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[The Writing Director]: My Relationship with Criticism

“This is probably the gayest clip ever made.” This is what I’m getting myself into. I spotted this constructive feedback on a music video I wrote and directed last month. Having given this a fair amount of thought, I still haven’t quite figured out what the person who posted this was thinking when they wrote it. by Ben Cox “Probably …

Logline it! – Black List 2012 – Week 4

Writing loglines is an essential skill for screenwriters, from early development through to the pitch. In this section, we review the loglines and short synopses of the screenplays that made it into the Blacklist 2012. Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. by The Judges  Fathers and daughters [box]”A woman recalls her close relationship with her famous …