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