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In this discussion with writer Jacopo della Quercia we examine the question of what NOT to reveal to the audience and more by sharing personal and historical examples of where cuts were made to better fit a larger story. Points of conversation include deleted scenes from classic films, unused material from famous scripts, the challenges faced and opportunities offered when adapting existing works, and personal experiences on how writers can be their own film editor
Date Recorded: 08/02/14
Q & A with Jeff Bollow (ISA Sponsored)
Jeff is a producer/director, author, film festival organizer and public speaker. He has been in the film industry since age 12, starting as an actor before doing nearly every job in production (including experience in development, post-production and distribution).Through his production company, Jeff has reviewed over 15,000 project submissions, and has edited, assessed or mentored over 350 projects.
Date Recorded: 01/28/12
Join Voyage Media founder Nat Mundel, whose company has helped set up or sell over 2,000 high-profile movie, TV, and branded content projects, for a discussion of what it really takes to develop and package your projects so they actually make it to screen.
Date Recorded: 07/14/12

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Vancouver Asian Film Festival Canada's oldest festival with a a focus on films by North American artists of Aisan heritage. VAFF strives to promote dynamic and innovative images of Asians, especially Canadian As Rhode Island Film and TV Office To promote Rhode Island as the ideal site for film and television projects, and to help our state's film and video artists, and others, benefit from their filmmaking experience in t DC Shorts & Screenwriting Competition A short film festival featuring a screenplay competition--six finalists are selected, cast, and directed for a live table reading. Writers Guild of America, EAST The Writers Guild of America, East, (WGAE) is a labor union of thousands of professionals who are the primary creators of what is seen or heard on television and film in the U.S., as we Nashville Film Festival Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), an Academy Award Qualifying Event, 45 years, one of the best in the U.S. Nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes for filmmakers & screenwriters! Noor Iranian Film Festival NIFF was created with the aim of shedding "noor," or light, on Iranian culture and heritage through the medium of cinema. The festival sees itself as an opportunity to allow filmmakers New Hampshire Film & TV Office Promotes New Hampshire as a filming location by attracting and assisting motion picture, television, commercial, photography and multimedia projects. New York City Independent Film Festival NYC Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the true independent filmmaker, documentaries, short and feature-length films, music videos, and animation. Whether a submission is com Boston University College of Communication Students completing the two-year graduate program will earn an MFA in Film (focus in Screenwriting) and be prepared to place, sell, and/or produce their work in the film and television Luv Multimedia Luv Multimedia is an animation and script production house that was created to move animation into a realm of deeper storytelling. Janna Communications An educational media company specializing in children’s programming, documentary and film production, and literary services. Our company is founded on principles of hard work, dedicatio Amsterdam Film Commission Connecting professionals and offering expert guidance to filmmakers looking to shoot in The Netherlands and / or Amsterdam. Q & A with Story Expert Robert McKee Robert Mckee is the most sought after screenwriting lecturer around the globe. He has dedicated the last 30 years to educating and mentoring screenwriters, novelists, playwrights, poets, documentary filmmakers, and directors internationally. Listen here to a unique presentation with the master of Story Robert McKee as he answers Story-related questions from ISA members in an interactive, open-minded, and incredible learning experience. Nebraska Film Office  Warm, cold, windy, clear, cloudy; all parts of Nebraska in the winter and the exciting background to complement your next project! MCKEE'S RESOURCE PAGE Robert McKee, A Fulbright Scholar, is the most sought after screenwriting lecturer around the globe. He has dedicated the last 30 years to educating and mentoring screenwriters, novelis The Indie Gathering The Alternative for Independent, Underground and Experimental Film and Video. The "Indie" Gathering Film Festival exists to showcase the independent filmmaker. Our mission is to inspire Backstage For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information. Started in December 1960 by Ira Eaker and Allen Zwerdling, B Script Gods Must Die Paul Peditto is an award-winning screenwriter and director. His low-budget film Jane Doe starring Calista Flockhart won Best Feature at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival. BRS / Gage Talent Agency The organization is a theatrical and literary agency founded in 1973 by talent agent Martin Gage. The firm operates offices in Los Angeles and New York City, enabling it to serve both c Brussels Film Office At the heart of Europe, Brussels offers its multiple and varied settings, skills, and talents to cinematographic and audiovisual production, creating a privileged area for shooting.
Kentucky Film Office Kentucky has a lot to offer filmmakers and producers. Kentucky makes film location scouting easy with mountains, lakes, cityscapes and other great locations for filming. Baburka Production Baburka Production is a company of professional cinematographers, that covers cinematographic productions from all sides, from writing to distribution. Think Tank Ink for Scriptwriters I'm a scriptwriting advisor, consultant, teacher, mentor, muse and manager with over 18 years as Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret. I work with all levels. Boston Underground Film Festival BUFF is an annual festival committed to the celebration of alternative vision and cultivation of independent, provocative and experimental filmmaking. Vienna Film Commission A free service provided by the city, supporting national and international film & TV productions that want to shoot in Vienna. New Mexico Film Office The Office serves the film and television industry locally, nationally and internationally. Our purpose is to market the state to this industry and service the productions.
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Final Deadline: 12/19/14 Extended: 12/10/14 Feature Rated SR is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant human stories and raises awareness to social problems by offering positive ... Final Deadline: 12/10/14 Late: 12/10/14 Feature Our mission is to provide industry exposure and educational support to feature screenwriters who are looking to have their stories told. Final Deadline: 12/10/14 Final: 12/11/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short , Web Series The Feature/Pilot Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Park City, Utah during SUNDANCE to have their screenplay read by professional actors ... Final Deadline: 12/11/14 Early: 12/15/14 Feature We seek to support and nurture the artistic entertainment literature (screenplays) of women for the benefit of an international and domestic ... Final Deadline: 09/30/15 Regular: 12/26/14 Feature , TV Pilot , Short The New Hope Film Festival Script Competition is especially interested in discovering and nurturing new and overlooked screenwriters. 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