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Help for Writers
 
SAVE THE CAT by Blake Snyder

One of the best books for screenwriters

Insider’s guide from one of Hollywood’s most successful spec screenwriters.  Shows you how to make your script more marketable and satisfying One of the most popular books on high-concept screenwriting.
ELEMENTS OF STYLE by William Strunk & E.B. White

One of the best books for writers

The classic style manual's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers.

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">Verified contact information for Hollywood buyers, including phone numbers, and street and email addresses.

Crucial details like whether they accept unsolicited material and how they prefer to receive submissions

A guide to proper script format and advice on packaging your submission.

Step-by-step instructions for writing professional query letters, treatments and tag lines
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Help for Filmmakers
 
FINAL DRAFT SOFTWARE

The Industry Standard for Screenplay Format


Final Draft 8 combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, Easy-to-use package specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays Television show, screenplay, stage play and graphic novel templates are included to help get you started
MOVIE MAGIC SCREENWRITER

Full-featured word processor designed specifically for script writing.

Collaborate with a writing partner over the internet using a Partner or send PDF files to agents, editors, or producers
COMPLETE FILM PRODUCTION HANDBOOK

This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements.

Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book -- and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out.
HOLLYWOOD DRIVE

Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry is the essential guide to starting and succeeding at a career in film and TV.

Written by a Hollywood insider, Honthaner's invaluable experience and advice will give those attempting to enter and become successful in the entertainment industry the edge they need to stand out among the intense competition.

Because while film school prepares students to write a script, direct a scene and operate a camera, few newcomers enter the job market understanding how this business truly works and how to land a first job-much less succeed in the industry
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Movie Magic Budgeting

Movie Magic Budgeting is an innovative budgeting and cost estimation tool used by production professionals around the world. It features an intuitive, flexible format that allows users to create and edit comprehensive budgets of all sizes, for all types of productions.
Movie Magic Scheduling

Movie Magic Scheduling is a software solution that thinks the way schedulers think, featuring powerful new tools that provide increased flexibility and versatility in the way schedules can be created and viewed
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SHOWBIZ BUDGETING

Showbiz Budgeting allows production accountants, production managers and independent producers to create all types of budgets for film, TV, commercial, music video, web series and corporate video. But it’s not just a simple budgeting program. Unlike other production budgeting products on the market, this one actualizes, so you can see exactly what you’ve spent and how it affects your overall budget.
SHOWBIZ LABOR GUIDE

When you’re preparing your budget, the last thing you want to do is call 20 different local union offices looking for rates. Now you don’t have to: just point and click on any Union or Guild to quickly find the hourly, daily, weekly or flat rate for almost anyone in the industry, along with guarantees and Overtime provisions. Using our proprietary, searchable database will not only speed up the budgeting process, it will make your budget more accurate than ever.
REEL PRODUCTION CALENDAR

Track prep, production, post production, scenarios and non-production related items side by side
Import from Movie Magic and EP Scheduling. Sum page count, scenes and script pages for each day
Push or Pull your entire project or just sections of it to instantly update to schedule changes
GORILLA SOFTWARE

Gorilla Film Production Software puts you in control like nothing else. Every facet of your production - scheduling, budgeting, cast, crew, call sheets, locations, props, profit-sharing, editing notes and even things you haven't thought of - can be administered with ease and precision. With a variety of modules that talk to each other, you'll never have to type the same thing twice. And loads of time- and money-saving features that give you power over every detail.
Post Production Tools
 
ADOBE PRIMIERE ELEMENTS 12

Use Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for all your video needs. Import and organize clips, edit them manually or use automated options, and share your movies on virtually any screen.
SONY MOVIE STUDIO PLAINUM SUITE 13

Edit and produce movies with special effects and transitions

Create DVDs and Blu-ray Disc media with custom menus and graphics

Includes Sound Forge Audio Studio 10.
Forms & Templates
THE SCREENWRITER'S BIBLE

The "Screenwriter's Bible" is one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured.

It contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover - six books in one! Features: How to Write a Screenplay - a concise course on screenwriting basics; Correct Format for Screenplays and Teleplays - a style guide to the latest in industry-accepted formats; Steps to a Stunning Script - a step-by-step guide to the screenwriting process from nascent idea through revisions.
THE ARTIST'S WAY

The Artist's Way Starter Kit includes Cameron's two most important Artist's Way tools-The Artist's Way and The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal-bound together for a bargain price. This attractive package-shrink-wrapped and with a bellyband-will inspire anyone contemplating beginning the Artist's Way program to plunge right into this life-changing twelve-week program!
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THE HOLLYWOOD PITCHING BIBLE

Finally, a book that tells the truth about the art of pitching in Hollywood. “The Hollywood Pitching Bible: A Practical Guide to Pitching Movies and Television” breaks it down, step by step. From choosing the right idea, to selling it in the room, this book tells you how it’s done, in clear language, suitable for the beginner or the seasoned Hollywood professional. With decades of combined experience working in Hollywood as buyer, seller and teacher, the authors have created the definitive book that will demystify the pitching process, supported by a reasoned, logical point of view and supported by numerous specific examples. If you want to work in the Hollywood creative community, you must know how to pitch. This book will show you how to succeed.