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Updated! The 2018 Documentary Going Rates Handbook
The 2018 Going Rates Handbook (GRH) is a fully updated, comprehensive budgeting resource guide that covers all the expenses involved in a documentary production: everything from documentary crew rates to insurance to closed captioning to attorney fees. Offered exclusively on Desktop Documentaries...
"Helping Me Explore" | Documentary Storytelling and Scriptwriting Class Review
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