital, this cheat sheet helps artists navigate the financial landscape and considerations of freelancing and consulting.

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Filmmakers Legal Clinic (Formerly Indie Film Clinic)

The Filmmakers Legal Clinic (FLC), formerly known as the Indie Film Clinic, provides free transactional, intellectual property, and First Amendment legal services to visual advocates, filmmakers and video journalists working to move the social justice needle and diversify the stories that are told through media.

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The Creative Independent: How to Make a Low-Budget Film in the Age of COVID

From The Creative Independent, this guide provides practical advice for producing a low-budget film in the age of COVID.

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The Good Energy Playbook: A Playbook for Screenwriting in the Age of Climate Change

Created by writers, for writers, this interactive resource is here to help creators explore the endless ways the climate emergency complicates characters and colors story worlds.

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The Whole Picture Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Mentally Healthy Production

From The Film and TV Charity, this step-by-step guide helps filmmakers create mentally healthy productions.

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HBO Docs Club Podcast

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We Make Movies: Mental Health Tips For Filmmakers

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Head Above Water: A Filmmaking & Mental Health Podcast

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CineLink Talks: Mental Health in the Film Industry (presented by Documentary Campus)

What does our industry need to do to make sure those employed within it enjoy good mental health? In this panel presented by Documentary campus, two filmmakers and two qualified therapists working in film discuss strategies and suggestions for a healthier industry.

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Dear Producer: The Producing Methods Needed to Make Your Film Happen and to Make it Great

In this article from Dear Producer, Epiphany James outlines the key takeaways from Oscar-winning producer Ted Hope's masterclass on The Producers Code and the producing techniques he's developed to help elevate projects and ensure they gets made.

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Berlinale's House of Talents Podcast: Non-Scripted: Can We Write Cinema?

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NFT Financing: How to Use NFTs to Fund and Distribute Your Projects

The Writers Guild Foundation with The Business of Creating bring this dynamic panel and Q&A with seasoned entertainment professionals on how filmmakers can raise money for their projects with NFTS.

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VC Workshop: Grant Writing to Get Noticed

From Video Consortium, this workshop "Doc Grant Writing: Writing to Stand Out," features filmmakers and funding gurus Gabriella Garcia-Pardo (TIME, 2020 Sundance Creative Producing Lab Fellow), Heidi Reinberg (93QUEEN, HOT ZONW), and Shaleece Haas (REAL BOY, THE GENIUS OF MARIAN) as they share strategies to get your independent documentary funded with VC Education Committee member Julia Pontecorvo.

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Insights from the 2021 Sustainable Production Forum

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Our Professional Everest: A Panel Recap on the State of Indie Producing

A recap of Dear Producer's panel on the state of indie producing moderated by Avril Speaks (producer, JINN) with panelists Amanda Marshall (producer, SWISS ARMY MAN), Kim Roth (producer, BLUE BAYOU), Rachel Shane (producer, THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE) and Lizzie Shapiro (producer, SHIVA BABY).

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"More to Talk About" Podcast: Intimacy Directors Show Broadway a Gentle Way of Returning ft. Claire Warden

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Filmmaker Joshua Sanchez (FOUR) On How To Stay Sane and Healthy While Making a Film

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