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Famous White Man Reportedly Discovers Hollywood Diversity Issue

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.27.2017 | Entertainment

As a driving force behind film and TV projects including “The West Wing,” “The Newsroom” and “A Few Good Men,” Aaron Sorkin has enjoyed an...

Jordan Peele Is The First Black Writer-Director To Land $100 Million Debut

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.15.2017 | Black Voices

“Get Out” is one of 2017’s biggest blockbusters and its success has officially earned the film its rightful place in movie history. As of Tuesda...

‘Like Water For Chocolate’ Is Being Adapted Into A Television Series

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.07.2017 | Latino Voices

Laura Esquivel’s story of forbidden love and independence is being adapted for television. Mexican author’s 1989 classic novel Like Water for Choc...

The Oscars Made History By Awarding Record-Breaking Number Of Black Stars

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.28.2017 | Black Voices

History was made at the 2017 Academy Awards on Sunday night with a record number of wins by black stars, and, ultimately by awarding the most diverse ...

We’re Way Too Hard On Female Characters, Hollywood Screenwriter Explains

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.19.2016 | Arts

When Kara Holden read Carrie Pilby, a novel about a teenage girl who navigates first forays into dating and sex armed only with her own neuroses and s...

31 Must-Read Screenwriting Lessons From The Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling

ScreenCraft | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

The Seven Most Common Types of Sidekicks in Movies and Television

ScreenCraft | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Three Screenwriting Lessons Disney's The Jungle Book Can Teach Screenwriters

ScreenCraft | Posted 08.31.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

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

Learning Story

Jen Grisanti | Posted 08.04.2016 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

We are all storytellers. We begin telling stories as small children and continue throughout our lives. Story is a constant. I've worked with story for 25 years now. As a former studio executive, a current writing instructor for a network and independent story/career consultant, I'm on a constant quest to understand how to best guide writers to write their stories in a way that leads to a sale in TV or film.

Every Major 80's Movie Homage in Netflix's Stranger Things

ScreenCraft | Posted 08.01.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Why Are Morally Gray Characters So Popular in Television?

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

ScreenCraft Is One-On-One with Indie Writer/Director Kenneth Andrew Williams

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.18.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

What Screenwriters Can Expect with Their First "General Meeting"

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

5 Ways You Can Determine If Your Script Is Done

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Top 10 Cinematographers Writers Should Follow on Instagram

ScreenCraft | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

10 Reasons "Beat By Beat" Should Be In Your Screenwriting Arsenal

Todd Klick | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home
Todd Klick

I'm thrilled to announce that my new book, Beat By Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters, will be available nationwide Aug 1. It's written for screenw...

Are You Christian Grey? Take the Fifty Shades Test

Devra Maza | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

Mr. Grey will be you now: Christian Grey may be a man of singular sexual tastes, but ten simple questions will tell you if you're him. Every pop-cult...

How To Write Better Without Becoming A Better Writer

Matt Hearnden | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

Because I'm worrying much less about whether or not my work is good enough. It might be, and it might not be. It's just not worth the energy it takes to worry about it - especially when I could be putting that energy into the work.

11 Ways Screenwriters Can Avoid Annoying Their Hollywood Contacts

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

9 Screenwriting Truths I Learned the Hard Way in Hollywood

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

One-On-One with A Bigger Splash Screenwriter David Kajganich

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Three Screenwriting Lessons that Disney's Zootopia Can Teach Screenwriters

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

The Ultimate Inspirational Video for All Screenwriters

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

What Purpose Would Screenwriters Have in Elon Musk's Simulation Existence?

ScreenCraft | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Is ISIS Taking Notes From Star Wars?

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science

The cinematographic prowess of the so-called Islamic State is, by now, well-known, admired, analyzed and even mocked. The films are so good, in fact, ...