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Back to School with Ms. in the Biz: A Resource Roundup for Indie Filmmakers


I just realized how soon my sons will be back in school. When summer winds down and fall approaches, I often move into “learning” mode along with the little ones in my life and Ms. in the Biz is a great resource for restocking my indie filmmaking toolbox. I mined some top resources to share with you. Whether you’re planning to shoot a film this Fall, preparing for the film festival circuit or getting ready for a crowdfunding campaign, Ms. in the Biz has got you covered!

Top Articles on Crowdfunding:

Micro-Budget/Low Budget Filmmaking Tips:

Everything You Need to Know About Film Festivals:

And last but not least in this roundup: Ms. in the Biz Founder Favorites, Part 1 and 2! Helenna Santos, our fearless leader, shares some of her favorite resources and articles from Ms. in the Biz, and you won’t want to skip 5 Websites Every Indie Filmmaker Should Know from Christina Parisi.

Enjoy reading through this wealth of resources and make this “school year” your best yet. I’ve got one little homework assignment for you: peruse the site to find more gems and share your favorite Ms. in the Biz articles with me in the comments or on Twitter, @IndieJenFischer.

Class dismissed.


Jennifer Fischer

About Jennifer Fischer

Jennifer Fischer is a film producer, editor, and the co-founder of Think Ten Media Group. Her latest multi-award winning film, "Smuggled,” saw her tackling distribution, successfully securing theatrical screening events at universities, colleges and community organizations throughout the United States and abroad. She fell in love with filmmaking while at Harvard getting her MA in Middle Eastern Studies as she discovered the power of media to explore difficult topics. Her first short film, "Songs of Palestine," was presented in conjunction with her Masters Thesis and premiered at a Quaker International Relations Conference. Jennifer also ran a film festival for 7 years when she first moved to California, and she curates various film-related boards on Pinterest; her Film Articles and Resources Pinboard was recognized by Indiewire as one of the Top 10 Pinboards for Independent Filmmakers to follow. She is currently producing, “The wHOLE,” a short film series about mass incarceration.