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Ellen will walk you through the important agreements in a writer’s professional life from initial collaboration with a co-writer to working with a non-writing producer to acquiring underlying material to the brass ring of THE WRITER AGREEMENT. Learn what you should be thinking about throughout all of these stages, what questions to ask, what agreement you need and the basic terms needed in each of the agreements.
Regular Registration:11/08/14Class Begins:11/08/14

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Writer Alvaro Rodriguez (MACHETE) interviews Table Read My Screenplay's Grand Prize Winning Feature Category Winner Jeff York (THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB). They discuss Jeff's experience winning a respected contest, why he submitted to this contest and others, his experience at the Sundance Film Festival, incorporating Historical figures into his projects, what the response from producers has been since winning and more.
Date Recorded: 06/29/13
Every great script from “Casablanca” to “Citizen Kane” to “Godfather” to “World War Z” is based off a formula developed by Shakespeare & Aristotle. Learn the Formula! 50-60 Scenes, 1 A-Story, 3 B-Stories (sub-plots), with 5-6 Back-Stories all intertwined. Then learn how to write the “Great Script” in 3-weeks, typing only 10-minutes per day, and sell it.
Date Recorded: 10/10/13

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Best Shorts Competition An avant-garde worldwide short film competition that strives to give talented people the positive exposure they deserve. Minnesota Film and TV Supports the creation of film and television projects that illuminate Minnesota's cultural history with funds provided by Minnesota's Clean Water and Legacy amendment. Shared Imagination Shared Imagination is the company name for the work of Jeffrey Allen Russel and Linda Lemberg. Green Bay Film Festival The mission of Film Green Bay is to provide a rich cultural and educational experience for our community and visitors while promoting Green Bay as a hub for filmmaking and film. Mauritius Film Development Corporation A one-stop-shop for filming in Mauritius, providing everything from economic incentives to location services to crew / equipment contacts. Western Norway Film Commission Providing location / crew / equipment solutions to filmmakers looking to shoot in western Norway. www.BradsMovies.com Start-to-Finish production services. 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. Murmurio Filmes MURMÜRIO FILMES é uma produtora independente de São Paulo, fundada em 2011. O nosso primeiro objetivo é lançar nossos filmes em formato físico. O segundo, é fazer amigos. Acting Career Start-Up Starting An Acting Career? Then You Have Come To The Right Place! The fact is that most people who want to start an acting career, have not much of an idea of exactly what they need to Colorado Office Of Film Television & Media New Incentives in Colorado! 20% rebate on qualified expenses plus a loan guarantee program for films. Film, television, commercials and game productions eligible. Mississippi Film Office Location scouting and research; pre-production help with casting, extras, crew, equipment; trouble-shooting during production and wrap; we will work with you every step of the way.
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