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Lateral Screenwriting: Openings that Close… the Sale

Robert Towne, screenwriter of CHINATOWN, SHAMPOO, TEQUILA SUNRISE, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE I & II, among others, once observed that films can open slowly as the audience will forgive the story anything for twenty minutes or so. by Lee Matthias I wonder, though, if that would have worked for him when, just starting out, for producer Roger Corman he wrote THE …

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The Judges – Circalit loglines (19)

The Judges

In this section we are publishing the loglines from the participants of the Circalit / Story Department “First Draft Script Contest”. Our judges have reviewed the loglines and give you their considered feedback. It may help you craft a powerful logline. by The Judges Medium [box] “A drug addict and a devoutly religious woman, inextricably bound by individual tragedies, must …

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[Video]: Screenwriters – On Finding an Original Voice

A selection of screenwriters including John August (Big Fish) and Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven) take part in a six-part series produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In this video, they discuss the importance and practicalities of finding your voice as a scriptwriter. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if …