Special Thanks: Final Draft

By |June 22nd, 2017|Resources|

Thanks to Final Draft, we are giving away several copies of Final Draft 10 to winners of our Pete Lipins Madlibs Short Film Contest. NIFP.org is proud to work with Final Draft to get professional software into the hands of all levels of creatives seeking to improve their writing for screens of all sizes. Thanks for [...]


By |September 14th, 2016|Resources|

Dude. I realized this week is a milestone for my involvement with NIFP. I joined this week in 2001. Fifteen years. A few days after 9/11, I stumbled upon an ad for 'Mad Movie Night' at Duffy's Tavern. The president of the group was a charismatic redhead, the shorts they screened on VHS were above [...]

5 Tips to a Pitch Better

By |April 1st, 2016|News, Resources|

5 Tips to a Pitch Better So while preparing for the pitch pit event later this month we've done a bunch of research on making a pitch better and also talked with some people that have experience pitching in different situations. That being said, not all pitches are the same, some of the tips below [...]

Making Plastics

By |August 20th, 2015|Resources|

At the last NIFP meeting we had some pieces there that I had printed off a 3d printer we have at the office. We had actually went and printed off probably 40-50% of a nice little shoulder rig for a DSLR. We have since then gotten the other pieces 15mm rails and the bolts to [...]

A look at the Top Production Podcasts

By |July 29th, 2015|Resources|

I don't know about you, but I find myself looking for new ways to learn new and different things. One way I have found to do this is by listening to podcasts, the below podcasts give some insight into the industry and talk about a variety of things. There are a ton out there, but [...]