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What's Your Brand? Not Having One Is Hurting You
Elyse Hollander knows a thing or two about success in this modern business of screenwriting. She is a Latinx writer who most recently sold an original K-Pop idea to Fox 2000 in a five-way studio bidding war, with Scooter Braun and Epic Magazine prod...
Teaching From the Trenches: Screenwriter Ian Shorr Hits Pause to Pay It Forward
Many screenwriters teach a screenwriting class after their cache has dried up in Hollywood; long after they have any relevance or connection to the industry, they finally decide to share their experiences.
From Green to Greenlit: The Steps an Idea Takes to The Screen
Most beginning screenwriters believe this is the career of a screenwriter: Write script, get paid, repeat.
The Computer and The Screenplay: Why Screenwriters Should Care About VFX
Photo courtesy of Joseph J. Lawson, Portals of Wonder Media* In movie lingo, visual FX (VFX) and special effects (SFX) are not interchangeable. Visual FX are digital and created in post-production while special effects are created on a set during ...
5 Screenwriting Contest Tips from Professional Readers
Ah the dream of being discovered through a screenplay contest; plucked from obscurity and showered with accolades and praise. Maybe some cash for your troubles. But the truth is, most scripts don’t even make it past that first round of cuts, never to...
Why Horror Never Dies
Scary is in. Fear is fashionable. Horror is hot. That’s what we’re told. Judging strictly by box office returns and critical acclaim—not to mention the occasional Academy Award® for best screenplay—horror does seem to be having a moment in the zeitge...
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