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

Ava DuVernay on Her Creative Spark: From Observing to Writing for Low Budget

Indie filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who gave one of the most inspiring and memorable Keynote speech in the last few years empowering many of us to stop whining and start taking actions, was interviewed in the no less excellent Creative Sparks series run by the Academy and shared about what inspir ...

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Seth Godin on Processing Failure Emotionally and the Infinite Game

Since my recent obsession with podcasts, I've started searching podcasts from people I enjoy following on other mediums, and screenwriter Brian Koppelman is one of them. Koppelman recently did a podcast with a thinker I greatly appreciate, Seth Godin, and their hour-long conversation wa ...

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Screenwriters: Download Three Free Sample Legal Agreements

Like everything in our industry, mastering your craft is key, but being well-versed into the business aspect of things can make a huge difference when opportunities finally present themselves. Although there is no already-made/set-in-stone legal agreements that will ever apply to everybody ...

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Must Watch: Ursula K. Le Guin Inspiring Call to Storytellers

Whether you know Le Guin or not, if you are in the 'business' of telling stories I urge you to watch this short video.During her acceptance speech after receiving the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Science-Fiction and Fantasy writer ...

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John Cleese on the Two Elements You Need to Empower Your Creativity

How to fight procrastination and nurture creativity are two ongoing topics and will remain so as long as we -humans on planet Earth- breathe and want to make something that didn't exist before. Everybody has their own techniques, developed over time, after trials and errors, and it's alway ...

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How To Enhance Your Chance of Guest Blogging on Mentorless (and Anywhere Else)

As promised in my newsletter, here comes the post about guest blogging.I have never addressed this until now because it has always worked organically, but I've started receiving more and more requests from storytellers to write on mentorless.com, and if I always welcome the idea of shar ...

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Brain Pickings’ Founder, Maria Popova, on Finding Balance Between Productivity and Being Present in her Daily Routine

If you blog and/or are into learning, growing and expanding your horizons thanks to the world wide web, there is a fair chance that you know of Brain Pickings and its creator, Maria Popova. Popova, who has been curating Brain Pickings for almost eight year now -a site that receives 7 mill ...

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Paul Thomas Anderson on the Importance of Keeping Film as an Option and What Might Get Lost with Digital

Last October at the Lincoln Film Center Paul Thomas Anderson  showed clips from feature films, TV shows, music videos, documentaries that had an impact on him, and from that point on, a conversation took place, covering his influences and take on storytelling.While we still wait on ...

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By mentorless| 2 Comments | Cinematography and Cinematographers, Directing and Directors, Films and TV Show, Interviews, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
Stories to Watch #1: Bram Schouw

After many weeks in the waiting I am finally launching Stories to Watch, a section that will be solely dedicated to sharing videos from any genre that I found interesting as a storyteller and would like to share in a more permanent way than the social media way.This is my small way to m ...

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Steven Soderbergh on the Three Major Turning Points in His Career

Steven Soderbergh has a career like no-one else, past and present, because of the amount of work he has produced in the last 30 yeas, and because of the variety of genres and formats he has tackled, from ultra indie to blockbusters, from experimental to TV shows.Since announcing his ret ...

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