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We have compiled the following links and resources to help up-and-coming filmmakers connect with useful information. While certainly not exhaustive, we hope this is a good start.

About the business
Hollywood Reporter
Internet Movie Database
Film Tracker

Motion picture studios
Paramount Pictures
Disney Pictures
Dreamworks SKG
20th Century Fox
Warner Brothers

Other film sites
Sundance Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Berlin Film Festival
TriBeCa Film Festival
SlamDance Film Festival
Austin Film Festival
New York Film Academy

For writers
Nicholls Fellowship
Chesterfield Writer’s Project
ABC/Disney Project
Sundance Institute Writer’s Project
The Austin Heart of Texas Film Festival
Final Draft
Keepwriting (David Trottier)
Creative Screenwriting Magazine
Hollywood Lit Sales

The Writers Guild of America (West)
The Writers Guild of America (East)
The Directors Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
American Film Market Association
Independent Film
Screen Actors Guild
Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center
Next Gen Femmes

Samuel French
7623 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood CA 90046
(323) 876-0570

Samuel French
11963 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City CA 91604
(818) 762-0535

The Writers Store
2040 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025
(800) 272-8927

The Drama Shop
250 West 40st Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 944-0595

Books about and for the film industry
Adventures in the Screen Trade, by William Goldman
Which Lie Did I Tell, by William Goldman
The Art of Dramatic Writing, by Lajos Egri
The Business of Screenwriting, by Ron Suppa
You’re Only as Good as Your Next One, by Mike Medavoy
Making Movies, by Sidney Lumet
Hello, He Lied, by Lynda Obst
Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, by Max Adams
How Not to Write a Screenplay, by Denny Martin Flynn
Producing for Hollywood, by Paul Mason and Don Gold
In the Blink of an Eye, by Walter Murch
Shoot Out, by Peter Bart and Peter Guber
Screenwriter’s Bible, by David Trottier
Making a Good Script Great, by Linda Seger
Screenplay, by Syd Field
The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell
Hollywood 4-1-1
Hollywood Creative Directory, Agents
Hollywood Creative Directory, Directors
Hollywood Creative Directory, Producers

Story, by Robert McKee
Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry, by Mark Litwak
101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, by Karl Iglesias
The Writer’s Journey, by Chris Vogler
Breakfast With Sharks, by Michael Lent
Entertainment Power Players, by Dackeya Q. Sterling

*Disclaimer: these are listed for the benefit and consideration of site visitors on the suggestion and input from fellow filmmakers. However, this does not constitute an endorsement of these sites, books, or the content by Lynda Obst, Lynda Obst Productions or its employees.



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