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ZIFF 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION ANNOUNCED Tanzanian Film Gets Opening Night Honour
Film & Television 24th May 2017

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The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) has announced its official selection of films for competition and screening at this year’s event takins place from July 8th -16th in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
How to Create The Perfect Show Bible
Film & Television 23rd May 2017

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A pitch for a TV series involves more than just writing the pilot. You need to write a guide to go with it.
10 Things to Know Before Shooting Your Microbudget, Part 2: Financing and Hidden Costs
Film & Television 23rd May 2017

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Here's the second of no film school's two-part series on how to successfully plan a microbudget feature.
10 Things to Know Before Shooting Your Microbudget, Part 1: Budgeting and Pre-Pro
Film & Television 22nd May 2017

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Microbudget filmmaking is almost like the premise of a reality show: how do you make your vision come alive on the screen while spending the least possible amount of money?
Al Jazeera English named Broadcaster of the Year at New York Festivals
Film & Television 22nd May 2017

Al Jazeera, Broadcaster of the Year, New York Festivals

Al Jazeera Media Network is celebrating winning a total of five Gold World Medals, 14 Silver World Medals and seven Bronze Medals at the prestigious New York Film Festivals awards last month.
7 Pre-Production Hacks for a 2nd Assistant Director
Film & Television 19th May 2017

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As a 2nd AD, it is your responsibility to make sure the personnel involved in the production have all the information they need to do their job well. Here are 7 hacks to make your pre-production process a bit more efficient.
National Film and Video Foundation Call for Audit Committee
Film & Television 19th May 2017

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The NFVF is calling for submissions from persons with appropriate background and expertise to assist the NFVF in achieving its objectives.
Dan Mace joins Egg Films
Film & Television 18th May 2017

Egg Films, Dan Mace

Dan Mace, last year’s CFP-e/Shots Young Directors Awards winner from Africa, has joined Egg Films and hit the ground running, going straight into a YouTube campaign with producer Vjorn du Toit.
'Blame': How a 20-Year-Old Made the Hottest Film at Tribeca Instead of Going to Film School
Film & Television 16th May 2017

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Quinn Shephard shares the secrets behind her self-taught journey from high school student to rising film star.
Here Are Some Great Tips for Directors Who Are Just Starting Out
Film & Television 15th May 2017

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Directing is a tough gig, especially if you're not completely clear on what it is you'll be doing on set.