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The best open-source preproduction software, by far, is Celtx. It has a multitude of script formats, automates the script breakdown process, and generally offers all the functionality you’ll ever need.
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Music & Sound Resources
SoundBible.com Free sound clips, sound bites, and sound effects.
FreeSFX A British site with free sound effects.
Dan-O Songs Nicely produced tracks by an independent composer who allows his music to be used freely (and accepts donations).
Jack Scott Voice Productions. Great quality, excellent customer service, and very reasonable prices.
Voice123.com An interesting “eLance.com” type website where you post jobs and voiceover pros audition for you.
SoundDogs.com Huge selection of sound effects with quick downloads and good prices.
Freeplaymusic.com Large selection of music that isn’t actually free, but is quite reasonably priced for non-commercial projects.
SoundSnap.com A membership site with a nice selection of very modern sounds and music loops.
FreeSound.org A collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sound effects.
PublicDomain4U.com Recordings of songs published prior to 1922, which are now in the public domain.
FreeProductionTracks.com A sampling of free-to-use music.
ASCAP.com If you absolutely must use a commercial piece of music, this is a FAQ about obtaining rights.