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

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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HDTWI Extension #2: Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola

Good day screenwriters, here is the second Extension of the free eBook "How Did They Write It", solely dedicated to Sofia Coppola's second feature film, Lost in Translation. I chose Lost in Translation because I remembered it being a silent film, with very little dialogs, and I was wondering ...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants You To Join The HitRecord Community (And Get Paid For It)

Did you know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a Open Collaborative Production Company named HitRecord since 2010, inviting artists from everywhere in the world to contribute and collaborate making videos?Did you know that this year, 1,104 artists got paid a total of $700k for work they di ...

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Enter Pedro Almodovar’s Mind: How Almodovar Integrates Other Films Into His Stories

Pedro Almovodar is another master that never went to film school and yet, has graced us with twenty feature films over thirty years, has steadily kept Spain on the filmmaking map and has pushed conventions in genders and genres all the while speaking to a rather broad audience. In this uniq ...

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