10 Overused Aesthetics to Ban For Your Next Movie Poster

Movie posters are like trailers and websites: you don't realize how important they are until you realize how hard it is to make a good one, one that both looks legit and will stick with your potential audience.If you remember the infographic about the trends in movie posters in 2011, yo ...

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The Criteria Producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, the Purge) Use to Make Low Budgets Wide Release Movies

SXSW started to share their Keynotes from this year, and after the excellent and dense one by Austin Kleon, it's low budget's Producer Jason Blum's turn to be made available.Jason Blum is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, a multi-media production company created in 2000 that ...

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Cinema in Cinema: a Mash-Up of 93 Films That Went Meta

Cinema lovers, this homage to meta  sequences about films within films will make you happy. Beautifully edited by Bretzel Pretzel for Slacktory back in 2013, the video is composed of 139 clips from 93 films.Have a look and see how many you can recognize first, and scroll below the vide ...

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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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Meryl Streep About the Evolution of Beauty in the Film Industry

The 18 times academy award nominated actress American Meryl Streep, who started her career on screen in 1977 and have been going stronger than ever since the 21st century kicked in talks, on this blank on blank PBS video, about the challenges coming with becoming a "movie star". If you are n ...

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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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The Art of Stanley Kubrick: A Crash Course on the Filmmaker’s Early Years

Stanley Kubrick is one of the few filmmakers who had such a life, and produced such a powerful body of work that almost each week, relevant content is shared online, dissecting his work and life, through making-ofs of his films (Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey), or his own words (his ...

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Must-Watch: Desktop Documentary ‘Transformers: The Premake’ Uses Global Footage While Staying Home

This is quite amazing. Kevin B. Lee, just gave a lot of visibility to a new form of filmmaking: Desktop Documentary by releasing a 25 minute behind the scenes of yet-to-be-released Transformers 4 made thanks to Internet footage. Yes, you read well.As its name indicates, Desktop Docume ...

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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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