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Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries

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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's All the Advice You'll Ever Need

    Whether you're a first-time documentary filmmaker or a pro, you need to read this advice.

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    Netflix Producing Liz Garbus' Nina Simone Documentary for 2015

    Netflix continues to cement its status in the documentary world with the news that it is producing "What Happened, Miss Simone?," the latest documentary from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus.

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    Chicken & Egg Gives Out $330,000 to 14 Docs by Women

    There's so much talk about the gender inequality in film and how we need more female directors, but Chicken & Egg Pictures is actually doing something about it.

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    Attention, First-Time Filmmakers: Here's All the Advice You'll Ever Need

    Thinking of making your first film? Seems everyone has advice for you and we're not different. Check out this must-read advice for first-time filmmakers before going any further.

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    Ten Years Later, Joe Berlinger On How 'Some Kind of Monster' Helped Him Heal

    In Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's 2004 Metallica documentary, "Some Kind of Monster," filmmaking and therapy go hand-in-hand. On the occasion of the film's tenth anniversary and its re-release on Blu-Ray this week, Indiewire spoke with Berlinger via email about how the project came together and,...

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    Danny Glover on 'The House I Live In' and Documentary as a Tool for Social Impact

    Actor Danny Glover executive produced the award-winning documentary "The House I Live In." In a guest post, he writes about the impact the film has had on public policy.

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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Tips for Getting Music Rights

    What challenges and issues should a filmmaker prepare for during the music-licensing process? Experts at DOC NYC filled us in on some tips.

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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: You May Not Change the World, But Here's How to Give It a Shot

    DOC NY panelists from the documentaries "Every Last Child," "Vessel," "Fed Up," "Time For School" and "Trembling Before G-d" discussed the importance of outreach and impact.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's 10 Tips for Finishing Your Documentary

    From archival footage to music to editing and beyond, these tips from DOC NYC run the gamut of the documentary filmmaking process. Read up and learn from the pros.

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