INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER RESOURCES
The filmmaker resources listed here have experience working with independent filmmakers. Their listings are provided for informational purposes only and are not meant as an endorsement by IndieClear. All links open in a new window or tab.
Bound By Law (free comic book about intellectual property law and filmmaking)
Copyright Term & the Public Domain
When you don't even need "Fair Use" (link to .pdf file)
Moving Image Library (free movies, films, and videos from the Internet Archive)
The Fair Use App (An Interactive Guide for Filmmakers and Video Creators)
MUSIC CLEARANCE & LICENSING
ASCAP title search
BMI repertoire search
Jingle Punks (search engine for affordable songs for film)
Moby tracks for your film - free!
MPA music publisher search
SESAC repertory search
The Winogradsky Co.
"Happy Birthday To You" and copyright.
Film Independent—Supports the West Coast independent filmmaker community. Produces the Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Filmmaker—The magazine of independent film. A quarterly publication of IFP.
Independent Feature Project—The source for independent filmmakers. IFP has branches in Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Phoenix, & Seattle.
MovieMaker—The art and business of making movies.
Women In Film—Empowers, promotes, nurtures, and mentors women in the film industry.