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Color Grading 101: Everything You Need to Know from Film Riot

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The Film Collaborative: Distributor ReportCard

From The Film Collaborative, the Distributor ReportCard™ collates real experiences from real filmmakers in an anonymous, “Zagat-type” format, so that filmmakers can make informed decisions about which distributor might be the right fit for their film. Recently launched with 5 distributors listed, The Film Collaborative will be updating the list to include another 35 distributors over the coming year.

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ShotDeck: Largest Collection of Fully Searchable HD Movie Images

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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 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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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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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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"The Future of Independent Film in the Age of the Corporate Streamers" Interviews with Filmmakers, Programmers, Distributors, Exhibitors & More

From The Film Collaborative, a video interview series of informal 20-minute chats with filmmakers, programmers, distributors, exhibitors, distribution experts, and other industry professionals on pressing film-distribution-related topics in this these tumultuous and unpredictable times.

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Albert Planet Placement: Guidelines for Implementing Environmental Sustainability in Content

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Green Spark Group Sustainable Production Resources

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Green Production Guide

Sustainability matters. Created by studios and industry professionals, the Green Production Guide is a set of tools and resources to help filmmakers plan, communicate, implement and track sustainable production practices and reduce the environmental impact of their projects.

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Reel Green: How B.C.'s Motion Picture Industry is Promoting Sustainability On and Off Set

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Environmental Media Association Green Seal for Production Resources & Best Practices

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Hollywood Digital Climate Summit Action Guide for Filmmakers

From Young Entertainment Activists (YEA!), this collection of practical tools and impact resources was created for film students, conscious freelancers, young professionals, climate activists, scientists, and anyone interested in climate justice. It contains action items to make Hollywood more sustainable as well as tips for carbon footprint reduction in production and ideas for climate artists.

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From Women In Film - Filling the Gaps: Bringing History Alive on Screen

Part of the 2021 Women In Film TV Summit, this panel of female TV creators and performers focuses on unpacking the layers to developing and portraying historical narratives on TV. Featuring Zackary Drucker (EP & Director of THE LADY AND THE DALE), Joi McMillon (Editor of THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, Juliet Rylance ("Della" on PERRY MASON), Jurnee Smolett ("Leti" on LOVECRAFT COUNTRY), Amy Ziering (Co-Creator, EP, Writer & Director of ALLEN V. FARROW); moderated by Andria Wilson Mirza (ReFrame Director).

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Panel: Warner Bros. Executive Producers on Running Shows

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Eco-Friendly Practices in the Film Industry

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Black Film Space Podcast: Hannah Beachler on Production Design

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Reel Green Sustainability Toolkits

The Reel Green Sustainability Toolkits are resources and tools created by Reel Green™ and industry to facilitate and implement best practices on motion picture productions in British Columbia, and can serve as a model for other regions.

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2021 Hollywood Climate Summit: Hollywood's Footprint Panel

In this panel discussion, policy leaders, scientists, and activists weigh in on what it would take for the Hollywood film industry reach net zero status and how Hollywood can use its global power to infuse policy and scientific innovation into storytelling.

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