Coming June 2019

Filmmaker Resources

The Atlantic City Film Festival promotes independent film, but also receives and showcases major film studios. If you are an independent filmmaker and plan on being part of the Atlantic City Film Festival don’t worry – there is no bias on where the films come from. Other requirements such as cinematography, story, audience impact, etc. play the main role in what is chosen to be screened in Atlantic City.

Here is a list of filmmaker resources:

PRODUCTION ATTORNEYS

Blake & Wang, P.A.
Keith E. Cooper, Esq.
Greg S. Bernstein
Zuber & Tailleau LLP

PRODUCTION INSURANCE

D.R. Reiff & Associates
DeWitt Stern Group
Truman Van Dyke Company
Walterry

RIGHTS CLEARANCE

What are the rules for the printing, publishing and illustration of U.S. currency? (Secret Service FAQ)
Bound By Law (free comic book about intellectual property law and filmmaking)
Copyright Term & the Public Domain
Fair Use in Visual Arts: FAQ
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
Jingle Punks (search engine for affordable songs for film)
Moby tracks for your film – free!
MPA music publisher search
SESAC repertory search

TITLE REPORT

Law Offices of Dennis Angel
Thomson CompuMark

PUBLICITY

BitTorrent: boon to independent filmmakers

MICROSTOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

50 Top Rated Websites for Royalty Free Stock Images
Can Stock Photography
1 million copyright-free antique illustrations (British Library)
Big Stock Photo
Can Stock Photography
Dreamstime
Dollar Photo Club
Fotolia
Fotosearch
iStockphoto
morgueFile
Shutterstock

SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

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.

PRODUCTION CREW/VENDORS

Creative Handbook—Production resource listing vendors, locations, and incentives worldwide.
DM Design Associates—Poster design.