Forms for Filmmakers


No Film School is a great resource for beginning filmmakers. Full of tips, tricks, and smart examples. Here is a link to their recent collection of useful formsĀ for pre-production planning and other tasks…


Every Filmmaking Form You’ll Ever Need in 99 Free Templates

The Bechdel Rule

One of the most enduring tools to measure Hollywood’s gender bias is a test originally promoted by cartoonist Alison Bechdel in a 1985 strip from her “Dykes To Watch Out For” series. Bechdel said that if a movie can satisfy three criteria — there are at least two named women in the picture, they have a conversation with each other at some point, and that conversation isn’t about a male character — then it passes “The Rule,” whereby female characters are allocated a bare minimum of depth…


Alison Bechdel’s 1985 ‘The Rule’ comicstrip

The Dollar-And-Cents Case Against Hollywood’s Exclusion of Women


Campaign TV Commercials

The Living Room Candidate
The Living Room Candidate contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952, when Madison Avenue advertising executive Rosser Reeves convinced Dwight Eisenhower that short ads played during such popular TV programs as I Love Lucy would reach more voters than any other form of advertising. This innovation had a permanent effect on the way presidential campaigns are run.

Tools for Indie Film Production

Visit the Dependent Films Download Center for tons of helpful forms and tools that will help you organize your teamwork on your short film project:

Download the forms that are useful to your team…
Shot list
Release forms
Daily Continuity Log
Storyboard template

and MANY more great FREE documents!

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