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The Fine Print: How To Understand and Negotiate a Film Distribution Contract
Distribution 7th Nov 2016

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, distribution

As a consequence of all the new distribution channels and the splitting up of rights in the works among multiple distributors, distribution contracts have changed and evolved.
Canon Surprises With Two Camera Announcements
Technical 26th Sep 2016

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Canon has announced two new cameras, one expected, the other a bit of a surprise: the Canon 5D Mark IV and the Canon C700 Cinema Camera.
What Filmmakers Need to Know About Indie Film Distribution in 2016
Distribution 6th Sep 2016

filmmaking tips, film school, indie tips, distribution

You’ve made an independent film and you’d like to get it out into the world. Unfortunately, unless you’re already a “name” director with an established track record or your film has played at top festivals, there’s no clear route to getting distribution.
15 Tips for Producers from the Cannes Film Festival
Finance & Funding 1st Sep 2016

filmmaking tips, film funding, film finance

Here are 15 tips, cautions and commentaries on producing films circa 2013 Scott Macaulay picked up from his time at Cannes.
Fix It in Production: A 1st A.D. Tells You What Mistakes to Avoid when Shooting an Independent Film
Film & Television 8th Aug 2016

filmmaking tips, film school, indie tips

We’ve all heard — and groaned at — the words, “fix it in post.” Some things really can or should be fixed in post, of course, but the biggest challenges in production are in pre-production planning.
9 Tips for Pitching Your TV Series
Film & Television 8th Jan 2016
If you can find a way onto the network exec’s couch, the following tips culled from recent industry events, like the IFP’s Screen Forward will be your lifelines:
5 Tips on Pitching Web Series
Finance & Funding 28th Sep 2015

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Those pitching web series will be defining both the format as well as the content of their proposed series.
What Everyone Does on a Film Set
Film & Television 26th Aug 2015

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For those new to physical production, here is a list of film set departments, with notes on their staff positions, responsibilities, benefits and attractions.