Industry Sites & Software

Recommended sites and software for writers and industry professionals

American Film Market

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

Filmmaking Lifestyle brings readers tutorials and guides on filmmaking, video production, and the business side of both.


IMDb is the #1 end-result for movie searches online. is the entertainment industry's premiere online data source.


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

The Hollywood Reporter

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.


MasterWriter 2.0 for Creative Writers, is the most powerful suite of writing tools ever assembled in one program. This unique and revolutionary software opens up a new world of possibilities for descriptive words and ideas. There is always a better way to say something and MasterWriter will show you all the possibilities in an instant. In a profession where every word counts let MasterWriter take your writing to a new level.



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

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