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One of the main differences that distinguishes amateurs from professional writers is that amateurs sometimes write. They write when they have the time or when they feel like it, or when they take a class and have an immediate deadline, whereas professionals write on a […]

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“But this is an indie film. We don’t really need production insurance, right?” asked the naive filmmaker. Wrong. Attorney Lisa Callif, Partner, Donaldson + Callif confirms that all productions need production insurance and says it’s important to be transparent with the insurance company about what you’ll […]

In 2012, Film Independent Fellow Andrew Ahn’s short film Dol (First Birthday) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to play festivals like Outfest and the Los Angeles Film Festival. After the success of the film, which deals with queer Korean-American identity, Ahn […]

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