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​Ad Age: A Regularly Updated Blog Tracking Brands Responses to Social Justice

Adobe: Adobe Education Exchange-​ Resources to Learn and Create for Social Justice​

All Connect: Honoring Black leaders in the telecom industry

Amazon Prime Video: Honor Juneteenth with Black Voice and Stories​

The Anti-Oppression Network: What is Allyship?​

Apple TV app: Free movies, shows,​ and docs that honor Black lives, you’ll also find themed collections that spotlight Black directors, chronicle the ongoing civil rights struggle, celebrate excellence and more.​

Arts Administrators of Color Network: Accomplices Leadership Institute - July 27-29, 2020​

Array’s film and television content suitable for students from ages 9 to adult"​

BE Conference:  Hear from actress, director, producer, and CSUN Alumna Eva Longoria and how she called on Hollywood to do more to actively fight racism in the keynote for The Wrap​​

Berkeley Bootcamp: Free Small Business Toolkit - Over 60 Resources & Digital Marketing Tips for Black Entrepreneurs​

Best Colleges: College Guide for LGBTQ Students- This guide covers applying to college as an LGBTQ student, insightful resources, expert interviews, and even scholarships!​

BIPOC DOC Editors: Find an editor for your next project to promote the priority of an inclusive edit room from the top.

​​​​​​"Black Lives Matter" Content: Learn more about racial injustice and the Black experience in America with this collection of films, series, and documentaries on Netflix

Black Lives Matter: Anti-Racist Resource List- Reading & viewing resource lists for all those interested in furthering their Anti-Racist education​

Black Lives Matter Universal Resources: Card for different resources, petitions, donating, etc. in relation to BLM on what you can do to educate yourself and take action​​

Blackque247: A Melanated Resource for Blacks in the Creative Space. A resource hub for black creatives. Blackque247 is the one-stop resource to find seasoned Black creatives across marketing, PR, and entertainment.

Black Theatre United: The black theatre community helping to protect black people, black talent, and black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country 

The Broadcast Association: Broadcast Education Association's (BEA) Diversity Links and Resources page​

California State University, Long Beach: The History Behind June Nineteenth​

Career Karma: How to Get a Film Scholarship

Center for Antiracist Research: Anti-racist resources, educating tools, and COVID racial tracker​

College Candy: 10 Racial Justice Documentaries You Should Watch​

College Consensus: Anti-Racism College Guide From AAPI Students and Allies​

Deadline: Ri-Karlo Handy, Editors Guild & The Urban League Team Up With Mentorship Program For Creators Of Color article Web-based version of a workbook designed originally to support the Dismantling Racism workshop offered by Dismantling Racism Works, a training collaborative that is not offering workshops or consulting support at this time​

Distractify: Want to learn more about Black Lives Matter? Watch these movies parades- "The Anti-racist Starter Pack: Documentaries, Movies, TEDTalks, and Books to add to your list"

Do The Bay: Listen and Learn: Shows, Movies & Podcasts to Dive Deeper into Anti-Racism

Everyday Feminism: School for Social Justice: Online learning for healing, justice, and liberation​

Everyday Feminism: 4 Reasons ‘People of Color’ Isn’t Always the Best Choice of Words

Fast Company: These 7 Courses by Black Women will teach you to recognize and work against racism​

Fast Online Masters: 89 Racial Equity Resources for Healthcare, Education, and Communities​

Film School Rejects: All the Movies Made Available to Watch Free in Support of Black Lives Matter

Forbes: First, Listen. Then, Learn: Anti-Racism Resources For White People​

Forbes: Allyship - The Key To Unlocking The Power Of Diversity​

Forge Medium: Performative Allyship Is Deadly (Here’s What to Do Instead): Activism can’t begin and end with a hashtag​

Guide To Allyship: An Opensource Resource to understand the pros and cons of what being an ally entails​

Harvard Business Review: Confronting Racism at Work: A Reading List​

HellaJuneteenth: History, Information & Resources around Juneteenth​

Hello Giggles Website: Free films & shows to watch to honor the Juneteenth Holiday​

Hollywood Reporter: "Reality Producers Group Launch Inclusive Hiring Initiative"- Plan to broaden and diversify the pool of available talent for every nonfiction production position- and to last long-term

Hone: Live learning platform for modern leadership, management, and people skills.  Hone combines the interactivity and fun of the classroom with the convenience and scale of a platform

Houston Chronicle: 50 black LGBTQ+ films to watch for Pride Month​

Hubspot: How to Be an Ally- 23 Resources That Can Help Mission-based media site creating meaningful dialogs about ending excessive force and racial discrimination by law enforcement & providing a space to bridge communities to resources so that true justice reform can occur​

Justice in June: Resources on How to Be An Ally to the Black Community​ Promoting Equity: Resources to Counter Racism​

Marvel: Free comics by Black writers and artists throughout Marvel's history

Media Diversity Institute: Media Diversity Institute actively gathers the latest guidelines, studies, and other resources to help journalists, academics and civil society activists integrate a diverse perspective into their work

Medium piece by Gretchen DeKnikker: A Getting Started Guide for White Folks (Part I)​ 5 Organizations That Empower Black Communities—and How You Can Help

Music Forward Foundation: Industry Sessions Youtube Playlist on Conversations in Music

NAACP: Latest news and articles from the NAACP, where to take action, etc.​

The National Gallery Museum: "Illegal to Be You: Gay History Beyond Stonewall" exhibit​

The New Yorker: "The Trayvon Generation"​

New York Post: 7 movies and documentaries about racism that you should watch now

Newsweek: Books About Race That Everyone Should Be Reading Right Now

One School NY: One School is an intensive portfolio program designed to teach you the creative skills required to work at the world’s top ad agencies​

Online MBA: The Best Resources for Black Entrepreneurs -​ A list of organizations that offer a wealth of resources for Black entrepreneurs, including funding, education, and robust networking opportunities. 

Parade: "The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 #TV Series, Documentaries, ​Movies, TEDTalks, and Books to Add to Your List"
PBS: What to read, listen to, and watch to learn about racism​

Penguin UK: Nine books to help you understand race and dismantle racism​

Powell's Books: Black Lives Matter: Recommended Reading

Poynter: Journalism educators- It’s time for a heart-to-heart about mentoring students of color​

Public Health Degrees: Public Health Resources for Understanding Environmental Racism​

Racial Equity Tools: Tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas to increase understanding and help work towards justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and culture at large​

Resources that support Black Lives Matter: A list of Black-led organizations, collectives, production houses, and lists that are dedicated to supporting and uplifting Black writers, filmmakers, and creatives of color. Learn, donate, get involved, volunteer​

SAG-AFTRA: Race & Storytelling Panel - YouTube Video​

Salon: White allies- Here's a basic list of do's and don'ts to help you with your helplessness

Self: 31 Resources That Will Help You Become a Better White Ally​

Sony Pictures: SONY PICTURES ACTION - Racial Equity & Inclusion Initiative ​

Southern Poverty Law Center: Website dedicated to fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice​

Sundance Institute’s Resources for Anti-Racism Work: A compiled list by Sundance to support antiracism work, from mental health to organizations to donate to​​

Tech Guide: ​Find the Best Tech Internships

TeachRock: The Music That Shaped America Series - explore U.S. social history and events through the words and music of ex-slaves, Appalachian mine workers, Cajun farmers, Mississippi sharecroppers & more​

Think with Google: 3 ways brands can take action today to fight racial inequity​

Very Well Mind: How Does Implicit Bias Impact Behavior: Explanations & Impacts of Unconscious bias

"We See You White American Theatre": Data collection, testimonials, and statistics for a comprehensive list of demands calling upon white institutions to examine, change and dismantle their harmful and racist practices​

Perlego: What is Critical Race Theory?

White Supremacy Culture Characteristics: Showing Up For Racial Justice ​(PDF)

Wired: What We Get Wrong About "People of Color"​


Entertainment Arts Online Learning & Support​​


5 Tips for Crushing it as a Work From Home Intern: CNBC Article tips with SFSU Student highlight

60 Mental Health Resources for College Students

Adobe: Distance Learning Resources - SO Many Resources

Amelia Robinson: Creative Happy Hour Zoom sessions for teaching artists and creatives - every other Monday at 7 pm EST starting 4/6/20 during the Coronavirus Crisis

Art a La Carte: Free online video art classes via YouTube​

Arts Ed Collab: Resources for arts educators as they transition to online teaching​

Arts Ed Collab: COVID-19 Resources for Educators and Learners

Arts Education Partnership: COVID-19 Resources in the Arts

UC Berkeley Boot Camp: Coding information and resources- Learning to code, basics, etc.​

Beauty Schools Directory: First-generation student guide

Buzz Feed: List of Virtual Events to Enjoy When You Are Social Distancing

CBS News Report: Live-streaming workout classes for free during the coronavirus outbreak

Carla Sonheim: Art Prompts PDF- A Free 40-page printable "Creative Care Package"

Chegg Learn: Free learning resource that provides students with comprehensive information on a wide range of topics spanning relevant coursework like Chemistry, Economics, Computer Software, Statistics, Accounting, and Physics.

Chicago Arts Partnership in Education: Arts Resources & Support for Families Stuck at Home

Code Academy: Free online Coding Academy Pro course/scholarships for students affected by COVID-19

College Guide for Homeless Students

College Guide for LGBTQ Students

College Guide for Undocumented Students​

College Guide for Veterans

College Guide for Women in STEM

First Generation College Student Guide

College Resource for Students with Disabilities

Course Hero:​ Free course-specific study guides. Core topics are broken down into digestible sections filled with short videos, detailed infographics, vocabulary words, reading recommendations, and practice problems

Creative Capital: List of Artist Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak​

Curiosity Stream40% off annual plans and gift cards for all site access to documentaries and features

Custom Writing Blog: 100 free online courses from top universities.​ All subjects from computer science to art & music and design.

EduCause: COVID-19 Resources for Higher Ed

EDUCBA: Free web design tutorials or web design courses for beginners to expert developers. These tips and tutorials help you master patterns, animations, graphic art, matrices, and more​​​

Eventbrite: Virtual Events Resource Guide​

Excel Easy: Excel tutorial + 300 examples (Free resources)​​

ExcelMojo: Master Excel with 200 resources Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak Taking School Online With a Student-Centered Approach

Gray Area Foundation for Arts & Technology: COVID-19 Resources​

Girl Geek X 2020 ELEVATE Conference: The Link Between the Future of Work, Education, and Care​

Headspace: Free Content for Educators

Hollywood Union Guide: A Joint Report of the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, and Teamsters’ Committees for COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. The Safe Way Forward (PDF), guidelines for production pre-vaccine for COVID-19

HowlRound Theatre Commons: Daily Livestreaming Conversation with US & Global Theatre Artists" - online during the COVID-19 crisis

How to Get Better Audio & Video in Online Chats​ - Video​​

Intersection for the Arts: Emergency Funds, Business Resources, & Tools/How-tos for Creatives

Intersection for the Arts: Support circle sessions for artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers- $5 per session on Wednesdays from May 6-27th at 11 AM​

Kim Dempsey: COVID-19 Educational Resource Library Google Drive Doc​

LinkedIn: Free LinkedIn Learning Resources to Help You Navigate the Impact of COVID-19

MasterClass: Free Year-long Subscription for CSU Students & Faculty- Short Application/Verification of CSU E-mail to receive a link Free Teaching and Learning Online Materials

Microsoft: Pivoting to Remote Work — COVID-19 Response Course Track for Nonprofits​​ - Course

​National Performance Network (NPN): COVID-19 / Corona VIrus Resources

Netflix: "Interactive Storytelling at Netflix" Podcast​​

No Film School: List of Free Software​​

No Film School: 1000+ Free Post-Production Assets You Can Download Right Now​

Novo Resume: The 2022 Complete Guide to Remote Work [W/ Tips & Tricks]​

Papersource: Crafting Tutorials​ for all ages​ - Videos

PRX: Radiotopia- a curated network of extraordinary, cutting-edge podcasts​

​San Francisco State University: Best Practices for ZOOM security​

Savi: COVID-19 Student Loan Aid Tool​

Share My Lesson: 25 Distance Learning Ideas from Teachers​

Sundance Institute Collab: Video Library, Master Classes, Online Courses & Resources

TeachRock: Distance Learning Packs -online learning for all subjects and ages

Theatre Communications Group (TCG): Coronavirus Preparedness Webinar​

UCLA School of Management: "Avoiding video conferencing fatigue while working remotely"- Best practice tips for video conferencing and how to adapt to technology changes and prevent burnout.

UNESCO: Distance Learning Solutions​​

Zoom: “New to Working from Home? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Meet Like a Pro”​

ANIMATION/AR VR XR/GAMING Stop Motion Animation for Beginners: Learn how to create stop motion animation videos using an app on an Apple or Android Phone or Tablet​

Toon Boom: Free 30-day license - ​​​​Software/Tool​

TRANSperfect: Virtual dubbing (voice-over) service ​

Unity Technologies: Free Create with Code Class (Video Game programming)

​Business of Entertainment

Novo Resume: The 2022 Complete Guide to Remote Work [W/ Tips & Tricks]​

Real Industry: Videos for college students focused on all aspects of the media arts, music business, and entertainment technology business​

Winston Baker: Maximizing Enterprise Value in Challenging Times: Crisis Management and Communications Strategies- Free webinar on May 21, 10-11 AM PT

Winston Baker- Free Webinar on Risk Mitigation Playbook- Managing the New Landscape on 5/26, 10-11 AM PT


Actors Theatre of Louisville: Actors Theatre Direct pay-what-you-can streaming of world premiere productions​

Adobe: Theatre Design Module (Curriculum)​ - Students conceive of and create a makeup design for a character that is superhuman, subhuman, or nonhuman – a fantasy creature of their own devising.​​

All Arts: 5 FREE performances and films to stream live & later​

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater: Ailey All Access to online streaming of performances​

Andrew Abaria on Facebook: Arts Integration Music Theory Lesson​

Artist Home: Virtual Music Teacher Database

Arts Boston: 10 Theatre Podcasts to Check Out While Social Distancing​

Berklee College of Music via EdX: Free online courses from Berklee College of Music​

Billboard: Corona Virus Crisis Music Professionals Resource Guide

Broadway World: VIDEO- Kathryn Hahn & Family Stage "A Scene From GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS With American Girl Dolls"​

California Shakespeare Festival: "Cal Shakes Online" - Furthering artistic practice and deepening community connections online​

Center Theatre Group: #ArtGoesOn series of videos from members of our artistic family, creating a digital hub of content for the next generation of artists and artisans, and much more​

Chorus America: Choruses and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - General & Online Teaching Resources

"A Chorus Line In Quarantine": 44 cast members of the broadway revival of "A Chorus Line" share what brought them all together "again"​

Corrados: Jamulus - Internet Jam Session Open-Sourced Software​

Coronavirus 2020 Artist Relief Funds: Crowdsourced Google Drive Database of COVID-19 grants, funding, and financial hardship info for artists

CNN Style: Virtual concerts, plays, museums tours​

DayBreaker: Live Virtual Dance Party - every Saturday 11 am - 1 pm PST (small fee-based class, Free RSVP)

Dolby: Dolby On-Record and Livestream with amazing Dolby sound, right from your phone 

Do The Bay: Livestreaming events, classes, musical concerts, etc.​

Dr. Daphnie Sicre, Loyola Marymount University: Resources for Teaching Performing Arts (and
Entertainment-related studies) online During COVID-19​

Educational Theatre Association (EDTA): Virtual International Thespian Festival

EduSurge: “How Do You Teach Art, Music, and PE Online? In China, They’re Figuring It Out

Edutopia:  ‘The Show Must Go Online’- Arts Teachers Adapt to At-Home Instruction - with examples of visual and performing arts teachers' remote learning exercises/instruction/projects​

Golden Gate Park 150: Golden Gate Park's 150th Anniversary Concert Series on video​

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation: Technology in Music Industry Sessions stream replay. Hear from tech CEOs who have been able to use technology to innovate and help move the music industry forward​

Jaylynn Simmons "Keep The Groove Alive": The WeDrum #CreateArtatHomeChallenge on YouTube​

Kennedy Center: Couch Concerts - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 1 pm PST, 4 pm EST​

Kennedy Center: Kennedy Center at Home - free videos of extraordinary live and on-demand performances and educational activities to do at home, with new releases daily​

Kino Lorber: Kino Marquee - a virtual theatrical exhibition initiative with 150 virtual art house theater screens ​

KQED: "The Good, the Bad, and the Glitchy: Streaming Theater During Shelter-in-Place"​​

La Jolla Playhouse: The Staging Area- virtual content page​​

Logic Pro: Free for 90 days from Apple

My Noise: Library of customizable ambient soundscapes

National Performance Network (NPN): COVID-19 / Corona VIrus Resources

New Filmmakers LA: NFMLA Interview Series: Weekly Interview Series with different topics- Directing, Cinematography, etc.​​

New York Times: Great Theater, Dance, and Classical Music to Tune Into While Stuck at Home

Noise Pop: Noise Pop Culture Club $7 a month Digital Membership

NYC Ballet: Digital Spring Season 2022​

PBS Digital Studios: "Behind the Scenes of Wicked- Set Design" Video

Plays At Home: Series of short plays written by renowned playwrights & commissioned by leading repertory theatres specifically during COVID-19 & unprecedented isolation -- to inspire joy and connection for all

Playing on Air: Playing On Air is a radio program and podcast, dedicated to sharing a great short theater with the public​

Radiohead Public Library: Live from a Tent in Dublin show on YouTube-Replay premiere here

Real Industry: Videos for college students focused on all aspects of the media arts, music business, and entertainment technology business​

ReelEar: Music teachers in publicly funded educational institutions can apply to access Ear Training Tools for free, to use in their classrooms.

Roger Fernandes: Facebook Live Native Storytelling Hours​

San Francisco City Arts & Lectures: Free YouTube live-streamed conversations with leading cultural artists, writers, performers, and leaders​

Sketch Up School: SketchUp Tutorial on YouTube, you’ll learn the 7 critical concepts you need to know to avoid struggling when you’re first getting started​

Sketch Up Essentials: "Getting Started with SketchUp Free - Lesson 1 - for Beginners" YouTube Tutorial​ by Matt Kizer Design: Free virtual theatrical scenic light labs and education tools

Screen Interactive: Film industry coronavirus creative, social, and financial support initiatives

SF Commons & BAVC: TV documentary "They Can't Take That Away: The Legacy of The Filmore" on the history of African-American jazz in San Francisco's Fillmore district

Shadow and Act: Live streamed and recorded Q&A's with diverse entertainment industry leaders on Facebook Live

Some Good News (SVG) Channel: Actor/Director John Krasinki's YouTube Channel During COVID-19 with online interviews/performances

Spotify: Soundtrap for Music Makers- 120-day free trial for educators (90 days for individual creators)​

Splice Blog: A Curated List of Resources for Musicians Affected by COVID-19​

Teaching Technical Theatre Facebook Group: Social Learning FB Group dedicated to the teaching of technical theater (at all levels) as a course of study and a set of invaluable life skills.​

Teaching Theatre Online: 5,000+ member Facebook group discussion of ideas, challenges, and exercises to teach theatre aspects in an online environment

Theatre Folk: Distance Learning- Technical Theatre

THEATERish: Virtual Theatre Education Resources: "The Epic Crowdsourced List"​

The Actor's Fund: #StarsinTheHouse Daily On-Line Mini Performances on YouTube during COVID-19 Crisis

The Actor's Fund: Podcast Series about Financial Wellness

The American Alliance For Theatre Education: Resources for Theatre Educators Teaching Online—The Latest

The Ballet Spot: $5 Live Streamed Classes​

The Broadway Channel: "Wonder by Wonder: Behind the Scenes at Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway"​

The Film Fund: How to Produce a No-Budget Quarantine Film

The Film Fund: Funded Filmmaker Showcase: Matthew Greenberg

The Kitchen: The Kitchen's New Online Initiatives

The Metropolitan Opera: Live-streamed performances of the Metropolitan Opera

The New York Times: Great Theater, Dance, and Classical Music to Tune Into While Stuck at Home

The Red Curtain Project: Stories, ancient and modern, from the Indian subcontinent​

The Rime of The Ancient Mariner Big Read: An inclusive, immersive work of audio and visual art from the 21st century reflecting the abiding influence of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 18th century epic poem, "The Rhime of The Ancient Mariner"​

Tony Padilla: Facebook Live Music Sessions​

Topic Studios Podcasts: Fiction and nonfiction audio storytelling and interviews

Tribeca Film Festival: Limited-time "Short Film A Day" free online films 

Uncancelled Festival: An ‘Uncancelled’ Festival Will Bring Music to Your Home Every Week

Zoom Tutorial - Theatre/Acting Part 1 (A Parody!): Dr. Kenneth Ragsdale presents a tutorial on using the Zoom platform for distance learning for the theatre/acting curriculum​

24-Hour Plays: "The Viral Monologues" - Part of the 24 Hour Plays® series that bring together creative communities to produce plays and musicals that are written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours​​​


5 Tips for Crushing it as a Work From Home InternCNBC Article tips with SFSU Student highlight​

Adobe: Cultural Anthropology Podcast Curriculum​​​​ - groups of 4-5 students will use Adobe Audition to create podcasts detailing the various facets of a cultural institution (farmer’s market, gaming club, museum, etc.) that interests them.

Adobe: Media Literacy Curriculum - Analyzing the Ethics of Photo Manipulation​

Adobe: Premiere Rush ​Tutorials​ - Video

Adobe Distance: Adobe Distance Learning Resources​

Advice for storyboard/animation careers, new GN "I Moved to LA to Work in Animation​"

All Arts: Immersive online storytelling, events, and performances​

American Theatre Wing: "Working In The Theatre: Before The Show with Billy Porter & Patina Miller" Video

Arc Studio Pro: Free screenwriting software for the length of Covid-19​ - Tool

Arts Ed Collab: Resources for arts educators as they transition to online teaching

Atelier Hébert: Teaching Artist Stephan Hébert's Free Documentary Photography Video Course Series on YouTube​

Backstage's Remote Casting Resources: Remote casting made easy for students that can't hold in-person auditions this fall​- Casting With Backstage - CS​UEA (PDF)

​Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC): Free Online Career Transition & Development Workshops for Creatives & Everyone​

Created in Quarantine Facebook Group: dedicated to discussing projects created during voluntary and involuntary quarantine periods

CSUSM's Student Media Festival: 16th annual student media festival, streamed on May 15, 2020.  Archived stream available on Youtube here​

Disney: "Destino" -a free short film collaboration between Walt Disney & Salvador Dali"

Disney Imagineering: Free Disney Imagineering in a Box Course via Khan Academy​

Film Courage: "What Beginning Actors Should Know About Acting Auditions" - 33 Actors Share Their Audition Stories on Video

Filmmaker Magazine: "Marketing Independent Film With Behavioral Data" Article​

Film Courage: "42 Ways To Avoid Writing A Boring Screenplay" video

Film Courage: "How Do You REALLY Break Into Hollywood?" video

The Film Fund: 10 Reasons Why COVID-19 Is Not the End of Your Production Company

The Film Fund: How to Run a Production Company During a Pandemic

The Film Fund: Why COVID-19 Can Actually Be Great for Filmmakers​

The Film Fund: 17 Ways to Distribute Your Short Film and Get It Seen- Youtube Video

The Film Fund: Why Your Production Company Doesn’t Need to Be in LA

The Film Fund: Different Niches for Your Production Company​

​The Film Fund: What Does a Production Company Do?​ Workflows From Home, A New Training Series on Remote Workflows​ - Video Series

Google Digital Garage: Free "Communicate Your Ideas Through Storytelling & Design" class​​

Gray Area Foundation for Arts & Technology: COVID-19 Resources

Harmony Helper: A singing app that makes it easy to practice any song from the comfort of your couch - free 7-day trial then $4.99 a month or $49 a year​

Inktip: Find scripts seeking directors- Short script directory​

National Geographic: $1,000–8,000 USD for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting​

News Shooter: The COVID-19 Impact on Indie Filmmaking​​

New Filmmakers Film Festival: NFMLA on Film and TV Directing

Nikon School Online: photography info

No Film School: Learn How to Edit with These Free Resources​ - Tools, Instructional Videos, & More

No Film School: Free eBook 'How to Write a Screenplay downloadable​

No Film School: 7 DIY Filmmaking Hacks for When You're Stuck at Home

No Film School: 1000+ Free Post-Production Assets You Can Download Right Now​​

No Film School: How to shoot Stop Motion at home

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS): Free and open source OBS Studio software for video recording and live streaming​ Teach Yourself to Sightread Music​​

Poynter: Free News University Courses to help Journalism Educators and Students​​ - Webinars & Courses

Premium Beat: "The Pitfalls of Making A No-Budget Short Film During COVID" article- While Hollywood was able to navigate the pandemic to get productions running again, is it wise for no-budget filmmakers to do the same?

Quentin Tarantino: Tarantino is Writing Reviews of Some of His Favorite Films​

Rising Software/Auralia & Musition: The world's most powerful ear training & music theory software​

SAG-AFTRA: "SAG-AFTRA 1​01” video presentation replay of an overview of the union's history, protection for members, and eligibility and member benefits Web platform for independent film & content-creating community to let filmmakers upload cuts and invite team members and screeners to give collaborative feedback in a timeline​

ScriptUp: The ScriptUp writer's guide 

Smart Film School:​ Online Courses - ​​Videos & Case Studies

Studio Binder: 19 Best Screenwriting Websites to Fast Track Your Career​

Sun​dance: Online Courses for Writing, ​​Directing, Filmmaking, & Producing - Live Online Learning Experience

Sundance Institute Collab: Video Library, Master Classes, Online Courses & Resources

TedX: The Art of Creativity TedX Talk by Taika Waititi​

The Hollywood Reporter: Fight Club Author Chuck Palahniuk Shares Some of His Favorite Writing Advice(Guest Column)​

Screencraft: Writing competition website, newsletters, and resources for screenwriting

The Script Lab: "Write at Home" Screenwriting Survival Kit

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF): Emergency Assistance Fund to aid members experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19​

Tools for Livestreaming: Live Performance from Andrew Schmedeke. Basic Workflows and Best Practices for Livestreaming Live Performances

Tone Networks & Women in Entertainment: Free 14-day trial for online learning & professional development platform with 1,000+ videos​

Tribeca Film Festival: Limited-time "Short Film A Day" free online films during Corona Virus Pandemic

TV You Anywhere: FREE service for news organizations to safely live broadcast remotely​

Versatile Studios: COVID-19 Production Safety Protocols​

Women in Film LA:  Women in Film LA, ReFrame, and IMDbPro launch Curbside Shorts – Two-Minute Filmmaking Challenge to Connect and Support the Creative Community During the COVID-19 Crisis​

WrapBook: Wrapbook's COVID-19 Filmmaking Resource Guide​

Writer's Guild of America West: COVID-19 Resources​​

ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCES (all ages & for those with kids)

All Digital School: 1000+ educational resources (apps/tools/websites/ebooks/videos) for all school levels (k-12) organized by subject, year level, and price (mostly free ones)​​

Amazing Educational Resources: An ever-growing list of free educational resources​

Amplify: K-8 Learning Resources​

Arizona State University: Virtual Learning Resources for Every Learner, At Every Age

Art a La Carte via YouTube: Free online video art classes

ArtNetPro: COVID-19 Resources​​

​Arts Ed Collab: Resources for arts educators as they transition to online teaching

Arts Ed Collab: COVID-19 Resources for Educators and Learners

The Atlantic: 12 Free Things to Watch, Listen to, and Learn in Quarantine​

The BBC Bite-Sized Daily: "homeschooling" Lessons in all disciplines for ages 5 - 15 

UC Berkeley Boot Camp: Coding information and resources- Learning to code, basics, etc.​​

Broadcasting Education Association (BEA): Resources for Teaching Media in A Virtual Setting​

Carla Sonheim: Art Prompts PDF: A Free 40-page printable "Creative Care Package" ​

Code Academy: Free online Code Academy Pro course/scholarships for students affected by COVID-19

Common Sense Media: Best Messaging Apps and Websites for Students, Teachers, and Parents​

Common Sense Media: Wide Open School free online learning experiences for kids​ Free and Open eTextbooks​

#CoronaVirus Syllabus: "crowdsourced cross-disciplinary resource/database"​

Custom Writing Blog: 100 free online courses from top universities. All subjects from computer science to art & music and design.

Drawing & Painting (The Virtual Instructor): Remote teaching art lesson plan ideas​

Duolingo: Free online language education courses​

Everfi: Digital Lessons for Remote Learning​

Excel Easy: Excel tutorial + 300 examples (Free resources)​

EXPERIMENTS WITH GOOGLE: “Hack to Help COVID-19” – crowdsourced ideas, hacks, info & resources via Google Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak​ Taking School Online With a Student-Centered Approach PDF​

Google: Teach From Home Tools & Resources using G Suite for Education​

Headspace: Free meditation content

Innovate Public Schools: Corona Virus Resources for Parents and Schools​

Kim Dempsey: COVID-19 Educational Resource Library Google Drive Doc

Linkedin: Free LinkedIn Learning Resources to Help You Navigate the Impact of COVID-19

McGraw Hill Education: Online Teaching Guide Free Teaching and Learning Online Materials​

Minecraft and Adobe Spark Challenge: Mission Earth- Adobe and Microsoft cultivate important, future-ready skills like creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. This combines STEM with creativity and storytelling to give students the opportunity to design and build within Minecraft: Education Edition and create videos with Adobe Spark​

My Hero: Media Arts Education Resources & Lesson Plans​

Northern California Promise Coalition: Northern California released the “Student COVID-19 Resource Guide + FAQ for College Students.”

Novo Resume: The 2022 Complete Guide to Remote Work [W/ Tips & Tricks]​

Panorama Education: Daily Webinar Series on Virtual Learning for Educators​

RED GIANT: Everything Red Giant makes is now free for students and educators​

ReelEar: Music teachers in publicly funded educational institutions can apply to access Ear Training Tools for free, to use in their classrooms.​

RiseSmart: COVID-19 HR Resources​​

San Francisco State University: Best Practices for ZOOM security​

SFFILM Education: Teaching Tools, Study Guides, Short Family Films, The Art & Science of Star Wars, Storytelling Techniques & More​

​Share My Lesson: 25 Distance Learning Ideas from Teachers​ Online collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics or the ability to write your own book​

TeachRock: Distance Learning Packs - online learning for all subjects and ages

Teaching Artist Carrie Ellman-Larson: Miss Carrie Tells Stories (YouTube Video Series)​

The California State University system: Courses for Causes - free professional development courses to prepare California's workforce for new jobs post COVID-19

Top Hat: The Ultimate Guide to Online Teaching​

Transcend: School Closure Resource Hub​

Udemy: Udemy Free Resource Center - 150 free courses to help students work from home, search for a job, maintain balance, etc.​

We are Teachers: 190+ Amazing Free Online Resources​

Wes Tank on YouTube: FOX IN SOX | A Dr. Seuss Rap over Dr. Dre Beats on Vide (Humor)​

Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning: "Learn from the Best! Yale’s Transition to Remote Teaching" Webinar recording​

​Virtual Travel and tourism- Arts & culture

AirBnB Experiences: Virtual online one-of-a-kind activities and experiences from around the world (fee-based)

Capacity Interactive: Podcast- "How COVID-19 is Impacting Intentions to Visit Cultural Entities"

Exploration Junkie: Virtual Tour Collection on Exploration Junkie- Virtual tours, from both famous landmarks and remote, little-known destinations (continuously updated)​

Kremer Museum: First online virtual museum featuring a ​collection of Dutch and Flemish art and masterpieces

SFFILM: "SFFIILM at Home" library of interviews, videos & more

​​​​​Smarter Travel: 21 Sites Offering Virtual Tours and Live Streams for Travelers Stuck at Home​

Home Production or Industry/Field Resources​

ACX​: ​Setting Up A Home Studio- Video Lessons & Resources​

ACX​: Audio Production Resources​

The Film Fund: 10 Reasons Why COVID-19 Is Not the End of Your Production Company

The Film Fund: How to Run a Production Company During a Pandemic

The Film Fund: Why COVID-19 Can Actually Be Great for Filmmakers​

The Film Fund: 17 Ways to Distribute Your Short Film and Get it Seen- Youtube Video

The Film Fund: Why Your Production Company Doesn’t Need to Be in LA

The Film Fund: Different Niches for Your Production Company​

​The Film Fund: What Does a Production Company Do?

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS): Free and open source OBS Studio software for video recording and live streaming​​

Socialive: Delivering Powerful Content & Community Experiences with Video. The Secret Behind POLITICO’s Virtual Event Success

Socialive: How Gainsight Scaled Video Content Creation During The Pandemic

Socialive: How Microsoft Influencers Reduced Video Production Time By 95%

​TedTalk: "3 ways to create a space that moves you, from a Broadway set designer, David Korins"​


Opportunities (Film Fests, Conferences, etc.)​

Adobe: Digital Experience Conference

Berkeley Film Foundation: Berkeley Film Foundation 2023 Grant Cycle

Creative Generation: #KeepMakingArt Campaign

Dear Producer: "Producers in Front of the Camera: A Video Interview with Megan Gilbride"

Edinburgh TV Festival: Edinburgh TV Festival goes Digital!​​

Educational Theatre Association (EDTA): Virtual International Thespian Festival​

International Center of Photography: virtual archive of images related to the coronavirus pandemic

Los Angeles International Latino Film Festival: The free, online festival will allow quarantined viewers to stream feature films, shorts, episodes, masterclasses, and live music​

San Francisco City Arts & Lectures: Free YouTube live-streamed conversations with leading cultural artists, writers, performers, and leaders during the COVID-19 crisis

ScreenCraft: Production Film Funds up to $30K

Screen Interactive: Film industry coronavirus creative, social, and financial support initiatives

Sofa King Fest: Online concerts & music events

Theatre Without Theatre: Live Instagram nightly theatrical broadcast aiming to fill the current artistic void at curtain time​

The California State University system: Courses for Causes - free professional development courses to prepare California's workforce for new jobs post COVID-19​

Think with Google: Resources and insights to help you navigate uncertain times​​

Tongal: Find Paid Opportunities for Creatives or Hire Someone


Philanthropy & Funding Sources​

Actor's Fund: COVID-19 Resource List

Adobe: Free access to The Digital Experience Conference

A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know by​​

American Alliance of Museums: COVID-19 Resources & Information for the Museum Field

Artists At Risk Connection: COVID-19 Resources for Artists​

ArtNet: Emergency Grants, Medical Funds, and Other Resources to Help (including a National vs. Regional Breakdown)​

ArtProNet: COVID-19 Resources

Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC): Online Career Transition & Development Workshops for Creatives & Everyone​

Berkeley Film Foundation: Berkeley Film Foundation 2023 Grant Cycle

Billboard: Corona Virus Crisis Music Professionals Relief & Resource Guide​

BrainPOP: Content

The Broadcasters Foundation of America: Provides emergency & disaster grants to radio & television broadcasters in need- fill out the form as needed​

Californians for The Arts: Emergency Funding & Resources​

Capacity Interactive: Digital Marketing Recommendations for the Arts Community During COVID-19

Charter School Growth Fund: Approaches to Instruction + Crowd-Sourced Resources​

Chicago Arts Partnership in Education: Arts Resources & Support for Families Stuck at Home

Center for Cultural Innovation & The San Francisco Mayor's Office: San Francisco Arts Relief Program

CNBC: "A little-known part of the CARES Act lets college students collect unemployment"​​

Comcast: Providing home internet connection to low-income families COVID-19 Community Resources

Film Festival Survival Pledge via Seed & Spark: Online Film Festival Screenings

FilmLA: COVID-19 Resource Center​

Filmmaker Magazine: "Marketing Independent Film With Behavioral Data" Article Financial Help For Freelancers And Independent Contractors Affected By The Coronavirus Crisis

GE Virtuoso: Visual International Internships: Gain a summer internship from anywhere in the world​

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Resource Guide​

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation: Scholarships increased for a diverse range of students pursuing music industry careers.​​

Jewish Free Loan Association for LA or Ventura County Residents: No fee & interest-free loans of up to $10,000 to cover: small business losses, lost wages, child care costs & funds lost due to canceled travel plans

Joe Biden Town Hall Event:​ Unemployment Town Hall on how COVID-19 is impacting entertainment workers

KQED: Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus​

LA Jobs Portal: Resources for Angelenos Economically Impacted by COVID-19​

National Performance Network (NPN): COVID-19 / Corona Virus Resources​

Processing: Free to download flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts​

ProFellow: Access to a database of fellowships- 21 of 23 CSU schools are designated HSI’s (Hispanic Serving Institutions)​

ScreenCraft: Production Film Funds up to $30K​

Sifonóforo: Mexican filmmakers Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Salma Hayek & Guillermo del Toro's Fund & Relief Package for Mexican Below-the-Line Workers, Technicians and craftspeople impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic​​

Sparkhouse​: Video Production Cost Estimator Tool: The tool provides users and businesses the ability to get a more precise look at what budget they will need to accomplish their dream videos. It factors in the whole production process, from concept to actors, props, animations, etc. 

State of CA Unemployment Insurance: Direct link to file a claim

The Actor's Fund: The Actors Fund's Entertainment Assistance Program

The Actor's Fund Podcast Series: Financial Wellness Part 3: Credit Health

The Safety Net Fund for Artists in the SF Bay Area: For artists in the Bay Area who can provide proof of artistic endeavor within the last 6 months, are ineligible for unemployment & have less than $1,000 of income within the last month.​

The Television Academy/The Emmys: Production resources for members of the television community impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business: Guide to the CARES Act

Tongal: Find Paid Opportunities for Creatives or Hire Someone​

Trans Lifeline: Trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources Free Site offering Domestic and International Remote Student Internship Opportunities 


Health, Safety & Well-being


Adobe: Mindfulness Project for Students​ - Curriculum

Calm: Free of Calm's "favorite" meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals, and music

CreativeLive: Free Streaming health & wellness classes​

Dancing Alone Together: A resource of community and live streaming classes for the "new" digital dance world​

Gaga NYC: live-streamed 30-minute classes ($5 donations asked)​

Google Digital Garage: Intro to digital wellbeing Course: Learn how to develop and maintain healthy tech habits​

Greater Good: Four Things to Do Every Day for Your Mental Health

Greater Good: Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus​

Greater Good: How Teachers Can Navigate Difficult Emotions During School Closures​

Greater Good: How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Headspace: Free Meditation Resources​

Lululemon: 15-Minute Full Body Workouts YouTube Videos​

Online MSW Programs: 55 Mental Health Resources for People of Color.​ Informational resources for culturally diverse populations such as African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans/Alaska Natives

Online Counseling Programs: How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice -​ strategies on how to manage the effects of racial injustice, and shares advice for coping. Resource of organizations, guides, videos, and more for people fighting racial and social injustice.

Pepperdine Edu: Dealing with prejudice— whether it’s microaggressions, bias, or discrimination—is physically and psychologically demanding

Social Work License Map: 60 Digital Resources for Mental Health​​

The Actor's Fund Podcast Series: Financial Wellness Part 3: Credit Health​

The New York Times: Free E-Book- Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions​

The Peper Perspective: Ideas on Illness, Health & Well-Being from SFSU Professor Erik Peper- Reduce TechStress at Home​

Yale (through Coursera) - The​ Science of Well-Being - Free Digital Course​


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