15 Phoebe Waller-Bridge Quotes Writers and Filmmakers Can Learn From

15 Phoebe Waller-Bridge Quotes Writers & Filmmakers Can Learn From Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s career is an inspiring tale of talent, perseverance and ultimate success. Starting her career primarily as an actor, …

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15 Inspiring Ava DuVernay Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers

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15 Inspiring Ava DuVernay Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers   As the first black woman nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director, Ava DuVernay is ushering in a new …

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50 Hollywood Screenwriters Reveal Their Writing Process

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What’s Your Personal Writing Process? In screenwriting, sometimes the biggest challenge is discovering the most effective writing process That Works For You. For example, each and every writer has a …

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20 Great Patty Jenkins Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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20 Great Patty Jenkins Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers   Filmmaking didn’t come easily to Patty Jenkins. After many years working as a painter she realised her true passion was …

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How to Definitively Nail Your Movie Theme – The ULTIMATE Guide

How to Nail Your Movie Theme: What is Your Screenplay Actually About?   What is your screenplay about? What is your movie’s theme? These may seem like obvious questions. But …

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Save the Cat! Analysis Series: THE WEDDING SINGER (1998)

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One of the world’s most popular screenwriting books, Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat has brought clarity and a sense of direction to thousands of screenwriters, many of whom were looking for the logical …

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ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 1 – Tony Soprano

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ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 1   Welcome to Original Characters, an ongoing series of articles that will examine the most original characters to appear in both TV and film. What …

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15 Inspiring Russo Brothers Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers

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15 Inspiring Russo Brothers Quotes for Filmmakers   The career of the Russo Brothers has been anything but conventional. From independent cinema, through award-winning TV to shattering box office records …

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Writing and Filmmaking Lessons from BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)

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BACK TO THE FUTURE Video Essay   Not content with dominating blockbuster filmmaking as a director, the ’80s saw Steven Spielberg become a producing powerhouse. He brought his Amblin touch …

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Late Risers: 40 Filmmakers Over 40 When They Hit It Big

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There are so many stories of wunderkinds and overnight successes that it can become dispiriting for filmmakers still plugging away. However, some of the world’s most renowned filmmakers didn’t start …

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15 Paul Feig Quotes Writers and Filmmakers Can Learn From

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15 Great Paul Feig Quotes Paul Feig has had a unusual career. He created the cult comedy FREAKS & GEEKS, where many of the Judd Apatow stable (James Franco, Seth …

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15 Spike Lee Quotes Writers and Filmmakers Can Learn From

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15 Great Spike Lee Quotes Spike Lee, with 32 years of film experience, is a figure that any aspiring writer and filmmaker can learn from. His breakthrough debut film SHE’S …

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Chris McQuarrie Quotes For Writers, Directors & Producers

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Christopher McQuarrie After an inauspicious few years working at a detective agency, Christopher McQuarrie broke out as a screenwriter with two collaborations with director Bryan Singer. PUBLIC ACCESS won the …

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Vince Gilligan Quotes For Writers, Directors & Producers

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Vince Gilligan Vince Gilligan got his start as a writer for THE X-FILES, but these days he’s best known as the creator, showrunner, writer and director of BREAKING BAD and …

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Ryan Murphy Quotes For Producers, Writers & Directors

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Ryan Murphy Quotes Ryan Murphy is one of the few super-producers working in TV, along with the likes of Shonda Rimes and Greg Berlanti. His run of hit shows includes NIP/TUCK, …

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GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Martin Brody (JAWS)

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In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine scenes and moments where a film or TV show reveals a tremendous amount of character information in a compressed amount of screen …

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Jason Blum Quotes For Producers, Writers & Directors

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Jason Blum founded Blumhouse Productions in 2000, but it wasn’t until 2009 that it started getting its reputation for making some of the most profitable films of all time. The …

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The 10 Best Literary Agents for Writers & Filmmakers

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The 10 Best Literary Agents for Writers & Filmmakers   As a screenwriter, it can be confusing navigating the multitude of literary agents out there. Big or small, almost all …

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Hossein Amini Interview Series Launches…

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Hossein Amini Interview Industrial Scripts is pleased to announce the release of our first “Reflection Series” mini-courses, with a unique Hossein Amini interview. These weekly email sequences contain exclusive interview …

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20 Must Know Hollywood Literary Management Companies

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20 Must Know Hollywood Literary Management Companies   Figuring out how to get a bona fide literary management company to represent you is complicated, especially if you’re new(ish) to the …

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30 Quotes about Screenwriting from A-List Directors & Actors

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30 Quotes about Screenwriting from A-List Directors & Actors Whether they produce films, direct them, write them, or star in them, these iconic figures all agree on one thing: the importance …

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Why Women Screenwriters should Stop Moaning and Just WIN

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All Screenwriters LOVE Moaning Because there’s been quite a lot in the press lately about the plight (or otherwise) of women screenwriters, I’ve been thinking a bit lately about whether …

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10 Hollywood Screenwriters Reveal Their Big Break

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Most screenwriters would cite a moment in their careers that proved critical. It might be the day they signed with an influential literary manager, or the moment a key producer spotted something …

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The Insider Interviews: Gareth Unwin

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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 Great PT Anderson Quotes for Screenwriters & Filmmakers

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PT Anderson A man who, remarkably, made a film of the quality of BOOGIE NIGHTS at just 27 years of age, PT Anderson has won a host of admirers over …

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10 Great Tales of Screenwriting Determination

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Where There’s a Will There’s a Way They say where there’s a will, there’s a way and if ever a profession needed to believe this mantra, it’s that of screenwriting. So …

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Why The Holy Trinity of Monster Movies are Impossible to Top

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With the arrival of GODZILLA at your local multiplex you might be thinking it’s time to get writing some monster movies of your own — how hard can it be, …

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The World’s Highest Paid Screenwriters

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The World’s Highest Paid Screenwriters   Screenwriting can mean seriously big money for those at the top. After all, screenplays usually account for around 1-3% of a film’s budget, and …

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The Top Female Screenwriters

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Beneath the murky waters of the western film industry, the odyssey towards equality is ongoing, and according to ‘Celluloid Ceiling’ – an industry consensus conducted by the Centre for Women in …

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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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10 Hollywood Screenwriters Who Burned Bright and Then Faded

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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

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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 Mid-Budget Movies that Wouldn’t Get Made Today

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Mid-Budget Movies Fading After Spielberg and Lucas’ dire warnings on the future of the film industry and the growing box office prominence of high budget tentpole releases, many audience members …

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