The I-List: 25 Companies Every Indie Needs to Know

Though it sometimes feels like a solitary endeavor, moviemaking is a collaborative art form. From the colleagues who give feedback on your scripts to the critics who review your pictures, moviemaking is never done in a vacuum.

This is just as true on the set—when you’re surrounded by your chosen team of cast and crew—as it is when you’re raising money or shopping for distribution. As moviemaking evolves, so does the barrier that exists between conceiving your project and watching it with an audience. It’s your drive, combined with the right tools and information, that will eventually bring your movie to life. That’s why it helps to partner with professionals who understand the specific needs of independent moviemakers.

Here are 25 companies that offer essential services for moviemakers of all kinds, with all types of budgets.

Chop Shop Entertainment

Doc Opp Medical/Technical Consulting

Film Specific


Filmmaker Production Services Company

HD Camera Guide

The Incentives Office

Michael Wiese Productions

Movie Plan


NBC Universal Production Services

New Mexico Lighting & Grip Company



Red Giant Software

Second Take Gear

Sir Groovy

Site Fabrication and Design Shop



Universal Studios Sound



The Writers Store

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