The Insider Interviews: Robert McKee

The Insider Interviews: Robert McKee

The Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Gareth Unwin, who produced THE KING’S SPEECH, Ben Wheatley and Hossein Amini, the Oscar-nominated writer of DRIVE and THE TWO …

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The Insider Interviews: Sophie Meyer

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The Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Gareth Unwin, who produced THE KING’S SPEECH, Ben Wheatley and Hossein Amini, the Oscar-nominated writer of DRIVE and THE TWO …

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10 Honest Quotes about the Life of the Screenwriter

Paul Newman

Nobody worships more reverently at the altar of screenwriting than us. We believe in The Screenplay. We recognise it as the critical component in whether a film or TV shows lives, …

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The 10 Greatest British Screenwriters of All Time

Powell and Pressburger

  Well, there’s one word for this article: contentious. Nowadays British screenwriters are at the top of their game, ranging from Dominic Minghella to Jed Mercurio, however this hasn’t been …

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Why Writers Should be Sceptical of Script Hosting sites

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Script Hosting Sites – Friend or Foe? Script hosting sites divide opinion, arguably more than any other screenwriter or filmmaker resource. Maybe it’s the business model which sticks in many …

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The World’s Highest Paid Screenwriters

Aaron Sorkin

The World’s Highest Paid Screenwriters As the title says, this article will explore the world’s highest paid Screenwriters working in the Film and Television industries.   Screenwriting can mean seriously …

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10 Underdog Films With a Script That Beat The Odds

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A Crazy Script Can Beat The Odds Every screenwriter at one time experiences the look of confusion and ridicule in the face of a friend, producer or agent when they …

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13 Stereotypes of the British Film Industry

Colin Firth, British Film Industry Stereotypes

13 Stereotypes of the British Film Industry: True or False? Does the British film industry produce the best talent? Does the land of Shakespeare respect the writer? Is anything happening …

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10 British Screenwriters Who Broke Into Hollywood

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10 British Screenwriters Who Broke Into Hollywood

Our own screenwriting talent is well known on these shores – Simon Beaufoy, Richard Curtis, David Hare, Abi Morgan, Tom Stoppard, Peter Morgan, William Nicholson… the list is impressive. But what about Brit talent working in Hollywood? Industrial Scripts looks at British Screenwriters who have made the leap across the pond to make a name for themselves in La-La Land…

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Framing Scenes for Maximum Impact – Lessons from BEGINNERS

Framing scenes in BEGINNERS starring Ewan McGregor

  Fertile stories and multi-faceted characters will only take a script so far if the writer cannot repeatedly craft memorable and compelling framing scenes. Industrial Scripts looks at Ewan McGregor …

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Screenwriting Lessons from Midnight Cowboy

Screenwriting Lessons from Midnight Cowboy

Mastering the basics is an essential step in any screenwriter’s career progression – and yet many aspiring screenwriters forego very simple script choices which would make their projects stand out from the swirling mass of unfilmable spec scripts.

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Twitter Screenwriting Accounts Screenwriters Must Follow

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As our article on Jeffrey Katzenberg highlighted, gathering industry intel is vital for making it in this business. Industrial Scripts looks to the best Twitter Screenwriting resources – from box office numbers, to job opportunities and just plain amusing screenwriters given a voice. Of course, there’s also our own @Indust_Scripts account to follow…

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10 Hollywood Screenwriters Who Burned Bright and Then Faded

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Burning Bright

Becoming a professional screenwriter is one thing, but staying at the top of the Hollywood screenwriters game is quite another. After last week’s look at Screenwriters Who Broke In Late, Industrial Scripts looks at those Hollywood screenwriters who hit the big time, but whose star gradually faded.

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10 Screenwriters Who Broke In Late

David Seidler - Screenwriters who Broke in Late

Despite the image of the wunderkind screenwriter a-la Orson Welles or Diablo Cody, many screenwriters broke in late to the game, with a wealth of wisdom and life experience to …

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10 Common Film Industry Excuses – and how to Avoid Making Them

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“You can make the movie or you can make excuses”

The path from script to screen is often torturous – but made longer when excuse making and defeatism set in. Industrial Scripts looks at common film industry excuses and defences no writer should be making – and how to overcome the seeming obstacles.

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10 Great Quadrant Movies Screenwriters Can Learn From

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  With the box office increasingly dominated by big budget ‘Four Quadrant’ movies, squeezing out mid-budget releases, Industrial Scripts looks at the recipe for quadrant movies’ success in that seemingly …

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