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Why Film Festivals Matter To Indie Filmmakers

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10 Sage Tips For New Filmmakers

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I’m Not Your Sugar Daddy – Pitching Your Film Project To Investors

You may be a great believer in the myth of the kindly benefactor, but if so, you should save it for your script. There’s always room in Hollywood for …

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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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David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film

Connect with your creativity... An avant-garde figure in filmmaking, David Lynch introduced mainstream audiences to art-house films. Now the Oscar-nominated director of Mulholland Drive teaches his c

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In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing

In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ri

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