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What Screenwriters Can Expect with Their First "General Meeting"

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

Celebrity Culture: Part 1

Vedika Issrani | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Vedika Issrani

A well known fact in the media, music and film industry is that any kind of publicity; whether positive or negative is eventually termed as 'good publicity'.

Film And TV Tax Credit 2.0 Is A Blockbuster For California

Fiona Ma | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Fiona Ma

Lights! Camera! Jobs! Now, I know we usually say "Action" after lights and camera. But who stands behind the camera, operates the boom mike, and powers the whole production? Workers with great middle class jobs, 170,000 of whom live right here in California.

10 Inspiring Reasons to Become a Writer

ScreenCraft | Posted 04.12.2016 | Books
ScreenCraft

Many newcomers want to become a writer for all of the wrong reasons. If you want to avoid becoming a part of that statistic, you have to not just be pursuing a career -- you have to be pursuing a dream.

Understanding the Problem

Kat Karpoff | Posted 04.07.2016 | Women
Kat Karpoff

This is not a male vs. female fight on who's better and who's worse, or who's right or who's wrong. It's that WE ARE EQUAL. And that is not reflected in our industry. I'm going to say it again.

To Be or Not to Be a Voiceover

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

When it comes to voiceover, there's no shortage of work. There is, however, a great shortage of business savvy, on both sides of the production equation.

Moving Forward as Screenwriters: How to Write for Females in Film

Kat Karpoff | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts
Kat Karpoff

"I don't know how to write for women." Is a phrase I hear on a regular basis from male writers. I look at them puzzled, "Just write a great story and then make your character female." Is my standard answer.

How to Write the Perfect Query Letter for Your Scripts

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Do your research, feel free to take some shots in the dark, and just keep getting your concepts out there. Your odds of success increase with each and every query you send.

Choosing the Right Screenwriting Path for You

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

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

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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
ScreenCraft

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
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.

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.

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.

9 Reasons Screenwriting Is Exactly Like Poker

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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
ScreenCraft

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 07.24.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

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 07.02.2016 | 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 06.29.2016 | 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 05.31.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

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...