Extracts from Scripts I read that illustrate a way to say something.

Miranda July is Back With Somebody, a Short Film and an App to Shake How We Exchange Messages

Since her first feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know, that won the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 2005, Miranda July has kept proving that her universe is rich, expandable, complex and can live on pretty much all mediums. While working on her latest feature, The Future, she wrote a book de ...

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Miss Using a Typewriter? Tom Hanks Released Free App Hanx Write Just For You

Some of us never touched a typewriter and have to thanks AMC, the Shining, or Pinterest for getting a sense of what it meant back then, and some of us had the great joy of battling with a weak A, typos and the hypnotic sound of a typewriter when we were inspired and rolling. Tom Hanks tu ...

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Kevin Smith Masterclass on Telling the Dismissed Story and Connecting with Others

 You have to give it to Kevin Smith: nobody does it his way, and that applies to the Masterclass he gave at Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival last July.For those who don't know who Kevin Smith is: Smith gained instantaneous and International fame during the Golde ...

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The In Focus Series from BAFTA Guru Is Gold and It’s a Must-Watch

BAFTA Guru hasn't ceased to please and surprise us. Its latest series titled "In Focus" is composed of short videos (under 8 minutes) focusing on one specific aspect of filmmaking: acting, hair and make-up, screenwriting, VFX or editing.Each video is sharply edited, cross cutting interv ...

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Ricky Gervais Shares How He Learned to Write in Creation Stories’ First Installment

Fastcocreate is launching a new series dedicated to creativity and storytelling named Creation Stories, and to kick off their first installment, they have interviewed British humorist, screenwriter, actor, director and producer Ricky Gervais.Asked what were his inspirations, Gervais sober ...

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20 Hollywoodian Cliches to Ban From Your Script

Cliches are like gossips: there might be something true lying at their chore, but that truth got lost overtime. And yet, because they keep being shared and floating around, there is a real temptation to use them as shortcuts while we try telling our story. We've mentioned before the 50 cliche ...

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Use this 8 Steps Questionnaire to Make Sure You Have a Strong and Useful Female Character

this is not a womanI'm going to cut to the chase here: it is not easy to write complex female characters, even for female storytellers. Some storytellers do it wonderfully (think Courtney Hunt's Frozen River or Allan Cubitt's The Fall), but the majority of us (storytellers of both genders ...

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Discover the 8 Steps Process of Award Winning Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black

In the short video below, American screenwriter and Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black takes us through his very well defined creative process to produce screenplays that last. Despite the many videos and articles shared over two years on mentorless on screenwriters craft, technique an ...

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10 Things I Learned From Weeds and OITNB Showrunner Jenji Kohan

If you are into "TV Shows", you know who Jenji Kohan is, you know she became a professional writer at 22, was the only female writer in writers rooms for many years, that she was Weeds' Showrunner for seven seasons (the show that put Showtime on the map), and that she is behind the current ...

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Geena Davis’ Two Simple Steps For Screenwriters To Add Women In Their Scripts

 The first time I saw Geena Davis was in The Long Kiss Goodnight, I was 13 and I couldn't believe what I was seeing: the good ole housewife I was seeing in every movie was all of a sudden becoming a kick-ass killer! The Long Kiss Goodnight might never end up in any "100 Must-See F ...

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