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Is It Worth It? [The Letter]

I received a letter from a screenwriter with doubts. Doubts about his chances of making it in the industry, about his process in trying to get there, and perhaps ultimately about his own talent. In the next post, I will give you my reply. Meanwhile, here is the letter. Dear Karel Segers, Hi, my name is Kryz Woodhouse, and I’m …

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5 Reasons Why Loglines Are Incredibly Important

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Loglines can predict failures. This week, I watched a movie where the writer had not adopted critical notes. The film failed. I’m not saying that it would have succeeded if he had heeded the advice. If only things were that simple. The draft I read could be summarised in a one sentence logline. Based on that logline, I predicted the film would …

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Screenwriter At The Movies: Casablanca (1942)

Last week, at my local cinema, I had the privilege of seeing a digital restoration of the classic film Casablanca. I’ve seen it a million times, but this was my first time seeing it in a theater. It was just as awesome as you’d imagine. A million authors have written about the genius of Julius K. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein …