15 Inspiring Rachel Bloom Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

Rachel Bloom Quotes

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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How to Write a Love Interest That Audiences Believe In

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How to Write a Love Interest who Audiences Believe…   If your mind immediately jumps to soppy worn out cliches when you think of love interests, you’d be forgiven. But …

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How to Harness the Power of Visual Metaphor In Your Screenplays

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What is a Visual Metaphor? And How to Use One in Your Screenplay… You want a screenplay to be entertaining but reflective and unique but relatable. You want the audience …

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15 Amy Sherman-Palladino Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers

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15 Amy Sherman-Palladino Quotes for Writers and Filmmakers   Amy Sherman-Palladino has no qualms with being known as a challenging artist. Refusing to be bound by network limitations, her unique …

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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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‘Show Don’t Tell’ – Why The Screenwriting Mantra Endures

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‘Show Don’t Tell’ – How to Best Follow the Principle   It’s a term you hear frequently when it comes to storytelling – ‘Show Don’t Tell’. But what does it …

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How to Write an Awesome Beat Sheet for Your Screenplay

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Why a Beat Sheet is Important to Your Screenplay Whilst inspiration can strike at any minute and writing can be incredibly spontaneous business, screenwriting is usually smoothest when you’ve got …

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35 Movie Tropes and How to Avoid Them in Screenwriting

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35 Movie Tropes and How to Avoid Them in Screenwriting   Most audiences can agree that movies often lose their impact when writers cut corners and rely on cliches and …

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What Are The Must-Know Keys to Writing Great Character Descriptions?

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The Must-Know Keys to Writing Great Character Descriptions   Great character descriptions are what help ease the reader into your great characterization. They’re the entrée, if you will, to the …

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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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Writing the Perfect Controlling Idea for Film and TV: The ULTIMATE Guide

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Writing the Perfect Controlling Idea for Film and TV: The Ultimate Guide   A controlling idea is a foundation. Writing a screenplay is a lot like building a house. It …

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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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How to Write a Great Biopic: Pitfalls Screenwriters Should Avoid

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How to Write a Biopic: Pitfalls Screenwriters Should Avoid   From BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY to JUDY, the biopic is a seriously popular modern movie genre. But having such a concrete story …

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Save the Cat! Analysis Series: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (2002)

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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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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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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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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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ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 2 – Omar Little

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ORIGINAL CHARACTERS Series: Part 2 Welcome to Original Characters, an ongoing series of Industrial Scripts articles examining the most original characters to appear in both TV and film. Want to …

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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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Save the Cat Analysis Series: HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1978)

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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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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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Thriller vs Horror – Why The Subtle Differences Can Save Your Script

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Thriller vs Horror – What Are the Critical Differences?   In terms of movie genres, Thriller and Horror are often mistakenly confused, or even lumped in together. The truth is, …

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Save the Cat Analysis Series: THE STING (1973)

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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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The Insider Interviews – Tom Daley

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This month’s featured industry guest at The Insider Interviews is Tom Daley of eOne Entertainment. The Insider Interviews series started in 2010 as a set of recorded interviews, featuring the likes …

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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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