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Recommended Resources

Resources for independent filmmakers we love!

Newsletter Archive -
Over 250 archived newsletters from the last 3 years - come on, you got a lot of catching up to do!

Independent Film Blog -
The blog of Film Specific founder Stacey Parks, dedicated to exploring ways to make movies that sell.

Film Collaborative -
The first non-profit, full-service provider dedicated to the distribution of independent film, including narrative features, documentaries, and shorts.

Indie Rights -
Indie Rights offers distribution services to filmmakers who have feature-length films that have not found an audience. We also arrange licensing of film content to qualified buyers. Finding an audience for your independent films has never been easier. New ditigal distribution platforms exist that will allow you to benefit directly for your work. Indie Rights was formed to help you find your audience.

Jeff Steele's Film Closings -
Film finance expert Jeff Steele's blog dedicated to sharing insider insights about film finance

Raindance -
Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards.and

Screen International & Screen Daily -
Screen International is the essential resource for the international film industry. Our audience relies on us for expert and trusted insight into the stories behind the headlines. Screen International provides in-depth news analysis, time-critical data and unrivalled coverage of the global film industry.

Shooting People -
Shooting People is an international organization of over 37,000 active independent filmmakers covering all aspects of the industry from directors to writers to actors. Get advice and find work through daily email bulletins (over 200 shorts and music videos are cast & crewed up every week), keep up to date with indie film news, find out about funding, festival submissions, training and local film events, upload your films and show them to the world

Sydney's Buzz -
A blog dedicated to pulling back the curtain on on the international movie biz

Think Outside The Box Office -
The official site of the essential book and workshop series, Think Outside The Box Office by Jon Reiss

Truly Free Film -
Indie Producer Ted Hope's essential blog for filmmakers


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