Industry Sites & Software

Recommended sites and software for writers and industry professionals.

The American Film Market (AFM) is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world. 7,000+ professionals gather in Santa Monica to discover 2,000+ new films & projects and attend conferences and screenings. Over US$1 billion in production and distribution deals close every year.

Createasphere: A world where entertainment technology and creative vision converge.

Filmmaking Lifestyle brings readers tutorials and guides on filmmaking, video production, and the business side of both. is the fastest growing social media and content collaboration destination for the entertainment community.

IMDb is the #1 end-result for movie searches online.

ShowBiz Data is the industry's premiere online database for professionals who work above the line in the film industry. is the entertainment industry's premiere online data source.

FilmNewsBriefs serves the entertainment community and now reports news directly from the InkTip community.

Variety is an online and published news service for the entertainment industry insider.

THR is an online and published entertainment industry resource for news and data.

Los Angeles' one-stop production resource. is an international film and TV production resource database. is an international media production search engine.

IndieFlix is the only company offering non-exclusive distribution agreements--a must see for independent filmmakers.

Protecting your Work

WGA, East

10 Minutes-10 Years-$10. Before you send your work to agents, producers and actors, protect it. Register your material with the Writers Guild of America, East.


Final Draft

For over 20 years, Final Draft, Inc. has developed Final Draft - the number-one selling scriptwriting software in the world. Its ease-of-use and long list of endorsements, which included heavy hitters, like J.J. Abrams, James Cameron and Aaron Sorkin, have made Final Draft software the Hollywood industry standard for scriptwriting. Today, Final Draft, Inc. also develops mobile apps to the meet same quality standards allowing aspiring and professional writers and filmmakers to work anywhere, anytime.

Write Bros. Movie Magic Screenwriter

The only screenwriting software to win an Academy Award. Innovators of Award-Winning Writing Software since 1982


Gorilla is the only software package built with the independent producer in mind.

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