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Pre-Production and Production

Tips on getting started, project management, budgeting, fundraising, and more.

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Insurance for Filmmakers

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

12 Things You Should Look for in a Fiscal Sponsor

Funding for Documentaries

12 Tweetable Crowdfunding Tips

Federal Funding from NEA and NEH

New Year's Resolutions for Documentary Filmmakers




Post-Production workflows, archival research tips, and more. 

Some Tools for Long-Distance Post-Production Workflow

Five Ways to Give Constructive Criticism


Film Festivals

Know Thy Festival

You Need to Budget for Film Festivals

Don't Underestimate the Power of an Image

Don't Wait for the Late Deadline


Distribution and Outreach

Film festivals, distributors, broadcasters, and outreach strategies. 

Perspectives on TUGG and GATHR

Navigating Public Television




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