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Choosing the Right Screenwriting Path for You

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment

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

Screenwriting Infographic: What Scripts Win Oscars and Where Do Others Fail?

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

Learn the history behind what genres are most successful in the eyes of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. And learn where screenplays fall short.

How Much Do Screenwriters Really Make?

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment

It's often a strong misconception that most screenwriters sell screenplays for millions of dollars.

7 Ways to Master the Art of the Script Rewrite

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment

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.

7 Studio Jobs That Can Get Screenwriters Closer to Their Dreams

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

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.

The Ten Commandments of Writing a Great Sequel

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

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.

9 Reasons Screenwriting Is Exactly Like Poker

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

Screenwriting. The pastime of Hollywood (and beyond). A career of high or low stakes, depending upon what level of the totem pole you, the screenwriter, is on.

The Ultimate Guide to Hollywood Meeting Terminology

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

Development and acquisition talk can be another language to some. Below we will cover some of the most common terms that screenwriters may come across.

Why Hollywood Is Looking For Older Men

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty

Showbiz can be a cruel world for older women, with actresses like Emma Thompson and Helen Mirren often lamenting the "outrageous" ageism that exists i...

Artur Balder's Little Spain

Donald Kuspit | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Donald Kuspit

Artur Balder's Little Spain offer us a neglected, often forgotten, seemingly incidental part of the history of Spain and New York. They converge in the form of Spanish immigrants to the city, a place where, as the song goes, "if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere."

Artur Balder's Little Spain

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Adriana Aristizábal

Artur Balder's Little Spain offer us a neglected, often forgotten, seemingly incidental part of the history of Spain and New York. They converge in the form of Spanish immigrants to the city, a place where, as the song goes, "if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere."

Why Do So Many People Chase the Dream of Becoming a Screenwriter?

Quora | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment

Well, let's see. Most of the civilized world as a whole is driven by entertainment. Two of the primary platforms of entertainment are television and film.

Q&A with Writer/Director Ben Caird on Writing and the Inspiration for His New Film, Halfway

Pam Stucky | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

"I'm half British (father) and half American (mother) and I grew up in London. My father is a writer and director of theatre, opera and pretty much anything else that can be staged. My mother also worked in theatre through which she met my father in New York."

Q&A With Halfway Producer Jonny Paterson on the Producer Life

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

The truth is, coming from a wee country like Scotland, I never really thought having a career in "Hollywood" was realistically attainable. I've always been ambitious, but that career path still seemed a bit fantastical.

Indie Filmmakers Build Business to Finally Disrupt the Industry

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

The job of most indie filmmakers is truly a labor of love, devoted to creating and producing films that very few people ever see. But the industry is finally seeing some push back from indie filmmakers Emily Best and Erica Anderson.

What Is It Like to Be the Voice of a Disney Character?

Quora | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment

What little girl doesn't dream of being a princess, especially a DISNEY princess? Ever since I watched The Little Mermaid as a child, I've been singing to lobsters, and calling forks and spoons, "gizmos and gadgets."

Some States Yell 'Cut!' On Film Tax Credits

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Hunter Killer Pulls Out of Alaska as Senate Votes to Kill Film Subsidy

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Legislators looking to kill Alaska's film subsidy program have driven away the big-budget Hollywood movie Hunter Killer and may have brought a halt to a burgeoning state industry, critics said.

Alaska's Film Industry Is Growing, but Budget Crunch Puts Tax Credits in Limbo

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

Tax credits documented in a new state report show that Alaska's film industry has continued to grow even as state lawmakers prepare to gut the film incentive program.

The Film Industry: Sliding Down the Razor Blade of Life

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

Remember, you are not the only one who wants a career in film. The line behind you is long with people only too happy to step into your position should you falter. And remember the expression, "time is money." It is alive and well in the film business.

American Sniper Screenwriter Jason Hall on Screenwriting, War Movies and Being Nominated for an Oscar

Quora | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment

A great character involves us in a way that most plots can't. Even the greatest of plots with a thin character doesn't involve us, but a great character with a thin plot does. It's all about character.

Celebrating Free Speech Week Through the Lens of the Film and Television Industry

Chris Dodd | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Dodd

This week I have the privilege of serving as the Chairman of Free Speech Week, an annual celebration reminding all of us that most of the freedoms we ...

Director David Dobkin On Wedding Crashers Sequel, Jackie Chan, and Much More!

Quora | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment

"We wanted Daniel Craig to be the ultimate wedding crasher, with his sexy body and his speedo, and the two guys would be incredibly threatened by him. He was like the next generation terminator of wedding crashing."

The Life Out Loud: Fostering a Creative Community

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
MeiMei Fox

I'm not afraid to say, and I say it with zero ego, but when it comes to the dreams of those who choose a life of creating for film, television and the...

13 Rules for a Successful Career

Bernard Hiller | Posted 12.02.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

When students come to see me, they're interested in telling me what they would like to get from me, what they would like me to teach them or what they didn't like from other teachers they've have worked with before.