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The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she's received working for the animation studio over the years. (RT @JuddApatow: 20 Rules of screenwriting from Pixar.
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This is amazing.  You have to read this.  Comment your thoughts

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Will the Spec Script Rise Again in Hollywood? - Vanity Fair

Will the Spec Script Rise Again in Hollywood? - Vanity Fair | HMW | Scoop.it
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Will the Spec Script Rise Again in Hollywood?
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Thus, when he became intrigued with a notorious Old West outlaw, Goldman simply decided to tell the story himself, writing a spec script titled Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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If you are working on a spec script, you NEED to read this

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Adelaide Screenwriter: Callie Khouri on screenwriting

Adelaide Screenwriter: Callie Khouri on screenwriting | HMW | Scoop.it
RT @Hollywood_Tweet: Callie Khouri on #screenwriting. http://t.co/7CcUOQYw
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Not sure I'm the biggest fan of hers.  You guys?

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When Is It Okay For A Screenwriter To Work For Free?

When Is It Okay For A Screenwriter To Work For Free? | HMW | Scoop.it
Screenwriter Mark Sanderson discusses an issue facing many new screenwriters starting out in the business. (When is it ok for a #screenwriter to work for free?
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Umm, NEVER?

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10 MAXIMS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SCREENPLAY | AWN | Animation World Network

10 MAXIMS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SCREENPLAY | AWN | Animation World Network | HMW | Scoop.it

http://www.awn.com/blogs/screenwriting-jeffrey-scott/10-maxims-maximize-your-screenplay

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These are more or less right.  Agree?

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Why do so many directors reap writing nominations at Oscars?

Why do so many directors reap writing nominations at Oscars? | HMW | Scoop.it
Directors Woody Allen and Alexander Payne won Oscars for writing last year.
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Anyone NOT a Alexander Payne fan?

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