Best of the Web 24 Feb

Story & Structure

:: The Art Of Higher Stakes
:: Film Endings and ‘Rocky’
:: Death and the Modern Western in ‘True Grit’ and ‘Django’
:: Russel’s Rules For Redrafting
:: 10 Screenwriting Lessons from Inglorious Basterds
:: 3 Storytelling Tips From ‘Breaking Bad’
:: 9 Rules For Being Funny From David Steinberg
:: The Mistake of a Tone Shift Mid-Way Through a TV Season: Battlestar Galactica
:: Outlining Scripts in Fountain
:: Examples of V.O’s and Flashbacks That Don’t Work

Script Perfection

:: The 7 Deadly Dialogue Sins
:: Top Filmmaking Excuses and How To Avoid Them
:: Transcript of Scriptnotes, Ep. 76
:: Scriptnotes Podcast, 77: We’d Like to Make an Offer
:: You Are Not Tarantino
:: Stop Rewriting and Start Filmmaking
:: TV Writer Podcast 070 – Angela Ackerman
:: TV Writer Podcast 071 – Vivi Anna / Tawny Stokes
:: Genre-Shift
:: Oscar Winning Screenwriter and TV Showrunner Alan Ball

Pitching & Selling

:: How To Grow Your Filmmaking Network
:: The Continual Process of Work and Meetings
:: Alex Epstein on Crowd Funding
:: Networks Increase Pilots to be Ordered after Lackluster Season
:: Becoming and Staying a Successful Screenwriter
:: February 2013 Spec Market Scorecard
:: Film Festivals 411: Why Did My Film Not Get In?
:: Championing Your Screenplay

Best of the Rest

:: Silver Linings Playbook – 30min Featurette
:: SNL : ‘Djesus Uncrossed’
:: Berlin Film Festival Honours Eastern European Movie-Makers
:: WGA Awards Winners
:: Organized
:: Screenwriters Ryan Belenzon and Jeffrey Gelber Sell ‘Endangered’ to Lionsgate
:: Does The All-You-Can-Eat Binge Spoil Social Viewing?
:: The 25 Coolest Catch Phrases for Scientific Concepts
:: Dare to Make a Scene
:: Movie Site Host
:: Stunning Interstellar Travel Doc ‘Project Kronos’ Trailer

With thanks to Jamie Campbell and Brooke Trezise.



About the Author

Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell is an author, screenwriter, and television addict.Jamie is proud to be an Editor for The Story Department.Her latest series Project Integrate is out now.

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