Jodie Foster Masterclass Review: Is It Worth It?

Jodie Foster Masterclass

COURSE REVIEW: SCORES Lessons: 8.1  Workbooks: 8.2 Community & Interactivity: 6.4 Value: 8.0  OVERALL VERDICT: Thumbs Up!     Pros and Cons Pros: Actor-director background creates a unique perspective Strong …

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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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Martin Scorsese Masterclass Review: Is It Worth It?

Martin Scorsese Masterclass

Martin Scorsese Masterclass Review   Scores:   Lessons: 8.3/10 Workbooks: 8.1/10 Community: 6.5/10 Value: 8.1/10   OVERALL VERDICT: Thumbs Up! Course Pros and Cons…   Pros: Scorsese’s expertise and eloquence …

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Writing and Filmmaking Lessons from PADDINGTON 2 (2017)

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PADDINGTON 2 video essay PADDINGTON was that rare, quintessentially British film that found success around the globe. So there was little surprise when the studio confirmed PADDINGTON 2. Paul King …

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VIDEO ESSAY: Dislikable Characters – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

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THE SOCIAL NETWORK They’re making a film about Facebook? Commentators greeted news of the project with scepticism. But with a tight script from Aaron Sorkin (THE WEST WING) and clinical …

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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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What is THE industry-standard screenplay font?

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Screenplay Font – Does It Matter? This article will explain what the industry-standard screenplay font is. As well as explaining what it is, we’ll look …

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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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VIDEO ESSAY: Creating the Fascinating Antagonist – Gus Fring

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Gus Fring BREAKING BAD, created by Vince Gilligan, introduced us to many great characters. Antihero Walter White (Brian Cranston), the cancer-diagnosed high school teacher who turns to making meth. Jesse …

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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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Industrial Scripts reaches 1,000 Verified Reviews

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Landmark in Reviews In a unique landmark for a screenplay consultancy, Industrial Scripts is delighted to announce that the company recently secured its 1,000th verified review of its services, courses and …

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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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What the Most Successful Sports Team Can Teach Screenwriters

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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 …

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GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Dr. Alan Grant (JURASSIC PARK)

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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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GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Danny Ocean (OCEAN’S ELEVEN)

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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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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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Why Screenwriters Should Understand Screenplay Atmosphere

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Understanding Screenplay Atmosphere Screenplay atmosphere is difficult. At the bottom of the poster for THEY CAME TOGETHER, a spoof of rom-coms, there’s a disclaimer: Please note: New York City plays such …

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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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OPINION: Why Your Second Act Must Have Escalating Stakes

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The second act is all about escalating stakes. Absolute urgency. There’s a gap in the classic three act structure as extolled by many screenwriting books and teachers. The problem is …

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Talent Connector LIVE opens to OVERDRIVE members

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Talent Connector, the free online script promotion bonus offered to qualifying Industrial Scripts clients, has been expanded this month with the launch of Talent Connector LIVE. TCL is open to …

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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 Insider Interviews: Duncan Heath

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THE INSIDER INTERVIEWS: DUNCAN HEATH 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 …

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GENIUS CHARACTER REVEALS: Elisa (THE SHAPE OF WATER)

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2018 was a great and diverse year for cinema. Everything from BLACK PANTHER by Ryan Coogler to Disney’s long anticipated INCREDIBLES 2. In our Genius Character Reveals series we examine …

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OPINION: Finding The Perfect Closure

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Finding the perfect ending is difficult, even for professional writers and big-budget films. The resolution after the climax provides closure for the audience and characters. Sometimes termed the “denouement,” this scene is …

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