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The Nature of Power: An Interview With Tarik Kafala, Head of BBC Arabic

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

The definition, as well as the control of power have definitely changed in the last decade. In the Arab world, the exact moment when the shift started can probably be traced to the dramatic events of the Arab Spring.

25 Development Facts Behind the Back to the Future Trilogy

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

As the 30th Anniversary of the original Back to the Future is being celebrated, we look back at the surprising facts and trivia surrounding the eventual franchise that has stood the test of time.

Oculus Rift: I Have Seen My Death

Tom Klein | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Tom Klein

On this same day that Doc Brown and Marty McFly are supposed to slip through time in a DeLorean and end up here among us, I am wearing an Oculus Rift headset. You might not believe me, but I'm going back to the future.

Storytelling Master Robert McKee Discusses Story, Writing Philosophy and Screenwriting

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Robert McKee occupies a unique position in modern storytelling. His teachings have spread beyond the screen to influence all media.

Review of Multimedia Rock Opera, The Portal

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Full of mythology, symbolism, growth, flawless 3D mapping, ethereal dancers, emotive actors, and mesmerizing musicianship, The Portal was an entry point that will soon flourish, evolve, and transcend.

Albania Is a Land of Artists

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Maks Velo is an Architect Painter. The oldest and perhaps best-known among Albania's artists, Mr Velo has recently exhibited his work at the National Art Gallery in Tirana.

7 Ways to Master the Art of the Script Rewrite

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

The rewrite. While we'd love to believe that our first drafts are perfect and ready to be shopped, packaged, and produced, nothing could be further from the truth.

Albania Is Land Of Artists (1)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Artist Painter Ali Oseku sits down for a half hour and drinks a cup of coffee at 11H00 every morning from Monday through Friday at the beautiful corne...

5 Lessons Die Hard Can Teach Us About Storytelling

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Why Do So Many Chase the "Impossible" Screenwriting Dream?

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

It's common knowledge that screenwriting is a seemingly impossible career venture for a majority that attempt it, yet thousands upon thousands of people each year are writing screenplays in hopes of attaining that ultimate dream of becoming a professional screenwriter.

16 Things Screenwriters Should NEVER Say to Hollywood Executives

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Screenwriters are always being told what they should say in Hollywood pitch meetings, meet and greets, and query letters. While there is a plethora of excellent advice in that respect, it's what screenwriters shouldn't say that really makes or breaks those first impressions.

The Muse and Her Director: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sanjay Gupta Talk 'Jazbaa'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In Cannes this year, the actress was there to promote her upcoming film Jazbaa, the feature directorial debut for Bollywood mega producer Sanjay Gupta, and her return to acting after a five-year hiatus.

Top Ten TED Talks on Storytelling and Filmmaking

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

From JJ Abrams to James Cameron, some of the world's most celebrated storytellers and filmmakers have given their "TED Talk." Topics range from viral videos to the secret source of creativity.

35 Powerful Quotes From Women in Hollywood

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
ScreenCraft

The following are thoughts, tips, warnings and encouragement -- in no particular order -- from some kick ass women in the film and television industry. Only nine women have won Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars -- EVER.

The Perfect Heroine: A Talk With Afia Nathaniel About Dukhtar

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This beautiful story about courage, principles, women and the exceptional men who can come along to love them set in Pakistan, opens as one of those idyllic Bollywood films, something in the vein of Mission Kashmir.

Ten Amazing Discussions on Screenwriting and Filmmaking From the Masters of Cinema

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

The beauty of cinema is that it is and always has been such an organic storytelling medium and art form as ideas, concepts, genres, and styles are ever evolving based off of what has come before, accompanied by the contemporary discoveries that have and will come to be.

7 Studio Jobs That Can Get Screenwriters Closer to Their Dreams

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Each of these jobs create different levels of opportunity for networking and experience. And with each of them comes great responsibility as far as being careful to choose opportunities wisely.

Profiling the 15 Types of Movie Villains

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Before we get into the logistics of what makes a villain a villain, what drives them, and what types of villains fit best into any given genre or story, we must first define the word and differentiate it from another classic cinematic term -- "antagonist."

The Ten Commandments of Writing a Great Sequel

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Audiences love sequels, and thus, so do studios. They love something familiar. It gives them insurance for the multitude of money being spent at the theater on any given family or date outing.

My Flight to the New World!

Anamika Ojha | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Anamika Ojha

Time flies like air and so have been the last five months of my life in this amazing and beautiful country called The United States of America. On April 6, 2015, when I reached Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai to board the flight to New York, I was very much scared about my new life... how it will turn out to be... ?

A 'Savage Cannibal' Movie in 2015? We Can Do Better

Tara Houska | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Tara Houska

If Eli Roth has concerns about the plight of Amazonian tribes, perhaps he could use his platform to expose the threats to their homelands and way of life instead of portraying them as animalistic cannibals.

Step Into The Portal: A New Rock Opera in Denver

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Musicals and rock operas have seen a myriad of genres for every type of music fan, however there is a new style of theater emerging for the counter-culture that will truly redefine theater.

Michael Rowe on Early Winter: "I want to be honest in what I film"

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.05.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

No film explores that more deeply, and darkly, than Michael Rowe's Early Winter, screening in the Venice Days program.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Kicking It Off With Orson Welles, a Woman's Man

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves.

L.A. Dolce Vita: Artist Mike Street's Ode to Bygone Lobby Cards, Fellini and L.A.'s Art Scene

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Mat Gleason

Any lifelong fan of cinema can appreciate that the way Fellini's La Dolce Vita weaves 120 co-stars with the protagonist was a predecessor to the actual surreal interaction with our daily hundred Facebook friends.