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Script Analysis: “Beginners” – Scene By Scene Breakdown

Reading scripts. Absolutely critical to learn the craft of screenwriting. The focus of this weekly series is a deep structural and thematic analysis of each script we read. 4,032 more words

30 Things About Screenwriting: The only way out is through

Imagine the process of writing a story as being a journey. Perhaps as you embark on your adventure, you have a map — an outline or beat sheet. 251 more words

COVERSCRIPT TIPS - The First Ten Pages

In these early ten pages of the screenplay, which equals the first ten minutes of the movie, the audience must be introduced to, and made to empathize with, or connect to, or identify with, the protagonist in some way. 224 more words

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WRITERS ON BREAKING IN: Renegade Tactics to Launch Your Screenwriting Career

Professional screenwriter Michael Elliot gives out-of-the-box advice on launching your screenwriting career using unconventional wisdom.

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SPECS & THE CITY: Deus Ex Machina and ‘Lord of the Rings’

Brad Johnson discusses how Deus Ex Machina can impact your script using ‘Lord of the Rings’ as an example.

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Questions: What’s Your Favorite Line From A Movie?

Another in great videos from the Academy Originals series. Here filmmakers share their favorite lines from movies.

Some great lines mentioned here by a bevy of people involved in the film business — writers, actors, producers, production designers, editors. 35 more words

Start Your Own Writer/Actor Workshop

According to screenwriter Jim Uhls, reading screenplays—”as many as you can”—is the best way to analytically as well as intuitively learn screenwriting structure. And while he did his undergraduate theater work at Drake University and his graduate work in dramatic writing at UCLA, he doesn’t believe that a formal education in film school is imperative to working in the business. 598 more words

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