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Balls of Steel: The Zig-Zag Screenwriting Career Path - Script Magazine

Balls of Steel: The Zig-Zag Screenwriting Career Path - Script Magazine | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Your screenwriting career path will always be unique, twisted, and unpredictable. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman gives advice on how to survive it.
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For the writers.....

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79 Actors We Can Thank Canada For

79 Actors We Can Thank Canada For | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
O Canada, you have given us some of the best actors in the business.
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Happy C-day part 1....

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Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited amount of alternatives to doing our work.
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The Science of Story: Top Ten Tips for Writing Stories that Grip

The Science of Story: Top Ten Tips for Writing Stories that Grip | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
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see esp. #6

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"Don't Be Lazy" by the Bitter Script Reader

You know what really annoys me when I read a script? Laziness. This video discusses the laziness that I really loathe in romantic comedies. The main page: ht...
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Secrets of a Trailer Guru: How This Guy Gets You to the Movies | Underwire | Wired.com

You don't know his name. But if you care about trailers you know his work: iconic previews for films like The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Tree of Life, and director Nicolas Winding Refn's latest project, Only God Forgives,...
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Interns Win Huge Victory in Labor Lawsuit Against Fox

Interns Win Huge Victory in Labor Lawsuit Against Fox | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
UPDATED: Fox says it is
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just saying.....

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The #1 Reason Your Movie Will Not Get A Distribution Deal by Jon Reiss

CONNECT WITH JON REISS http://jonreiss.com http://www.sellingyourfilm.com http://www.thinkoutsidetheboxoffice.com https://www.facebook.com/ThinkOutsidetheBox...
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harsh truths.....

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7 Bad Storytelling Habits That We All Learned from Superhero Comics

7 Bad Storytelling Habits That We All Learned from Superhero Comics | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Today's escapist storytellers share a rich legacy, from classic TV to great SF novels. But most of us also guzzled superhero comics during our formative years.
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Okay, everyone, look up the word "distaff"

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Google Unveils Model to Predict Box Office Success

Google Unveils Model to Predict Box Office Success | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
The company says it can use search data to project a film's opening weekend revenue with 94 percent accuracy.
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16 Recommendations For Filmmakers To Discover Best Practices For A Sustainable Creative Life

16 Recommendations For Filmmakers To Discover Best Practices For A Sustainable Creative Life | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago at The San Francisco Film Society we launched A2E (Artist To Entrepreneur), a specific line of programming designed to provide filmmakers with the necessary entrepreneurial skills and best practices needed to have a sustainable...
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The advice is good: the writing is crap ("Incentivized"?)

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Top 10 Most Controversial Films – The Lists

Top 10 Most Controversial Films – The Lists | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Controversial films. What a lovely first feature for a young reserved British writer to take on. I lapped up the opportunity with gusto, the ideas for the list already forming in my head. Da Vinci
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How many of these have you seen?

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50 Movie Endings You've Never Seen

50 Movie Endings You've Never Seen | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
How your favourite movies nearly ended
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50? 50! If you're in the mood for procrastination

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38 Reasons Everything Is Way Better In Canada

38 Reasons Everything Is Way Better In Canada | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Sorry. And now I'm sorry about saying sorry. Sorry.
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America = Canada's shorts.....

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A Blast From the Past - Girls Need Not Apply

A Blast From the Past - Girls Need Not Apply | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Speaking of Title VII, here's a hummer of a rejection letter from 1938: We've come a long way, baby. But then again, there's always further to go... [via Business Insider]
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6 Unproduced Pixar Films and Sequels

6 Unproduced Pixar Films and Sequels | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Here are a handful of ideas Pixar hasn't moved forward on.
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I think my fondness for Pixar's storytelling has been well established.

 

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The cutting Edge The Magic of Movie Editing (Full Documentary)

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shout out to the editors in our midst....

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Stevie Wonder - Superstition live on Sesame Street

It doesn't get much better than this.... I can't imagine a better feel good song than this one! Check out the REST OF THE VIDEOS in this collection! Stop by ...
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Awesome on a zillion levels (and nothing to do with film)

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ooomf Blog | Tips and other good things.

ooomf Blog | Tips and other good things. | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Tips and other good things.
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Creativity and coffee and beer: there's room for all three....

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies | The Public Domain Review

Sir Arthur and the Fairies | The Public Domain Review | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
In the spring of 1920, at the beginning of a growing fascination with spiritualism brought on by the death of his son and brother in WWI, Arthur Conan Doyl...
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Out of copyright and one heck of a biopic/docudrama plot....why has no one done this yet?

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DAILY FILM DOSE: A Daily Film Appreciation and Review Blog: TOP TEN LOW BUDGET FILMS UNDER $500,000

DAILY FILM DOSE: A Daily Film Appreciation and Review Blog: TOP TEN LOW BUDGET FILMS UNDER $500,000 | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
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COEN BROTHERS documentary [COMPLETE] "The Coen Brothers" (Art Zone Late, 01/11/2000)

A profile of film-makers Joel and Ethan Coen who began their career with little money but ended up successfully taking on the Hollywood establishment. *** Th...
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Danny Boyle's 15 Golden Rules of Moviemaking by Danny Boyle - MovieMaker Magazine

Danny Boyle's 15 Golden Rules of Moviemaking  by Danny Boyle - MovieMaker Magazine | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
Danny Boyle has directed hit films in a wide array of genres, from the cautionary drug saga Trainspotting (1996) to the horror smash 28 Days Later...
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50 Greatest Joss Whedon Moments

50 Greatest Joss Whedon Moments | Writing and watching ... for the screen etc. | Scoop.it
From Buffy to Avengers and beyond…
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Just because I am a Joss Whedon groupie....

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