Mental Spackle

Spackle |ˈspakəl| Noun: A compound used to fill cracks in plaster and produce a smooth surface. What is ‘mental spackle’? Merrel Davis explains how to ensure you fill all the gaps in your script. Mental Spackle is a term I’ve coined to describe what the mind of a writer does when revising. As you go through each change, shift scenes, …

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OZ Filmers: “If they only loved us.”

Why don’t the majority of Australian films attract Australian audiences? Metro Screen in Sydney threw down the gauntlet before a panel of industry players, while Dominic Case picked through the shifting and diverse opinions. “We are a lying, hypocritical, duplicitous group”, says Tony Ginnane, giving the audience the results of his mature reflection on an industry he has inhabited longer …

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Screenwriting Best of the Web 25/10/09

Here’s my weekly selection from the blogosphere. Feel free to recommend anything or give your feedback in the Questions and Comments below. And don’t forget you can subscribe to our posts so you don’t miss any of this, ever.