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Ishai Ravid's animated family comedy-adventure, The Adventures of Columbus Junior in the New New World, won the grand prize in Script Pipeline's Great Movie Idea Contest.
Rachel Reaugh's short screenplay, LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR, (a psychological thriller), was recently purchased by an up and coming Director, Aranan Perinpanathan, of London, UK. Rachel was approached directly by Aranan after he read her ISA profile.
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The tone of the show is lighthearted and fun while devoted to the art form of film. The two hosts Matthew “Matt K.” Kubinski and Ryan “Ry The Movie Guy” Jagiello rarely agree, but have great chemistry, which makes for some amazingly entertaining discussions. DLA Piper - London, UK & US Our lawyers understand the way the media, sport and entertainment industries work. We are trusted key advisors, with the experience and reach to advise in any major jurisdiction. Our cl 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. Namibia Film Commission Providing location services and crew / equipment contacts to filmmakers who want to shoot in Namibia
Alabama Film Office To increase economic opportunities by building and promoting film and the related media industries in the State of Alabama. This includes recommending policies and legislation, implemen MAKE YOUR GOOD SCRIPTS GREAT with Linda Seger Linda's job as a script consultant, seminar leader, and author is to guide writers to make their script the best script it can be. She has an objective professional eye to help solve elusive script problems and to help writers become better writers. The author of one of the most widely known book on screenwriting, "Making A Good Script Great", Linda Seger is the best of the best. GSK Talent Recognizing our clients as our most valuable assets we have maintained a select list of highly talented and accomplished artists and film professionals from around the globe. GSK Talent Q & A with Renowned Consultant, John Truby & ISA Founder, Craig James Anyone can tell a story. We do it everyday. "You won't believe what happened to me at work." The problem comes in telling a great story. If you want to become a master storyteller you have to have a deep and precise understanding of subject, and the ability to translate your understanding into a story. John Tuby can teach you how. Hollywood Therapy - Overcoming Writers Block There are different kinds of creative blocks and kinds of cures. Special guest David Silverman - writer, producer, LMFT - and ISA Teleconferences host Laurie Lamson discuss what writer’s have done in the past and what they can do now using psychology. Lean Waters Productions Lean Waters Productions started life during the 48-hour Film Challenge in Manchester in 2003 with the short film 'Homeland' and has since gone on to write, produce and direct further sh Annette Van Duren Agency Near South Valley, North Hollywood, CA 91601, (818) 752-6000
QiCo FIlms QiCo (pronounced Chico) Films is an Independent Group of Artists with a common goal. We've got an amazing collection of Producers, Writers, Actors, and Dreamers. Mauritius Film Development Corporation A one-stop-shop for filming in Mauritius, providing everything from economic incentives to location services to crew / equipment contacts. OneStone Artists Alliance 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 Assistant Directors Training Program The mission of the Directors Guild–Producer Training Plan is to provide motion picture and TV industry training as directed by the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers. The Craft: Sequence 2, Setting It All Up, with Max Timm
Sequence 2, the Set-Up Event.
The Set-Up is kind of like the first impression on a date. It all hinges on how you present yourself right out of the gates. If I were to start babbling on about witchcraft and black magic on a first date, I would assume the girl would probably motion for the waiter to bring the check. But let's think about that for a second, because as strange as that example may be when trying to bring it back around to writing a screenplay, it does fit. It kind of makes sense, actually. Why does it make sense? Because that set up is completely involving the main character at the moment. The main character is setting up future events - whether he knows it or not, he's presenting the beginning of a story. Even though the story will likely come to a quick end because your date is going to run out the door after the black magic comment, it still instigates the beginning of something - a reaction.
When circling back to a screenplay, and if you wanted to simplify this as much possible, your 2nd Act of your movie (or middle episodes of a serialized TV show, for example), is a reaction. That's pretty much all the 2nd Act is if you boil it down to the most basic element. A reaction to an event. That event is what sets up everything that is going to then happen in the middle of your movie, but...and here's the important point to remember...from a character perspective! I'll say that again: the set up event is what sets up everything that is going to happen in the middle of your movie from character perspective.Community Films TV Commercials. Web FIlms. Features. Welcome to Community.
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