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What is SAG-AFTRA?

SAG-AFTRA in an American union created to protect and benefit movie and TV performers, radio announcers, singers, dancers and journalists. SAG-AFTRA is a combination of SAG (Screen Actors Guild) and AFTRA (American Federation of...

Using a Screenwriting Template

Perhaps more than any other creative submission, a screenplay needs to be written a certain way. Manuscripts, novellas, and other written works and need to follow certain guidelines (spelling, grammar and so on), but...

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How to become a movie director

Just as the home computer explosion in the early ‘80s opened up the music industry to the masses, the film industry also enjoyed a boon due to technological advances. With the advent of digital...

Film Lighting Basics

Three point lighting is the basic film lighting setup. It employs a key light, a fill light and a backlight. It is designed to highlight the main actor or point of interest in a...

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Film Jobs: The Grip

Everybody knows what a producer, director, and cinematographer do. But what about all of those other jobs and names that follow, scrolling down the screen after as the movie ends? The gaffer, foley artist,...