[Video]: Payment on Delivery

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“Money is an incredibly stressful thing to talk about…” What are the rules when it comes to free work? Find out before you sign that contract. In fact, maybe you should get your own lawyer to have a look first. Yes, you might need to get a lawyer. Coming from the design world, agency director […]

Best of the Web 19 Oct

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Script Perfection :: Patience is a Screenwriter’s Best Friend :: Christina Welsh Talks Co-Writing ‘Addicted’ Screenplay :: Why Frustrated Novelists Hate the Screenplay Pitching & Selling :: Screenwriter Turning Ghana’s World Cup Money Ordeal into Hollywood thriller Best of the Rest :: New HARRY POTTER Spinoff Series Could Be More than Just a Trilogy :: […]

[Video]: The State of Cinema 2014

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‘Given all the suffering in the world… what is art for? If the collected works of Shakespeare can’t prevent genocide, shouldn’t we be spending the time and resources alleviating this suffering instead of going to the movies and plays and art installations and plays?… ‘Art is inevitable. We are a species driven by narrative… we […]

How the Antagonist Affects Character Arc

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We often think of the antagonist as an external obstacle to our protagonist’s forward motion. by K.M. Weiland The antagonist is usually a physical entity, something standing in the way of our protagonists’ ability to achieve their physical goals and perhaps even threatening our protagonists’ lives or their physical well-being. Consequently, it can be easy […]

Best of the Web 12 Oct

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Story & Structure :: From Script To Screen: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus :: Every Adaptation Should Be an Original! Script Perfection :: When The King speaks, I listen. :: Giving Authors a Shot at the Screenplay Pitching & Selling :: It’s time to Crash the Super Bowl! :: How An iPhone Salesman Rebooted I Am Legend […]

[Video]: David Cage’s Mind Games

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‘The purpose of storytelling was to avoid pain… to limit pain… and to give meaning.’ As film studios increasingly live or die by whether or not they can conjure blockbusters, they turn to other mediums for fresh material (and pre-existing fan-bases). At the same time, the sophistication and mainstream appeal of gaming culture has finally […]

Best of the Web 5 Oct

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Story & Structure :: “Action Comes From Drama, and Drama is Conflict: What’s the Conflict?” :: Gordy Hoffman of BlueCat Talks What Makes a Story Great Script Perfection :: Expert Advice on Unpacking Your Comedic Screenwriting Toolbox :: The Art of Screenwriting :: 10 Distinctive Voices In Film :: ‘Forrest Gump’ screenwriter Eric Roth uses […]