Best of the Web 31 Aug

Story & Structure :: Texting in Film and Television :: Amateur Friday – Black Autumn Script Perfection :: Scriptnotes, Ep 159: The Mystery of the Disappearing Articles :: On Trust, Drama and Corporations :: Guest Writer/Director David Jung Pitching & Selling :: I’ve Written A Screenplay. Now What? :: Putting a Price On It Best of the Rest :: The …

[Video]: David Simon’s Dangerous Ideas

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A local gem you may have missed: at The 2013 Festival of Dangerous Ideas, David Simon speaking at the Sydney Opera House David Simon (showrunner of The Wire and creator of the miniseries The Corner, author of Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets). As much a keen-eyed social scientist as he is a gifted storyteller, Simon takes the podium …

[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 sweet, sweet crowdsourced cash? If …