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A Smart Artist’s Guide to Income Taxes

It's that time of year again and Creative Independent wants you to be prepared. Check out their helpful income tax guide for artists.

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No Film School: VFX Tips

With a little creativity, not only can VFX effects be affordable, but it can even save you money.

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Roundup: Genre Filmmaking Tips and Tricks from the Filmmakers of Fantastic Fest

Expert genre filmmakers from Fantastic Fest share their tips and tricks for genre-specific filmmaking.

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Dear Producer: Producers In Front of the Camera, Megan Gilbride

Megan Gilbride stresses the importance of thinking about audience first, even during the early stages of development.

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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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Doc Money Map: A Guide to Tax Incentives

The Documentary Film Program wants you to know about all of the available tax incentives for filmmakers.

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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 is Producing? A Group of Sundance Producers Share Insights on Financing, Selecting Projects and Making a Career out of Making Movies

Filmmaker Magazine sat down with a few Sundance producers to breakdown exactly what producing entails.

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Don’t Fail Before You Start: Everything You Need To Know About Pre-Production

Noam Kroll shares some pre-production best practices, through chronically the process of making his feature film, White Crow.

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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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10 Tips on Scoring Great Locations when Producing a Microbudget Movie

10 Tips on Scoring Great Locations when Producing a Microbudget Movie

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Indie Law: Our Entertainment Law Expert Pulls Your Legal Questions From The MM Mailbag

Independent film counselor David Pierce of the Pierce Law Group Beverly Hills answers readers' legal questions.

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On What it Takes to Sustain a Creative Life Financially

Sarah Schulweis, founder of Anchor and Orbit Consulting, candidly shares what it took for her to get her creative business off the ground, in addition to stories of other creatives she's worked with.

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The Web Series May Be The New Pilot

Exploring the webseries as a catalyst for diversity, originality, and mainstream success featuring examples from 'Insecure', 'High Maintenance', and 'Broad City'.

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What Does a Producer Do: The Various Types of Producers in Film and TV

An introduction to the differences in types of producers.

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The Opportunity Agenda: Working with Cultural Influencers

A guide for how to work with cultural influencers of all kinds to encourage meaningful dialogue and spark change surrounding social issues.

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8 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Feature Film

A filmmakers account of mistakes to avoid when making your first feature.

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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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The Beginner’s Guide to VR Scriptwriting & Storytelling

A deep dive introduction into screenwriting for VR.

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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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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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