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The Insider Interviews: Dominic Minghella

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 FACES OF JANUARY. You can watch these here. The Insider Interviews now exist as live monthly events in …

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What the Most Successful Sports Team Can Teach Screenwriters

Learning From the New Zealand All Blacks In the history of organised sports – globally – one team stands alone. The New Zealand All Blacks are the most successful sports team in history, with an astonishing 90% win rate. We’ll say that again so it sinks in properly – they win 90% of their matches. …

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50 Quotes About Defiance Every Screenwriter Should Live By

Defiance is a Rule to Live By Screenwriting often runs the risk of turning into plate-spinning – following narrative rules; trying to appeal to an audience; trying to appeal to a producer; trying to be original; trying to meet genre expectations (but not too much); pandering to multiple outside opinions from industry members, friends, family; …

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10 Great Sites to Download Movie Scripts From

Smart and serious aspiring screenwriters not only watch a lot of movies but read a lot of movie scripts. Studying the craft is an invaluable part of the learning and developing process. Thanks to the great wonders of the world wide web, it’s easier than ever. You’ll find below ten great sites to get you …

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25 Francis Ford Coppola Quotes

25 Francis Ford Coppola Quotes For Writers & Filmmakers

Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola is one of the greatest writer-directors to come out of the so-called “New Hollywood” wave of filmmaking, having made THE GODFATHER, THE GODFATHER PART II, THE CONVERSATION, and APOCALYPSE NOW all before reaching the age of 40. Nowadays, largely satisfied with his Hollywood filmography, Coppola spends his time making …

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20 Great James Cameron Quotes on Storytelling

20 Great James Cameron Quotes on Storytelling With a filmography that boasts the likes of THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS, and THE ABYSS, James Cameron is undoubtedly one of the finest genre filmmakers and storytellers the film industry has ever seen. “There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or …

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The Insider Interviews: Celine Haddad

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: CELINE HADDAD 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 FACES OF JANUARY. You can watch these here. The Insider Interviews now exist as live monthly events in central London, which is a …

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The Insider Interviews: Ed Clarke

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: ED CLARKE 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 FACES OF JANUARY. You can watch these here. The Insider Interviews now exist …

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The Insider Interviews: Andy Brunskill

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: ANDY BRUNSKILL 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 FACES OF JANUARY. These can be listened to here. The Insider Interviews now …

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The Insider Interviews: Aaron Anderson

THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: AARON ANDERSON 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 FACES OF JANUARY. These can be listened to here. The Insider Interviews now …

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Crowdfunding Pitch Movies on Indiegogo

The Top 8 Crowdfunding Pitch Movies on Indiegogo

The crowdfunding pitch film is the campaign’s secret weapon. The pitch film sits at the forefront of your ask for the crowd to fund you. The pitch film literally should be perfect and personal. It should move, involve and inspire. If those three emotions are provoked, someone just might dip their hand in their pocket …

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15 Great Scorsese Quotes on Storytelling

Scorsese and Storytelling Martin Scorsese needs little introduction. The visionary director behind a lengthy list of iconic films from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and through to The Wolf of Wall Street has inspired generations of movie-goers and filmmakers. In addition, Scorsese is a prominent film historian. He founded a nonprofit dedicated to film preservation, started the World Cinema Foundation, and has …

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30 Quotes about Screenwriting from A-List Directors & Actors

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 of the screenplay. Here are thirty quotes about screenwriting, from people who would really, really know best…   The Quotes 1. “To make a great …

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10 Hollywood Screenwriters Reveal Their Big Break

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 in their spec screenplay that piqued his or her interest. Of course, it might be more spectacular than that, and a writer might break through …

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10 Great PT Anderson Quotes for Screenwriters & Filmmakers

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 a two-decade career for his own, original brand of cinema. Like a kind of thematically-souped-up Tarantino, Anderson’s films and scripts are in some way a …

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The 10 Greatest British Screenwriters of All Time

  Well, there’s one word for this article: contentious. We could all name our top 10 favourite screenwriters, or even our top 10 favourite British screenwriters, but ‘…of all time.”? That’s tough. How do we decide what constitutes ‘greatness’? Is it something tangible like having sold multiple spec scripts or winning an Academy Award or …

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10 Great Tales of Screenwriting Determination

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 pump yourself up, splash some cold water on your face and, as infamous ENTOURAGE uber-agent Ari Gold would say: “strap on a helmet and start …

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The World’s Highest Paid Screenwriters

The World’s Highest Paid Screenwriters Screenwriting can mean big money for those at the top. After all, screenplays usually account for around 1-3% of a film’s budget, and when a budget soars as Hollywood tentpoles usually do…well…get your calculator out. Some screenwriters can start breaking ground on those holiday homes when the cheques clear. Here …

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Top Female Screenwriters

The Top Female Screenwriters

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 Film and Television – the beast of gender-bias has, once again, reared its ugly head. The report revealed a two per cent drop in numbers …

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10 British Screenwriters Who Broke Into Hollywood

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 …

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10 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 fuel their writing. As an encouragement to those who remember a time before the internet, or to those who are wondering when their efforts will …

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Jeffrey Katzenberg – 10 Lessons For Screenwriters

Jeffrey Katzanberg From bringing STAR TREK to the big screen, reviving Disney’s fortunes in the 80s and 90s, to being the K in Dreamworks SKG, Jeffrey Katzenberg has been a pivotal industry figure for four decades. “I have rhino skin. Rejection is part of the process. If I took it personally, I wouldn’t know how …

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