[Video]: Nailing a Crowdfunding campaign

With disappearing government and industry support for emerging filmmakers, many creatives are turning to the wonders of Kickstarter (and its Australian equivalent Indiegogo) to fund their break-out ideas. If you’ve got a few friends, a Facebook account and a great idea, why not try running your own social media campaign to get some of that […]

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[Video]: John Truby on Successful Writing

‘It’s also important that writers read a lot of scripts. Because it’s only through reading a lot of scripts that you get a sense of the pacing that a professional script has…’ A rich, full-length interview with acclaimed screenwriting teacher John Truby on the state of Hollywood, the market forces of filmmaking, and the keys […]

[Video]: Paul Haggis’ Introspection

‘Usually around noon, I feel really guilty and so actually open the script and start to work on it…’ Paul Haggis outlines a chaotic, self-diagnostic, yet extremely heartfelt writing process, and how he overcomes the many forms of writer’s block. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you […]

[Video]: Comedy Roundtable

Another Hollywood Report Showrunners Roundtable, focusing on the art of writing a successful comedy show. Mike Schur & Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation), Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), Bruce Helford (Anger Management), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), Steve Molaro (The Big Bang Theory). If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or […]