[Video]: Reboot – The Sequel

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‘I want real, honest ideas!’ Of the top ten budget films of 2014: seven have been sequels, one has been a reboot, one has been an adaptation of an existing comic book, and the last (Maleficent) is an adaptation of a long-standing Disney classic. This is not to say that original films are not being […]

Best of the Web 26 Oct

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Story & Structure :: The Marriage of Character and Plot Script Perfection :: How To Achieve Your Writing Goals :: Dr Who Tale is an Honour for Screenwriter Pitching & Selling :: The Short Screenplay Challenge 2014 Best of the Rest :: Bollywood or Ozzywood? “Dearth of Scriptwriters or Good Readers” :: Screenwriter Adam Karp […]

[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 […]