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Dear All, 

It was a pleasure to speak to you.  Below please find the resources I mentioned.  I hope you find them helpful. 

Marco Shepherd

Free Business Resources

Want to know more about the business? Listen to the following podcasts:

Show Business with Peter Bart and Peter Guber

https://www.directv.com/tv/Show-Business-with-Peter-Bart-and-Peter-Guber-Nnd1SlJXeDBiU1pWZDJlVEd2bEZ5UT09

 IMDB / IMDBpro

Movie Database: who made what / who is who? Contact info  and the like.

http://www.imdb.com

The Treatment | with Elvis Mitchell

https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-treatment

Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

The Business | with Kim Masters

The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors.

https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-business

 Screengrab | Joe Adalian & Michael Schneider

Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets -- increasingly dominate our lives.

https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/screengrab

Film Reviews | By Joe Morgenstern

The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.

https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/film-reviews

THE TRADES

Deadline Hollywood

Sign up to receive daily emails on what’s happening in town.

http://pages.email.deadline.com/newsletters/

The Hollywood Reporter

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com

Variety

http://variety.com

The Wrap

https://www.thewrap.com

Indiwire

http://www.indiewire.com

Must Reads / Watch

Websites to Check Out Daily:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com

http://variety.com

BOOKS I RECOMMEND YOU TO READ:

Development

 Save the Cat

https://www.amazon.com/Save-Last-Book-Screenwriting-Youll/dp/1932907009

Story

https://www.amazon.com/Story-Substance-Structure-Principles-Screenwriting/dp/0060391685/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GYCG24J3EXSP8VZ3Z3RR

Getting Past Me

https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Past-Me-Writers-Production/dp/0879103914

Hero’s Journey

https://www.amazon.com/Heros-Journey-Joseph-Campbell-Collected/dp/1608681890/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516063260&sr=1-6&keywords=joseph+campbell

How the Business Works

Power House | Culture, Who is Who, and How Deals Play Out

https://www.amazon.com/Powerhouse-Untold-Hollywoods-Creative-Artists/dp/006244137X

The Operator | How Modern Hollywood Works

https://www.amazon.com/Operator-David-Geffen-Builds-Hollywood/dp/0767907574

Business & Finance

Filmmakers & Finance

Business Plans for Independents

https://www.amazon.com/Filmmakers-Financing-Business-Independents-American/dp/0240820991

The Producer’s Business Handbook

Roadmap for the Independent Film Producer

https://www.amazon.com/Producers-Business-Handbook-Balanced-Producer/dp/0240814630

BANKROLL

Approach to Financing Films| Not my favorite of all books but couple good ideas.

https://www.amazon.com/Bankroll-Approach-Financing-Feature-Films/dp/1932907572

The Wallstreet Journal

It’s expensive but if you can, try to buy it.  If not, borrow your boss’ copy.

Actors

https://breakdownexpress.com/index.cfm