The Insider Interviews: Rob Kraitt

The Insider Interviews: Rob Kraitt

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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The Insider Interviews: Nick Marston

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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

Paul Thomas Anderson Quotes for 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 …

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The Insider Interviews: Kevin Lehane

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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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The Insider Interviews: Jack Thorne

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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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The Insider Interviews: Robert McKee

The Insider Interviews: Robert McKee

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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The Insider Interviews: Sophie Meyer

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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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In Screenwriting, Hope Springs Eternal

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The Rafn Column Part III Screenwriting – Hope Springs Eternal When I worked as a Development Executive, the most terrifying thing I ever had to do was fly to LA …

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10 Honest Quotes about the Life of the Screenwriter

Paul Newman

Nobody worships more reverently at the altar of screenwriting than us. We believe in The Screenplay. We recognise it as the critical component in whether a film or TV shows lives, …

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The 10 Greatest British Screenwriters of All Time

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  Well, there’s one word for this article: contentious. Nowadays British screenwriters are at the top of their game, ranging from Dominic Minghella to Jed Mercurio, however this hasn’t been …

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15 Anthony Minghella Quotes for Screenwriters & Filmmakers

15 Anthony Minghella Quotes for Screenwriters & Filmmakers

ANTHONY MINGHELLA will be best remembered for THE ENGLISH PATIENT, the film that won 9 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. But the biggest tribute one can pay him …

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Why Writers Should be Sceptical of Script Hosting sites

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Script Hosting Sites – Friend or Foe? Script hosting sites divide opinion, arguably more than any other screenwriter or filmmaker resource. Maybe it’s the business model which sticks in many …

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10 Great Tales of Screenwriting Determination

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 …

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Richard Holmes – The Insider Interviews

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Producer Richard Holmes is that reassuring thing: a successful UK film producer who, on the evidence of our interview, is apparently an affable, centred human being. Such a disposition probably …

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“The Same, but Different” – Screenwriting Tips

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  How many times have you heard someone describe a film as “it’s something meets something”? Unoriginal, or the keys to producers’ bank vaults? Industrial Scripts examines how to improve …

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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

Aaron Sorkin

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

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 …

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11 Ways to Spot a Shady Script Consultant

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Why all the Script Consultants? After spending many decades lurking on the fringes of the entertainment industry, script consultants and their services are finally getting some PR (good, bad and …

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10 Underdog Films With a Script That Beat The Odds

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A Crazy Script Can Beat The Odds Every screenwriter at one time experiences the look of confusion and ridicule in the face of a friend, producer or agent when they …

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13 Stereotypes of the British Film Industry

Colin Firth, British Film Industry Stereotypes

13 Stereotypes of the British Film Industry: True or False? Does the British film industry produce the best talent? Does the land of Shakespeare respect the writer? Is anything happening …

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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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Framing Scenes for Maximum Impact – Lessons from BEGINNERS

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  Fertile stories and multi-faceted characters will only take a script so far if the writer cannot repeatedly craft memorable and compelling framing scenes. Industrial Scripts looks at Ewan McGregor …

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