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Building and Revealing Character

  • Dave Trottier
  • . November 22, 2022
Simple but powerful tools for building fascinating characters and revealing their inner truth.I get Dr. Format questions flung at me every day it seems, and many of the questions have nothing to do with formatting.  For example, here’s one I get all the time: “Dave, how do I build my character?”  My one-word response?  “Pressure...
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  • The Writers Store
  • .November 25, 2022
Whether you're just starting out, looking to improve your writing, or looking to sell your work, the Writers Store has a course for you! Whether you're just starting out, looking to improve your writing, or looking to sell your work, the Writers Store has a course for you!Black Friday savings are here! Now through Monday, Novemb...
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Armie Hammer Would Be in a Call Me by Your Name Sequel, Dire...

  • Margeaux Sippell
  • .November 17, 2022
Luca Guadagnino is still considering making a sequel to Call Me By Your Name — and if it ever does get made, he says Armie Hammer would still be in it.That’s a pretty significant decision, considering the allegations of physical and sexual assault that have been made against Hammer by several women. Some of the women said that H...
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“Structurally, It’s A Sports Movie” Eric Warren Singer On ‘Top Gun: Maverick’...

Audiences across the globe were blown away by a tale about a group of elite fighter weapons students each competing to become Top Gun in 1986. More than a quarter century later, Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) has returned as a matured rebel. It was a long gestation period for the sequel because Tom Cruise insisted that the timing an...
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Banijay Teams with Fiction’Air on TF1’s French Thriller Set in Germany’s Black For...

  • Elsa Keslassy
  • .November 28, 2022
Banijay (“Marie Antoinette”) has boarded “Les disparus de la Forêt Noire,” a gritty French thriller starring Hélène de Fougerolles (“Balthazar”), Gregory Fitoussi (“St Tropez,” “Spiral”) and Tcheky Karyo (“The Missing,” “Baptiste”).   Commissioned by TF1, “Les Disparus de la Forêt Noire,” is co-produced by Banijay Studios France...
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Vice Distribution Hires Ex-Discovery Exec Elise Ching As APAC Region Sales Directo...

  • Jesse Whittock
  • .November 28, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: VICE Distribution, the sales arm of Vice Media Group, has hired Elise Ching as Sales Director for APAC. She’ll join this month and is charged with maximizing the value of the Vice brand in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on diversifying revenue streams and striking innovative deals — with Vice particu...
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ISA ARTICLES

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

(REPOST) Dr. Linda Seger, author of Making a Good Script Great and 8 other books on screenwriting discusses how to set yourself up as a writer so that there is ALWAYS something to write about !   Writers vary in terms of how many ideas are floating around in their heads at any one time. Pen Densham, (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieve...
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ISA ARTICLES

Writing for Large Underserved Audiences

  • Brock Swinson
  • . October 31, 2022
“Writing for Large Underserved Audiences” Eleanor Coppola on ‘Paris Can Wait’ & ‘Love Is Love Is Love’:“I had a story I wanted to tell,” said Eleanor Coppola, filmmaker and wife of Francis Ford Coppola. “Some of it was a little bit personal, and I didn’t want to make a documentary out of it, so I made a fiction piece.”Prior to h...
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ISA ARTICLES

An American Hero In A French Movie

  • Tom McCarthy
  • . October 31, 2022
“An American Hero In A French Movie” Tom McCarthy, Thomas Bidegain & Noé Debré Talk ‘Stillwater’: (This interview contains mild spoilers) Stillwater was one of the few original films released this year and audiences are better off for it. Matt Damon (playing Bill Baker) and Abigail Breslin (playing his daughter Allison) were on ...
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ISA ARTICLES

What Are Your Real Chances of Success

Writers know it’s not easy to launch and sustain a career. The odds aren’t necessarily stacked in your favor. But what exactly are your chances of making it?  The answer might surprise you.The first thing we need to know is the size of the competition.  If we were to ask how many people want to be professional screenwriters or T...
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THE WRAP

Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ Adds a So-So $3.1 Million in Wider Release

  • Jeremy Fuster
  • . November 27, 2022
Mature films continue to trudge along in theaters as horror romance "Bones and All" also gets released
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THE WRAP

Trump Tried to ‘Michael Jackson Moonwalk’ His Way Out of Knowing Nick Fuentes, Al Sharpton Says

  • Raquel "Rocky" Harris
  • . November 27, 2022
MSNBC host finds the former president’s comments about his meeting with the white nationalist “nonsensical”
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THE WRAP

‘Manifest’ Star J.R. Ramirez Says Jared Deserves ‘a Damn Happy Ending’ After Season 4

  • Haleigh Foutch
  • . November 27, 2022
"He's a good guy who has had everyone else's heart and best intentions at the forefront," Ramirez tells TheWrap
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THE WRAP

The 7 Best New Movies on Amazon Prime Video in November 2022

  • Adam Chitwood
  • . November 27, 2022
Including two brand new releases, two delightful Christmas movies and a director's cut of a historical epic
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SCRIPT MAGAZINE

Writing 'Andor': A Conversation with Tony Gilroy

  • Bryan Young
  • . November 23, 2022
Script caught up with Tony Gilroy to talk to us about the writing of the 'Andor' finale and what advice he has for screenwriters. Script caught up with Tony Gilroy to talk to us about the writing of the 'Andor' finale and what advice he has for screenwriters.With the end of Andor’s first season, the sum of Tony Gilroy’s power as...
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SCRIPT MAGAZINE

How Writer-Director David O. Russell Brought the Characters of 'Amsterdam' to Life

  • Sadie Dean
  • . November 23, 2022
David O. Russell shares with Script what drew him to this specific moment in time of American history, the amount of research conducted, why these characters inspired him and so much more. David O. Russell shares with Script what drew him to this specific moment in time of American history, the amount of research conducted, why ...
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SCRIPT MAGAZINE

Building Emotional Complexity and Character: A Conversation with ‘Bones and All’ Screenwriter David Kajganich...

  • Sadie Dean
  • . November 23, 2022
David Kajganich shares with Script how the book came to his attention, writing a love story with horror grammar, collaborating with director Lucas Guadagnino, building his filmmaking tribe, and so much more. Plus, he shares invaluable advice for writers adapting a novel. David Kajganich shares with Script how the book came to hi...
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SCRIPT MAGAZINE

'The Fabelmans' Film Review

  • Sonya Alexander
  • . November 21, 2022
Steven Spielberg often associates innocence with having a magical quality. 'The Fabelmans' shows us how the magic of his youth synchronized with the magic of filmmaking to create the beloved filmmaker we know today. Steven Spielberg often associates innocence with having a magical quality. 'The Fabelmans' shows us how the magic ...
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MOVIEMAKER

How Blue’s Big City Adventure Director Matt Stawski Went from Detroit Punk to a Kids Movie

  • Tim Molloy
  • . November 18, 2022
Matt Stawski grew up a Detroit punk fan, shooting his friends’ bands with equipment from a local TV and radio station. So of course he was the ideal person to direct Blue’s Big City Adventure, the new Blue’s Clues movie.It’s actually not as weird as it sounds. Blue’s Big City Adventure is packed with light, color, and music. And...
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MOVIEMAKER

Cate Blanchett Voices the Monkey in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, and She Calls It Her Spirit Animal

  • Margeaux Sippell
  • . November 18, 2022
When Guillermo del Toro and Cate Blanchett worked together on Nightmare Alley, they had such a good time shooting that the actress asked if the two could work together again immediately — even if it meant she had to play a monkey.Guillermo del Toro told the story of how Blanchett ended up voicing the monkey in his new Netflix fi...
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MOVIEMAKER

Bones and All Director Luca Guadagnino on Love, Steven Spielberg — and Tarantino’s Foot Fixation

  • Joshua Encinias
  • . November 18, 2022
Luca Guadagnino has two movies out: the documentary Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams, about shoemaker to the stars Salvatore Ferragamo, and the brand-new feature film Bones and All, starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell as cannibal lovers on the run. The shoemaker Ferragamo was born in Bonito, Italy, and immigrated to Sant...
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MOVIEMAKER

9 Netflix True Crime Docuseries You Might Have Missed

  • Margeaux Sippell
  • . November 18, 2022
If you’re a fan of true crime, you’re probably familiar with the experience of looking for something to watch in a landscape flooded with so many choices. To aid in your search, we’ve tackled one small slice of the true-crime genre — docuseries on Netflix that you might have missed in the shuffle. We haven’t included super popul...
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CS MAGAZINE

“Be Brave, But Know What’s Authentic” Author Kim Hudson on ‘The Virgin’s Promise’

“I started out as a field geologist and then I became a land-claim negotiator,” said Kim Hudson. “All of it very masculine, very linear, I would say, and then I had children and thought, ‘what do I authentically want?’ It was the 70s and women were doing ‘everything man can do’ but that changed when I had a child.”During this di...
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CS MAGAZINE

“Be Undisciplined And Write Your Voice” Says Film Producer Basil Iwanyk

Basil Iwanyk is a prolific film producer at Thunder Road Pictures known for box office hits including Sicario, John Wick, The Town and Oscar winner, A Star Is Born. He spoke with Creative Screenwriting Magazine outlining his views on the state of the business.“I grew up in New Jersey and you grew up doing one of three things – y...
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CS MAGAZINE

How To Layer Your Screenplay Scenes

Scene layers is the key to really elevating the success of your scenes by making them work harder.1) Plot, Character, and ThemeThe highest form of scene incorporates the techniques already discussed and layers of the holy trinity of any story.I’m pretty sure everyone knows what plot and character is but theme always seems to be ...
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CS MAGAZINE

Akiko Izumitani & James “Doc” Mason Talk The Making Of Their Short Film

Akiko Izumitani & James “Doc” Mason Talk The Making Of Their Short Film Yae: Blind Samurai Woman:In the beginning, there was the short film. Then it grew into something bigger. That’s exactly what filmmakers Akiko Izumitani and James Mason did when they entered their short film Yae: Blind Samurai Woman in the Hollyshorts Film Fe...
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VARIETY

Banijay Teams with Fiction’Air on TF1’s French Thriller Set in Germany’s Black Forest (EXCLUSIVE)

  • Elsa Keslassy
  • . November 28, 2022
Banijay (“Marie Antoinette”) has boarded “Les disparus de la Forêt Noire,” a gritty French thriller starring Hélène de Fougerolles (“Balthazar”), Gregory Fitoussi (“St Tropez,” “Spiral”) and Tcheky Karyo (“The Missing,” “Baptiste”).   Commissioned by TF1, “Les Disparus de la Forêt Noire,” is co-produced by Banijay Studios France...
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VARIETY

‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Episode 4: Craziest Moments and Burning Questions, From Jamie and Beth’s Nastiest Fight...

  • William Earl
  • . November 27, 2022
SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers from the Season 5, Episode 4 episode of “Yellowstone,” “Horses in Heaven,” which premiered Sunday, Nov. 27 on Paramount Network. Ah, the holidays. That time of year where you see your family and think, “Why am I not bequeathed an enormous ranch?” and “How can I tear down my siblings in ...
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VARIETY

China Box Office Tumbles to $8.6 Million Weekend as COVID Infections Rise

  • Patrick Frater
  • . November 27, 2022
China’s box office plunged back to its lowest levels in six months as the twin curses that have haunted the China film industry throughout this year – COVID restrictions and a lack of new releases – came back to haunt the latest weekend. The top film, Japanese animation film, “Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween” dropped 71%...
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VARIETY

Mike White and ‘The White Lotus’ Stars Break Down That Jaw-Dropping Twist: I Want to ‘Make Gay Sex Transgressi...

  • Ethan Shanfeld
  • . November 27, 2022
SPOILER ALERT: This interview contains spoilers up to Episode 5 of “The White Lotus,” airing Sundays on HBO and streaming on HBO Max. Season 1 of “The White Lotus” left jaws wide open when, at the end of its fourth episode, Murray Bartlett’s Armond is caught face-deep in his employee Dillon’s (Lukas Gage) asscheeks. But with the...
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DEADLINE

Vice Distribution Hires Ex-Discovery Exec Elise Ching As APAC Region Sales Director

  • Jesse Whittock
  • . November 28, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: VICE Distribution, the sales arm of Vice Media Group, has hired Elise Ching as Sales Director for APAC. She’ll join this month and is charged with maximizing the value of the Vice brand in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on diversifying revenue streams and striking innovative deals — with Vice particu...
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DEADLINE

‘Money Heist’ Star Alba Flores Leading Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Ulterior’ From Upgrade Productions & Morena Films...

  • Max Goldbart
  • . November 28, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: Money Heist star Alba Flores is leading and exec producing a sci-fi thriller from Matt Brodlie and Jonathan Kier’s Upgrade Productions and Spanish outfit Morena Films. Ulterior is created by Money Heist director Alex Rodrigo and Vida Perfecta’s Manuel Burque and follows a young singer and influencer who wakes up in a ...
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DEADLINE

Emma Corrin Calls For Gender-Neutral Awards: “I Hope For A Future In Which That Happens”

  • Armando Tinoco
  • . November 27, 2022
Emma Corrin, who plays Diana, Princess of Wales in The Crown, is calling for major award shows to have gender-neutral categories. “I hope for a future in which that happens,” Corrin told BBC News in an interview. “I don’t think the categories are inclusive enough at the moment.” Corrin, who identifies as non-binary uses they/the...
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DEADLINE

Cheryl Burke Dedicates Touching Message To All Her ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Partners As She Steps Down As Pro...

  • Armando Tinoco
  • . November 27, 2022
Cheryl Burke dedicated a touching message to all of her dance partners on Dancing with the Stars. The note comes as the pro dancer announced she was stepping down from the show after 26 seasons. “To all of my dance partners who each has played a pivotal role in my life, THANK YOU,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for the life...

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