[Video]: Highlights and Challengers of Being a Screenwriter

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Sometimes forget why you got into writing? Here’s a wry reminder from the Academy’s best about why you love it, even the tough bits. The full series of interviews is here. If you liked this, check out more videos about screenwriting or filmmaking. And if you know of a great video on Screenwriting, let us know in the comments. Thanks!

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Horror Truisms: Writing Violence in a Post-Torture Porn Culture

I found myself telling stories of childhood terrors with old friends recently. Going around the circle in the dimly lit room, pizza left to go cold… we genuinely frightened one another. by Jade Fisher We, tough Gen Y’ers, raised on the meat of sleepover gore fests, burnt out on Torture Porn, gonzo, extremo, Slasher and the more mainstream Splat Pack. …

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