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7 Ways to Crack the Code of TV Writing

At Sundance, acclaimed TV and feature film writers, featuring writers of 'Transparent,' 'Six Feet Under,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' and more, share essential tips for episodic writing.

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How to Build Momentum in Your Screenplay

Tips on how to make your screenplay get noticed.

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Vox: How a TV Show Gets Made

Check out this start to finish breakdown by Vox of how a TV show gets made

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Christina Choe on What It Takes to Make a Movie

Christina Choe is a versatile filmmaker, traversing the lines between fiction and non-fiction. In this piece by Creative Independent, Christina highlights what it took to make her feature film Nancy.

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What Are Your Rights as a Documentary Filmmaker? A Primer on Permission

Know your rights and having the appropriate documents on hand can set you up for success when capturing that big story.

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Creative Burnout is Not a Myth (And There’s a Way to Heal From It)

Writer and creative, Nathalie Sejean, breaksdown the phases of creative burnout and how to cope.

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Nancy Meyers Reveals the Secrets of Her Successful Writing and Directing Process

What makes Nancy Meyer films so entertaining? Check out this list of tips from the legendary writer and director herself.

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Who's Who on a Movie Crew

A useful description of the different crew members on a film set and what they do.

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What I Learned After Conducting 40+ Interviews for My First Feature Documentary

Oakley Anderson-Moore, a filmmaker and writer for No Film School, shares valuable tips she's learned through the numerous interviews she's conducted during her career.

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Steven Follows: Advice for Filmmakers Trying to Navigate the Film Industry

Film industry data analyst, Stephen Follows, provides tangible advice for navigating the industry.

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How They Did It: The Farewell Writer-Director Lulu Wang Shares Secrets to Turning Your Life Story into a Memoir Movie

Lulu Wang reflects on her journey of making a deeply personal narrative film.

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126 Lessons On Independent Film Directing, Cinematography, Post-Production, Distribution, And More…

An indie filmmakers list of all of the advice he's learned throughout his career.

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Creative Independent: On Learning How to Make a Film as You Make It

Filmmakers Amelia Trask & Sasha Hecht discuss the journey of making their first feature-length music documentary, learning as they go.

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Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang on ONE CHILD NATION

Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang on their decision to make policy and propaganda active characters in ONE CHILD NATION.

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A Massive List of Fall 2019 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

No Film School put together a massive list of fall 2019 grants that you should know about.

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How Do You Know Which Idea to Pursue? The First Feature: AMATEUR

Sundance alum, Ryan Koo, talks about his journey on AMATEUR and how to get your first feature made.

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Creating, Releasing, and Marketing Your Short Film

Heather Ostrove interviewed Sundance staffers and established shorts creators to craft this helpful guide on making and releasing short films.

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LATE NIGHT: Director Nisha Ganatra Talks Emma Thompson’s Improv Skills and Portraying an Aspirational Writers Room

Nisha Ganatra talks about her inspiration as a director, story tone, working with actors, and the making of LATE NIGHT.

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Indie Film Casting Explained: From Casting Calls to Callbacks

The folks at Studiobinder put together this comprehensive guide of everything you need to know about the casting process from start to finish.

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First Time Filmmakers: 5 Things To Do Before Shooting Your Film

There are important tasks beyond the creative that first time filmmakers need to think about when prepping for production. Check out these top 5 tips.

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Breaking and Entering, Part One: How to Shoot Down Self-Doubt and Pay the Rent While Making It in the Film Industry

Big picture advice on how to persevere and make it in the indie film industry.

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Directing Challenges: How to Communicate Effectively with Actors

Tips for directors on how to collaborate effectively and get the best performances possible out of actors.

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The Ultimate Pre Production Checklist for Film & Video

Here's a helpful checklist that will keep you on track for all of your pre-production tasks.

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