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7 Key takeaways newbies need to follow to get their script read.

Appeasing the Gatekeepers. There are many. A wise man once asked, "If your script falls in the forest and nobody reads it, any chance you get the job…

Producing

Finding The Perfect Location For Your Film Production

Some movies are shot on location because production companies believe a real setting will give their movie an added layer of authenticity. Most, howev…

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5 Important Tips For Maintaining Screenwriting Sanity

If a writer’s life can be a lonely one, then a screenwriter’s career is surely spent in an uninhabited corner of the planet Zeron. Scripts don’t read …

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5 critical reasons film industry members need to create professional websites

The explosion of social media over the last few years has been a boon to getting the word out. From all over the world, people can sell anything, buy …

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Distribution: What’s The Deal?

When it comes time to sign a distribution agreement, you’re going to want to take a close look at the fine print and get some knowledgeable advice abo…

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