Resources

FILMMAKER NEWS & GOSSIP
Top 10 Filmmaker Sites

Filmmaking news for filmmakers, screenwriters and directors

Independent Gossip – www.Indiewire.com
Filmmaker Gossip – www.AintItCoolNews.com
Moviemaking News – www.MovieMaker.com
Filmmaking News –www.FilmmakerMagazine.com
Low Budget Film News – www.FilmThreat.com
Indie Film News – www.FadeInMag.com
Independent Film News – www.Filmmaker.com
Film & Movie Gossip – www.RumourMachine.com
Canadian Film News – www.PraxisFilm.com
Independent Film News – www.IndieTalk.com

FILMMAKER INDUSTRY CONTACTS
Best 10 Film Contact Sites

Find a screenwriter, a producer, a director, an actor! Hire a film crew, a cinematographer, a composer, an editor!

Hire a TV Screenwriter – WGA.org
Hire a Film Director – DGA.org
Hire a Movie Actor – SAG.org
Hire a Cinematographer – IATSE-intl.org
Hire a Producer – IMDB.com
Hire Talent & Stars – HCDonline.com
Hire a Film Crew – FilmStaff.com
Hire a Movie Crew – ProductionHUB.com
Hire an English Actor – ActorsEquity.org
Hire a Canadian Actor – Actra.ca

HOLLYWOOD NEWS & GOSSIP, B.O.
Ten Best Hollywood Sites

Movie Studio & Theatrical Distributors News. Who’s Producing & Directing Movies? What Movies Make?

Film Studio News – www.Variety.com
Movie Studio News –www.HollywoodReporter.com
Hollywood Gossip – www.Eonline.com/Gossip
Movie Business News – www.CNN.com/ShowBiz
Hollywood Box Office – www.BoxOfficeMojo.com
Movie Studio Gossip – www.Premiere.com
Top 100 American Films –www.Filmsite.org/BoxOffice
Movie Star Gossip – www.RadarOnline.com
Worldwide Box Office – www.BoxOfficeGuru.com
Global Movie Box Office –www.WorlwideBoxoffice.com

MOVIEMAKING RESOURCES
10 Top Film Resource Sites

Film Computer Programs! Moviemaking Software! Pre-Production paperwork, forms, budgets and contracts!

Writers Software – WritersStore.com
Writer Supplies (UK) –ScreenwritingStore.com.UK
Filmmaking Contracts – FilmTvContracts.com
Film How-To Books – WebFilmSchool.com
Film & Movie Supplies – StudioDepot.com
Producer Software – Media-Services.com
Filmmaker Books –WebFilmSchool.com/bookstore
Film Budgeting Software – ShowBizSoftware.com
Europe Film Software – ScreenwriterStore.co.uk
Movie Scheduling Programs –ShowBizSoftware.com

SCREENWRITER NEWS & GOSSIP
Best 10 Screenwriter Sites

Screenwriting secrets, screenplay tricks & script selling information

Writers Guild Magazine – www.WGA.org/Written
Script Sales & News – www.ScriptMag.com
Screenwriting Tricks –www.CreativeScreenwriting.com
Global Screenwriting – www.ScreenTalk.org
New York Screenwriter –www.NYScreenwriter.com
Hollywood Screenwriter –www.HollywoodScriptwriter.com
Writing Movies  – www.ScreenTalk.Biz
Screenwriter Magazine –www.ScreenwriterMagazine.com
Screenwriting News –www.ScreenwritersMonthly.com
Online Writers Magazine –www.ScreenwritersUtopia.com

BUDGETING & SCHEDULING MOVIES
Top 10 Film Budget Sites

Pre-production! Plan your film shoot. Movie Budgets. Low-Budgets. Shooting Schedules. Production Boards.

Movie Budget Software – Easy-Budget.com
Filmmaker Budgets – BoilerPlate.net
Independent Film Budgets – JungleSoftware.com
Movie Scheduling – MindStarProds.com
Film Shooting Schedules –EntertainmentPartners.com
Storyboard Software – WritersStore.com
Budget & Schedule Software –ShowBizSoftware.com
Filmmaker Tools – FilmmakerTools.com
Budget Your Movie  – FilmBudget.com
Directors Budget Movies – AssistantDirector.com

ACTOR NEWS, GOSSIP & UNIONS
10 Best Actor Sites

Inside information on Film Actors, Movie Acting and TV
Actors. The Craft of Acting. The Acting Business.

Backstage Newspaper – www.Backstage.com
Film Acting Parts – www.BreakdownServices.com
Hollywood Actor News –www.HollywoodActor.com
Chicago Actor News – www.Performink.com
American Movie Actors Guild – www.SAG.org
English Actors Guild – www.ActorsEquity.org
Theater and Stage Actors – www.AFTRA.org
Australian Movie Actors  – www.Alliance.org.au
Canadian Film & TV Actors – www.ACTRA.ca
French Film & Movie Actors –www.UnionDesArtistes.com

MOVIE INSURANCE & FILM CONTRACTS
Ten Best Film Law Sites

Movie Equipment Insurance! Filmmaker Completion Bonds! Film Guarantors! Filmmaking Permits!

Producers Representative  – TheMoviePages.com
Film Production Insurance –ProductionInsurance.com 
Movie Completion – Bond FFI.com
Film Completion Guarantor – MPBond.com
Film Insurance – ProductionInsurance.com
Entertainment Attorney – MarkLitwak.com
Producers Agent – MediaLawyer.com
Filmmakers Agent – SlossLaw.com
Film Funding Attorneys – VLANY.org
Film & TV Guarantors – ifgBonds.com

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING BASICS
Top 10 Filmmaking Sites

Independent Filmmaker Resources. Be a Movie 
Producer. Be a Film Director. Filmmaking Information.

Filmmaking info – Filmmaking.net
Independent Filmmaker – Filmmaker.com
Filmmaking Encyclopedia – CyberFilmSchool.com
Film Production News –FilmandVideoMagazine.com
Film Editing News – PostMagazine.com
Commercial Filmmaking News – Millimeter.com
Video Equipment News – VideoSystems.com
Film & Video News – AVmediaResources.com
Filmmaking Magazine – FilmmakerMagazine.com
Moviemaking Magazine – Moviemaker.com

FILM PRODUCTION SUPPLIES
Best 10 Fim Equipment Sites

35mm & 16mm Film & TV Supplies! Buy 35mm Film! Rent a Movie Camera! Hire a Film Crew! Purchase Movie Supplies!

Kodak Movie Film – Kodak.com/US/en/Motion
Fuji 16MM & 35MM Film – FujiFilm.com
Arriflex 35MM Film Camera – Arriflex.com
Panavision Movie Cameras – Panavision.com
Filmmaking Supplies – StudioDepot.com
Hire a Movie Crew – ProductionHUB.com
Buy Film Equipment  – BHphotoVideo.com
Rent Film Equipment  – AFCI.org
Hollywood Film Suppliers – LA411.com
New York Film Suppliers – NewYork411.com
London Film Suppliers –TheKnowledheOnline.com

FILMMAKING & MOVIEMAKING AWARDS
Ten Best MovieMaking Sites

Win an Emmy, an Oscar or an Independent Film Award. Filmmaking Awards. Be an Award-winning Filmmaker!

Win an Oscar – Oscar.org
Win an Emmy – Emmys.org
Win a Documentary Award – Documentary.org
Independent Film Award – IFP.org
Win a Golden Globe – HFPA.org
Win an English Film Award – BAFTA.com
Win an Independent UK Award – BIFA.org.uk
Sundance Film Festival Award  – Sundance.org
Cannes Film Festival Award  – Festival-Cannes.fr
Europe Film Awards – EuropeanFilmAcademy.org

POST-PRODUCTION SUPPLIES
10 Best Post-Production Sites

Find a Film Editor! Select a 35MM Film Laboratory! Get an Answer Print! Film Editors Training Courses

Hollywood 35MM Film Lab – Fotokem.com
Hollywood Union Film Lab – Technicolor.com
New York 16Mm Film Lab – DUart.com
Film Editors Guild – EditorsGuild.com
Movie Editors News – PostMagazine.com
Film Editor Training (West) –VideoSymphony.com
Film Editor Training (East) – FMCtraining.com
California Post-Production – LA411.com
New York Post-Production – NewYork411.com
England Post-Production –TheKnowledgeOnline.com

FILM WORKSHOPS & EDUCATION
Best 10 Film Education Sites

Filmmaking Courses, Directing Workshops, Lighting & Editing Seminars & Regional Independent Film Ed.

LA Filmmaking Workshops – IFP.org
NY Film Seminars – FVA.org
Chicago Film Education – ChicagoFilmmakers.org
Seattle Film Workshops – 911Media.org
Atlanta Filmmaking Workshops – ImageFV.org
San Francisco Film Courses – FilmArts.org
Detroit Film Workshops – DetroitFilm.org
USA Film Media Associations – Namac.org
American Film Institute Workshops –AFI.com/Education
Film Director Training – AssistantDirector.com

MOVIE MUSIC & FILM COMPOSER
Top 10 Film Music Sites

Hire a Music Composer! Purchase Music! Music Clearance! Buy & create Sound Effects! ADR, Foley & Looping!

Film Music News – FilmScoreMonthly.com
Movie Music Magazine – FilmMusicMag.com
Music Clearance Information – Clearance.com
Music Clearance Authority – HarryFox.com
ASCAP Music Rights – ASCAP.com
BMI Music Rights – BMI.com
Find Songs for Films – AllMusic.com
Movie Music Clearance  – MusicClearance.com
Music Clearance Agency – Clearance.com
Movie Sound Effects – SonicFoundry.com

ACTOR CRAFT & BUSINESS
10 Best Film Acting Sites

Movie Acting techniques, Film Actor Business & Acting Craft. Movie Actor Monologues

Acting Craft – ActingAtoZ.com
Screen Actor Craft – ActorsCraft.com
Acting on the Web – ActingOnTheWeb.com
Acting Business – ActingBiz.com
Actors Resources – ActorSource.com
Actors Chatroom – ActorSite.com
Acting Resources – LAactorsOnline.com
Actors Career Guidance – StarvingActor.com
Film Actor Monologues – ActorPoint.com
Film Acting Monologues – ActorTips.com

DIGITAL FILMMAKING NEWS & GOSSIP
Ten Best Digital Filmmaker Sites
Digital News! Digital Cameras! Digital Lighting! Film Transfers! DV to Film! High Def to Film!

DV Magazine – DV.com/magazine
RES Magazine – RES.com
Digital Videography – Videography.com
Digital Videomaker – Videomaker.com
Digital Producer Digital – Producer.com
DV Information – DV.com
Digital Film Information – DVinfo.net
Digital Movie News – DVcentral.org
Digital Film Transfers  – DVfilm.com
DV to Film Transfers – eFilm.com

ACTOR CASTING
Top 10 Casting Actors Sites

Cast your movie. Hire actors. Casting Call. 
How to find and cast a film actor or movie star.

Post a Casting Notice – Backstage.com/casting
Actors Directory – HCDonline.com
Movie Actor Resumes – ActingResume.com
Casting Film Actors – Casting-America.com
VIP Film Casting – VIPcasting.com
Cast an Actor – SubmitLink.com
Feature Film Casting  – BreakdownServices.com
Daily Casting Calls  – CastingCallOnline.com
Find an Actor, Hire a Star – Casting network.com

DIGITAL FILM EQUIPMENT & RESOURCES
Best 10 Digital Equipment Sites

Digital Cameras! Digital Equipment! Digital Editing Software! High Def, High Definition, Digital Video, Mini-DV & HDV!

Sony PD-170, Sony Z-1 –bssc.sel.sony.com/business
Canon XL2 – Consumer.usa.canon.com
DV Mail Order Cameras – BHPhotovideo.com
DV Camera & Gear – DVgear.com
Edit Software Macintosh – apple.com/FinalCutPro
Avid Edit Software – avid.com
Adobe Edit Software –Adobe.com/motion/main.html
Camcorder Reviews – CamCorderInfo.com
DV & Digital Formats – DVformat.com
High Def & HDV Digital – VideoGuys.com

DIRECTOR NEWS, GOSSIP & UNIONS
Ten Best Director Sites

Want to be a Film Director? Want to hire a movie Director? Learn how to Direct?  What to pay a Director?

American Film Directors Union – DGA.org
English Movie Directors Union – DGGB.co.uk
Australian Film Directors Union –asdaFilm.org.au
Canadian Movie Directors Union – DGC.ca
New Zealand Directors Association – sdgNZ.co.nz
Film Director Training – DGAtrainingProgram.org
Assistant Director Training –AssistantDirectors.com
Directors Cast Movie Actors –CastingSociety.com
Film Director Directory – IMDBpro.com
Director Casting Notice – CastList.com

FILM PUBLICITY & MOVIE MARKETING
10 Best Film Publicity Sites

Film Publicist! Film Promotion Sites! Film Festivals!

Film Sales Consultants – FilmFinders.com
Press Agent Society – PRSA.org
Film Publicists – Eppsonline.com
Independent Movie Publicist – DDApr.com
Independent Film Publicist – MediadeLarte.com
Filmmaker News – IndieWire.com
Independent Film Publicity – IndieRep.com
Film Festival Directory – FilmFestivals.com
Hollywood Foreign Press – HFPA.org
Film Publicist – JagPR.com

SCREENWRITING RESOURCES
Best 10 Screenwriting Sites

Write a Script! Hire a Screenwriter! Get the Independent Screenwriting facts! Plus much more.

Screenwriting A-Z – CreativeScreenwriting.com
Screenwriter Nuts & Bolts –ScreenwritersUtopia.com
Screenwriting Software – WritersStore.com
Selling Scripts & Screenplays – ScriptMag.com
Screenwriting Basics – SydField.com
Screenplay & Teleplay Resources –ScreenStyle.com
Screenwriter Resources  – ShowBizSolutions.com
UK Screenwriting Resources –ScreenwriterStore.co.uk
Canadian Writing resources – PraxisFilm.com
Free Sript Sreenplay Software – Sophocles.net

FILM FESTIVALS
Top 10 Sites

Film Festival Lists! Online Film Festivals! Film Festival Information!

Film Festival Promo Site – FilmThreat.com
Film Festival Database – FilmFestivalSource.com
Film Festival Directory – FilmFestivals.com
Internet Film Festivals – Cinema-Sites.com
Web Film Festival – ZoieFilms.com
Digital Film Festival – DFilm.com
Film Festival Lists – InsideFilm.com
Film Festival Submissions – WithoutaBox.com
Mini DV Film Festival –HollywoodDVfilmfestival.com
Film Festival Source – FilmFestivalSource.com

SCREENWRITER BUSINESS
10 Best Screenwriter Sites

Register a Script! Sell a Screenplay! Find a literary agent!  Pitch a story! Sell a Story! Protect an Idea!

Register a Screenplay – WGA.org
Copyright a Script – LOC.gov
Sell a Script – HollywoodLitSales.com
Screenplay Pitches – ScriptShark.com
Script Sales – ScriptPimp.com
Business of Screenwriting – ScreenTalk.Biz
Screenwriter Mentors – WritersChannel.net
Selling Ideas to Hollywood – MoviePitch.com
What is Hollywood Buying – ScriptSales.com
Screenwriting 101 – ScreenwritersUtopia.com

USA FILM FESTIVALS
10 Best US Film Festivals

The Best American Film festivals! USA Film Festivals!

Sundance Film Festival – Sundance.org
Slamdance Film Festival – Slamdance.com
Seattle Film Festival – SeattleFilm.com
Los Angeles Film Festival – LAFilmFest.com
Tribeca Film Festival – TribecaFilmFestival.org
Telluride Film Festival –TellurideFilmFestival.com
SXSX Film Festival – sxsx.com
AFI Film Festival – AFIfest.com
Austin Film Festival – AustinFilmFestival.com
Sarasota Film Festival –SarasotaFilmFestival.com

SCREENWRITING COMPETITIONS
Top 10 Script Competition Sites

Win Awards! Screenplay Winners! Secure a Literary Agent! Sell a Script! Screenwriter Awards!

Nicholl Fellowships Award –FellowshipProgram.nick.com
Walt Disney Screenwriting –abcTalent.Disney.com
Sundance Screenwriter Lab – Sundance.org
Be a Director Award – ProjectGreenlight.com
Warner Brothers Award –WarnerBros.com/WritersWorkshop
Chesterfield Script Award – Chesterfield-co.com
Script Competition  – WriteMovies.com
Slamdance Script Competition –Slamdance.com/Screencomp
Final Draft Writers Award –FinalDraft.com/BigBreak

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS
Best 10 Foreign Film Festivals

The best foreign film festivals! Global Film Festivals! Foreign Festivals!

Berlin Film Festival – Berlinale.de
Cannes Film Festival – Festival.Cannes.fr
Toronto Film Festival – e.bell.ca/FilmFest
Raindance Film Festival – Raindance.co.uk
Rotterdam Film Festival –FilmFestivalRotterdam.com
Edinburgh Film Festival – EdfilmFest.org.uk
Tokyo Film Festival – TIFF-jp.net
Korea Pusan Film Festival – PIFF.org
Hong Kong Film Festival – HKIFF.org.hk
Stockholm Film Festival – FilmFestivalen.se

SCREENWRITING CONSULTANTS
Ten Best Script Analyst Sites

Planning the screenplay re-write! Hiring a Consultant! Doing a Script re-write! Want a Script Analyzed?

Syd Field – SydField.com
David Trottier – DaveTrottier.com
Dara Marks – DaraMarks.com
MOW Consultant – ScreenplayServices.com
TV Script Consultant – HollywoodScript.com
Natalie Rothenberg – InsiderSystem.com
Melody Jackson – SmartGirlProd.com
Script Coverage – CoverScript.com
Screenplay Analysis – ScriptServices.com
Screenplay Coverage – DeepFeedback.com

MAJOR THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTORS
10 Best Film Distributor Sites

Movie Studios! The 7 Major Distributors! Theatrical Movie Distributors 1,000 Print Release! Global Distribution!

20th Century Fox Distributor – FoxMovies.com
Disney Movie Studios –Disney.go.com/DisneyPictures
Paramount Movie Distributor – Paramount.com
Universal Film Distributor –UniversalPictures.com
Sony Theatrical Distributor –spe.sony.com/movies
Warner Brothers Distributor – WarnerBros.com
Dreamworks SKG Distributor – Dreamworks.com
Major Movie Distributors – HCDonline.com
English Film Distributors – BFI.org.uk
Australian Film Distribution – AFC.gov.au

A-LIST SCREENWRITERS
10 Famous Screenwriters

Oscar Winners! Box Office Successes!

William Goldman –IMDB.com/name/nm0001279/
Frank Pierson – IMDB.com/name/nm0682757/
Ron Bass – IMDB.com/name/nm0060103/
Robert Towne – IMDB.com/name/nm0001801/
Paul Schrader  – IMDB.com/name/nm0001707/
Frank Darabont  – IMDB.com/name/nm0001104/
Ruth Jhabvala  – IMDB.com/name/nm0695609/
Cameron Crowe  –IMDB.com/name/nm0001081/
Tom Stoppard  – IMDB.com/name/nm0001779/
Nora Ephron  – IMDB.com/name/nm0001188/
Frank Pierson – IMDB.com/name/nm0682757/

INDEPENDENT FILM DISTRIBUTORS
Ten Best Independent Distributors
Mini-Major Distributors! Art Films! Independent Film Distribution! Foreign Film Releases! Cult Distributors

Miramax Movies Distributor – Miramax.com
New Line Films Distributor – NewLine.com
LionsGate Films – LionsGateFilms.com
Action Film Distribution –YorkEntertainment.com
Association of Global – DistributorsAFMA.com
Low Budget Distributor –CurbEntertainment.com
Foreign Film Distribution – FortissimoFilms.com
Urban & Latino Film Distribution –MaverickEntertainment.cc
Independent Film Distributors – IFTA-online.org
Film & TV Distributor Directory – HCDonline.com

FAMOUS INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS
Top 10 Filmmakers

Screenwriter – Filmmaker! Successful Filmmakers who are also Producers, Directors and Executive Producers

John Cassavetes –People.bu.edu/rcarney/cassavetes
Quentin Tarantino – Tarantino.info
Spike Lee – IMDB.com/name/nm0000490/
Kevin Smith  – IMDB.com/name/nm0003620/
John Sayles  – IMDB.com/name/nm0000626/
Atom Egoyan  – IMDB.com/name/nm0000382/
Woody Allen  – IMDB.com/name/nm0000095/
Spike Jonze  – IMDB.com/name/nm0005069/
Joel & Ethan Coen  –IMDB.com/name/nm0001054/
Neil Labute  – IMDB.com/name/nm0001438/

INTERNET MOVIE DISTRIBUTORS
Best 10 Movie Streaming Sites

Distributing on the web! Internet Distribution! D Film Distribution! Broadband, VOD & Streaming!

Web Distribution – Broadcast.com
Digital Distribution – IFilm.com
Internet Distributing – AtomFilms.com
D Distribution – CinemaNow.com
Theatrical Web Distributing –Entertainndom.com
Streaming Movies & Films – MovieFlix.com
Download Movies & Films – MovieLink.com
Streaming Independent Films – VOD.com
Broadband Movies Sites – BroadbandBuyer.com
Download Cult Films – BijouCafe.com

A-LIST HOLLYWOOD DIRECTORS
Top 10 Directors

Blockbuster Film Directors! American Film Directors! Box Office Winners!

Steven Spielberg –IMDB.com/name/nm0000229/
Martin Scorsese – IMDB.com/name/nm0000217/
Frances Coppola – IMDB.com/name/nm0000338/
Michael Mann – IMDB.com/name/nm0000520/
Peter Jackson – IMDB.com/name/nm0001392/
Ron Howard – IMDB.com/name/nm0000165/
Clint Eastwood  – IMDB.com/name/nm0000142/
Barry Levinson – IMDB.com/name/nm0001469/
Sydney Pollack – IMDB.com/name/nm0001628/

MOVIE REVIEWS
10 Best Movie Review Sites

Film Reviews! Movie Critics! Film Critiques! Movie Previews!

Independent Film Reviews –RottenTomatoes.com
Roger Ebert Film Reviews – Suntimes.com/Ebert
Independent Movie Reviews –AintItCoolNews.com
Film Theater Reviews – BoxOff.com
NY Times Film Reviews –NYTimes.com/pages/movies
Entertainment Weekly – Reviews ew.com/ew
Hollywood Movie Reviews – Hollywood.com
Movie Review Directory – MRQE.com
Weekly Movie Reviews – Movies.go.com
Showtimes & Movie Reviews – TVguide.com

A-LIST MOVIE PRODUCERS 
Ten Best Producers

Mega Box Office Winners! Big Budget Movies! Studio Dealmakers! Hollywood Moguls!

Jerry Bruckheimer –IMDB.com/name/nm0000988/
Joe Roth – IMDB.com/name/nm0005387/
George Lucas – IMDB.com/name/nm0000184/
Brian Grazer  – IMDB.com/name/nm0004976/
Norman Lear – IMDB.com/name/nm0005131/
Saul Zaentz  – IMDB.com/name/nm0951763/
Dino de Laurentiis  –IMDB.com/name/nm0209569/
Howard Kazanjian  –IMDB.com/name/nm0443599/
Albert Broccoli – IMDB.com/name/nm0110482/

FILM JOBS & MOVIE CAREERS
Best Ten Film Job Sites

How to get a movie job! How to launch a film career Your first Hollywood job! How to get Film Training!

HBO Film Training – YouthMentoring.com
ABC Television Training –ABCnewTalent.Disney.com
Entertainment Careers –EntertainmentCareers.com
Film Industry Jobs – JobsInTheBiz.com
Movie Industry Jobs – FilmBiz.com/crew
Find a Film Job – CreativePlanet.com
Movie Studio Jobs – FoxCareers.com
Theatrical Distributor Jobs – WBjobs.com
Movie Job Lists – Crew-Net.com
Film Crew Lists – FilmStaff.com

Extras
Commonly used terms – https://seatup.com/blog/guide-to-cinematic-terms