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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 editors.
Regular Registration:08/02/14Class Begins:08/02/14

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What Not To Do In a Screenplay is a seminar devoted to enhancing the careers of both beginning and intermediate screenwriters. The craft of screenwriting, and the little tricks of the trade are voluminous and numerous, but it can all be learned and if practiced with discipline and patience a writer's efforts can pay off. Getting the knowledge about what producers need is key and keeping your screenplay from being rejected out-of-hand is just as key.
Date Recorded: 04/03/14
ISA host Laurie Lamson talks with Julia Stemock on how a writer works with the producer from the time of the option to getting green lit. They discuss how rewrites, notes, presentation and final locked script are approved by the producer. They also discuss clearances and registering the script for all future production needs.
Date Recorded: 09/14/13

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Fantastic Fest Specializing in the fantastic, Fantastic Fest features films in the horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action genres. UCLA School of Theater Film and Television Unique to UCLA, these graduate-level, non-degree programs are modeled after the world-renowned MFA curriculum at the prestigious School of Theater, Film and Television. Classes are offe Omaha Film Festival The 10th annual Omaha Film Festival will be March 11-15, 2015. GI Film Festival and Screenplays To preserve the stories of men and women in uniform and the world wide struggle for freedom. We also accept screenplays, teleplays, films, and original songs of all genres. Axial Entertainment Axial is a New York-based production and management company with an unusual model: loosely based on the "hot house" studio environment of the 1940's, Axial takes writers and film execut Scene Bridge Entertainment We specialize in support for packaging and financing as well as business and distribution planning of high-quality film projects with passionate talent and crew members. Electric Marshmallow Productions Electric Marshmallow Productions is a production company that operates in and around Dayton, Ohio. Formed by a film school student (before he entered film school) and a writer/creative The Boonies International Film Festival A free, international, independent film festival. Here’s the scoop: Our next festival is scheduled for August 19 - 22, 2015. It will not be the same without you… will it? New Orleans Horror Film Festival NOLA HORROR FILM FEST is a horror film festival created by horror filmmakers for horror fans. As film auteurs ourselves, we appreciate the blood, sweat & tears that go into making movie Dreamworks SKG DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed by partners Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider, and The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. SECRETS TO BECOMING A GRAND PRIZE WINNING WRITER! 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.
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