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September 2, 2014 12:19 pm
Ken Burns on the (1 + 1) = 3 Story Equation
By mentorless, mentorless.com
There has been a lot of buzz in the last few weeks about a very short video where new-york based designer Stefan Sagmeister says that people who are not novelists or filmmakers and claim that they are  …

Ken Burns on the (1 + 1) = 3 Story Equation
By mentorless, mentorless.com

There has been a lot of buzz in the last few weeks about a very short video where new-york based designer Stefan Sagmeister says that people who are not novelists or filmmakers and claim that they are …

September 1, 2014 6:22 pm
Seven Must Read Screenwriting Blogs
patrick.taylor@redsharknews.com (Patrick Jong Taylor), redsharknews.com
Concluding our three part series on must read blogs for film professionals, we profile seven blogs that furnish screenwriters with tips and advice on craft and…

Seven Must Read Screenwriting Blogs
patrick.taylor@redsharknews.com (Patrick Jong Taylor), redsharknews.com

Concluding our three part series on must read blogs for film professionals, we profile seven blogs that furnish screenwriters with tips and advice on craft and…

August 31, 2014 9:16 am
Good fun is now a key plot point
By Steven Zeitchik, latimes.com
"Storytelling," Hanna Arendt once wrote, "reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."Some American filmmakers, though, may be taking Arendt’s dictum a little too much to heart.One of the cinematic sensations of the summer i…

Good fun is now a key plot point
By Steven Zeitchik, latimes.com

"Storytelling," Hanna Arendt once wrote, "reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."

Some American filmmakers, though, may be taking Arendt’s dictum a little too much to heart.

One of the cinematic sensations of the summer i…

August 30, 2014 5:49 pm
Marvel Editor in Chief on ‘Spider-Woman’ Cover: “I Apologize for the Mixed Messaging”
Graeme McMillan , hollywoodreporter.com
"We would not have published this as the main cover to the book," says Axel AlonsoIt was a cover that saw Marvel Entertainment widely condemned — and now Marvel’s editor-in-chief has apologized public …

Marvel Editor in Chief on ‘Spider-Woman’ Cover: “I Apologize for the Mixed Messaging”
Graeme McMillan , hollywoodreporter.com

"We would not have published this as the main cover to the book," says Axel Alonso

It was a cover that saw Marvel Entertainment widely condemned — and now Marvel’s editor-in-chief has apologized public …

5:42 pm
50 Cliched Dialogues to Ban From Your Script
By mentorless, mentorless.com
That’s a good line – Orange Is The New BlackGreat lines can outlive a movie and transcend its story, no matter how good or bad it was. Great lines make their ways to playgrounds and office spaces, bec …

50 Cliched Dialogues to Ban From Your Script
By mentorless, mentorless.com

That’s a good line – Orange Is The New Black

Great lines can outlive a movie and transcend its story, no matter how good or bad it was. Great lines make their ways to playgrounds and office spaces, bec …

July 23, 2014 9:23 am
Cartoon: The Prince George Effect
Jeffrey Hill, englishblog.com
BACKGROUNDIt’s Prince George’s first birthday, today and since his first public appearance aged one day, royal baby watchers have been rushing to buy up whatever babywear brand he happens to be wearing — the so-called “Prince George…

Cartoon: The Prince George Effect
Jeffrey Hill, englishblog.com

BACKGROUND
It’s Prince George’s first birthday, today and since his first public appearance aged one day, royal baby watchers have been rushing to buy up whatever babywear brand he happens to be wearing — the so-called “Prince George…

July 21, 2014 9:21 am
How To Create Your Screenplay Plot In Five Steps
Jurgen Wolff, raindance.org
Jurgen Wolff’s “Screenwriting Coach” workshops start on Monday, Oct. 28. In the run-up to that, we’ve invited him to share some of his insights and tips. This is the fourth instalment. It’s getting started that’s the most daunting. Here are five st…

How To Create Your Screenplay Plot In Five Steps
Jurgen Wolff, raindance.org

Jurgen Wolff’s “Screenwriting Coach” workshops start on Monday, Oct. 28. In the run-up to that, we’ve invited him to share some of his insights and tips. This is the fourth instalment. It’s getting started that’s the most daunting. Here are five st…

July 20, 2014 5:56 am
The Surprising Technology Used By Famous Authors

Katie Lepi, edudemic.com

When I was in college, I may have voiced some annoyance at writing a particularly long assignment (likely my thesis, but I can’t remember for certain). My advisor literally laughed in my face, turned around and grabbed a thick volume from the…

July 19, 2014 8:34 pm
'The Purge' Studio Hit With Idea Theft Lawsuit
Eriq Gardner , hollywoodreporter.com
Douglas Jordan-Benel alleges he submitted his “Settler’s Day” screenplay to United Talent Agency, which represents the credited writer of “The Purge.”The premise of 2013’s The Purge — a box-office smas …

'The Purge' Studio Hit With Idea Theft Lawsuit
Eriq Gardner , hollywoodreporter.com

Douglas Jordan-Benel alleges he submitted his “Settler’s Day” screenplay to United Talent Agency, which represents the credited writer of “The Purge.”

The premise of 2013’s The Purge — a box-office smas …

July 10, 2014 12:36 am
BBC Works Around the Gender Problem of Reboots By Turning Some Male Characters Female

Inkoo Kang, indiewire.com

Here’s the gender (and race and queerness) problem with our current reboot culture: The products of yore that Hollywood is currently refashioning into new but familiar entertainment commodities are largely from decades past, when writers, director…