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A different approach to “theme”

Nearly everything I’ve ever read on the subject of ‘theme’ in relation to screenwriting has felt either confusing or impractical.

What does theme mean? How should we understand it? 335 more words

Quote Monday

I’ve been in a state of avoidance.  Finding consolation in escapism.  And the only person that affects, the only person that suffers, is me.

I don’t know why exactly either.   46 more words


Free Screenwriting Resource: Scene Description Spotlight

Learning the craft of screenwriting involves… well… everything. That includes something as basic as this: How to write scene description. You know, all those pesky nouns, adjectives, and verbs we use to convey action. 178 more words

'The Conjuring's Hayes Brothers Writing Duo Sign With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, best known for writing New Line Cinema’s global box office horror hits The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, have moved to CAA from WME. 113 more words

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Classic International Movie: “Amarcord”

October is classic international movies month. Today’s guest post comes from Norma Parena.

Movie Title: Amarcord

Year: 1973

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra

Lead Actors: Bruno Zanin, Armando Brancia, Pupella Maggio… 979 more words

ScreenCraft's Anatomy of a Scene: How to Write Suspence Sequences

The folks at ScreenCraft sat down to discuss how Stephen Spielberg introduces characters and create suspense sequences with focus on film Jurassic Park. The T-Rex scene is used to dissect how Spielberg set up the scenes and paid them off later in the film.

Full article here: Suspense Sequences


WGA West's TV Writer Access Project Opens Submissions For 2016-17

The WGA West has announced a call for submissions for its 2016-17 TV Writer Access Project. The program is open to guild members who are minorities, women, LGBT, disabled and/or over age 55. 101 more words

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