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

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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By mentorless| 3 Comments | Acting and Actors, Directing and Directors, Personal Buzz, Writing and Writers
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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Discover More than 20 Examples from ‘HER’ by Spike Jonze, in How Did They Write It Extension #3

American filmmaker Spike Jonze is one of the few who's managed the golden transition from music videos to features, making a name for himself in both fields and beyond. An element that makes Jonze particularly interesting in my eyes is that unlike Gondry, Anderson or even, arguably, Finche ...

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Brace Yourself: Here is a 1h30 Masterclass with Darren Aronofsky

 This was long overdue, but it finally happened, and just like for Steve McQueen, we have to thank a museum for programming a masterclass with Daren Aronofsky and for sharing it with the world. So thank you, New Museum.Like Christopher Nolan, Aronofsky launched his career with ...

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3 Things Storytellers Can Learn from MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel

In case you missed it, the 2014 list of MacArthur Fellows, a.k.a, the genius grant, was announced last week, giving over $600,000 to 21 humans whose work in various areas has helped make the world a better place. And even though there is a filmmaker this year, Joshua Oppenheimer, the person ...

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So It’s a Comedy: Brian Koppelman Shares a True Hollywood Story

American screenwriter Brian Koppelman has been sharing loads of great tips for wannabe screenwriters pretty much on every social media platform available. Last year he kicked his six second screenwriting series on Vine, (that is well passed the 200 advice by now), and also writes regularly ...

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