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The 7 Elements of a Viable Story

In my experience as a professional screenwriter on projects like Band of Brothers -- and in the years I've been teaching and consulting -- one thing has become abundantly clear: projects live or die mostly based on their central idea. Yes,...
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Access Screenplay Contest Grand Prize Winner Elizabeth Samaroo

Access Screenplay Contest Grand Prize Winner Elizabeth Samaroo discusses her winning script and the unusual concept that helped it rise to the top.Congratulations to Access Screenplay Contest Grand Prize Winner Elizabeth...
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An Introduction to Max Timm's The Craft Course Online Class

You are getting a little view into how the online course that Max Timm created for the ISA works and is presented. In order to take advantage of the full online course, you must go to and select one of the class options. If...
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