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Just announced: Beth Bollinger's novel adaptation script UNTIL THE END OF THE NINTH is a semi-finalist in the Chicago Screenwriters Network contest. Finalists and winners will be announced in about a month.UNTIL THE END OF THE NINTH is inspired by the true story of a 1946 minor league baseball team that died in a bus crash midway through that season.
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Screenwriter Dan Kay Talks About His Career And His Latest Film, Pay The Ghost (Nicolas Cage)Filmmaker IQ “We have reached a technological turning point in filmmaking. What was once expensive and time consuming is now a press of a button and a few mouse clicks." Yellow Dolphin Films Yellow Dolphin Films are a UK based production company, created for the sole purpose of producing high quality, intelligent feature films. New York - Audience Now he audience now, lands in New York and award the best of urban cinematic culture, and the best of what is currently the world and New York culture. 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. Big Sky Documentary Film Festival The mission of the Big Sky Film Institute is to celebrate and promote the art of non-fiction filmmaking, and to encourage media literacy by fostering public understanding. Conquering Writer's Block with Jacob Krueger
WriteYourScreenplay.com founder and the creator of the Jacob Krueger Studio in New York (and online) talks with host, Laurie Lamson, during one of the ISA's recent free teleconferences about getting and breaking through that dreaded cycle of writer's block.
Some believe writer's block is an outside force that affects each writer, when really it's something deep down inside of us that we all can control - it is not something that just happens to us. It is something we can harness and take advantage of.
Listen and enjoy, and just keep writing.American Guild of Musical Artists Artists may be vulnerable to exploitation or illegal discrimination. They need protection. They can find it by joining AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists.
Energy Entertainment Brooklyn Weaver owns Energy Entertainment, a management and production company based in Los Angeles - and is a producer on several feature film and television projects. DGA Training Program The New York Assistant Director Training Program is designed to provide opportunities for a limited number of individuals to become Assistant Directors in film and television. Voiceless International Film Festival The Voiceless International Film Festival sheds light to those films who have been ignored by general media and public television. VIFF Provides a voice of the voiceless. EdinDocs A documentary film festival aiming to bring quality, independent documentary film to Scotland's capital. The Los Angeles Thriller Film Fest Here at the LA THRILLER FILM FEST we are seeking out the cutting edge film makers that are interested in pouring their beating hearts onto the screen, evoking the power of suspense! South Dakota Film Festival Featuring films shot in or by filmmakers from the Greath Plains region (SD, MN, ND, IA, WY, MT, NE), the South Dakota Film Festival is a unique statewide event for filmmakers and film How To Give Yourself the Best Possible Chance at Screenwriting Success Listen to this podcast to learn the five main reasons people fail at screenwriting and come away with specific insights and hands-on tools to help give you the best possible shot at success. Perfect for experienced screenwriters as well as beginners. The I S A Reviews: Deadpool, with Derek Asaff
“Deadpool” gleefully slays the conventions of the superhero genre
Just when you think that Marvel can’t make a funnier superhero movie than Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-Man along comes Deadpool. It pushes the envelope with its R-rated profanity, deviant humor, and narrative disruption more than any other franchise in the Marvel stable. If you thought Tony Stark was glib in the Iron Man movies, wait till you see Wade Wilson/ Deadpool here! First-time director Tim Miller and his screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are clearly fans of the character, and they get everything right about what made his snarky style so appealing on the comic book page. Not only does the movie faithfully adapt his world and worldview, but the filmmakers ensure that every aspect of the film is coated with similar irreverence. It’s as meta as meta can be, lampooning the Marvel world with a running commentary by lead Ryan Reynolds as the film is playing. It plays as satire, DVD commentary, and Twitter trolling all rolled into one. This film gleefully screws with linear storytelling and just about any other convention of your typical action film. DC could learn a lot about how to adapt their top franchise characters for the Cineplex from Deadpool, as this one never takes itself too seriously. This film insults every screenwriting rule going, but it never insults its audience.
Out of the Blue... Entertainment Sidney Ganis is a Greek-American motion picture executive and producer. His company, Out of the Blue... Entertainment, remains active at Columbia Pictures. 10202 W Washington Blvd. Lady of the Canyon Founded in 2010, Lady of the Canyon ALL MEDIA produces a variety of projects for film, television and the web. Miracle Mile Entertainment Miracle Mile Entertainment is a production company specializing in feature film and television production. We develop, produce and source funding for our projects in house. Blake & Wang P.A. B&W entertainment lawyer areas of expertise include: Entertainment Law, Contracts Law, Corporate and Securities Law in all 50 states, Trademark and Tax Law. David Muller Photography Hailing from New Jersey, David started as an actor in New York City. Dedicating the past 8 years to photography, David specializes in shooting headshots for actors. For 2010, 2011, and Five Pitfalls From A Reader's Perspective, w / Joanna Ke & Max Timm As a writer, you always want to put your best foot forward when submitting your work for consideration. Most of the time, the only thing that a producer, director, or reader will know about you is what you've written on the page. This is why it's so important to ensure your script is in the strongest place possible before sending it in and possibly wasting money on film festivals and contests, or getting frustrated without understanding why you haven't heard anything back.
This live recording of another ISA teleconference will help to demystify what makes a strong screenplay. As a currently working professional script reader based in Los Angeles, Joanna Ke has read and assessed countless feature scripts. She evaluates what's presently out on the market and sees first hand what's going into production. Joanna noticed that there are common notes she offers on why a screenplay is not ready for production or consideration. Get those notes BEFORE you submit!
Joanna passes on to you the Top 5 reasons that cause a screenplay to be weaker, knocking it out of consideration and even affecting the writer's reputation. It can be frustrating not knowing why your screenplay didn't go as far as you'd like or hearing crickets when you've put in a lot of hard work. Educating yourself on what readers actually look for can help you be a step ahead in the game before anyone even sees your script.
Hearing it straight from a reader like Joanna is a rare opportunity to gain insight into what might seem like a mysterious process. Even if you've never written before, shedding light on the screenwriting process from the perspective of a reader will help to understand a different aspect of the writing process that's not often discussed.