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Co//ab Takeaways: How to Fail at Filmmaking (and Why You Must)

Heather Rae

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Co//ab Takeaways: Let Your Career Catch You Off Guard: Chloé Zhao on Navigating the Film Business

Chloé Zhao

Writer / Director / Producer

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WIF Speaker Series: Black Muslim Women in Media

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

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2019-2020 DGA Episodic TV Director Inclusion Report

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American Film Market: Sessions Video Library

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13 Filmmakers Share the Advice You Need to Direct an Indie Feature

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Resources for Black Filmmakers: A Guide

This guide is a compilation of funding sources, professional organizations, and more to help Black filmmakers succeed.

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IDA's Breaking It Down: The Documentary Interview

Part of IDA's Gettin' Real 2020 Conference, this panel features five talented documentary filmmakers discussing how trust and personal connection between creators and protagonists are keys to expanding the cinematic voice of the documentary interview.

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4 Lessons on Being a First-Time Director from a First-Time Director

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Ghetto Film School's Virtual Speaker Series

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Walking the Wire: A Conversation on the Director Producer Partnership

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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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Checkpoints: Independent Film’s Gatekeeper Problem by Anthony Kaufman

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We Need Black Filmmakers to Tell the Story of 2020 by Stanley Nelson

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Tiger Woods Series Is a Flashpoint for Decolonizing Docs by Tambay Obenson

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Who Is Telling Whose Story, To Whom, and Why? by Lisa Valencia-Svensson (Video)

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A Reckoning by Sonya Childress

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Who Is Telling Whose Story, To Whom, and Why? by Lisa Valencia-Svensson (Article)

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DPA Anti-Racist & Structural Equality Resource Guide

Resource guide to help all producers and content creators better understand the responsibilities we share, internalize the importance of this work, and highlight the reasons, benefits and pathways to creating an inclusive and decolonized documentary ecosystem.

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Here’s How to Shoot a Sci-Fi Film on a Low Budget

Teemu Nikki, the director and co-writer of “Lovemilla,” a Finnish science-fiction-fantasy-comedy-musical, shares how he and his team created a sci-fi film on a shoe string budget.

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Musicbed: Interview with Jim Cummings

Director/Actor/Producer Jim Cummings, talks about the persistence and tenacity it takes to make ambitious, personal films.

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A Complete Guide to Documentary Filmmaking

A step by step guide on what it takes to create a documentary film from start to finish.

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