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    From Concept to Final Cut: 10 Tips on Making a Documentary

    Documentarians Lauren Greenfield and Kirby Dick didn't shy away from the tough filmmaking questions at the Sundance Institute's inaugural documentary ShortsLab in Los Angeles.

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    Attention Filmmakers: AFI Directing Workshop for Women Launches Episodic Directing Program

    Applications for the new program, as well as the traditional shorts program, are being accepted now thru January 7, 2015.

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    How to Write a Rom-Com That's True to Life (and Love): Tips from the Screenwriter of 'What If'

    In a guest post, the screenwriter of "What If," the new romantic comedy starring Danielle Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, explains how to avoid clichés when writing a romantic comedy.

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant

    Grants are administered by Filmmaker360, the Film Society's renowned film services department, which has provided support to some of the most critically-acclaimed films produced over the past few years, including "Fruitvale Station," "Short Term 12" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

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    Attention, Screenwriters: This Indie Film Producer Wants to Make Your Movie (If the Budget's Right)

    Got a script you'd like to see made into an indie feature? Then you must read this article.

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    Learn Film Techniques for Free with 'Hulu Summer Film School'

    Hulu has launched "Hulu Summer Film School" to teach users about film and film techniques through films that are available to stream on Hulu.

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    Ever Wanted James Franco to Teach You How to Write? Here's How

    When he's not acting, directing, curating art installations or hosting awards ceremonies, Hollywood Renaissance man James Franco likes to teach. Franco has taught in the film and English departments at USC, UCLA, CalArts and NYU. Thanks to a partnership between Franco and online learning community S...

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    Opinion: Here's Why Indie Filmmakers Need Guilds If They Want to Get Paid

    Lead Strategic Organizer, Writers Guild of America, East, explains why low-budget indie filmmakers need guilds if they want to get paid.

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    Attention Screenwriters: Screencraft Comedy Script Contest Early Deadline Approaching Soon

    The roster of judges for this year's competition is made up of producers, development executives and managers from across the comedy space -- including Funny or Die executive Joe Farrell, who is also a co-executive producer on Comedy Central's @midnight, and 3 Arts manager Olivia Gerike, whose clien...

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