15 Fantastic Steve McQueen Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

Steve McQueen Quotes

Steve McQueen is an acclaimed British Director and a Turner prize-winning artist, most famously known for directing the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave (2013). Steve McQueen quotes, particularly from his …

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Antagonist Examples: 15 of the BEST Formidable Foes from Film & TV

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In screenwriting terms, the antagonist of a story is arguably as important as the protagonist. In the very simplest terms, if your protagonist is the hero, then the antagonist is …

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Fight Scenes That Kick A*s: 15 Examples of a Superbly Written Fight Scene

Whether you’re a fan of highly choreographed martial art movies, or super polished CGI superhero battles: it is always useful to have a set of ground rules how to write a good fight scene.

15 Inspiring Kasi Lemmons Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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Kasi Lemmons’ Acting Career Kasi Lemmons is an award-winning and nationally-acclaimed actress, writer, director and filmmaker. Landing her first professional acting job at just 9 years old, Lemmons would go …

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Writers Advice: 50 Gems of Wisdom from Industry Titans

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Every screenwriter needs advice. Put simply, a career won’t progress without listening and taking heed of the right advice. Writers advice can be easy to find. But great advice, well …

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What Makes a Great Monologue? 10 Great Monologues Screenwriters Can Learn From

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In film and TV, great monologues have the power to hit an audience more than any other moment in a story. They can be gut-wrenching emotional confessions, pivotal moments of …

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The Different Types of External Conflict & 10 Great External Conflict Examples

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External conflict is an essential part of screenwriting in that it’s essential in driving any plot. It is different to internal conflict in that whilst internal conflict is within the …

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15 Enlightening Christopher Nolan Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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Christopher Nolan is the recipient of over 30 Academy Award nominations, and 10 wins. He is one of the most influential auteurs working in the industry today; his films having …

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Honestly, Should You Do a Screenwriting Degree? 10 PROS and 10 CONS

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More and more colleges and universities are offering academic pathways for screenwriters. This means a screenwriting degree is definitely something aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters will naturally consider at some point. …

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Writing Dialogue Expertly: Learn from These Great Dialogue Examples

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It’s no question that one of the most powerful elements in a story is dialogue. In film, dialogue builds the overall tone of the movie, establishes the relationships between characters …

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15 Illuminating Charlie Kaufman Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

Charlie Kaufman Quotes

Charlie Kaufman is a name that commands widespread respect, from his industry peers, to critics and cinephiles. Charlie Kaufman quotes, whether embedded in his written dialogue or interviews, are sure …

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10 Amazing Opening Scenes & What Screenwriters Can Learn From Them

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A first impression counts. We all know that. And in screenwriting it’s no different. Your screenplay’s opening scene is vital. Screenplay readers will often tell you that the first ten …

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15 Brilliant Montage Examples for Screenwriters and Filmmakers

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The montage is an ever present part of modern screenwriting. Filmmakers and screenwriters frequently use this technique, regardless of genre. But what are the best montage examples and what do they teach …

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15 Inspiring Barry Jenkins Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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15 Inspiring Barry Jenkins Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers Barry Jenkins is undoubtedly among this generation’s most influential and important directors, producers and screenwriters. We have complied a list of …

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15 Electric Danny Boyle Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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Forever Changing: 15 Danny Boyle Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers His mother had plans for him to go into the priesthood. But Danny Boyle left the path of Catholicism and …

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Writing a Scene: What Are The 10 Key Steps To Dramatic Excellence?

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Writing a Scene: Breaking Down the 10 Key Steps in Getting Started As with most stages of the screenwriting process, writing a scene is a journey of discovery. It is useful …

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15 Safdie Brothers Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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15 Safdie Brothers Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers The Safdie brothers began making independent short films from a young age, drawing heavily from their disruptive childhood as two children of …

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15 Inspiring Rachel Bloom Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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15 Rachel Bloom Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers Rachel Bloom cuts a unique figure in the modern TV landscape. She began her career writing and starring in her own comedy …

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49 Fixable Reasons A Screenplay Reader Passed On Your Project

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49 Fixable Reasons A Screenplay Reader Passed On Your Project Every writer has experienced that moment of wanting to throw the towel in after getting rejected. However, it’s important not …

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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 Examples of Bad Writing in Really GOOD Movies and Shows

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If you pay even a sliver of attention to people’s critiques of TV and film, then you understand that great screenwriting isn’t necessarily a given, even for shows and movies …

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Your First Draft : 9 Essential Steps to Getting it Right

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Your First Draft : 9 Essential Steps to Getting it Right   It might not be what you want to hear after months, maybe years, of painstaking screenwriting work. But …

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201 Character Archetypes Writers MUST Have In Their Armoury

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201 Character Archetypes Writers MUST Have in Their Armoury   Every screenwriter knows that writing a great screenplay takes more than just a good plot or good world building. It …

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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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Bold and Brave Screenplay Structure: 10 Great Examples

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Bold Screenplay Structure: 10 Great Examples   A great script requires great dialogue, great characterization and layered conflict. One of the most crucial elements however, screenplay structure, is occasionally taken …

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25 Inspirational David Lynch Quotes Screenwriters and Filmmakers Can Learn From

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25 Great David Lynch Quotes Screenwriters and Filmmakers Can Learn From   A master of surrealism, David Lynch is very much the king of crazy within Hollywood. His enigmatic 1977 …

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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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The 15 Best Frederick Forsyth Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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15 Great Frederick Forsyth Quotes Writers and Filmmakers Can Learn From   Frederick Forsyth Quotes Frederick Forsyth is a celebrated English author, journalist, former spy and political commentator. Having been …

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15 Great Ryan Coogler Quotes for Writers & Filmmakers

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15 Great Ryan Coogler Quotes    Ryan Coogler’s career path is the envy of many aspiring filmmakers. Off of the success of a festival-acclaimed indie drama, FRUITVALE STATION, he brought …

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Paid & Free Screenwriting Software

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This guide has been divided into the best free screenwriting software and the best paid screenwriting software, for the benefit of writers strapped for cash. It’s important to find screenwriting …

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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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